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March 2018 Archives

Children continue to suffer injuries when they tip over furniture

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) contends that furniture tip-overs are responsible for injuring thousands of kids each year. They also claim that a child is killed every two weeks as the result of a tip-over.

Could data breaches affect patient care in hospitals?

When you go to the doctor, you likely go with some basic expectations. You probably expect the facilities to be clean and the physicians to be qualified, for instance. You likely also expect that any information you share with your doctor will be documented properly and kept safe.

Injured in a crash caused by an auto defect? Know your rights

Imagine you are driving home from work one evening. You are making good time in light traffic when suddenly, your steering wheel detaches from the steering column and you lose control of your vehicle. In the blink of an eye, you go from heading home to heading to the emergency room with serious injuries.

Are you ready to get back on your motorcycle this spring?

Spring is a time of celebration and renewal, and that means different things to different people. Parents with young children may look forward to outdoor play, Easter baskets and egg hunts. Those who enjoy riding motorcycles, however, may feel excitement about getting their bike out of storage and back on the road after a long, cold Connecticut winter.

Can I sue if I slip and fall on ice or snow in New Haven?

With three nor'easters that have already swept across the northeast over the past few months, most of us can't wait for the snow to disappear. While most of us would like to put away our shovels for the year, the City of New Haven warns that we can't.

Carbon monoxide: A deadly gas you might not know is present

It is easy to assume that if the air you are breathing smells fine, it is fine. What many people might not realize is that even air that smells good might still be dangerous for you to breathe. The presence of carbon monoxide in the air in your home, office or vehicle could be deadly.

Start thinking now about spring and summer bike safety

While it's likely that Mother Nature will send us another taste of the winter with more snow over the next few weeks, the official start of spring is here. The end of winter means different things to different people. For many people in Connecticut, spring means that it's finally time to bring the bike back out of storage.

What to do after a drunk driving accident

Despite the known risks of drunk driving, there are drivers all across the state who make the decision to drive under the influence of alcohol, especially on weekends and holidays. As such, there is a risk of being involved in a drunk driving crash this weekend because it is also St. Patrick's Day.

What do the courts consider medical malpractice?

Proving that your doctor engaged in medical malpractice is not easily done. There are many circumstances that may lead to a patient's medical condition declining that have little to do with a doctor's misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of them. Surgical complications often occur in instances in which a procedure is relatively new or overly complex. In both of the aforementioned situations, medical malpractice may not be at play.

Can I sue for injuries I received from using a defective product?

When we enter stores, we'll often see a billboard listing the latest product recalls that have either been ordered by its manufacturer, designer or distributor. In the case of cars that have safety concerns, we'll often hear about their recalls on the nightly news.

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