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.
  • 2019 Total Intake Contacts 398    (as of 7/2)
  • 2019 Total Intakes Declined 317 (as of 7/2)
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 47 (as of 7/2)
  • 2019 Accepted/Filed Cases 11 
  • 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

Evans, et. al. v. The William W. Backus Hospital (New London Superior Court—filed  October 25, 2018) On May 11, 2016, April gave birth to a healthy baby girl. At almost three months of age, the infant, Alydia, spiked a fever and began vomiting. Backus Health Center instructed April to administer over-the-counter meds and to bring the baby to the ED if symptoms worsened and/or fever continued. Just a few hours later, April rushed Alydia to the emergency department at Backus Hospital due to high fever and difficulty breathing. She was seen by numerous personnel, including two emergency physicians. Blood work was ordered but not done. They discharged the infant with more instructions to medicate with Tylenol and Motrin. The next day April brought Alydia to her pediatrician. That evening, she returned to Backus Hospital’s ED for what was then her fourth request for medical assistance on behalf of her very sick child. Blood work was ordered, but not done. They discharged the baby once again with instructions to see the pediatrician the next morning. The next morning Alydia’s parents brought her to the pediatrician with reports of lethargy and crying. On examination the APRN found “anterior fontanelle visibly bulging” and immediately sent the baby to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Alydia was admitted to CCMC for critical care with a presumed, and later confirmed, diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. As a direct result of the malpractice by Backus Hospital’s emergency medicine physicians in failing to consider, diagnose and treat bacterial meningitis, Alydia suffered brain damage, a seizure disorder and structural deformities to her skull. Alydia has undergone more than a dozen surgical interventions and invasive procedures and will likely experience developmental delays and impairments into her future.

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