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What should you look for if you suspect nursing home neglect?

It can be hard to know what to look for if you suspect a loved one who is a resident of a nursing home isn't receiving the right treatment. Perhaps you think that the staff could simply do a little more to make your relative comfortable. Or, perhaps even worse, you suspect that the staff of the nursing home is actively abusing your relative, or just neglecting to do their jobs. So, what should our readers look for if they suspect that a loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home?

Car accident at intersection kills motorcyclist

Our readers in Connecticut are likely to continue to see motorcycles on the roadways for at least a few more weeks, as the calendar turns from autumn to winter. Many motorcyclists are trying to make the most of the fall weather. Unfortunately, that means that motorcyclists continue to be in danger from other drivers and the collisions they cause.

Should medical patients be concerned about overtreatment?

Although several of our previous posts here have commented about medical malpractice and how it affects the lives of victims, a recent news article addressed a topic that some people may not be thinking about: overtreatment. In short, overtreatment is, basically, the efforts of doctors to do everything they can to treat a patient - all in the name fear of medical malpractice lawsuits.

The many different ways medical malpractice can affect your life

Most Americans receive high-quality healthcare whenever it is needed. However, any of our readers who are familiar with previous posts here know that medical malpractice is all too common throughout the country, including in Connecticut. There are many different ways that patients can suffer injuries and illnesses as the result of medical malpractice.

Trust your instincts when it comes to elder abuse

When Connecticut residents make the decision to move their elderly loved ones to a nursing home or assisted living facility, the decision is made with the elderly person's best interests in mind. After all, we all want what is best for our loved ones, and sometimes the right decision is to relocate them to a facility that can provide the type of around-the-clock support they need.

Afternoon car accident results in 2 injuries

Some of our readers may have seen the news reports about a head-on collision that occurred recently in nearby Prospect. According to the reports, the collision occurred on September 23 in the afternoon. The Connecticut State Police are reportedly still investigating the car crash.

Apps can contribute to a distracted driver and cause a crash

Connecticut drivers and drivers across the nation must be aware of the various factors that can lead to a car accident. One of the newer causes of crashes is drivers using apps on their smartphones while behind the wheel. Several -- including Snapchat, Waze and Pokémon GO -- borderline encourage drivers to use them while driving. This, despite the known dangers of being a distracted driver and the damage it can cause. In the past, distracted driving was limited to drivers who were making calls and sending text messages. Now, with new alternatives, it has gotten worse.

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