Case tried by TLC Staffer, Antonio Ponvert

from the Danbury News-Times

DANBURY — Dennis Janson of Ridgefield, an acoustic engineer, studio designer and architect, won $1.5 million in a personal injury case Friday — primarily because of hearing loss he suffered when, according to his complaint, the tire on his Jeep Wrangler exploded in 2007 while Janson knelt near it.

Antonio Ponvert III, Janson’s lawyer, said the award is one of the largest for a personal injury suit ever meted out at Danbury Superior Court.

He said his client, while still able to work as an acoustic engineer and studio designer, is “unable to enjoy life the way he used to” because of his hearing loss and the tinnitus — constant ringing in his ears.

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