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.
  • 2018 Intake Contacts 569 (as of 7/10)
  • 2018 Intakes Declined 546 (as of 7/10)
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 49 (as of 7/10)
  • 2018 Accepted/Filed Cases 13
  • 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'


  • 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

  • Physician’s Neglect to Disclose/Treat Mass Found in Patient Leads To Cancer Diagnosis

    Didio, et. al. v. Fairfield Primary Health, et. al. (Bridgeport Superior Court – filed March 9, 2017) The plaintiff visited her primary care physician, Dr. Faye Ahmadian of Fairfield Primary Health Care, LLC, at the end of 2013 with complaints of abdominal pain, pelvic pressure, urinary discomfort, and nausea. She was referred to an urologist by Ahmadian and received a CT scan two days later. The radiology report from that scan, reviewed by Ahmadian, documented a 3.3 cm suspicious cyst in patient’s appendix. Ahmadian never informed the plaintiff  about the abnormal radiological finding associated with her appendix. A year and MORE

  • Chest Pains Misdiagnosed; Patient Suffers Cardiac Arrest

    Condo, et al. v. Griffin Hospital, et al (New Haven Superior Court──filed September 12, 2016)  On a summer evening just past midnight, Mark Condo went to Griffin Hospital’s Emergency Department complaining of severe chest pain radiating upward. He was diagnosed with “chest pains,” given a “GI cocktail” and sent home.  At his home the following evening Mark collapsed from cardiac arrest.  Despite advanced cardiac intensive care at Yale-New Haven Hospital, the damage to the Mark’s heart was too extensive.  He died the next day.  If Griffin Hospital’s Emergency Department personnel had followed the standard of care, recognized Mark’s symptoms of MORE

  • Cancer Symptoms Ignored by Doc for Two Years

    Hurley, et al. v. Norwalk Hospital Gastroenterology Consultants, et al (Bridgeport Superior Court──filed September 6, 2016) The decedent, Edward Hurley, was under the care of physician, Dennis Meighan, D.O., practicing at Norwalk Hospital. Mr. Hurley reported symptoms including not limited to abdominal pain, acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, gagging, stomach cramping, diarrhea, choking, difficulty eating, decreased appetite, and weight loss──warning signs of esophageal cancer. Yet Meighan, a gastroenterologist specialist, delayed imaging for almost two years. On July 26, 2012 an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) was finally performed, revealing an ulcerated mass which biopsy proved to be cancerous. Due to the significant delay in MORE

  • Client Suffers Loss Due to Doctor’s Failure to Diagnose

    Lumley vs. Jutkowitz, M.D. (Bridgeport Superior Court—filed May 4, 2016) For more than a year, the plaintiff was under the defendant’s medical care for pain in her left ankle.  At her very first visit, the defendant ordered imaging studies that were read as abnormal and a radiologist recommended a follow up imaging study if symptoms persisted. Despite the plaintiff contacting the defendant’s office numerous times over the next several weeks and months complaining of increased pain and swelling in her left ankle and calf, the defendant doctor ordered no further studies, despite the orders of the radiologist. Several months later, MORE

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