Many people in Connecticut likely take a very protectionist stance when it comes to their property, especially with real estate. As the saying goes, "A person's home is their castle." But, what duty - if any - does a property owner in Connecticut owe to other people?
Car accidents are incredibly common, as are injuries that occur in car accidents. Unfortunately, sometimes those injuries can be quite serious. When this happens, it can be necessary to pursue financial compensation from the responsible party by filing a personal injury lawsuit. At the heart of these types of lawsuits, the injured party - the "plaintiff" - must prove negligence by the defendant. There are five essential parts of proving negligence in a personal injury lawsuit - known as "elements" of the case.
People who are admitted to hospitals in Connecticut expect that they will receive the medical treatment they need, get time to recover and then be discharged without incident. However, a recent report indicates that patients may have something to worry about besides their health condition.
A recent post here discussed some explosive allegations about the Veteran's Administration, including some allegations that errors made by doctors and other healthcare professionals working with the VA were not reported to the appropriate licensing agencies. With Veteran's Day having occurred recently, it appears that at least two members of Congress were inspired to act on the allegations involving the VA.
When most people in Connecticut think about nursing home abuse or neglect, they probably envision negligent staff members doing other things instead of caring for their loved ones, or even physically or verbally abusing nursing home residents. But, there are many different ways that nursing home abuse and neglect can occur. One way that many people don't think of is overmedication of nursing home residents.
A recent post here addressed the rising danger of distracted drivers on the roads throughout our country. In fact, distracted drivers are such a danger that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that every day approximately nine people die in car accidents that are ultimately attributed to distracted driving. But, what are the main distractions for drivers?
Recently, throughout the country, kids everywhere dressed up as their favorite superheroes or cartoon stars and enjoyed trick or treating to get candy. In many cases, the parents have just as much fun as the kids to see them with smiles on their faces having fun. But, as fun as Halloween might be for families in Connecticut and throughout America, there is a dangerous reality to acknowledge: kids, as pedestrians on Halloween, are more likely to be hit and killed in a pedestrian accident.
There aren't many jobs in the world that are harder than being a doctor. These healthcare professionals go to school for years, and train for several more years, in order to be entrusted with the care of patients. With all of that education and training, you would think that most doctors are highly skilled and good at what they do and, for the most part, that is true. Unfortunately, some are better than others.
These days, many people find it hard to put their smartphones down. With so many entertainment options at the tips of their fingers, people can be seen staring at their cellphones while they eat, during work meetings and, perhaps worst of all, while they drive.
Many of our readers in Connecticut have likely heard news reports over the last several years about the myriad problems that the Veterans Administration has faced. In some of the most explosive reports about the VA, there have been allegations that the waitlist for healthcare has resulted in many veterans dying while waiting for treatment. Other reports decried the shoddy condition of VA facilities. Now, in a recent report, there are allegations that the VA has been concealing incidents of medical malpractice committed by their healthcare professionals.