Connecticut Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Connecticut or Court of Appeals of Connecticut where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Sellers v. Work Force One - 12/20/2005
The plaintiff, Heyward Sellers, appeals from the decision of the workers' compensation review board (board) affirming the decision of the workers' compensation commissioner (commissioner) dismissing his claim for workers'...

Keeney v. Buccino - 12/6/2005
The primary issue in this appeal is whether the court properly found the defendants Thomas D. Buccino and Irma L. Buccino to be in indirect civil contempt for their failure and refusal to make all repairs to Hall's Pond Dam (dam) in...

Hanks v. Powder Ridge Restaurant Corp. - 11/29/2005
This appeal arises out of a complaint filed by the plaintiff, Gregory D. Hanks, against the defendants, Powder Ridge Restaurant Corporation and White Water Mountain Resorts of Connecticut, Inc., doing business as Powder Ridge Ski...

Smith v. Lefebre - 11/29/2005
The defendant, Robert A. Lefebre, appeals from the judgment of the trial court, which set aside the jury verdict and ordered a new trial on the issue of damages after the defendant refused to accept a court-ordered additur. On...

Gurski v. Rosenblum and Filan - 11/22/2005
The dispositive issue in this appeal is whether a client may assign a legal malpractice claim or the proceeds from such a claim to the client's adversary in the underlying litigation. The defendants, the law firm of Rosenblum and...

Wasilewski v. Machuga - 11/22/2005
This is an appeal from the judgment of the trial court rendered after the jury's verdict in favor of the plaintiff, Ryszard Wasilewski, for medical costs resulting from an automobile accident involving the plaintiff and the defendant...

Rosado v. Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocesan Corp. - 11/15/2005
Under General Statutes § 52-212a, a civil judgment or decree may not be opened or set aside more than four months after it has been rendered unless the trial court has continuing jurisdiction over the case in which the judgment or...

Cavallaro v. Hospital of Saint Raphael - 10/18/2005
In this medical malpractice action, the substitute plaintiff, Carol Monday, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the defendants after it granted their motion for summary judgment. On appeal, the plaintiff...

Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. v. Farrish-Leduc - 10/4/2005
In accordance with General Statutes § 52-235 and Practice Book § 73-1, the trial court granted the joint motion of the plaintiff, Hartford Casualty Insurance Company, and the defendant, Lynne M. Farrish-LeDuc, for reservation of a...

Green v. H.N.S. Management Co. - 10/4/2005
The defendant, H.N.S. Management Company, Inc., doing business as Connecticut Transit, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered after the jury's verdict in favor of the plaintiff, Lakeshia Green, in this personal injury...

Winn v. Posades - 9/27/2005
The plaintiff, Donna Winn, administratrix of the estate of Glenn Winn, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered after it granted the motion for a judgment of dismissal that was made by the defendants, David Posades and...

Szewczyk v. Dep't of Social Services - 9/20/2005
The principal issue in this certified appeal is whether an illegal alien with acute myelogenous leukemia suffers from an "emergency medical condition" under the federal statute, 42 U.S.C. § 1396b (v), and the state regulation,...

Zbras v. St. Vincent's Medical Center - 9/13/2005
The plaintiff Peter Zbras underwent surgery at the defendant St. Vincent's Medical Center and later sued, alleging product liability and negligence. The trial court granted the defendant's motions for summary judgment, and the...

Anderton v. WasteAway Services - 9/13/2005
The plaintiff, Edward Anderton III, appeals from the decision of the workers' compensation review board (board) reversing the determination by the workers' compensation commissioner (commissioner) that the plaintiff's injury was...

Robinson v. Gailno - 9/6/2005
The dispositive issue in this appeal is whether the trial court properly concluded that General Statutes § 38a-845 (1) requires a claimant to obtain the full amount of coverage available under the limits of her own uninsured motorist...

Genesky v. Town of East Lyme - 8/30/2005
The dispositive issue in this appeal is whether the plaintiff, Edward Genesky, is a regular member of a paid municipal police department for purposes of receiving benefits under the Heart and Hyper-tension Act, General Statutes §...

Farrell v. Bass - 8/23/2005
In this medical malpractice action, the plaintiffs, Nancy B. Farrell and Cynthia B. Grocki, appeal from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after a jury trial, in favor of the defendants, David M. Bass, a plastic surgeon, and...

Kramer v. Petisi - 8/23/2005
The plaintiff Myra J. Kramer appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the defendants following the jury trial of a case involving the negligent or fraudulent misrepresentation of property boundary lines. On...

Hayes v. Caspers - 8/16/2005
Unbeknownst to those involved in this tragic case, it can be fatal to take a substance called Invigorate after having consumed alcohol. Translated into the language of the law, this tragedy devolves into a question of concurrent...

Harty v. Cantor Fitzgerald and Co. - 8/16/2005
The defendant, Cantor Fitzgerald and Company, appeals from the judgment of the trial court denying the defendant's application to vacate in part an arbitration award rendered in favor of the defendant's former employee, the...

Alfano v. Randy's Wooster Street Pizza Shop II - 8/16/2005
In these consolidated appeals arising from a premises liability action, the defendants, Randy's Wooster Street Pizza Shop II, Inc. (Randy's), and Sol J. Cohen, appeal from the trial court's granting of a motion to set aside the...

Martel v. Metropolitan District Commission - 8/16/2005
The plaintiff, Douglas Martel, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendering summary judgment in favor of the defendants, the Metropolitan District Commission (commission) and certain officers and employees of the commission...

Dauti v. Stop and Shop Supermarket Co. - 8/9/2005
The plaintiffs, Tashgur Dauti as administrator of the estate of Zejadin Dauti, Lirije Dauti and Alban Dauti, appeal from the judgment of non-suit rendered against them as to all of the defendants, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company...

Byrd v. Bechtel/Fusco - 8/9/2005
The pro se plaintiff, Leonard W. Byrd, appeals from the decision of the workers' compensation review board (board) affirming the decision of the workers' compensation commissioner (commissioner) in favor of the defendants. On appeal,...

State v. Miranda - 8/2/2005
This case is before us for a third time. See State v. Miranda, 260 Conn. 93, 794 A.2d 506, cert. denied, 537 U.S. 902, 123 S.Ct. 224, 154 L.Ed. 2d 175 (2002) (Miranda II); State v. Miranda, 245 Conn. 209, 715 A.2d 680 (1998) (Miranda...

Morris v. Cee Dee - 7/26/2005
In this appeal from the judgment of the trial court granting the application for a prejudgment remedy, the defendant Dee C. Cheshire (individual defendant), claims that the court improperly (1) pierced the corporate veil of the...

Krol v. A. v. Tuchy - 7/19/2005
The plaintiff, Russell Krol, appeals from the decision of the workers' compensation review board (board), claiming that the board improperly concluded that (1) one commissioner did not reverse the decision of another commissioner and...

Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. v. Litchfield Mutual Fire Insurance Co. - 7/19/2005
These appeals arise from an action in which the plaintiffs, Hartford Casualty Insurance Company (Hartford Casualty) and Mitch Wylie, sought a declaratory judgment that the defendant, Litch-field Mutual Fire Insurance Company, had a...

Almada v. Wausau Business Insurance Co. - 7/12/2005
This case involves an appeal by the plaintiff, Maria Almada, from the judgment of the trial court rendering summary judgment in favor of the named defendant, Wausau Business Insurance Company (Wausau), on the plaintiff's claim for...

Labadie v. Norwalk Rehabilitation Services - 7/5/2005
The sole issue in this certified appeal is whether the Appellate Court properly concluded that a home health care worker, who was required to travel to the homes of patients as a part of her employment, sustained an injury...

O'Connor v. Board of Education of the Town of Wethersfield - 7/5/2005
The defendant, the board of education of the town of Wethersfield, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered after the jury's verdict in favor of the plaintiff, Thomas O'Connor. On appeal, the defendant claims that the...

Fontanella v. Marcucci - 6/21/2005
In this legal malpractice action, the plaintiffs, Michael Fontanella and his mother, Rose Fontanella, appeal from the judgment of the trial court granting the motion by the defendants, Frank S. Marcucci and John Acampora, for summary...

Yuille v. Bridgeport Hospital - 6/21/2005
The Workers' Compensation Act (act), General Statutes § 31-275 et seq., provides an exclusive administrative remedy for an employee who has suffered an injury arising out of or in the course of his or her employment. See General...

Anderson v. Schoenhorn - 6/21/2005
The pro se plaintiff, Tobias C. Anderson, appeals from the judgment rendered following the granting of partial summary judgment in favor of the defendants, Jon L. Schoenhorn and the law office of Jon L. Schoenhorn & Associates....

Hughes v. Lamay - 6/7/2005
The plaintiff, Rosemary A. Hughes, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered after it denied her motion for a new trial. On appeal, she claims that the court improperly refused to allow the admission of testimony about...

Degennaro v. Tandon - 5/24/2005
The defendant, Rajula Tandon, appeals from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after the jury's verdict in favor of the plaintiff, Natalie DeGennaro, in this dental malpractice action. The defendant claims that the court...

Gregorio v. Borough of Naugatuck - 5/17/2005
The defendants, the borough of Naugatuck (borough), the water pollution control board of the borough and several borough employees, appeal from the judgment of the trial court ordering a remittitur of a portion of the jury's damages...

Mulcahy v. Mossa - 5/17/2005
The defendant, Michael Mossa, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his counterclaim against the intervening plaintiff, the state of Connecticut (state). The defendant claims on appeal that the court improperly...

MedValUSA Health Programs - 5/17/2005
This case involves two separate appeals. In the first appeal, the defendant, MemberWorks, Inc., appeals from the judgment of the Superior Court confirming an arbitration award in favor of the plaintiff, MedValUSA Health Programs,...

D'Eramo v. Smith - 5/17/2005
The plaintiff, Vincent D'Eramo, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his application for a writ of mandamus ordering the defendant, James R. Smith, claims commissioner (claims commissioner), to authorize his...

Brown v. Dep't of Correction - 5/17/2005
The plaintiff, Edward Brown, appeals from the judgment of the workers' compensation review board (board) affirming the decision of the workers' compensation commissioner (commissioner) dismissing his claim for workers' compensation...

Smith v. Mediplex of Westport - 5/10/2005
The substitute plaintiff, Merilyn Smith, executrix of the estate of the plaintiff decedent, Marie Smith, brought an action against the defendant physician, Joanne C. Reisch, for medical malpractice regarding treatment of the...

Wexler v. Demaio - 5/10/2005
In this medical malpractice case, the plaintiffs, Howard Wexler and Judy Wexler, challenge the trial court's preclusion of their proposed expert testimony. The principal issue in this appeal concerns the court's discretion to secure...

Turner v. Pascarelli - 5/3/2005
In this personal injury case, the only issue is whether the trial court properly ordered an additur to supplement a jury verdict in favor of the injured party. Because the tortfeasor did not agree to the additur, the court set...

Deoliveira v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. - 5/3/2005
This consolidated action is the culmination of fifteen years of litigation between the plaintiff, Antonio DeOliveira, and the defendant, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, resulting in multiple lawsuits alleging, in essence, that the...

Peters v. Dep't of Social Services - 4/26/2005
The plaintiff, James Peters, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his administrative appeal from a decision of the named defendant, the department of social services (department), upholding the state's claim for a...

R.T. Vanderbilt Co. - 4/26/2005
The plaintiff, R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc., appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendering summary judgment in favor of the named defendant, Continental Casualty Company. The plain-tiff's sole claim on appeal is that the...

Duffy v. Flagg - 4/19/2005
In this medical malpractice action, the plaintiff Kathleen Duffy appeals from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after a jury trial, in favor of the defendants Julie S. Flagg and Crescent Street ObGyn. On appeal, the plaintiff...

Pekera v. Purpora - 4/12/2005
The principal issue in this certified appeal is whether the trial court properly declined to consider the plaintiffs' purported request to amend their medical malpractice complaint against the defendant, Allan Rodrigues, to include...

ACMAT Corp. v. Greater New York Mutual Insurance Co. - 4/12/2005
The defendant, Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company (Greater New York), appeals from the judgment of the trial court, rendered following a trial to the court, declaring that Greater New York issued to the plaintiff, ACMAT...

Vitone v. Waterbury Hospital - 4/5/2005
Norma Vitone, the plaintiff in this wrongful death action, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendering summary judgment in favor of the defendants Waterbury Hospital and Waterbury Hospital Geropsychology Center. The...

State v. Padua - 3/29/2005
This case involves two separate appeals. In the first, the state appeals, upon our grant of certification, from the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing the convictions of the defendants Bethzaida Padua, Wilfredo Calvente and...

Hunt v. Borough of Naugatuck - 3/22/2005
The defendant, the borough of Nauga-tuck, appeals from the order of the Appellate Court dismissing its appeal from a decision rendered by the compensation review board (board) in favor of the plaintiff, Ronald Hunt. The defendant...

Violano v. Fernandez - 3/15/2005
The plaintiffs, Cynthia A. Violano and Cinderella of New Haven, LLC, doing business as Seasons (Cinderella), appeal from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the defendants, Henry J. Fernandez III and the city of New...

Hutchinson v. Farm Family Casualty Insurance Co. - 3/1/2005
The plaintiffs filed a bill of discovery against the defendant, Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company, seeking the production of certain materials covered by the attorney-client privilege that were contained in the defendant's files...

Cousins v. Nelson - 2/22/2005
The plaintiff Arlene Cousins appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered in favor of the defendants, Alan Nelson and Bridgeport Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Associates, in this medical malpractice action. The...

AvalonBay Communities - 2/22/2005
These appeals involve the interplay between several statutes with differing and, to some degree, divergent goals. The primary question presented is whether the citizen intervention provision of Connecticut's Environmental Protection...

Gomes v. Massachusetts Bay Insurance Co. - 2/15/2005
The plaintiff, John A. Gomes, appeals from the summary judgment rendered by the trial court in favor of the defendant, Massachusetts Bay Insurance Company. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the court improperly concluded that he...

Boone v. William W. Backus Hospital - 1/25/2005
This appeal arises from the tragic death of a four year old child following his treatment for an earache. The plaintiff, Anthony D. Boone, on his own behalf and as administrator of the estate of his son Kyle Kalik Boone, appeals from...

Manifold v. Ragaglia - 12/28/2004
The sole issue in this appeal is whether a physician who is not the initial reporter of suspected child abuse, but who performs a medical examination of a child at the request of the department of children and families (department)...

Gordon v. H.N.S. Management Co. - 12/21/2004
The defendant, H.N.S. Management Company, Inc., doing business as Connecticut Transit, appeals from the trial court's rulings that: (1) the claims of the plaintiffs, Constance Gordon and Granville Downs, that the defendant was...

Friedman v. Meriden Orthopaedic Group - 12/14/2004
The dispositive issue in this certified appeal is whether the trial court, pursuant to General Statutes § 52-184c (d) (2), properly precluded certain portions of the testimony of the plaintiff's expert regarding the prevailing...

Juchniewicz v. Bridgeport Hospital - 12/7/2004
The plaintiff Richard Juchniewicz, executor of the estate of his late wife, Patricia Juchniewicz (plaintiff's decedent), appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered after the jury verdict in favor of the defendant Frank...

Fantasia v. Milford Fastening Systems - 11/30/2004
The plaintiff, Samuel J. Fantasia, appeals from the decision of the compensation review board (board) affirming the articulation of finding and award by the workers' compensation commissioner for the fourth district (commissioner)....

Tarnowsky v. Socci - 9/28/2004
The defendant, Peter Socci, appeals from the judgment of the Appellate Court reversing the judgment of the trial court that the negligence action brought by the plaintiff, Joseph Tarnowsky, was barred by General Statutes § 52-584....

Morales v. Moore - 9/21/2004
In this wrongful death action, the plaintiff, John Morales, administrator of the estate of Robert Morales, appeals from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after a jury trial, in favor of the defendants, Sean Moore and the city...

Bloom v. Gershon - 9/14/2004
The principal issue in this appeal is whether the claims commissioner has jurisdiction, pursuant to General Statutes § 4-160, to waive the state's sovereign immunity and grant a claimant permission to file an apportionment complaint,...

Traystman - 9/7/2004
In this action on a promissory note to pay $26,873 for legal services, the plaintiff law firm, Traystman, Coric and Keramidas, appeals from the judgment of the trial court, rendered after a trial to the court, concluding that the...

Sprague v. Lindon Tree Service - 12/30/2003
The defendants, Lindon Tree Service, Inc. (Lindon), and its workers' compensation insurance carrier, One Beacon Insurance Company, appeal from the decision of the workers' compensation review board (board) affirming the decision of...

Prescott v. City of Meriden - 12/30/2003
The plaintiff Stephen Prescott appeals from the trial court's judgment granting the defendants' motion for summary judgment in this personal injury action in which the plaintiff sustained an injury while attending a high school...

Pekera v. Purpora - 12/30/2003
In this case, the prolonged refusal of a hospital patient to consent to a medical procedure called endotrachial intubation resulted in her death. A malpractice complaint alleged that an attending pulmonologist negligently had...

Vasquez v. Rocco - 12/23/2003
The plaintiff, Gladys Vasquez, commenced this medical malpractice action against the named defendant, Patrick M. Rocco, a surgeon, alleging that he negligently had severed her bile duct while performing laparoscopic surgery to...

Matthiessen v. Vanech - 12/16/2003
This appeal arises out of a negligence action brought by the named plaintiff, Kathleen Matthiessen, against the defendants, Dori Vanech and Nicholas Vanech, to recover damages for injuries sustained when the car the plaintiff was...

Krevis v. City of Bridgeport - 12/9/2003
This appeal appears before this court after remand from the Supreme Court. The sole issue is whether the trial court properly granted the motion for summary judgment filed by the defendant, the city of Bridgeport. The...

Gagne v. Vaccaro - 12/9/2003
This case returns to us following a remand to the trial court by the Supreme Court. In this appeal, the defendant, Enrico Vaccaro, claims the trial court improperly (1) denied his motion to open and to set aside the judgment, (2)...

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