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February 2015 Archives

Five injured in early morning two-car crash on I-91

As most Connecticut residents can imagine, seeing a loved one severely injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle is among the worst traumas a family can endure. When the facts of an accident show that a negligent driver was responsible, many of those injured may be understandably angry. Fortunately, some instances of negligence are punishable criminal offenses, and almost all instances of negligence can lead to civil litigation.

Alleged medical negligence by dentist leads to criminal charges

A dentist in Connecticut has been arrested and charged with negligent homicide after a patient passed away. The woman, age 64, was reportedly having difficulties breathing during the removal of 20 teeth, which allegedly led to her death.

Helping spinal cord injury victims obtain compensation

Whether they like to think about it or not, every Connecticut resident can be injured in an accident at virtually any time. Although an accident may not result in a serious injury or death, a handful out of every few thousand do leave people handicapped for years and sometimes for life. Not every spinal cord injury results in paraplegia or quadriplegia, but many do result in permanent disability. The results are usually huge medical expenses and lost income. Both the physical and financial losses can affect victims and their families for years, creating emotional distress for every family member.

Identifying and addressing the symptoms of a concussion-Part II

The previous post on this blog discussed some of the major symptoms that a person develops after suffering a concussion. Sadly, many of those symptoms cannot be identified easily or quickly, either by the person who has suffered the concussion or a family member or friend. However, with adequate knowledge of concussions, it may be possible to act before the brain injury does a lot of damage.

Medical malpractice lawsuit filed by liposuction patient

Our Connecticut readers will likely be interested in this medical malpractice story. A woman from one of our Southern states has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician and his clinic for failure to diagnose a pulmonary embolism during a cosmetic surgery procedure.

Identifying and addressing the symptoms of a concussion-Part I

Many people in New Haven, Connecticut, know about concussions. While in many cases, concussions are not life-threatening; however, as with other traumatic brain injuries, the effects of a concussion can still be very serious. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, concussions are defined as a type of traumatic brain injury that impedes the way in which the brain functions. Concussions are generally caused by a head injury or a jolt to the brain.

Clinic sued for medical malpractice after Joan Rivers' death

The loss of a loved one is often difficult to accept. Yet, people learn to accept the loss over time and move on. However, if someone else's negligence is the cause of a loved one's death, especially in a healthcare facility, accepting it can be next to impossible. Thankfully, laws in the Connecticut acknowledge that and permit survivors of victims to seek legal recourse by means of a wrongful death lawsuit.

Medical malpractice lawsuit filed over alleged failed anesthesia

Imagine for a moment that you were to undergo surgery. You are worried anyway, wondering if everything will go as it should. As you go into surgery and the procedure begins, imagine that even though you were supposed to receive anesthesia -- general anesthesia even -- you didn't. That is what one woman in Illinois is claiming in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor, a physicians' group and a hospital.

What are the causes of congenital cerebral palsy among newborns?

Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that can unfortunately have life-long detrimental effects. There are various measures that can be taken to prevent cerebral palsy; however, incidents are still fairly common. The situation is even worse if the cerebral palsy is due to the negligence of a medical practitioner at the time of childbirth.

Is Metro-North Rail Service safe?

Many Connecticut residents who work in New York depend on the Metro-North Rail Service for their commute. However, after at least seven people were killed when a Metro-North commuter train collided with an SUV this week, many are wondering if they are safe.

Report: Connecticut needs an all-rider motorcycle helmet law

In one of our previous posts, we discussed the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety's recently-released 2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, which evaluates the traffic safety laws in each state. Specifically, the Advocates look for the enforcement of 15 optimal laws that the group believes are necessary to promote highway safety.

Technology making car accidents easier to survive

Technology has made many aspects of our day-to-day lives easier, from keeping in touch with our-of-state relatives to paying the bills to learning in a classroom. But in addition to making life more convenient, technology has also made say-to-day life safer.

Brain injury rehabilitation critical to Connecticut recovery

Because the human brain is critical to normal daily functioning, any injury or trauma it suffers has the potential to make a Connecticut resident unable to do all the things we take for granted. Brain injuries can lead to memory loss, diminished motor reflexes and permanent impairment. Brain injury victims across the country, including many in Connecticut, also frequently suffer posttraumatic stress disorders, depression and anxiety.

Joan Rivers' daughter files medical malpractice lawsuit

The nation mourned the loss of comedienne Joan Rivers last September, when she passed away from cardiac arrest at a New York hospital. Rivers, 81, had a procedure done on her vocal cords and throat on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at Yorkville Endoscopy a week before.

Providing legal help after a Connecticut car accident

Connecticut residents who have been through them will say that injury car accidents wreak havoc in people's lives. The difficulties victims and family members face are innumerable. Physical pain and suffering are just the start. Too often financial pain sets in as medical costs and lost wages bring a family close to financial ruin. The situation can be even worse for people who lose loved ones. Fortunately, Connecticut law allows victims and surviving family members to seek monetary compensation.

Been in a motorcycle accident? Consider us for legal help

Imagine for a moment that you own a motorcycle. It's your primary source of transportation, and you have enjoyed many years of safe travel with your motorcycle. But one day as you go to work, a car cuts you off and you're involved in a major accident. You suffer severe injuries that require a lot of medical care, and you'll have to go through a lot of treatment and rehabilitation to get back in the shape you were in before the wreck.

Establishing liability crucial when dealing with your insurer

If you have been in a car accident before, you know how hectic and frantic the moments are following the wreck. One of the crucial steps anyone needs to take after a car accident is take a deep breath and remain calm. It will make the craziness of the post-accident scene a little bit easier to handle.

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