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November 2014 Archives

New Haven birth injury lawyers can help aggrieved parents


The birth of a child is one of the most miraculous events of one's life. However in many cases, doctors or medical practitioners may hinder the joy of childbirth with their negligence. Birth injuries may render a child with prolonged chronic illness. The attorneys at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. have helped many families win birth injury lawsuits.

28 medical malpractice lawsuits filed against 3 doctors

When a patient seeks medical care, he or she expects to receive treatment that meets the established standard of care. That standard of care is what other medical personnel who have received the same training or hold the same licenses would provide under the circumstances. When that standard of care is not met, there may be a case for medical malpractice.

Is CT scanning enough for determination of spinal cord injury?


The spinal cord contains the most sensitive and delicate collection of neurons in the human body. Spinal cord injuries refer to any injury or wound suffered by an individual to the spine or any nearby area. Legally, however, spinal cord injuries only take into account acquired spinal cord injuries suffered by a victim. Connecticut law does not take into consideration congenital diseases or injuries for the purpose of legal cases.

New technology developed for spinal cord injury victims


The spinal cord has some of the most sensitive neurons in the human anatomy. Any injury to the spinal cord may lead to severe physical and psychological ailments or disabilities. Many new inventions have been made by researchers to help those who have suffered spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injury victims recently found fresh faith with the introduction of a new invention geared toward spinal cord injury research.

Obtaining compensation for a brain injury in Connecticut


The brain is one of the most vital organs in the human body. Injuries to the brain may lead to years of recovery or even permanent disability. Acquired traumatic brain injuries refer to any injury sustained by the victim to the person's head or brain. Brain injuries often cause the victim and the victim's family to incur thousands of dollars in debt for medical treatments and expenses. People may not be able to pay these bills as they recover from debilitating injuries.

Medical negligence claims arise after Joan Rivers' death

The death of actress and comedienne Joan Rivers on Sept 4 made headlines across the country. The beloved comedienne was having procedures done at Yorkville Endoscopy, which is located in New York. The procedures were intended to treat acid reflux and voice changes.

The true economic cost of Connecticut highway fatalities

We often discuss the pain and suffering that is sustained by families and communities as a result of fatal car accidents, but today we are going to be focusing on the monetary losses that result from these deaths.

Joan Rivers' death calls forth medical negligence lawsuit


Medical negligence or medical malpractice follows from the oft quoted principle of negligence under tort law. Medical malpractice refers to any act or omission on part of the doctor or any other medical practitioner that causes injury to the patient. Under Connecticut personal injury laws, medical negligence is subject to strict regulations.

Test this theory to help you stop driving distracted

Under Connecticut law, it is illegal to use a handheld cellphone while driving, which includes talking and texting. However, distracted driving is still a major problem in Connecticut and many other states with cellphone bans. So what gives?  

Car accident insurance laws in Connecticut


Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Many car accidents may be caused by improper road maintenance. In some cases, one of the drivers may be found guilty of violating traffic laws such as speeding, illegally shifting lanes, driving while intoxicated or driving while texting. For those reasons, car owners must make sure that they buy the proper insurance for their cars.

New Connecticut traffic law protects the ‘vulnerable’

Connecticut lawmakers have passed a new law against careless drivers who seriously injure or kill “vulnerable users” of the state’s roads, including pedestrians, bicyclists and wheelchair users. The law applies when accident victims had been using reasonable care at the time of the accident and can result in a maximum fine of $1,000.

Accidents caused by drunk drivers can lead to serious injuries

With the holiday season fast-approaching, the number of dangerous drivers on Connecticut roads will likely significantly increase. Whether these drivers are returning college students, distracted drivers or drivers coming home from a late night party, you are in danger of being a victim in a drunk driving accident.

New electric stimulation treatment for spinal cord injury victims


Any injury received to a region near the spinal cord may result in a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries take into account all acquired injuries during one's lifetime and does not include congenital spine disabilities.

Be prepared for winter with these important driving tips

Believe it or not but it won’t be long before New Haven turns into a winter wonderland. While the thought of white, fluffy snow might seem nice at this point, just wait until your first attempt at driving on slick roads with limited viability.

A Connecticut car accident lawyer can help seek legal recourse


Car accidents victims may suffer major physical impairments which can lead to years of physical therapy and other medical expenses. With over two decades of experience, the attorneys at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge LLC have represented car accident victims since 1988.

Longtime New Haven resident killed in pedestrian accident

The family of a lifelong New Haven resident is left grieving after her life was cut short in a pedestrian accident last week. The 81-year-old, whose daughter said she was an avid walker, was struck by a car near her Wooster Square home on Olive Street Thursday.

What are the services for brain injury victims in Connecticut?


Traumatic brain injuries refer to any injury caused to the brain due to an accident, bump or hit. Congenital injuries or brain impairments are not included in the definition. Traumatic brain injury for the purpose of establishing a personal injury lawsuit must be an acquired brain injury, according to Connecticut law.

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