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Distracted driver study shows the depth of the problem

As more people have smartphones in Connecticut and across the U.S., concern is growing that drivers are not paying strict attention to the road. Distracted driving is becoming so worrisome that more and more studies are being conducted to determine how prevalent the problem really is and what can be done about it. The latest was conducted by Zendrive.

Texting, driving and other distractions put pedestrians at risk

Pedestrians in Connecticut and throughout the nation have always been vulnerable to injuries and death if they are hit by a motor vehicle. The number of vehicles on the road and the lack of protection that pedestrians have are factors in the damage that can be done. However, the prevalence of texting and driving and other distractions has increased the danger and number of accidents between a vehicle and a pedestrian.

According to recent study, misdiagnosis is common

When people in Connecticut who are suffering from a medical issue go to a doctor or hospital, there is a natural belief that they will receive an accurate diagnosis, and be given the correct medication or provided other methods of dealing with the problem. Most importantly though, they believe they will get better. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Misdiagnoses are common, which can lead to a worsened medical condition, even death.

Sex abuse allegations at school in Brooklyn mirror Penn State

While sexual abuse is a problem that is largely underreported in Connecticut and throughout the U.S., there are certain instances that become known and function as case studies. The prominence of certain cases has shed some light onto the problem, but still others are overshadowed. Those who have been subjected to childhood sex abuse should be aware that they have options not just to report what has happened, but also to receive compensation through a legal filing against the individual who perpetrated the abuse and the entities that knew about it.

Bridgeport dedicates April to enforce texting and driving laws

Texting and driving is dangerous. This is true in Bridgeport, Connecticut and across the U.S. Given the risks, law enforcement is trying to develop methods to stop drivers from texting and driving. Nonetheless, there will still be people who ignore the dangers, causing car accidents. These accidents can result in injuries and fatalities. Those who are injured must be aware of how to proceed with a legal filing to get compensated.

Nursing home neglect can cause bedsores

Incidents of patient abuse in Connecticut nursing homes can come in various forms. Many are associated with nursing home staff physically assaulting patients, not adhering to a reasonable standard of care and committing other transgressions. However, there are other issues that can arise, and they are often more difficult to see. One that comes up all too often is when patients develop bedsores. Knowing what a bedsore is, how to recognize it and the damage that can accompany them are important for victims and their families.

Behaviors of millennials raise the risk of a car crash

As Connecticut residents can attest, there are numerous dangers on the road that must be considered. It is useful to pay attention to the trends that are studied as to why an auto accident might happen. One trend that is troublesome has to do with the recklessness of so-called millennials when they are behind the wheel. A study by AAA states that drivers categorized as millennials are the worst in the nation.

Seeking compensation for nursing home negligence in Connecticut

When placing a loved one in a nursing home in Connecticut, the family of the elderly or infirm person is expecting there to be a reasonable standard of care provided. Unfortunately, there are times when the nursing home staff does not live up to its role as a caregiver and fails to provide the proper liquids and nutrition to the residents. This can lead to dehydration and malnutrition and can result in illness or even death. Families who believe this type of nursing home negligence has taken place need to know how to pursue compensation in a legal filing.

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