Sean K. McElligott, a graduate of Yale Law School, is an experienced trial lawyer who has obtained numerous record-setting medical malpractice verdicts. He recently obtained a $12 million verdict in a medical malpractice case involving negligent surgical technique leading to a perforated bowel and catastrophic sepsis. In 2011, he obtained a $10.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice case involving a patient who was rendered comatose by negligent anesthesia care. This verdict remains the highest recorded personal injury verdict in the history of New London County, Connecticut. Mr. McElligott has obtained numerous other multimillion-dollar medical malpractice jury verdicts, including: a $6.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a forty-four-year-old man from improper sodium treatment, a $4.35 million verdict on behalf of a woman who suffered spinal cord damage from a negligently placed epidural needle, a $4.25 million verdict on behalf of a man who suffered a nerve injury to his neck during lymph node removal surgery, $2.45 million verdict on behalf of a same sex couple where one spouse died as a result of negligent cancer treatment, and numerous other medical malpractice verdicts in excess of one million dollars.
Mr. McElligott also maintains an active appellate practice in both state and federal court. He won an important appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court involving the rights of same sex couples to the loss of consortium remedy in Connecticut. Mr. McElligott was part of a team of lawyers that appeared before the United States Supreme Court in a case raising important issues of appellate jurisdiction. Mr. McElligott has published numerous articles on various legal topics and is regularly consulted by the media to explain legal matters of public concern. Mr. McElligott has given interviews about topics as varied as the landmark United States Supreme Court case striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and the National Football League concussion settlement. Mr. McElligott also appeared on the nationally-televised Early Show discussing his lawsuit against a Connecticut hospital regarding the actions of a drug-addicted plastic surgeon.