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November 2015 Archives

What is sexual assault in Connecticut and how is it proven?

Some legal topics are tough to talk about. One of those topics is sex crimes. There are few crimes against humanity that can resonate such emotional trauma like sexual assault. This is one reason why it is so important that those responsible for sexual assault crimes in Connecticut to be held responsible for their wrongdoing.

4-vehicle car crash in nearby suburb injures 8 people

Multiple lanes of traffic in addition to rush hour traffic can unfortunately be the perfect conditions for a multi-vehicle car accident. Throw in a distracted driver or negligent driver and this can be the factor that turns this car crash possibility into a reality.

Elder Abuse focused on in New England Journal of Medicine

This week's New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) focuses on the realities of elder abuse. Elder abuse includes physical abuse, verbal or psychological abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and neglect. The rate of elder abuse has been estimated to be between 7.6% - 10%. The article discusses strategies that can be used by the medical profession when there is a suspicion of elder abuse. With our growing elderly population, it appears that elder abuse will be an ongoing problem. One particular concern is the fact that elder abuse can occur in nursing homes. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 was supposed to create a framework that would heighten awareness and reporting of elder abuse. However, family and friends always need to a keep a watchful eye to make sure their loved ones who reside in nursing homes are being taken care of properly. Nursing home residents always need advocates especially if they suffer from any type of dementia. Never be afraid to speak up and complain.

Bridgeport car accident victims need adequate representation

Driving has become so ordinary and mundane for many people that they never believe they could actually be involved in a car accident. But many Bridgeport families know the reality that could be anyone's once they get out on the road. Sometimes accidents happen that are not the injured party's fault. In these instances, the person who is to blame should be held accountable for the damages and losses he or she caused.

New Movie Spotlight focuses on Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Archdiocese of Boston

Spotlight portrays the Boston Globe's team of reporters that investigated the childhood sexual abuse crisis in the Archdiocese of Boston. Aptly named, the Spotlight team of reporters worked for over a year documenting the efforts by high ranking church officials to cover up the sexual abuse scandal. The results of their reporting revealed a decades long pattern of conspiracy by high ranking church officials.

Examining the basic elements of car accidents

Many people are aware of car accidents but just never think that such a catastrophe will happen to them. The sad reality is that car accidents happen to real people and can have devastating effects. The most severe outcome related to a car accident is death or serious injury. There are many reasons a car accident can occur with the corresponding injuries as a result.

Is your car seat protecting your child?

As a parent, you know it's important to use a car seat for children. But did you know that many people unintentionally use car seats incorrectly? With car accidents among the most common causes of death for children, it is critical that you understand how car seats can protect your child.

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