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 (11/3/22) 557
  • 2022 Declined (11/3/22) 453
  • Intakes Under Review 42 (11/3/22)
  • 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
  • Deviation from Standard of Care for Young Cardiac Patient

    On November 7, 2019, a 33-year-old woman collapsed suddenly at her home. Despite best efforts from first responders, cardiac activity could not be restored. An autopsy revealed the young mother died from impacts of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This was not a diagnosis that was new to her or her family as she had been under the care of a cardiologist for the seven years prior. However, her condition had been worsening as demonstrated by her more recent examinations, echocardiograms, and heart rhythm monitoring. Yet, throughout their time as physician-patient, her doctor had not referred her to a heart rhythm specialist, nor MORE

  • Delayed Pediatric Diagnosis Makes Life-Altering Impact

    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: MORE

  • Infant Receives Negligent Care and a Missed Diagnosis at ED

    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 MORE

  • Motor Vehicle Negligence and a Severely Injured Motorcyclist

    One evening in March, 42-year-old Todd Johnson was enjoying a ride on his Harley Davidson in Derby, CT.  Suddenly and without warning the defendant, Mileena Alvarez, carelessly veered her motor vehicle into Johnson’s lane of travel, violently striking him and ejecting him off his motorcycle onto the pavement. Todd unfortunately suffered numerous traumatic injuries that required multiple hospitalizations. In addition to bodily injuries, Todd sustained significant lost wages and incurred medical bills. Faxon Law Group intends to recover monetary compensation for Johnson’s serious injuries, lost wages, hospital bills, therapy expenses, and all other medical costs related to his injuries.

  • Hospital’s Failure to Pull Defective Surgical Product in Time Leads to Serious Infection

    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 MORE

  • In A Crash, Negligence Impacts Whole Families; Not Just the Injured Victim

    A defendant’s negligence can have devastating consequences for both the immediate (direct) victim and the victim’s dependent children. On March 4, 2021, 32-year-old Alexandra DeMaio was travelling northbound on Campbell Avenue in West Haven as she approached an intersection. Suddenly, another vehicle operated by defendant Kristine Roy entered the intersection and violently collided into the passenger side of DeMaio’s vehicle. The force of impact pushed DeMaio into the oncoming lane of travel and, ultimately, the base of a large tree. The intensity of impact brought part of the tree crashing down onto DeMaio’s car. Her vehicle was destroyed. DeMaio, a MORE

  • Rehab Facility’s Failure to Follow Post-Op Instructions Leads to Death of Patient

    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

  • Untimely Death for VT Mother Due To Medical Malpractice

    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

  • Bike Ride Ends in Injury Due to Negligent Driver

    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.

  • Crushing Work Injury at a Metro-North Train Yard: Surveillance Wanted

    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

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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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