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Family of former Danbury Hospital physician files lawsuit claim...

There are 49 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Nov 12, 2008, titled Family of former Danbury Hospital physician files lawsuit claim.... In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

The wife of a former Danbury Hospital doctor who worked there for more than three decades is suing the hospital and one of its physicians, saying a pre-cancerous condition the doctor had in 1999 was ...

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Irresponsible nonsense

Trumbull, CT

#42 Nov 14, 2008
Once aqgain The Danbury News Times seeks sensationalism over reason. The issues at stake here cannot be glossed over beneath a front page headline. Did the patient have followup care from 1999 on? Wasn't his treating physician checking that the presumed reflux esophagitis was improving? Was the patient self treating??(Very common amongst physicians). No, let this play out in court. Do not let the lawyers bully anyone that they threaten to sue with "negative publicity". The Danbury News Times, knowingly or unknowingly, has become a pawn in all of this. Anytime you are threatened with a suit, you will most likely hear: "Settle, or you will be seeing your name on the fromt page of the News Times".
Ignorance is Dangerous

Boston, MA

#43 Nov 14, 2008
Enough Said wrote:
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You wasted your time typing this, because it shows you have no idea what you are talking about.#1 As a patient when you go to the doctor because of some issues you are having and they diagnose you with something that is not life threatening what would make you go get a second opinion? If you are diagnosed with something that is life threatening you should most definitely get a second opinion. What happened in this case was that the Doctor was diagnosed with something that was NOT life threatening by a COLLEAGUE whom he trusted I am sure. So why would he get a second opinion? She didn't do her job, which was proven by 2 other sources, by catching the fact that they were precancerous cells. Something could have been done to save the Doctors life, but she was too busy to look at a COLLEAGUE screenings...WHAT A SHAME!!!! If I was on this jury I would find her guilty!! This probably has nothing to do with money and that is why it is such a small amount, it is the principle of the matter. They are not trying to bankrupt the hospital, they just want her to take responsibility for what happened and to heighten awareness on how important it is to take your time with these diagonoses and be careful. You are dealing with peoples lives. Also, even if they should have filed a lawsuit by 2002, why would they have if nothing was wrong by then. They had know idea that within a few years he would be diagnosed with cancer that could have been treated if the doctor did her job. So the Statue of Limitations should really start from the day he was diagnosed!!!
EXCELLENT answer to this Monday morning quarterback! Does he/she seek a 2nd opinion on every "you're fine" they get when they go to their doctor? Do they get 2 physicals a year by different doctors before they believe they're really okay?! Let not even get into the ramifictions of your medical insurance whos NOT going to let you go willy-nilly and get a 2nd opinion on every doctors visit that comes up "your fine".

This person is living in some fantasy world.

No one says that Doctor's are "perfect" - but there is the expectation that they will be diligent and professional in their diagnoses and not slip-shod.

AND the defense that the statute of limitations has expired would make my blood boil! Its a tacit admission that they messed up...BUT hey sorry its too late to do anything about it.

Common sense would tell you the statue clock cant start running until YOU KNOW there was malpractice. You cant reward or give incentive for someone for covering this up for 3 years and then be off the hook!
Ozzie

Plainville, CT

#44 Nov 14, 2008
legal eagle wrote:
Why is it that the firm of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder always surface in these high roller medical malpractice cases? Do they chase after them?
I think they are leaner, run faster, and they get to the plaintiffs quicker than Alan Barry.
Rotten Louie

Sherman Oaks, CA

#45 Nov 14, 2008
Ozzie wrote:
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I think they are leaner, run faster, and they get to the plaintiffs quicker than Alan Barry.
Who is "Alan Barry."???
legal eagle

Southbury, CT

#46 Nov 14, 2008
Rotten Louie wrote:
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Who is "Alan Barry."???
Another local "ambulance chaser" I would presume.
granny

New Milford, CT

#47 Nov 15, 2008
legal eagle wrote:
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Another local "ambulance chaser" I would presume.
You are correct.
why am I not surprised

Raleigh, NC

#48 Nov 16, 2008
Yep, call Alan what you like, but the fact remains, he is successful and that's the type of Attorney you better have when you need one. Say what you will, but when you have had a terrible thing happen and need someone that knows the system, who is knowledgable of that institution, then local attorney down the street who is trying to get into that area of expertise is NOT the one to try at that time. I am a nurse and I hated the thought of attorney's that offered services for these types of things. The day came when a severe injustice happened and it wasnt just a mistake it was blatant malpractice and negligence coupled with lies etc..it was a shock to me beause I have been in this field forever. without getting into detail, I hired Alan and we were successful in proceeding. My biggest concern was not having this happen to anyone again. Death is a traumatic thing whether you are expecting it to happen or not. To discover that individuals that my family member trusted had become more interested in playing God and then trying to cover it was a HUGE eye opener. So, say what you will, but I thank God for Alan Barry and his tenacit to push the envelope and get behind the scenes when needed. He did an outstanding job and I can sleep at night knowing that the people involved will always live with looking behind their backs when practicing. our life is better because of that too, whether you know it or not.
Abraham Simpson

New Milford, CT

#49 Nov 16, 2008
why am I not surprised wrote:
Yep, call Alan what you like, but the fact remains, he is successful and that's the type of Attorney you better have when you need one. Say what you will, but when you have had a terrible thing happen and need someone that knows the system, who is knowledgable of that institution, then local attorney down the street who is trying to get into that area of expertise is NOT the one to try at that time. I am a nurse and I hated the thought of attorney's that offered services for these types of things. The day came when a severe injustice happened and it wasnt just a mistake it was blatant malpractice and negligence coupled with lies etc..it was a shock to me beause I have been in this field forever. without getting into detail, I hired Alan and we were successful in proceeding. My biggest concern was not having this happen to anyone again. Death is a traumatic thing whether you are expecting it to happen or not. To discover that individuals that my family member trusted had become more interested in playing God and then trying to cover it was a HUGE eye opener. So, say what you will, but I thank God for Alan Barry and his tenacit to push the envelope and get behind the scenes when needed. He did an outstanding job and I can sleep at night knowing that the people involved will always live with looking behind their backs when practicing. our life is better because of that too, whether you know it or not.
We know he's successful. So were OJ"s first lawyers. So what. He's a worm. He banged his kid's nanny and his wife divorced him.
CT Yankee

AOL

#50 Nov 17, 2008
Abraham Simpson wrote:
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We know he's successful. So were OJ"s first lawyers. So what. He's a worm. He banged his kid's nanny and his wife divorced him.
Alan Barry is also one of the top 100 CT residents to owe state income tax. Nice guy!

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