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August 2015 Archives

The most common surgical errors

Going into surgery can cause anxiety for many people in Connecticut and across the country. In addition to the innate fear of the procedure, there is also the fact that physicians can make mistakes that result in severe consequences. In fact, as WebMD points out, doctors make more than 4,000 preventable surgical errors every year to the tune of $1.3 billion in medical malpractice awards.

Trucks shut down Connecticut highway after serious crashes

The sheer size of a tractor-trailer gives it an ominous presence on the highway. Many drivers in Connecticut may even feel a little weary of sharing the road with an 18-wheeler. Stories of truck driver fatigue and inattention behind the wheel are all too common and illustrate what can happen when these vehicles cause a crash. Unfortunately, a recent incident on Interstate 95 demonstrates that very point.

Does homeowners' insurance pay for dog bite injuries?

You may have heard that victims of dog bites can receive compensation from the pet owner's homeowners' insurance policy. That's true. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the cost of dog bite claims in 2013 was $483 million. What's more, those cases made up more than 33 percent of all claims.

Study: Texting bans are effective for teenage drivers

It is a well-researched fact that texting behind the wheel is a high-risk behavior. By law, no Connecticut driver is permitted to text while driving. Further, drivers are not allowed to use handheld phones and novice drivers may not even use hands-free technology.

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