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 (8/1/21) 501
  • 2021 Intake Contacts (8/1/21) 384
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 51 (8/1/21)
  • 2021 Accepted/Filed Cases 7 (8/1/21)
  • 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

Smith, et. al. v. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (Superior Court Windham Unit, State of VT—filed April 16, 2021) On November 6, 2018, our plaintiff, Richard Smith, underwent hip replacement surgery at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. The revision itself was at first successful however within the next month or so, Smith began to grow very sick with an aggressive bacterial infection that required many long rounds of intravenous antibiotics, repeated blood draws, and, eventually, an oral round of antibiotics that lasted over four months. After remaining in the dark for almost a full year as to why he was became so sick and suffered such a long, painful and complicated, failed recovery, Smith and his wife, Sheila, were finally told by the Risk Manager at BMH that due to faulty communication among medical personnel, a defective surgical sponge that had previously been recalled was never removed from stock for use by surgeons—as it should have been—based on instructions from the manufacturer. Instead, the contaminated sponge was utilized during Smith’s operation and caused his very serious infection. Smith was never able to fully recover as a result of this egregious hospital error. He still experiences severe pain and a limited range of motion and will undergo several additional debilitating surgical procedures. Previously active and robust, he and Sheila now have a diminished ability to participate in life’s activities together. Our firm plans to hold the hospital accountable for their deviation from the standard of care—not once, but TWICE—considering their failure to even disclose to Mr. Smith that their careless mistake was a direct cause of his painful and traumatic post-operative disability.

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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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