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Frank Bailey

Are Hospital Based Infections Preventable?

Commonly called nosocomial or hospital based infections are on the rise in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in U.S. hospitals alone 1.7 million…

Frank Bailey

Medication Errors Lead To Injury And Death

Several years ago we represented a young man who had received Phenegen via the wrong route. The medication error resulted in brain damage. At trial the hospital claimed it had a very low rate of…

Frank Bailey


The Duragesic Fentanyl transdermal system is fatally flawed. There have been thousands of deaths nationwide associated with Fentanyl overdoses from defective patches.The Duragesic patch is manufactured by two Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries, Janssen Pharmaceutica,L.P. and Alza Corp. The patch was put on the market in 1991. Shortly there were numerous cases of Fentanyl overdosing from the…

Frank Bailey

Infections: Are They Preventable?

Everyday we hear about hospital acquired infection. MRSA has moved to the top of the list as a leading cause of death or prolonged hospital stay.Health care is not as safe as it should be. According to the Institute of Medicine, a substantial body of evidence points to medical errors as a leading cause of death and injury. What can be done to prevent the spread of infection and medical errors…

Chrissie Cole

$16 Million Awarded to Widow in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The family of a man, who died over a decade ago, has been awarded a medical malpractice settlement of over $16 million by a Superior Court Jury.This is one of the largest wrongful death verdicts in Connecticut’s history, to date. The jury awarded the settlement to the widow of Gary Carlson, 49, of Stamford, a truck driver who died in 1994. The suit was against Dr. Robert Goldsmith and Stamford…