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December 2018 Archives

Medical errors the nation’s third-most common cause of death

When you have an ache or a pain, you probably book an appointment with a Connecticut physician while feeling confident he or she will tell you what is ailing you and what you can do to fix it. Regrettably, however, doctors are only human, and they, like everyone, are prone to making mistakes. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we recognize that the stakes are high when doctors make errors, and we have helped many clients who suffered injury or illness due to a physician’s negligence seek appropriate recourse.

Cognitive distraction and voice-activated technology

In an attempt to reduce the number of lives that are lost in distracted driving car accidents and as an added convenience for drivers, many car manufacturers have implemented voice-activated technology in their vehicles. This technology is designed to allow drivers to compose email, text, dial phone numbers, update social media statuses and perform other vehicle functions simply by using voice commands. A study released by AAA looking at distraction and hands-free cellphones found measured drivers’ cognitive distraction while they performed various tasks, including using voice-activated technology. This task measured highest in cognitive distraction, even more so than using a hand-held cellphone. This prompted researchers to further investigate the distractions associated with voice-activated technology.

Parents, remember toy safety this holiday season

There is almost no greater joy for children than opening presents on Christmas morning – and no greater joy for parents than watching their kids enjoy their gifts. However, as we at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., are aware, not all toys are safe. Some are dangerous even when you and other Connecticut parents are careful about purchasing children’s products that are marketed as safe and age-appropriate.

The link between road construction and car crashes

Encountering road construction is a common occurrence for most Connecticut residents, but these work zones present numerous hazards that can make them hotbeds for car crashes. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we recognize that work zone car crashes are on the rise across America, and we have helped many people who suffered injury because of the negligence of someone else pursue appropriate recourse.

Are hands-free cellphones safe for drivers?

If you talk and text on your cellphone while driving, you are not alone. Approximately 600,000 people engage in this practice at any given moment of the day, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Yet thousands of people are injured and killed in accidents caused by this type of distracted driving. Some have turned to using hands-free cellphones as a way to minimize distraction and still use a cellphone while driving. Yet, a study released by AAA shows that hands-free cellphones are not much safer than their hand-held counterparts.

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