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Victim receives nearly $1 million medical malpractice settlement

Medical malpractice legal resources provide protections for victims. A Connecticut chiropractor, based about a half an hour north of the Bridgeport area, recently settled a medical malpractice lawsuit. The victim will receive a $940,000 settlement for the care he received from the chiropractor. In his lawsuit, the victim asserted that the chiropractor failed to refer him for an MRI when he showed symptoms of a spinal cord infection. The victim later required spinal cord surgery.

What is the typical progression of a car accident case?

It can be hard for a Connecticut resident who has been injured in a car accident to know what comes next. If the accident is serious enough to cause significant injuries, the injured victim may face days, weeks or even months of hospital stays, treatment, surgeries and rehabilitation or therapy. Who pays for all of this care? Well, if the accident was caused by someone other than the injured victim, it may be possible to pursue compensation for these costs in a personal injury lawsuit.

An overview of a car accident trial

When Connecticut residents are injured in a car accident, their primary concern is -- rightly so -- on the recovery of their physical health. However, a close second to this concern should be how to hold the party that caused the accident -- the negligent party -- accountable for the injuries and damage caused in the car accident. In some cases, a personal injury lawsuit may progress all the way to a trial.

What is nursing home neglect?

Nursing home abuse is important to understand because it is so serious. If you or your family has been impacted by nursing home abuse or neglect, you may wonder what exactly is considered nursing home neglect and what you can do about it. There are an estimated 3.2 Americans in approximately 17,000 nursing homes throughout the country so nursing home abuse and neglect can impact many patients.

Bar liability for drunk drivers

Connecticut has been cracking down on drunk drivers for many years. It is a leading cause of injury and death on our roads and it is entirely preventable. But one of the most important tools to fight drunk driving is very old. Bars are liable for the mayhem that results from serving someone who is drunk.

How victims of slip and fall accidents are protected

Because of the reasonable expectation of safety on another person's property, premises liability laws are in place to protect victims injured because of a dangerous or defective property condition. Premises liability law protects victims injured in slip and fall accidents and other accidents related to a dangerous or defective property condition.

Pursuing justice for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect

People who have been injured or neglected in a nursing home in Connecticut -- or their family members -- may feel like victims who don't have any options. Some may even think that the abuse or neglect in question is just part of the care that a person receives at a nursing home or assisted-living facility. But, these individuals and families need to think differently. Their situations matter, and their potential legal case against the nursing home matters.

Understanding the basics of medical malpractice protections

Understanding medical malpractice is important for any victim of medical negligence and for family members of victims of medical malpractice. Because of the seriousness of medical malpractice, it is important to understand what it includes, what types of medical malpractice there are and what remedies are available to victims of medical malpractice.

Is there any way to prevent distracted driving?

Millions of drivers took to the roadways throughout the country over the recent Memorial Day weekend, including many people from Connecticut. Some people traveled across the country to visit relatives and friends, while others might have just traveled across town or down the street. However, regardless of the distance traveled, many drivers and passengers probably observed one type of particularly dangerous driving conduct: distracted driving.

Medical malpractice: how common are medical errors in America?

Our readers have likely seen previous posts here that have discussed just how much of a problem medical malpractice is in our country. Every day, people in Connecticut and nationwide go to their health care providers expecting top-level treatment. Unfortunately, there are many instances of mistakes or errors that leave the patient in a worsened condition -- or even result in death. But, just how common are medical errors in America?

Victims of dog bites are protected in Connecticut

Dog attacks can result in serious injuries and harm to victims. During 2012, thousands of dog bite injuries occurred and there were 42 dog bite-related fatalities. In addition, 60 percent of dog bites happen to children. Dog bites can cause a variety of injuries including serious physical and emotional scarring. Dog bite laws in Connecticut protect victims and ensure they are properly compensated for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered in a dog attack.

What can I do if a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse?

If your loved one has suffered nursing home abuse, you may wonder what resources area available to you to help. When a loved one is entrusted to the care of a nursing home, there is a reasonable expectation that the loved one will be properly cared for and will not suffer harm. When that is not the case, it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with legal protections to help guard against nursing home abuse.

Watch out for dangerous property conditions indoors

When most people think about those who are injured by dangerous property conditions, they probably imagine that those conditions are present in an outdoor situation. However, dangerous property conditions can exist indoors as well, and Connecticut residents need to be on the lookout for these conditions in order to avoid a potential serious injury.

The different types of damages available to car accident victims

Car accident damages can be vitally important for injured victims and their families suffering from the physical, financial and emotional consequences of an unexpected car accident. There are several different types of damages that victims of a car accident may suffer and seek compensation for. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for the damages they have suffered when injured by a negligent driver in a car accident.

Analyzing the facts in a potential medical malpractice claim

Most people in Connecticut, even non-lawyers, know that in order to win a case in court the right evidence is crucial. For those who are pursuing a medical malpractice claim, having the right evidence can be even more of a factor in the case, since these types of cases can be notoriously difficult to present in court. Most medical malpractice cases turn on the opinions of expert witnesses.

What to consider when choosing a nursing home in Connecticut

With all of the reports about nursing home abuse and neglect that our readers see, it can be intimidating when the time comes for them to actually make a choice for a loved one to stay at a nursing home or assisted living facility. But, in general, most of these facilities are doing their jobs the right way. However, that doesn't mean that there aren't certain things to look for when choosing an assisted living facility or nursing home. So, how should you go about making this choice with a loved one?

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