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    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

    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

    Russell vs. Hanscom-Bolton, et. al. (Bridgeport Superior Court — filed July 13, 2016) A frightening crash involving two defendant drivers──one who was very intoxicated and evading police and a crash she caused just 30 minutes prior──and a plaintiff who was six months pregnant. On December 23, 2014, Melody Mae Russell was traveling on Route 6 in Bethel when she was hit head on by Hansom-Bolton, who crossed the center line while driving intoxicated at an excessive speed. After fleeing the scene, Hansom-Bolton was arrested by Newtown police and charged with two counts of evading responsibility. Simultaneously to being struck by MORE

    Amodio vs. City of New Haven (New Haven Superior Court – filed June 24, 2016) It began one summer evening in New Haven as the plaintiff, a 55-year-old resident of West Haven, was traveling down James Street on his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Suddenly and without warning he was violently struck by a Fire Truck attempting to cut into his lane and was forcefully thrown into the air upon impact. The list of injuries he sustained, some permanent, is extensive and include a fractured pelvis, spine, neck, kneecap, femur, multiple ribs, dislocated knees, herniated disc, subdural hemorrhages, large bodily wounds to MORE

    Morales vs. Fac (Waterbury Superior Court – filed May 4, 2016) On a spring morning, our plaintiff was standing on the left shoulder of I-84 beside his disabled motorcycle when the defendant, while traveling at a very high rate of speed, swerved suddenly and without warning across the left lane and into the shoulder area. Completely startled, the vehicle directly behind the defendant lost control and struck the 33-year-old plaintiff and his motorcycle. The plaintiff sustained a variety of serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding and hemorrhaging, and a fractured  femur. He required multiple hospital transfers for intensive care, MORE

    Mack vs. Altieri (New Haven Superior Court – filed May 19, 2016) Eighty-one year old William Mack, an energetic, long-time resident of Guilford, was enjoying his daily bike ride on Boston Post Road when he was sideswiped by the defendant, Gertrude Altieri, operating a Volkswagen Beetle. Altieri attempted to pass the bike too closely and dragged him down the side of the car. The Legislature recently passed a statute to protect cyclists requiring that drivers provide bikers at least 3 feet for safe passage. Altieri violated this statute and there were horrific consequences. Mack was immediately transported to Yale New MORE

    Mitchell vs. Cohen (New Haven Superior Court—filed April 15, 2016) Plaintiff was crossing a residential street in Madison when the defendant ran through a stop sign. Failing to come to a complete stop — or even activate her horn in time — the driver forcefully struck the victim, causing multiple injuries including, but not limited to, bodily fractures, a concussion, and a dislocated shoulder. As a result of the defendant’s negligence, the plaintiff has suffered a great deal of pain and disability as well as extensive and ongoing medical expenses.

    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

    Monaco, et al. vs. Ean Holdings, LLC, et al. (Bridgeport Superior Court—filed April 13, 2016) A husband and wife were traveling in their personal vehicle in Trumbull when one of the defendants crossed over the center line and violently struck the plaintiffs’ car. Both victims suffered multiple injuries as a result of the blunt force trauma. The husband required several surgeries to his legs and both incurred extensive medical expenses. The defendants in this case include the inebriated driver, who was intoxicated on opiates and other narcotics and who was working for the co-defendant Jordan’s Future, the rental company who MORE

    Deborah Craven vs. Yale New Haven Medical Center, Inc, et al. (New Haven Superior Court – filed March 14, 2016) Plaintiff was forced to undergo two surgeries in the same day after YNHH surgical team failed to operate on the correct body part — removing her 7th rib instead of 8th — and then lied about why they needed to operate again. Surgeons also failed to remove the metal pins that were placed there during the first surgery to help surgeons identify the correct rib. Filing of this case made national news, bringing the ‘I’m Sorry’ medical laws to the MORE

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