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Will Personal Injury Cases Be Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak?

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Recent news reports claim that coronavirus cases are resurging across the nation. Despite those reports, Connecticut remains on track to reopen. Along with businesses, many courts are also reopening across the state. This is good news for many individuals who have pending personal injury lawsuits. However, COVID-19 has taken a toll that could continue to affect cases in the future. How Will Coronavirus Affect Personal Injury Lawsuits? In May, the National Safety Council (NSC) released a startling report. Since the beginning of the pandemic, motor vehicle fatality rates jumped 14 percent. This is surprising considering traffic has dropped due to stay-at-home orders. Safety officials believe this increase is due to… Read More

What Types of Medical Errors Occur in Emergency Rooms?

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Millions of people in the US receive treatment in emergency rooms each year. In fact, statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show there were 141 million visits to the ER during 2014 alone. Emergency rooms are a critical aspect of our health care system, but they are also a place where medical errors may occur. Medical errors can be more likely to occur in emergency rooms because staff may spend less time with patients. Emergency Room Medical Error #1: Diagnostic Errors Diagnostic errors are the most common type of medical mistake in the US, but they are especially common in emergency rooms. An emergency care… Read More

Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case?

To know whether or not you have the right to file a claim for wrongful death, you need to understand exactly what it is. Wrongful death is a claim that can be filed when a person (or a company) is at fault for the death of a person. There are a variety of reasons to file this type of claim, such as medical malpractice, vehicle accidents caused by another driver, a defective automobile, dangerous roadways, and even abuse. Any fatal accident which has been caused by negligence can cause a wrongful death claim to be filed. In the United States, this is the only method of suing a company when… Read More

Has Your Vehicle Been Recalled for Safety Defects?

Manufacturing or design defects in vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries or deaths. For instance, many recalled vehicles contain Takata’s airbag inflators, which are associated with multiple deaths and catastrophic injuries. The inflators can explode and send metal shrapnel flying into the cabins of vehicles. This is only one example that highlights the importance of knowing whether your vehicle is under recall. A recent Carfax study found that 63 million vehicles with safety defects are being driven on roads across the country. Although automakers are required by law to inform their customers of recalls, there are several reasons why owners may not receive repairs. It can take months to get a vehicle with… Read More

Could Your Knee Replacement Be Defective?

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Knee replacement surgery is a common procedure many adults undergo. In fact, it is one of the most frequently performed joint replacements in the country. Doctors perform more than nearly 1 million knee replacements each year here in the United States. Most patients getting knee replacements are older adults between the ages of 50 and 80. However, younger athletes and adults also get knee replacements. Unfortunately, knee replacement failure can compromise a patient’s health and well-being. Over the years, manufacturers recalled thousands of knee replacements. This has led to patient trauma and lengthy lawsuits. As such, patients need to remain aware of the signs of knee replacement failure. Understanding Knee… Read More

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