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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?

What are some of the most common medical errors?

It may be hard to believe, but medical errors are more common than most people in Connecticut realize. While we all go to doctors and hospitals with the expectation that we will receive the best of care and treatment, the reality is sometimes quite different. So, what are some of the most common medical errors?

Birth injuries and medical malpractice claims

When most people in Connecticut hear about medical malpractice lawsuits, they probably think of botched surgeries or incorrect medication prescriptions. And, as those types of scenarios do, in fact, result in quite a few medical malpractice claims, those people would be in the right. However, there is another area of medical malpractice that occurs far too often: birth injuries.

Fatal car accident leads to settlement for victim's family

A long and, no doubt, heartbreaking journey for a car accident victim's family came to an end recently when, according to reports, the family reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed in Connecticut. The reports indicate that the lawsuit was based on a rear-end collision that occurred on Interstate 91 in 2016.

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