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 670 (as of 8/2)
  • 2018 Intakes Declined 619 (as of 8/2)
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 51 (as of 8/2)
  • 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

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

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

Zeman, et al. v. 3 Gen, LLC D/B/A Prestige Volkswagen of Stamford (Bridgeport Superior Court—filed November 27, 2017)  Mr. Zeman reported to his local Volkswagen dealership for the purposes of remedying an emissions recall issue resulting from VW’s fraud scandal. While on the premises, he fell on a dangerous slippery surface, sustaining severe injuries. Prestige Volkswagen of Stamford failed to maintain a safe premises and did not protect customers from harm. Mr. Zeman’s injuries required surgical intervention and prolonged rehabilitation.  This is an example of the wide-ranging consequences that can ensue from pervasive corporate greed.  Had Volkswagen not sought to game MORE

Gill v. Lorenzo Doke, et. al. (Bridgeport Superior Court—filed July 21, 2017)  The decedent, Ricardo Rose, was sitting in the passenger seat of a semi-tractor trailer stopped at the side of the road when the defendant driver, 36-year-old Lorenzo Doke, began behaving recklessly. As Rose attempted to exit the truck, Doke began to drive away in a highly dangerous manner causing Rose to fall out onto the pavement. The tires of the semi-truck operated by Doke struck, crushed, and mortally wounded Mr. Rose, who was left to die in the street.  Mr. Rose died before an ambulance could reach the MORE

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

Proudfoot v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. (U.S. District Court—filed July 5, 2017) Product liability lawsuit related to a defective metal-on-metal hip implant. The plaintiff is a middle-aged former police officer who was forced to undergo several revision surgeries due to the failure of hip implants marketed and sold by the defendant, Smith & Nephew, Inc., including the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system.  The plaintiff also suffered from metal poisoning instigated by a build-up of debris in the soft tissue of his body due to the defendant’s defective products.  In 2015, a product recall of the BHR was announced citing high MORE

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

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

A MDL product liability case involving a plaintiff diagnosed with bladder cancer after ingesting the drug Actos to treat his diabetes. Defendants had actual knowledge, based on numerous medical studies, of the dangers of long term use of the drug—leading to debilitating and horrific bladder cancer and eventually death.  The purveyors of Actos, Takeda Pharmaceutical, fraudulently concealed this information failing to disclose the dangerous risks to consumers, physicians, or anyone in the medical community. Instead, Takeda promoted the product as safe and effective, while earning billions of dollars in global sales per year. As a direct result of ingesting Actos—and MORE

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

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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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Super Lawyers Top 50 New England Lawyers

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