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 707   (as of 11/4)
  • 2019 Total Intakes Declined 594 (as of 11/4)
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 39 (as of 11/4)
  • 2019 Accepted/Filed Cases 19 
  • 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

archive for 'Medical Malpractice'


  • PCP’s Deviation from Standard of Care Results in Patient’s Death

    John Carangelo, Administrator of the Estate of James DeRosa and Stuart Anderson v. New Milford Medical Group, LLC and Christian Leonardi, D.O. (New Haven Superior Court—February 8, 2019) In May 2018, James DeRosa, of Sherman, Connecticut,  met with his primary care physician (PCP) and reported a recent history of sharp chest pain on exertion and a “tingling feeling” in his neck. The PCP obtained an electrocardiogram (ECG), which suggested that DeRosa had experienced an acute cardiac event four days earlier—the same time frame in which DeRosa experienced the sharp chest pain and neck tingling. Instead of sending DeRosa straight to an MORE

  • Patient Dies Less than 24 Hours After Life-Saving Scan Is Ordered But Never Completed By ED

    Roy Geiste, et. al. v. Bridgeport Hospital (Waterbury Superior Court—filed March 15, 2019)  59-year-old Lynne Geiste was brought by her family to Bridgeport Hospital’s Emergency Department for sharp abdominal and back pain, vomiting, and difficulty walking.  Hospital personnel initially ordered a CT scan of Lynne’s abdomen, but the scan was never done.  Despite multiple abnormalities in her bloodwork consistent with acute illness, Lynne was discharged home on narcotic pain medication without a confirmed diagnosis.  Less than 24 hours later Lynne collapsed at home.  Despite aggressive treatment measures performed at Griffin Hospital, Lynne died within a few hours.  According to medical MORE

  • Eye Health Professionals’ Failure to Diagnose Glaucoma Causes Blindness in Plaintiff

    Jacques Veillette v. Opticare, et. al. (Waterbury Superior Court—filed November 8, 2018)  Despite continuous eye care and imaging performed by Opticare defendants, our plaintiff began experiencing vision problems and—only after receiving an exam from a different eye doctor—was diagnosed with severe glaucoma. Due to the long delay in his diagnosis, and despite undergoing surgeries to reduce pressure in his eyes, the plaintiff is now legally blind in both eyes. Collectively, the defendants failed their patient in several serious ways: they continuously failed to interpret the plaintiff’s imaging during his regular eye exams, they repeatedly and inaccurately documented his results and measurements, MORE

  • Infant Receives Negligent Care and a Missed Diagnosis at ED

    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 MORE

  • Patient was told defective hip product sold to market would withstand time; then it shattered

    Boehringer, et. al. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., et. al. (Waterbury Superior Court—filed April 30, 2018)  On July 20, 2010, our client received a bilateral hip replacement with products designed, manufactured, and sold by Smith & Nephew, Inc., and implanted by John M. Keggi of Orthopaedics New England, P.C.  Less than a year later, Dr. Keggi informed the plaintiff that Smith & Nephew instituted a recall of the hip liners used during surgery due to the product’s failure to conform to manufacturing specifications. Several batches of the liners had been subjected to no or very poor quality control by the MORE

  • Army Vet Sues After Abandoned Scalpel Discovered in Abdomen Four Years After Surgery at VA

    Glenford Turner, et. al v. United States of America (filed January 12, 2018 — United District Court of Connecticut) Faxon Law Group filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the United States of America following the disturbing discovery of a scalpel abandoned inside a veteran’s body four years ago at the West Haven VA. On March 29, 2017, Glenford Turner, a 61-year-old United States Army veteran, currently residing in Bridgeport, CT, reported to VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Campus, for a scheduled MRI after experiencing a recent episode of dizziness and long-term abdominal pains. The imaging study was abruptly halted MORE

  • Substandard Medical Care for Cardiac Patient Leads to Death

    Maria Kielb, et. al. v. Middlesex Cardiology Associates, P.C., et. al (New Haven Superior Court—filed November 20, 2017) The decedent, Frank Kielb, was 65 years old. He was healthy and active, but experienced some chest pain and pressure upon exertion. His primary physician referred him to a cardiologist who administered a nuclear stress test. When performing the exercise portion of the test, Mr. Kielb could not reach his target heart rate. The test continued and the results were markedly abnormal. The cardiologist who supervised this test deviated from acceptable standard of care in a number of ways but most notably she MORE

  • Communication Failure Results in Patient’s Fatal Cancer

    Felix v. Franklin Medical Group, et. al. (Waterbury Superior Court – filed July 6, 2017) In 2014, a gastroenterologist performed a routine screening colonoscopy on Ms. Felix. He found two small polyps and sent pieces of each of them to pathology for examination. Three days later the pathologist reported the presence of pre-cancerous cells in one of the samples, and noted that the specimens were fragmented and could not be evaluated fully. The pathologist recommended removal of the remaining polyp tissues and “close clinical follow up.” Unfortunately, the healthcare system never informed Ms. Felix of the pathologist’s findings and recommendation. Almost two MORE

  • Hospital ED Fails to Inform Patient of Renal Mass; Prognosis Stage IV Kidney Cancer

    Hawthorne v. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. (U.S. District Court – filed May 22, 2017) The plaintiff visited Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s emergency department on March 24, 2014, for a CT-scan of her abdomen and pelvis. That same day, the radiologist returned the results to Emergency Physician, Dr. Terwilliger, and discussed a suspicious finding of a left renal mass that was highly indicative of kidney cancer.  The radiologist communicated to the ED doctor that further evaluation of the plaintiff was required.  Inexplicably, however, nobody at the hospital ever communicated with the plaintiff concerning the highly suspicious kidney mass, as required by the standard MORE

  • Primary DR’s Medical Malpractice Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Doody, et. al. v. Laurence Knoll, M.D., et. al. (New Haven Superior Court – filed May 16, 2017)   The patient visited her primary care physician, Dr. Laurence Knoll, in West Haven, Connecticut, for an annual physical in December of 2012, 2013, and 2014. Each time, unbeknownst to her, lab test results revealed an obvious abnormality within the Compete Blood Count (CBC). For those three consecutive years, the defendant-doctor never notified his patient of these abnormal results, never referred her to a hematologist (a blood specialist) for follow-up, and never took any other action related to the abnormal results.  If he MORE

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