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.
  • 2022 Intake Contacts (4/8/22) 170
  • 2022 Declined (4/8/22) 128
  • Intakes Under Review 39 (4/8/22)
  • 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 March 29, 2019, a mother rushed her 14-month-old daughter, the youngest of three children, back to the pediatric emergency department at Yale-New Haven Hospital where the child had been evaluated–and discharged–just one day earlier. By this time the child had a three day history of persistent fever, vomiting and poor feeding, all of which began shortly after she underwent a routine tube placement procedure in her ears on March 26. The child was admitted to the pediatric service under the care of pediatric doctors. Laboratory testing revealed two common cold viruses. However, additional testing revealed the presence of procalcitonin: an early indicator of systemic bacterial infection used also to differentiate between bacterial and viral infections. Although the Hospital’s laboratory protocols stated that repeat procalcitonin testing should be done every two days until a specified decrease is observed, repeat testing was not done. Instead, the child was discharged the next morning. Three days later, with symptoms persisting, the child’s pediatrician recommended urgent return to the hospital. Shortly after arriving at the hospital the child began exhibiting signs of neurological problems, which ultimately led to a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis, strokes, and resulting brain damage. Now, with an ongoing seizure disorder, impaired cognition and speech (currently she’s non-verbal), and impaired mobility, coordination, strength, balance, and motor function, the child likely need medical care, therapies and supports for the rest of her life.

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