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January 2015 Archives

Mother files birth injury lawsuit against doctor


At times, Connecticut residents would probably agree that childbirth can be a very risky experience for both the child and the mother. Medical advances have significantly reduced birth injuries in the United States, thanks to the professionalism of doctors and nurses. However, there are instances when a trained medical professional fails to do the job properly, and the result is that the child experiences long-term damages.

Medical malpractice lawsuit filed for failure to diagnose

Going to the hospital to get treatment for an injury or illness shouldn't leave a patient worse off. Unfortunately, that is what allegedly happened to one woman in another state. The lawsuit was filed on Dec. 12 against three physicians, an emergency medicine group and a hospital.

Sober driving tips to follow on Super Bowl Sunday

This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday, which means that millions of football fans and non-football fans alike will be watching the big event, whether it is for the football, the commercials or the half-time show. Much of the Super Bowl viewing occurs at parties that are known for their appetizers and beer.

Vocational rehabilitation for spinal cord injury victims-Part II


For many Connecticut spinal cord injury victims, rehabilitation is the first step on the path to freedom. It is important for the injured person to work since that is the first step toward gaining self-confidence and financial independence. This holds true for any spinal cord injury victim across the United States, including people in Connecticut.

FDA approves mobile app created for detecting brain injury


New Haven, Connecticut, residents probably agree that of all the injuries that an individual may suffer, a brain injury may have the worst consequences. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, even ordinary tasks may suddenly become extremely challenging for an individual. Therefore, early diagnosis and effective treatment are very important. A recent development may do just that.

Vocational rehabilitation for spinal cord injury victims


Probably every Connecticut resident would agree that life is difficult after suffering a spinal cord injury. Even basic everyday tasks can suddenly become a challenge after this kind of injury. In spite of that, many patients wish to continue working so that they are able to lead an independent life. Due to a number of physical limitations that are associated with a spinal cord injury, it may not be possible for spinal cord injury victims to return to their prior jobs.

Connecticut hospital named as defendant in $25 million lawsuit

A man has filed a $25 million lawsuit against St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The lawsuit claims hospital negligence after the man alleges that he was sexually assaulted by a nursing assistant.

Seasoned car accident attorneys understand the right processes


Car accidents can cause immense pain and suffering to a Connecticut victim and his or her family. Although departments of transportation and police conduct road awareness safety campaigns, it seems car accidents cannot be averted. If you are in a car accident, you need to talk to a reliable and seasoned attorney who can lay out the options available to seek justice and compensation.

Could heavier trucks actually lead to fewer fatalities?

As we discuss frequently on this blog, truck accident fatalities remain a major problem on the roads in Connecticut and elsewhere. One of the main reasons truck accidents are often deadly is because of the sheer size and weight of tractor trailers.

Medical negligence not cited in loss of accreditation report

Joan Rivers died last September while undergoing an endoscopy at Yorkville Endoscopy. She was 81 years old. The clinic is located in New York City. According to the Centers for Medicare Services, "Yorkville Endoscopy no longer meets the conditions for a supplier of ambulatory surgical center services." This means that at the end of the month, the clinic will lose its accreditation.

Who can be sued in birth injury liability cases?


Connecticut residents would agree that the occurrence of a birth injury is one of the saddest moments of any parent's life. A birth injury is normally caused by labor complications which make a parent's worst fears come true.

Pedestrian heading to work struck, killed by car in Connecticut


Car accidents on Connecticut roads are not uncommon, just as they are common in other parts of the United States. While some of those accidents only result in injuries, there are a significant number of car crashes that result in fatalities. Whatever the result of an accident, a car accident victim, as well as the victim's family members, have to face a number of emotional and financial difficulties. In the event of a fatal accident, the problems are numerous.

Fatal accidents cost Connecticut a staggering $263 million


A recent study in Connecticut has shown that there has been a sharp rise in the cost of deaths from car accidents. Although the state police and transportation departments conduct road safety campaigns regularly, there has been no reduction in the number of accidents.

Trucking accident fatalities increase despite safer highways

At the end of last month, new data from the U.S. Transportation Department showed that while motor vehicle accident fatalities were reduced overall in 2013, fatalities involving large trucks such as semis and tractor trailers increased.

Medical malpractice and standard of care

Dealing with an injury or illness is a difficult time and one that requires most people to trust in the expertise and training of those practicing in the medical field. Health care providers are expected to be knowledgeable in the fields and up to date with the latest recommendations in diagnosing and treating conditions. In most cases, the trust patients put in their medical teams is well placed, but when it is not, the results can be disastrous.

Hospital fights $18 million award in birth injury suit


For most of human history, childbirth has been a very dangerous experience for mother and child. Advances in medicine over the past 100 years or so have significantly reduced the hazards associated with childbirth, at least for births in the developed world, but these advances depend upon medical personnel doing their jobs carefully and professionally. Luckily, doctors and other delivery room staff are well trained and do their jobs well in most cases. However, there are unfortunately cases when they don't. When medical care falls below professional standards, a birth injury can lead to severe, lifelong health problems for the child.

Some issues may not be medical malpractice

If you are interested in bringing a medical malpractice case in Connecticut, it is very important to understand that some things that patients consider malpractice do not qualify as medical malpractice under the law, at least not on their own. Some of these things could be part of a larger malpractice case if there are other components. After all, not all issues that are experienced in a medical setting are the fault of the doctor, and not all of them spring from negligence or a lack of care.

Will insurance cover my car accident injuries?

If you were injured in a car accident you may be wondering whether insurance will cover you medical bills and other related costs. You may also be wondering if it will be necessary to file a personal injury claim in order to be compensated for your losses.

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