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February 2014 Archives

NY Athletic Commission to be sued by family of injured boxer

Just hours after a heavyweight boxer fought in a match at New York's Madison Square Garden, he went into a coma. The boxer's family is planning to file a $100 million lawsuit directed against the New York State athletic commission, claiming the boxer was a victim of negligence and medical malpractice.

Helmets do little to protect players against brain injury

Many safety experts recommend the use of helmets to protect a person's head from injuries. In the middle of the heated topic of football-related brain injuries, a recent study revealed disturbing information regarding football helmets. This study may interest New Haven, Connecticut, parents with children who are playing youth, high school or college football.

Legalizing marijuana use might increase car accidents in the U.S.

Legalization of marijuana is a hot topic of debate in several states considering such a proposal. While some pro-marijuana advocates stress that legalizing marijuana could be good for the U.S. economy, the negative impact of marijuana legalization remains a concern. Besides addiction and health complications, making marijuana legal could contribute to more fatal car accidents throughout the United States, including in New Haven, Connecticut.

Connecticut's Route 1 named most hazardous road

Traffic signals, speed limit signs and lights help direct the flow of traffic to provide direction and avoid accidents. Reckless and distracted driving in Connecticut and all throughout the U.S. is a frequent cause of car accidents and a major traffic violation. One must be very careful if he or she is a pedestrian as well. People who choose to walk on busy roads should abide by the traffic rules and always use crosswalks.

Dye called "brilliant blue G" could aid brain injury recovery

The number of people suffering from traumatic brain injury each year continues to rise, fueling the motivation and dedication of many New Haven, Connecticut doctors to treat brain injury. A recent announcement outlined a new treatment method, which might improve recovery time for a traumatic brain injury.

Connecticut car crash results in woman's hospitalization

Over the past few weeks, parts of the country have been slammed with winter storms. As a result, thousands of people have been working feverishly to keep the roadways clear. Unfortunately, the weather and large vehicles with snow plows have the potential of causing serious injuries to pedestrians. For example, a recent car crash in Connecticut sent a woman to the hospital with serious injuries.

Connecticut car crash could result in wrongful death case

Roadways are not just for motor vehicles. The roads are frequently shared with cyclists and pedestrians. No matter the mode of transportation, everyone must strive to ensure the safety of others. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death, such as in a recent incident in Connecticut. A car crash took the life of a pedestrian.

Connecticut-based sandwich company to eliminate chemical in bread

The Connecticut-based sandwich chain Subway is under fire from a food blogger who began a campaign recently to request that the company remove a chemical from its bread that the blogger said is also used to manufacture shoe rubber and yoga mats.

Kaiser faces another birth injury lawsuit

Kaiser Permanente, together with its subsidiaries and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, is one of the largest managed care organizations in our country. It has provided quality health care services to Americans, including residents of New Haven, Connecticut, since 1945, including the successful delivery of newborns. Unfortunately, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan is named as a defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit in connection with an alleged birth injury in one of its medical centers.

Rising rate of U.S. spinal cord injuries attributed to falls

Historically, the majority of personal injury claims involving major injuries in the United States, including those in Connecticut, have come from motor-vehicle crashes. These accidents typically cause broken bones, fractures and such serious injuries as spinal cord injuries. A new study, however, is suggesting a new trend, one that affects older Americans in particular.

1 killed, 2 seriously injured in Connecticut car crash

Many drivers strive to maintain everyone's safety on the roadways. They follow all the speed limits and traffic signals, refuse to talk on the cell phone and ignore other driving distractions. Unfortunately, despite personal attempts to maintain safety, the actions of others are sometimes unavoidable. For example, two people injured in a Connecticut car crash were likely unable to avoid the serious accident.

Connecticut car crash causes serious injury to 3

The highways and interstates in this country allow people to efficiently travel from place to place. As a result of the amount of traffic, the roadways are in need of regular maintenance. Workers often employ several different methods of warning drivers that construction or maintenance is being completed. However, Connecticut police claim that one man missed the warnings that work was being completed, causing a car crash that seriously injured three people.

$32.8 million awarded to little girl in birth injury case

Medical mistakes can cause birth injuries, or can increase their severity or permanence of that injury. As in hospitals around the country, fetal monitoring is one of the most important parts of a safe delivery of healthy babies in Connecticut hospitals. The doctors and nurses who are in charge of monitoring the status of a baby should be able to uncover any problems that come up in delivery if the baby is being properly monitored.

Possible wrongful death case after car crashes in Connecticut

Climbing into a car driven by someone else requires a certain degree of trust. A passenger is depending on that person to get them to his or her destination safely. When such a trust is broken by negligent behavior on the part of the driver, legal recourse can be sought. If a life is lost as a result, the family members of the deceased have the option of filing a wrongful death case in a Connecticut civil court. The family members of one man may be considering that option after a tragic car accident killed one and injured two.

Medical negligence could include hospital understaffing

According to a recent report from the Bronx, a 30-year-old man who arrived at the St. Barnabas Hospital emergency room around 10 p.m. was found dead eight hours later after apparently not being seen by medical staff members after his initial arrival.

Fatal car accident in Connecticut likely caused by speed

Everyone knows the effect of being around good friends. Occasionally, people act in ways that are out of character as they get caught up in the moment. Usually such behavior is harmless, but it does have the potential of turning deadly when it results to poor decisions while driving. Such a tendency could have been the cause of a fatal car accident in Connecticut that police believe resulted from speeding.

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