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.
  • 2021 Intake Contacts (4/1/21) 225
  • 2021 Intake Contacts (4/1/21) 152
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 48 (4/1/21)
  • 2021 Accepted/Filed Cases 1 (4/1/21)
  • 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

On October 6, 2019, Roberta Pothanszky was admitted to Cambridge Manor in Fairfield, Connecticut, for short-term rehabilitation after undergoing successful hip revision surgery. In connection with her transfer to Cambridge Manor, physicians’ orders instructed Mrs. Pothanszky’s caregivers to follow post-operative hip precautions—a series of protocols that are specifically designed to minimize the risk of a dislodging the head of the femur (the “ball”) from the acetabulum (the hip socket), a condition known as “dislocation.” Unfortunately, nursing personnel at Cambridge Manor did not follow these standard hip precautions when they placed Mrs. Pothanszky into a Hoyer lift (a mechanical sling apparatus) MORE

On May 31, 2019, Vermont resident Karen Reilly sought medical care at the Grace Cottage Hospital after experiencing severe chest pain. The Physician Assistant who evaluated Karen that day misdiagnosed her with muscle spasms and instructed her to take pain medication for the next three days. The PA chose not to perform routine imaging studies even though Karen’s health history included, among other things, deep vein thrombosis (DVT). On August 14th, Reilly’s chest discomfort returned and she was breathing abnormally. By the time EMS arrived on the scene that day, Karen was tragically found unresponsive and, despite efforts to resuscitate MORE

On July 21, 2020, 52-year-old William Matthews, an accomplished cyclist, was on a bike ride in Norfolk, CT. Suddenly and without warning, as Bill was proceeding though an intersection, the defendant, Mary Monnier, blew her Subaru Forrester through a stop sign and violently stuck Matthews, throwing him off his bike onto the asphalt, inflicting serious injuries. It was determined that Monnier had run a stop sign: a reckless act that resulted in severe bodily injuries to our client. Due to Monnier’s misconduct, our firm has filed suit in the Federal Court to collect damages for the negligence.

Denis Aplicano vs. Ah Cheng Siew (U.S. District Court—filed August 17, 2020) Faxon Law Group filed a suit in federal court on behalf of a young Honduran man who sought employment in the U.S to escape threats of violence and intimidation only to be forced into slavery by his employer, Ah Cheng Siew, owner of Empire Szechuan in Bethel and Southbury, CT. For six years, the plaintiff—along with many other undocumented enslaved restaurant co-workers—lived in constant fear and subjugation until being liberated by law enforcement, including the FBI, as part of a large human trafficking investigation. The nightmare began in MORE

On October 21, 2019, James Pagliaro was working at a Metro-North facility when he suffered a crush injury after being pinned between two motor vehicles temporarily on the railroad tracks. Pagliaro was transported to Bridgeport Hospital via ambulance and treated for numerous injuries. Metro-North possesses a surveillance video of the incident that it has refused to turn over. In order to properly prepare the case for litigation, the lawsuit was filed seeking that critical evidence through an equitable bill of discovery. After obtaining and evaluating the surveillance evidence, suit will be filed against the responsible parties. As a result of MORE

Last month Faxon Law Group filed a negligence case on behalf of a young motorcyclist in Connecticut Superior Court. The case Yeager v. Palluotto originated on a Spring evening in 2018 as Eric Weinstein was enjoying a ride on his Harley Davidson.  Suddenly and without warning the defendant, operating a motor vehicle, failed to grant the right of way and entered into Eric’s lane of travel, violently striking him and ejecting him off his motorcycle onto the pavement. The plaintiff’s injuries are numerous, from head to toe, including multiple fractures to his face, jaw, right leg, and right arm, as MORE

Late diagnosis of a health problem often leads to tragic results, as illustrated by Hatcher vs. West Haven Medical Group LLC, filed on March 9th in Connecticut Superior Court. Hatcher is a 65-year-old man who routinely saw his primary care physician for regular physicals. For years, his PCP did not offer prostate cancer screening, despite his advancing age and the markedly higher risks for African Americans of developing and dying of prostate cancer. Without the benefits of early detection, Mr. Hatcher’s prostate cancer silently progressed to advanced-stage disease (spread to other parts of his body). Had this PCP not deviated MORE

Harding v. Hamilton Development, et al. (Bridgeport Superior Court—filed March 29, 2020) While walking on an exterior walkway en route to shop at Garelick & Herbs, the plaintiff tripped on a piece of broken slate and fell. Due to the failure of the defendants to keep the walkway safely maintained and free of hazard, the plaintiff suffered a serious head trauma, lacerations to her face, and injuries to her knee and wrist. She required emergency medical care, including a left frontoparietal craniotomy, and will likely continue to incur healthcare expenses for treatment into the future.

Russo v. Roberge (Ansonia-Milford Superior Court—filed January 21, 2020) Olivia Russo, a minor child residing in Shelton, CT, was attacked and bitten by a dog belonging to defendant Michael Roberge. The child sustained multiple puncture wounds and bites on her arm, requiring medical treatment and leaving significant scarring. In Connecticut, the owner of a dog is strictly liable for any bite unless the bite was due to the teasing or taunting of the alleged victim(s). There was no such evidence here. The minor plaintiff asked to pet the dog before approaching, and was encouraged by the owner that the dog MORE

Robert Edwards v. J & R Pre-Cast, Inc., et al (New London Superior Court—filed October 10, 2019) On a summer afternoon in 2018, the plaintiff was traveling eastbound on his Harley Davidson motorcycle on I-195 in East Providence, Rhode Island when suddenly and without warning he was struck by the defendant operating a 2005 Peterbilt 379 work truck owned by his employer, J & R Pre-Cast, Inc. The plaintiff was violently thrown from his motorcycle onto the ground, suffering painful injuries including a broken right hand as well as scraping and bruising over his entire body. The defendant driver’s negligence MORE

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.

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Super Lawyers Top 50 New England Lawyers

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