When a person goes to see a doctor, he or she trusts that the right treatment will be provided. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen. Due to a doctor's negligence -- or the negligence of other medical staff -- the patient's condition is made worse. When this occurs, the patient and his or her family do have a right to seek compensation from those responsible.
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.
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.
New Haven, Connecticut, residents probably agree that of all the injuries that an individual may suffer, a brain injury may have the worst consequences. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, even ordinary tasks may suddenly become extremely challenging for an individual. Therefore, early diagnosis and effective treatment are very important. A recent development may do just that.
The spinal cord has some of the most sensitive neurons in the human anatomy. Any injury to the spinal cord may lead to severe physical and psychological ailments or disabilities. Many new inventions have been made by researchers to help those who have suffered spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injury victims recently found fresh faith with the introduction of a new invention geared toward spinal cord injury research.
The family of a man who died from the Ebola virus has settled with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The man passed away on Oct. 8.
Any injury received to a region near the spinal cord may result in a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries take into account all acquired injuries during one's lifetime and does not include congenital spine disabilities.
Car accidents victims may suffer major physical impairments which can lead to years of physical therapy and other medical expenses. With over two decades of experience, the attorneys at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge LLC have represented car accident victims since 1988.
There can be different reasons for car accidents, but one of the leading causes is distracted driving. A driver may be distracted for many reasons, including driving under the influence, driving while texting or driving while intoxicated. Connecticut authorities often evaluate various statistical data relating to car accidents in order to formulate the necessary rules for road safety.
A two-car crash in Connecticut recently injured two people, requiring both to go to a local hospital. According to reports, the head-on collision happened in Goshen, Connecticut, an hour after noon and was captured by CCTV cameras in nearby businesses. While one of the victims was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Torrington, the other had to be airlifted to a medical facility in Hartford after being extricated from his vehicle.