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December 2013 Archives

Jury awards $55 million in medical malpractice birth injury

The general factual pattern is similar in many birth injury cases. It's a wonder that the medical profession in Connecticut and throughout the country has not found ways to cut down on or control the incidence of tragic birth deliveries that seem to repeat the same mistakes over and over. Perhaps a recent medical malpractice award in another state will influence the profession to start talking about how to prevent botched birth deliveries.

Handoff miscommunications a leading cause of medical errors

Within the United States, the days of the singular town doctor that handles every case are over. Much of our medical treatment involves hospitals or care facilities with multiple members on the staff. The surgeon that completes a procedure may not be the one that is available later that same evening.

Dog bite causes Connecticut trooper serious injury, prompts suit

Connecticut police officers often risk life and limb to ensure the public's safety. They count on the other members of the force to watch their back and help when needed. What they don't expect is an injury from a member of their own team.

Town of East Haven found liable for injured man's medical bills

Sometimes people who have been injured by a drunk driver are baffled to see that same driver avoid what would seem like due punishment in criminal court. Connecticut residents should remember, though, that seeking justice in civil court is also an option after an injurious auto accident.

3 Glastonbury teens charged in connection with fatal DUI accident

A tragic car accident five months ago in Glastonbury has led to charges against three teenagers. The three boys are accused of allowing their friend, a 17-year-old girl, to drive drunk before she crashed into a tree. She died at the scene, and her death has deeply affected the Glastonbury community.

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