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.
  • Total Intake Contacts (8/6/20) 512
  • Total Intakes Declined (8/6/20) 412
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 40 (8/6/20)
  • Total Accepted/Filed Cases 7
  • Total Pending Cases 159 
  • 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

Hocker  vs. William Tracy Schmidt, M.D., et.al. (Bridgeport Superior Court – filed August 17, 2015)  Plaintiff was treated for a right ankle sprain over the course of five days back in September 2013. During her treatment, she kept complaining of increased pain, swelling, and bruising. Upon repeat examination, doctor noted large blood-filled blisters on her foot which he opened, drained and proceeded to wrap up before covering with a brace; he then sent the patient home. The following day she was transported by ambulance to the ED having become lethargic and barely responsive. Upon arrival, it was immediately recognized that she was in septic shock from an overwhelming infection that had started in her right foot. Despite hospital treatment, the infection was too severe and required full amputation of her right leg. The doctor and staff at Orthopaedic Associates of Stamford, P.C. failed the patient in several ways  by not evaluating her properly for her increasing pain and swelling, not considering infection despite serious symptoms, inappropriately debriding her foot in the office, and dismissing her home without further work up or consultation. As a result of the negligence and medical malpractice demonstrated by her MD, this mother of four is now permanently disabled and unable to fully participate in many of life’s activities with her children.

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.

Current Cases

Past Results

National Board of Trial Advocacy

US News Best Law Firms 2017

Super Lawyers Top 50 New England Lawyers

Super Lawyers Top 10 Connecticut Lawyers

Martin Hubbell Peer Review Rated

CLTA Board of Govenors