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State To Pay Ex-Prisoner $1.3 Million In Medical Malpractice Settlement
Aug 22, 2018
Speaking on behalf of her son, Wayne World, Carrie World, appeared at a press conference with State Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano, Wayne World received a $1.3 million settlement in a malpractice case against the state.
Conn. Spent $63M on Lawsuits, Millions for Lawyers in 2018. Here's Where the Money Went
Jun 11, 2019
The government of Connecticut spent about $63 million from its Adjudicated Claims account for the 2018-2019 fiscal year to settle lawsuits, pay judgments and cover legal fees in cases that had sometimes lasted years. State records show about 800 entries of payouts during that period from the account, shown as a line item from the General Fund. Of the $63 million, 93 percent went toward six major cases.
Medical Director Resigns From State's Embattled Prison Health System After 3 Months On Job
Aug 20, 2019
Dr. Joseph Bretonʼs departure comes as he was overseeing the stateʼs transition away from UConn Health as the provider of prison medical care, to Breton, who had worked as a prison doctor for UConn Health, became a Department of Correction employee when he accepted the medical chiefʼs position in March.
‘You’re Going to Let Me Die From This’: Prisoners Fight to Access a Hepatitis-C Cure
Jan 25, 2019
On May 15, 2017, after serving 37 years, David Maldonado was released from prison. He had been sentenced to life for a murder he committed when he was 16. But for Maldonado, getting out was about more than freedom; his release might have also saved his life. In 1997, Maldonado was diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C—a disease, now curable, that the state of Pennsylvania had refused to treat. “Society really didn’t care whether I lived or died,” he told me recently.
Prison Medical Investigator Questions Care In Inmate's Cancer Case
Feb 2, 2018
Newly filed court documents show a medical investigator for the prison system expressed reservations about the care of an inmate, who charges in one of a growing number of medical-neglect lawsuits that his cutaneous T-cell lymphoma was diagnosed for more than two years as psoriasis.
New Haven Democracy Fund
Dec 8, 2020
The New Haven Democracy Fund is Connecticut's only municipal campaign finance program. Ken Krayeske has been the administrator of this unique program for more than a year.
Fighting Political Corruption
Dec 6, 2020
In the wake of the pay-to-play scandal that sank a Congressional campaign of a favored Connecticut candidate, Connecticut Magazine asked political figures and leaders in Connecticut for their opinions on how to end such corruption.
The Betty Harris Case
Jul 6, 2020
Betty Harris couldn't find a lawyer to take her cases. She had an aging copyright infringement case against a major multinational entertainment corporation, and an unrelated family matter.
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