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.
  • 2020 Intake Contacts (12/31/20)¬† ¬† 902
  • 2020 Intakes Declined (12/31/20) 736
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 42 (12/31/20)
  • 2020 Accepted/Filed Cases 13
  • 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
Faxon Law Group has reviewed, filed and tried medical malpractice cases in most every medical specialty. We have verdicts and settlements in the following medical sub-specialties that are either the highest achieved in Connecticut or close thereto: Neurosurgery, orthopedics, vascular surgery, general surgery, infectious disease, radiology, interventional radiology, pain management, pediatrics, walk in clinic practices, cardiology, urology, oncology, anesthesiology, nursing homes/geriatric, obstetrics and gynecology, plastic surgery, and pulmonology. In choosing experts to review these cases and testify at trial, we only hire physicians and healthcare professionals who are actually practicing in their field, and are well respected by their peers. We never use hired guns or professional testifiers.

Many of these settlements are confidential but here are some notable results:

*$5.5m settlement against a general surgeon and a northern Connecticut hospital for failing to monitor the plaintiff after spinal surgery. Because her pulses were not regularly taken, the plaintiff, a former nurse in her 60s, had her leg amputated above the knee. We brought in board certified doctors in the following specialties:  orthopedists, vascular surgeons, hospitalizes, registered nurses, and a general surgeon to prove this claim.

*$44 m resolution in a claim against a Connecticut Hospital who failed to deliver a child because they could not find the proper staff to do a C-section. The fetal monitoring strips show the baby losing oxygen to her brain for more than 2 hours before the nursing staff and obstetrician could find an operating room ready for a C-section delivery. The little girl has profound cerebral palsy but is getting the best education and care, and her mother is able to have some independence without the 24 hour care that was necessary prior to the case being resolved.

*$2.5m settlement in a case where the hospital lab misread pap smear slides. The plaintiff had to undergo radical hysterectomy and can have no more children. This case was resolved with 6 months of filing suit.

*3.25m settlement for improper installation of a hip replacement leading to the surgery having to be redone, and infection.

*$950,000 settlement for psychiatric malpractice. Plaintiff was given a dangerous cocktail of medicines that caused him to become homicidal and attempt to kill a man.

*$900,000 resolution against a walk in clinic that missed a brain bleed leading to additional complications and disabilities for the elderly plaintiff.

*$2.2m settlement with local hospital for discharging middle aged cardiac patient who had extremely low levels of potassium, suffered arrhythmia and died.

*$3.7m result in a tragic case involving a plastic surgeon who over anesthetized a patient during a minor outpatient procedure. He could not resuscitate her and she died.

*$1.8m for the family of a young disable child who died at a nursing home. The home employees could not locate the proper equipment to clear the child’s airway and he asphyxiated.

*$1.56m jury verdict for a man who lost a large portion of his lung during unnecessary surgery. Pathology had misdiagnosed him with lung cancer.

*$1.54m jury verdict for the death of a 80 year old in a nursing home. The woman died after falling from her bed hours after arriving at the home and despite clear orders to keep the side rails up.

*$8.5m in a structured settlement for a child who contracted MRSA while an infant. The plaintiff was able to prove the hospital had implemented none of the required MRSA protocols. MRSA caused necrosis in the child’s hip.

*$3.6m and 10m over the child’s lifetime for mild birth injuries caused by a delayed C-section. The child had somewhat delayed cognitive development which the defense argued was unrelated. Nonetheless, the delay and malpractice was clear, and the most likely cause of the delayed development.

 

 

 

 

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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.

Current Cases

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National Board of Trial Advocacy

US News Best Law Firms 2017

Super Lawyers Top 50 New England Lawyers

Super Lawyers Top 10 Connecticut Lawyers

Martin Hubbell Peer Review Rated

CLTA Board of Govenors