Case Stats

  • This gives referring lawyers and the outside world the exact same information we use in-house for quality control. Intakes need to be accepted / declined and cases need to be resolved! Justice delayed is justice denied.
  • 2017 Intake Contacts 829 (as of 10/2)
  • 2017 Intakes Declined 730 (as of 10/2)
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 71 (as of 10/2)
  • 2017 Accepted/Filed Cases 28
  • Total Pending Cases 170
  • Referred Cases from other lawyers state and nationwide 94%
  • Median Time First Contact to Decline 25 days (most cases are reviewed w/ an indication of merit within 72 hours)
  • Median Time First Contact to Accepted/Filed Cases 9 weeks
  • Median Time Case Filing to Resolution 1.8 years

archive for June, 2012


  • Medical Malpractice, Doctor Diagnoses Compartment Syndrome But Takes No Action to Stem Devastating Nerve Damage

    Dorenbosch v. Depuy and Connecticut Family Orthopedists, P.C. (Filed 2012 in Danbury): This is the second time we have sued this practice in 2012. This time, Dr. Depuy diagnosed his young patient with compartment syndrome but then did nothing to alleviate its effects. Compartment syndrome is an injury which cuts off blood supply to the lower extremity and needs emergent care. Eleven hours went by before that care was provided and by then Mr. Dorenbosch, a young man in his 20s, had suffered permanent foot drop. Our orthopedic consultant could not understand the delay in treatment. It was senseless and MORE

  • Medical Malpractice, Orthopedist Performs Unnecessary Manipulation Causing Femoral Artery to Burst

    Scesa v. Elfenbein and Connecticut Family Orthopedics, P.C. (Filed 2012 in Danbury): Jim Scesa, a new father and young executive, injured his leg while riding an ATV at a family picnic. A vascular surgeon operated on him to repair damage to his femoral artery. The initial surgery was successful and everyone expected a full recovery. Unfortunately, while the plaintiff recuperated from that operation, Dr. Elfenbein, an orthopedist, decided to remove an external fixator that was keeping the knee in place during the healing period. A board certified orthopedist concluded in a written report that Dr. Elfenbein’s  removal of the fixator MORE

  • Medical Malpractice, Doctor Ignores Deadly Cardiac Arrythmia and Patient Dies

    Zimmerman, Administrator v. Misiak, M.D. and Windsor Medical Associates (Filed 2012 in Hartford): The decedent went to his primary care physician after passing out during exercise. The standard of care here required that the physician refer the decedent to a cardiologist to test for cardiac arrhythmia. Cardiac arrhythmia can be deadly if left undiagnosed and untreated, and passing out during exercise is a strong indicator that this may be the problem. Instead the defendant doctor released the decedent and advised him he could continue to exercise. Within weeks, the decedent died while jogging of cardiac arrhythmia. Our physician consultants tell MORE

  • Motor Vehicle Negligence, DOT Employee Struck By Car While Clearing Road During Declared Emergency

    O’Hara v. Shields (Filed 2012 in New Haven): At 5:30 AM, October 30, 2011, a DOT employee, was trying to clear the roads after a freak snowstorm. Despite a declared emergency and  Governor Malloy’s warning to keep off the roads, the defendant drove his car straight into a tree that the plaintiff was trying to clear from a city street. The impact caused massive pelvic and lower extremity damage to the plaintiff who underwent surgeries to repair the damage and insert hardware. The defendant was unable to explain why he needed to be on the roads or why he was MORE

How to Use Case Builder

Case Builder contains two helpful categories: cases we are working on now and our past results. Case Builder is a novel concept. Our web designer said we should have this information fixed in a web page. We disagreed—thinking that just like our practice is always changing the case builder should be an ever-changing description of where we are right now—not last month or a year ago.

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