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September 2014 Archives

How animal bites may impact Connecticut residents

It is estimated that 2 to 5 million animal bites occur in the United States each year, and 85 to 90 percent of animal bites are dog bites. Cat bites comprise up to 10 percent of bites each year, while rodent bites make up up to 3 percent. The majority of animal bite victims are children.

Crossing guard injured in auto-pedestrian crash

Crossing guards charged with the responsibility of keeping children safe as they cross the street may regularly encounter angry and impatient drivers while doing their jobs. One crossing guard in Connecticut was reportedly taken to the hospital on Sept. 12 for treatment of serious injuries, including broken bones, when she was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk near an elementary school.

Driver injured in Connecticut crash

Soutington fire officials reported that two vehicles collided at the intersection of Highwood Avenue and Oakland Road on Sept. 6, causing one car to hit a telephone pole. As a result of the incident, one of the drivers suffered injuries requiring hospitalization. Reportedly, the driver of the car that struck the pole received emergency transport to Bradley Memorial Hospital.

Examining medical malpractice liability for misdiagnosis

New London residents may be interested in some information about what actions can give rise to a medical malpractice case. Misdiagnosis is one important type of malpractice that can cause serious damage to a patient.

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