Connecticut residents and those across the U.S. with loved ones in a nursing home need to know that federal requirements could be in flux. A new rule that was meant to protect the elderly in nursing homes might be rolled back, which is concerning as elder abuse is sadly prevalent.
Car accidents in Connecticut and across the country have various causes. Some of these causes are due to driver behaviors, such as a drunk driving. Others, however, are linked to the driver's physical, mental or emotional issues.
Sex abuse in Connecticut is one of the worst acts that can be committed. Often, it is a person who is in a position of power over a younger person. It can cause long-term psychological, emotional and personal problems for the victim. Legal filings seek to take those who have been alleged to have committed sexual abuse to task and garner compensation for the victims. One recent series of settlements negotiated by Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney, PC, helped gain closure for victims of a substitute teacher.
Connecticut law enforcement has recently increased its efforts to reduce the number of drivers who are operating their vehicles while distracted. Despite those attempts, there will still be drivers who do not pay attention to the road. This can cause a car accident with injuries and fatalities. A key to determining when there was a distracted driver is the law enforcement investigation. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one in this type of crash need to make certain that they have legal assistance.
In Connecticut, auto accidents have various causes. As a result, law enforcement and researchers are conducting detailed accident investigations to find their causes. One factor that is a concern is teen drivers and the dangers created by their behaviors and inexperience. According to a new study from AAA, drivers age 16 and 17, who recently received their driver's licenses, are in a car accident three times as frequently as adults.
People in Connecticut who are in nursing homes, hospitals and other care facilities have the right to expect a reasonable standard of care and a staff that is attentive and concerned about their needs. Unfortunately, that does not always form the template of how patients are treated. This applies to any type of facility. The state is responsible for overseeing medical professionals and making certain that they adhere to proper protocols and behave professionally. When this does not happen, patients can suffer personal injury, even death.
In Connecticut, and throughout the U.S., the number of people who are taking part in distracting behaviors is problematic. This is, in part, due to the number of available alternatives to driving, like taking photos and videos with smartphones and other devices. Studies determine the cause of this and ways to prevent it, including a recent study from State Farm.
Law enforcement is taking steps to try and reduce the number of drivers who choose to engage in distracting behaviors behind the wheel. These behaviors can place themselves and others on the road in jeopardy of being in an auto accident, suffering injuries and death.
Medical mistakes are viewed as a major factor in people suffering a worsened medical condition and death in Connecticut. But, research is ongoing to examine every aspect to determine ways to reduce its frequency.
Drivers in Connecticut must keep a close eye on everything when they are out on the road. Pedestrians, particularly children and the elderly, are more vulnerable than others. When there is a car crash involving a pedestrian, there can be severe injuries or a fatality. With any outcome, the long-term problems, along with it, can span the person's entire life and extend to the family who must deal with the aftermath. A lawsuit is frequently the only method available to seek adequate compensation for everything lost in a pedestrian-auto accident.