Stratton Faxon, Connecticut’s firm for trial law, has added an experienced civil litigator as their newest partner.
He’s tried the gamut – dozens of complex cases involving medical and professional malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury, birth trauma, and aviation litigation.
Less than twenty-four months after becoming a member of the Bar, he worked solo and won his first medical malpractice case. He followed that up, working as lead counsel, with successive and successful trial outcomes in disparate but related arenas of legal expertise, including pre-natal mismanagement, labor and delivery mismanagement, neonatal mismanagement, delayed diagnosis and treatment of cancer, emergency care errors, and surgical/anesthesia errors – with each of these cases resulting in a recovery exceeding $1,000,000.
As one of two lead attorneys, Eric Smith won a $3.5 million settlement in a motor vehicle case against the driver of an automobile charged with crossing a highway’s double yellow line. The driver’s negligence had caused a collision which resulted in the death of the driver in an oncoming vehicle. In the same role, he won a $3.25 million settlement in a railroad electrical accident where a commuter railroad company was negligent.
As one of two trial attorneys, Eric Smith won a $1.3 million jury verdict against a hospital radiologist who had failed to properly diagnose a young boy’s clogged shunt, resulting in the child’s tragic death. In a similar case against a hospital radiologist who failed to convey critical findings, resulting in delay in diagnosis and treatment of an aggressive cancer, he won a $2.0 million jury verdict.
As a solo attorney, he has successfully litigated cases involving a tanker explosion, a malpractice action against a gynecologist who misread a PAP study, a defective bicycle, a high-risk pregnancy, and the demise of a newborn afflicted with an undiagnosed neonatal sepsis.
A member of the American Association for Justice, and the Connecticut and New Haven Bar Associations, as well as the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, he has also been an adjunct professor for over a decade.
From the Quinnipiac University of School of Law where he earned his J.D., and his partnership in a large New Haven Law Firm before joining the stellar litigation team at Stratton Faxon, Eric Smith is Connecticut’s firm for trial law’s newest partner.