- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Professional Licensure Defense
|University ||Charter Oak State College, B.S., Health/Human Services, cum laude, 1997|
|Law School||Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2004|
|Admitted||2004, Connecticut; 2005, District of Connecticut|
Connecticut Bar Association
Hartford County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Connecticut Chapter of American
Association of Nurse Attorneys
|Born||New York, N.Y., August 18, 1961|
Tim Grady is a trial lawyer with considerable experience through all phases of civil litigation from the initial evaluation of a case through discovery, trial, and jury verdict. His practice focuses primarily on medical malpractice defense of physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals, as well as health care agencies and institutions.
In addition, Tim's practice includes general tort litigation involving catastrophic injury and complex medical issues.
Tim also regularly represents physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in licensure defense matters before the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Tim is a registered nurse and, prior to joining Halloran & Sage, he was a supervisor and trauma coordinator in the emergency department of a large Connecticut university teaching hospital where he facilitated the provision of services and communication between emergency department personnel, pre-hospital providers, law enforcement, hospital administration and patients' families.
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|Reported Cases||Representative Matter: Emergency Room Physician Defended in Wrongful Death and Loss of Consortium Action; Timothy Grady and Evan O'Hara recently successfully defended an Emergency Medicine physician and his practice group in a wrongful death and loss of consortium action brought by the estate and husband of a 34 year old woman who presented on multiple occasions to a local hospital Emergency Department over the course of several years with complaints of chest pain before suffering a fatal myocardial infarction. After a month-long trial the plaintiff's attorneys asked the jury to return a verdict of $4.7 million. After two-and-a-half days of deliberations the jury returned a defense verdict. Grady Successfully Defended a Norwalk, Connecticut Nursing Agency; Timothy Grady successfully defended a Norwalk, Connecticut nursing agency, a registered nurse and a home health aide against a claim of medical malpractice. The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant home care agency and their employees were negligent in providing care to a 38 year old developed mentally disabled man who was injured in a fire that was caused by his elderly mother, and legal guardian's smoking in bed while on oxygen therapy. After 7 days of trial at the Superior Court in Stamford, and two days of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the Defendants. Grady Receives Favorable Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case; Timothy Grady successfully defended a Hartford, Connecticut surgeon in a medical malpractice case. The eighty-two-year-old plaintiff alleged that the doctor caused and failed to repair a 3 centimeter hole in the woman's small intestine during a procedure to repair an incisional hernia. However, the medical records showed that the plaintiff did not begin to develop symptoms indicative of abdominal infection until close to 72 hours after the surgery. It was proven that the hole could not have been made during the hernia repair surgery as alleged. Rather the hole developed over time, in the days following the procedure due to a loop of small bowel becoming ensnared within a loop retention suture. After 5 days of trial at the Superior Court in Hartford, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant after one and a half hour of deliberation. Tynan and Grady Successfully Defend Surgeon in a Medical Malpractice Case; Richard Tynan and Timothy Grady obtained a defendant's verdict on behalf of a local general surgeon who was sued in connection with a common bile duct injury that occurred during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. When her injury was diagnosed, the 46 year old female plaintiff was transferred to a tertiary care facility to undergo a Roux-en-Y repair procedure. The plaintiff's lawyer asked the jury to return a $916, 000 verdict on behalf of the plaintiff. The jury deliberated over 5 hours before returning a defense verdict. Grady Successfully Defends Orthopedic Surgeon in a Medical Malpractice Case; Timothy Grady, successfully defended a Connecticut orthopedic surgeon in a medical malpractice case. The sixty-two year-old plaintiff alleged that the surgeon was negligent in the performance of a trigger finger release procedure, which resulted in physical pain, scarring, as well as mental and emotional suffering. After trial at the Middletown Superior Court, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant after less than an hour of deliberation. Grady Successfully Defends Connecticut Anesthesiologist in Jury Trial; Timothy Grady, successfully defended a Connecticut anesthesiologist in a medical malpractice case. The twenty-five-year-old plaintiff alleged that the doctor failed to properly monitor the position of an esophageal monitoring probe during laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. During the portion of the procedure when the surgeon was creating the plaintiff's new stomach pouch, the probe was transected and stapled to the plaintiff's stomach wall. The doctor's contention was that the plaintiff's anesthesia had been induced and the plaintiff was intubated under her direct care as required by professional and hospital guidelines. At the time of the surgical complication, the plaintiff was stable and therefore, appropriately being monitored by a certified nurse anesthetist. After four weeks of trial at the Hartford Superior Court, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant after one and a half hours of deliberation. Richard Tynan and Timothy Grady recently obtained a defense verdict in a podiatric malpractice claim. A 51 year old female plaintiff alleged that her podiatrist failed to diagnose Raynaud's phenomenon before performing a bunionectomy and administering a local anesthetic containing epinephrine. It was alleged that a proper history as well as a thorough vascular exam would have revealed circulatory compromise making the patient prone to vasospasm. Following bunionectomy surgery, the patient developed a gangrenous second toe, which eventually had to be partially amputated. The case was tried at the Hartford Superior Court over parts of two weeks in November 2009, and the jury returned a defense verdict in favor of the podiatrist after approximately three hours of deliberations.|
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