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September 2013 Archives

Communication can help reduce medical malpractice

Staying healthy is one of the goals of many people here in New Haven, Connecticut. With the medical technology available, many local residents spend a significant amount of money to recover from illnesses. However, while patients entrust their well-being to medical professionals, some patients fall victim to medical errors and malpractice. Sometimes incidents happen simply because of miscommunication.

Connecticut man kills two in fatal car crash

Traffic laws exist to keep drivers safe and secure. Each state has its own laws related to seat belt usage, so it's prudent to be familiar with how the rules apply in your home state. In Connecticut, driving under the influence is a serious criminal offense. A driver can be arrested and charged with crimes related to driving under the influence of drugs, as well as alcohol.

Authorities identify victims in recent crash near New Haven

The roadways of New Haven, Connecticut, were essentially made to improve the lives of local residents. However, it seems like a lot of local drivers are forgetting the fact that those roads were not just made for them, but for the entire community. Because of negligent drivers, the local roadways are now considered a threat to human life, instead of being an asset to the community.

Motorcycle accident seriously injuries Connecticut man

This is the perfect time of year for motorcyclists. The weather is still warm, and they can make use of the first few days of fall before it becomes too cold and snowy to go out on their motorcycle. This means that other drivers need to continue watching for such vehicles. A collision between a motor vehicle and motorcycle can easily lead to serious injury or death. For example, a motorcycle accident in Connecticut has recently resulted in serious injuries.

Family receives $4 million verdict from birth injury lawsuit

During the process of child delivery, doctors are entrusted with the lives of both the baby and the mother. Doctors should follow strict safety standards in this process because a slight mistake could end in catastrophic injuries. In New Haven, Connecticut, cases of birth injury are often caused by erroneous calls that some doctors make during the delivery process.

Motrin infant drops voluntarily recalled

Unfortunately, every year, thousands of children are seriously injured because of defective products, including playground equipment, dangerous toys, nursery products and medicines. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls millions of these dangerous baby products that are designed and marketed specifically for children.

Research on spinal cord injury treatment enters second phase

Often caused by whiplash from vehicular accidents, an injured spine is often associated with numerous complications. In New Haven, Connecticut, most spinal cord injury victims have sustained a weakened immune system, paralysis and bladder problems. As a result, the many of these victims are left debilitated, relying on their loved ones' care.

Connecticut man killed in motorcycle accident

Families often function as a single unit -- everyone in the unit has their specific roles and responsibilities. Some families often wonder how they will cope or continue the day-to-day routines of life if they lose one of those members. Unfortunately for one Connecticut family, they are having to cope with the stark reality of life without a family ember after a fatal motorcycle accident took the life of a father of three.

Wife sues grocery store after husband sustains brain injury

With just a small force, a hit on the head can sometimes result in a brain injury. Mostly sustained by vehicular accident victims, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often associated with various disabilities ranging from coma to paralysis. Many TBI victims in New Haven, Connecticut, suffer tremendously if they are injured in that way.

Connecticut man's on-the-job death ruled accidental

Factories, warehouses, and construction sites are notorious for workplace injuries. The work environment can be a dangerous place, which is a risk that many employees within certain industries accept. However, there is a degree of risk to expect and a certain degree not to expect. It is when the unanticipated happens that your life can be changed forever.

Doctor surrenders medical license due to medical malpractice

The tri-state area is home to medical professionals who have considerable experience. Residents of New Haven, Connecticut, are confident that they will be provided with the best quality health care whenever they need it. However, that is not always the case. According to the increasing number of medical malpractice reports that have come out in the past, some of the area's medical professionals have used their profession to accomplish personal agendas.

Connecticut teenager loses life in fatal car accident

Late summer is an exciting time for children and teenagers. The summer is winding down, and a new school year is beginning. School-aged children are likely excited for what the new semester has to offer. Unfortunately for one community in Connecticut, local high school students have to learn how to cope with the death of one of their classmates as a result of a fatal car accident.

$1M Army grant for traumatic brain injury drug research

The roads in New Haven, Connecticut, have their fair share of vehicular accidents, many of which stem from negligence. Due to the severity of some of these accidents, some victims have sustained traumatic brain injuries. For people who might not know, traumatic brain injury is a very serious illness. As the brain is a very important organ, this medical condition is often associated with coma, paralysis and permanent disabilities that may drastically reduce the quality of a person's life.

Connecticut artist injured in car crash

With all the information available about the dangers of distracted driving or drinking and driving, it is easy to overlook that the vast majority of motorists take extreme caution when traveling. They carefully stow their cell phone so it is not a temptation while following all traffic rules and remaining vigilant at all times. However, even the most careful of drivers cannot anticipate the actions of the other motorists they encounter, which could leave them injured and worried about their financial future. One such car crash in Connecticut has left two men and a juvenile injured.

Court awards $15 million to birth injury victim and family

Delivering a baby is a precarious procedure because it involves the lives of the mother and the child. Residents of New Haven, Connecticut have confidence that the delivery of their child will be safe because it will be handled by a medical professional. Unfortunately, instead of providing quality care in child delivery, some medical practitioners can cause birth injury.

Motorcycle accident in Connecticut results in fatality

During times of warm weather, there is usually more traffic on the roads that is not the normal mode of transportation. For example, there are more pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists who take advantage of warmer temperatures. Unfortunately because they are sometimes more difficult to see and have less protection than those in a traditional motor vehicle, the chances of a fatal accident increases. For example, a Connecticut man has recently lost his life in a motorcycle accident.

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