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.
  • Total Intake Contacts (9/2/21) 568
  • Total Declined (9/2/21) 433
  • Intakes Under Review 40 (9/2/21)
  • 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 the morning of October 31, 2019, concerned parents, Mustapha and Hanane, brought their 10-month-old son to the emergency room at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. For a few days, their baby had been vomiting, irritable, and showed sudden weight loss. Saint Mary’s emergency medical staff examined the infant and discharged the family less than three hours later with the diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and dehydration. They were instructed to follow up with their pediatrician, who had referred them to the ED in the first place. Approximately twelve hours later, the frantic parents returned to the ED as their baby’s symptoms had worsened. It was then that their child was properly diagnosed with a life-threatening condition known as intussusception—when a segment of the intestine slides or telescopes into an adjacent segment of intestine, often blocking food and fluid from passing through and cutting off blood supply to the affected intestine. The child was promptly transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital for critical treatment. In failing to properly work through the correct list of differential diagnoses during the family’s first ER visit, and prematurely discharging an acutely ill patient, the infant was deprived of curative non-surgical treatment, suffered profound septic shock, and required multiple surgeries to remove substantial portions of necrotic (dead) bowel. The child also required a lengthy hospitalization and subsequent care to address infection, bowel repair, and nutritional support. Now a toddler and the youngest of the family’s four children, Mustapha and Hanane’s son still suffers the effects of his delayed diagnosis and will likely incur further medical costs well into his future.

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

Past Results

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