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January 2018 Archives

Surgical error and disclosure practices

Patients in Connecticut who are planning on undergoing a surgical procedure probably expect their doctor to admit if something goes wrong with the procedure. While medical teams are strongly encouraged to make a full disclosure to the patient when a mistake is made, studies have found this does not occur in many situations. This can negatively affect both the patient and surgeon.

Does Connecticut have a dram shop law?

Drunk drivers may be the last thing that you think about encountering on New London's streets. Yet given that fact that local establishments do sell alcohol, the threat of encountering such a driver on the road is very real. This may prompt you to question exactly what role the law assigns to those who furnish alcohol to drivers who later cause accidents, and whether such providers can be held legally liable for these results. 

Cerebral palsy and doctor error

When thinking ahead to the birth of their child, most soon-to-be parents in Connecticut are imagining all the cuteness and joy they are about to experience. While most births go smoothly, unfortunately not all of them do. Cerebral palsy is an injury that usually occurs at birth, and sometimes it is caused by medical error.

Liability in dog bite cases

Dog owners in Connecticut should keep a close eye on their dogs, as the state has strict liability laws regarding injuries caused by these animals. Unlike some states, it does not matter whether the owner knows the dog is vicious or not, if they attack and harm another being the owner is responsible for any of the subsequent damage. 

How to implement safe winter driving tips

Connecticut and other states in the Northeast are expecting major winter storms in the coming week. Drivers who need to be out in the ice and snow should prepare for maneuvering their vehicles in these inclement conditions to prevent collisions with others and in the event they become stranded.

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