State Senator Still Recovering in Hospital After Fall: Family

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    Senator Andrew Maynard was badly injured in a fall.

    State Sen. Andrew Maynard, 52, is still recovering at Rhode Island Hospital from a head injury after a fall at his home two weeks ago, his sister said in a statement released Monday.

    Maynard was seriously injured after falling from an outside staircase at his home on Grandview Park in Stonington early July 21, according to police.

    His sister, Denise Mahoney said in a statement, released to media by Senate Democrats Director of Communications Adam Joseph, that he is still at the hospital recovering. She thanked "everyone who is keeping Andrew and his recovery in their thoughts and prayers" on behalf of his family and friends.

    "The doctors and nurses at RIH are continuing their exemplary care of Andrew and the outpouring of well wishes and prayers for Andrew is overwhelming and heartwarming, my family is very thankful," Mahoney said in a statement. "Andrew has suffered numerous injuries from the fall; including a head injury. His condition remains stable while he begins the recovery process. The team at RIH are confident in a positive recovery and continue to work with Andrew to make that recovery as speedy and safe as possible."

    Police responded to the home at 2:39 a.m. July 21, and said Maynard fell from a significant height and suffered severe injuries.

    The initial investigation indicates that this was an accident, police said, but they are investigating.

    Mahoney said in a previous statement that her brother is in serious, but stable condition and is resting comfortable.

    “First, our family would like to thank the outpouring of support we've received in the way of thoughts and prayers from so many friends around Connecticut.Additionally, the team of doctors and nurses at Rhode Island Hospital have been exemplary in their service," Mahoney said in a statement, and requested the family's privacy.

    Several elected officials released statements the day of Maynard's accident.

    “Senator Maynard suffered an injury while at home over the weekend.  Family members are with him now, at an area hospital, and are caring for him. His family is asking for privacy while he convalesces,” a statement Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) and Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) released on Monday.

    Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman also released a statement.

    “Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy and his loved ones. Working with him has been an honor and a privilege.  He is a powerful voice for his district and for the issues he cares about.  We join the rest of our colleagues in wishing him a full and fast recovery,” they said in an e-mailed statement.

    Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney and Sen. Minority Leader Pro Tempore Len Fasano also released a statement.

    “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Connecticut State Senate Republican caucus go out to Senator Maynard and his family.  We wish Sen. Maynard a swift recovery,” the statement says.

    Mahoney said that the Senate Democratic Caucus will continue to provide updates of Maynard's condition.

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