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October 2015 Archives

Tips for staying safe on the roads on Halloween

When people think of holidays when the most accidents occur, most think of New Year's Eve and other holidays where there tends to be a lot of drinking. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween is consistently one of the top three days of the year for pedestrian injuries and also fatalities.

Paralyzed man wins $9.2 in medical malpractice case

A man has been awarded one of the largest jury verdicts in a Minnesota medical malpractice case. While this case didn't take place in Connecticut, it shows how someone going to the hospital for something as minor as flu-like symptoms ended in paralysis.

Good Samaritan laws may not apply to gross negligence

Good Samaritan laws were put in place because people were afraid of being sued if they tried to help accident victims. If a doctor stopped at a car crash and tried to render care, he or she could be accused of medical malpractice if injuries to the victim were deemed to be related to the doctor's efforts. As such, some doctors felt they'd be better off to not stop and help in order to avoid these cases. Good Samaritan laws offer them protection so that people with the skills and training to help don't just ignore the accidents.

Ready-to-eat chicken at the center of a huge recall

Those who bought ready-to-eat chicken from Aspen foods need to be aware that the company is now recalling an incredible amount of the product. This all started back in the summer, when a recall was issued for 1,978,680 pounds of the product. However, they've now expanded on that, adding another 561,000 pounds.

Injunction sought by parents of 3-year-old against physicians

In October 2014, the parents of a now-3-year-old boy filed a medical malpractice lawsuit over the care the mother received when she was in labor and when she delivered the boy. The lawsuit states that the care given resulted in the child suffering from permanent brain damage because of a lack of oxygen.

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