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Partner Nina Pirrotti Quoted in CT Law Tribune Article Discussing Emotional Distress Damages in Sexual Assault Case

Oct 1 2021

Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti was recently quoted in a Connecticut Law Tribune article discussing a sexual assault case where a woman received $100,000 in emotional distress damages.

The article covers a case where a former Bristol Hospital employee, Laura Henry, claimed that a surgeon, Olakunle Oluwole, who practiced at the hospital, sexually assaulted her and shows how difficult it can be to prove emotional distress. Henry originally sought more than $14 million in damages, including emotional distress.

Nina is quoted in the article, saying, “I think that lawyers who seek to prove more than your garden-variety stress damages serve their clients well by providing as many different perspectives about how she suffered that emotional distress. This lawyer appeared to follow that sound approach.”

The lawyers of Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. have been advocating for employee and civil rights throughout Connecticut for more than 40 years. From our offices in New Haven, we provide award-winning representation in all aspects of Connecticut employment law.

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