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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2012 – As spring gets fully underway, kids will start to play outside more and enjoy playgrounds at school and in the community. Parents should be reminded that playgrounds can be a fun place but they also can create risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 200,000 children go to the ER every year for playground injuries. Kids from five to nine years old are the most susceptible. The CDC notes that fractures, dislocations, concussions, and internal injuries are the most common injuries. Falling and strangulation causes the most […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2012 – A recent wrongful death lawsuit shows how treacherous the high seas can be and how those who are responsible for a boat must be cautious about navigating unsafe waters. In Speranza vs. Stew Leonard, Robert Speranza lost his life as the defendants of Stew’s Special powerboat went from Saint Maarten to the U.S. Virgin Islands on August 16, 2011. Speranza was from Westport, Connecticut. In the years after his death, Barbara Speranza has had to deal with the loss, pain, and suffering of her husband that was once the owner […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2012 – Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 4 -10 and reminds everyone that there are still many efforts to be done to ensure our healthcare system upholds the rights of patients and emphasizes their well-being. The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads the national education and safety campaign, and 2012’s theme is “Be Aware for Safe Care.” “Being aware means medical professionals should be asking more questions and openly communicating with patients about their diagnosis and options,” said Connecticut personal injury attorney Michael Stratton, of Stratton Faxon Law Firm. “If something […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2012 – A recent lawsuit shows how important it is for medical professionals to thoroughly diagnosis a patient. In the case of Adam Mlodzinski v. Vernon Pediatrics, Adam was born a normal, active seven-year-old boy. But on Halloween night 2009, he did not feel right and went to see his doctor, pediatrician Dr. Judy Huang-Bulger at Vernon Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. “In a series of events where he was not properly diagnosed and staff blew off his concerns, Adam is now left blind and with other complications such as seizures,” said Connecticut […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2012 – Fraternities are known for building camaraderie amongst a group of men on college campuses. They should be organizations that provide positive social and academic experiences for college age men, and provide networks and activities even after the undergraduate years. But in this case, a fraternity created a rush week that led members to be fatigued, drink alcohol even though they were underage, and be forced to participate in hazing rituals. “The Yale Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity had a hell week that culminated in a Manhattan event that caused four deaths […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2012 – A new texting while driving campaign shows how five seconds of distraction can cause a serious accident. The campaign is by the Ad Council in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is called “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.” Specifically, it targets teens who are enticed to stay connected while driving. “Taking your eyes off the road to check an email, text, or make a phone can be all it takes to run into someone and risk your life,” said Connecticut personal injury attorney Michael A. Stratton, […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2012 – Workplace safety was recently compromised at a Connecticut cable manufacturer in Pomfret. Electrical, mechanical, chemical, and fire as well as exit hazards were so severe that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has given Loos & Co. Inc. 29 violations and $177,000 in proposed fines. Some personnel were not adequately trained or had protective equipment as they worked around hazardous electrical areas. “Electrocution, injuries, hearing loss, and exits not readily available if there was a fire or other emergency has the potential to hurt and kill workers,” noted Connecticut […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2011 – Investors are enticed to make money off of properties in the down economy as real estate purchases are at an all-time value. Some individuals look to pool their monies together to obtain a portfolio of properties, which is known as a real estate investment trusts (REITs). Two types of REITs are available. One is traded on a national securities exchange whereas the other type focuses on non-traded REITs. “The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently sent out an alert about these non-traded REITs,” said Connecticut stock market loss attorney Michael […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) December 7, 2011 – Connecticut personal injury law firm Stratton Faxon recently obtained the highest pre-trial settlement in the state for a man injured by a construction accident that left him a paraplegic. The Connecticut trial law firm attorneys are poised to win $23.35 million for Benjamin Wohlfert that will help to pay for the extensive medical care he will need for the rest of his life. Wohlfert worked at a Stop & Shop work site in Canaan, Conn. while it was under construction under the job foreman, Gerald Bates. Wohlfert was a subcontractor […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) November 21, 2011 – With the price of gold skyrocketing, many novice and seasoned investors are looking to get in on the action. Since the market for this commodity is so hot, unfortunately scam artists are setting up bogus luncheons, seminars, and companies to bilk individuals out of their money. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently published an Investor Alert, “Gold” Stocks – Some Investments Mine Your Pocketbook. “Investors need to be wary of whom they place their investments with and research the financial consultant and firm before they spend their money and […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2011 – A lawsuit involving the Legionaries of Christ and a man alleging sexual abuse is going to continue on in the Connecticut courts. The Superior Court Judge Grant Miller said these allegations are enough to proceed with the case that will show the level of negligence that the Legion is responsible for after one of its priests abused various children. “The courts are allowing us to access documents and subpoena Vatican officials and others who could have covered up the decades of sexual abuse by late Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado and […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2011 – A recent inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found a Putnam filter manufacturing plant in violation of 29 workplace health and safety standards and a potential of $120,650 in fines. Tank platforms were unguarded and posed a risk of falling. Flammable liquids were not properly stored. And no safety program was in place for workers who entered storage tanks. “An employer can be held liable if they do not follow standard regulations and fail to provide a safe workplace for their employees,” said […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2011 – The 34th annual Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race attracted an estimated 7,000 runners and thousands of dollars for charities. The lively race on Labor Day challenged the big field of runners who participated in the 5K, 20K, and the kids’ half mile races. One group set a record of raising $14,000 and three U.S. Olympians even participated in the race. “It was really impressive to see the record-breaking field of runners and hear all the stories of why people ran,” said Connecticut personal injury attorney Michael Stratton, a partner […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2011 – Glucocorticosteroids are often used to help patients battle serious infections, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and successfully go through organ transplant procedures. This group of name brand and generic medicines – marketed as prednisone, methylprednisolone and dexamethasone – are heavily used. In 2010, 25.5 million prescriptions for oral prednisone and 13.7 million prescriptions for methylprednisolone were written in the U.S. Yet the public advocacy group Public Citizen and a prominent University of Michigan neuro-ophthalmologist say drug manufacturers are not including enough information about potential risks, precautions, and warnings in regards to glucocorticosteroids’ […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2011 – Serious automobile accidents are an unfortunate occurrence statewide in Connecticut. In just the last month, drivers have seen roads such as Highway 104 to major roads like I-95 shut down. It is not just construction that is causing the shutdown, it is car accidents that are causing delays. A four car pileup on Highway 104 in Stamford caused two people to go to the hospital. A landscaping pickup truck crashed into a Jeep Wrangler, which then caused the Jeep to turn into oncoming traffic and hit an Audi. The Audi […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 17, 2011 – Starting July 1, it is now the law that drivers must stop a minimum of 10 feet when a school bus is displaying its flashing red signal lights. The Connecticut law lets school boards and cities put cameras on buses to monitor for drivers who disobey the law. The first offense is a $450 fine, and a second offense or more can equal up a $1,000 fine, and possibly imprisonment. “We support this law and how it will hopefully cut down on some of these tragic accidents,” said Connecticut personal […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 3, 2011 – The Stratton Faxon Fairfield Road Race was a huge success in late June and attracted so many participants that it extended to two days for the first time. More than 6,000 runners participated from 10 countries and 34 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Runners consider the event one of the best road races in New England and took part in the 5k race on Saturday and half marathon on Sunday. Top runners from Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia, Turkey, and the U.S. vied for the first place award and prize money. “We’re […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2011 – Stratton Faxon Law Firm is proud to announce that three of its partners –Paul T. Edwards, Michael A. Stratton, and Joel T. Faxon – have been given the 2011 Best Lawyers in America award. The firm and its skilled attorneys are accomplished in plaintiff personal injury and medical malpractice cases. The award is seen as one of the most prestigious designations as it involves lawyers evaluating their peers. The Best Lawyers in America process takes 3.1 million evaluations of lawyers by lawyers and is the oldest lawyer-rating award. Approximately only […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2011 – The family of Joseph Borselio is finally getting some closure three years after a deadly drunk-driving accident killed their son. Borselio was fatally struck on his bicycle by Douglas Moore. Moore had been at Dave & Buster’s in West Nyack, New York and was allegedly over served alcoholic drinks. Borselio’s family sought legal representation from Stratton Faxon Law Firm and initiated a lawsuit against Moore and four of Dave & Buster’s restaurant executives. Dram shop laws can make restaurants, bars, and other commercial entities liable for death or injuries that […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2011 – Mark Hirschbeck is getting a little bit of his life back now that a settlement has been reached after years of wrangling with Wright Medical Technology and his former doctor, John Keggi. Hirschbeck was a Major League Baseball umpire for 15 years before he had to get hip replacement surgery. He did extensive research about the best doctors in the area before he chose Dr. Keggi, who recommended a ceramic hip replacement from Wright Medical. Yet a month after surgery, as Hirschbeck was at home watching TV, he heard a […]


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