Pregnancy is exciting and frightening all at the same time. While it is not considered an illness, there are a variety of medical problems that can occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery. How medical staff responds to the problems that arise can dramatically impact the health of both mother and child. Sadly, mistakes are sometimes made, and mothers lose their lives as a result. In these cases, it is reasonable for surviving family members, whether in Connecticut or elsewhere, to question whether medical malpractice claims are appropriate for the circumstances.
In mid-May, a Connecticut man was reportedly killed while working in Danbury. Sadly, work accidents such as this are far more common that most like to think. It is likely that his death has had a deep impact on his surviving family members.
The number of Americans requiring the services offered in nursing homes is growing, and many Connecticut residents may be among them. Picking a quality facility may seem like a daunting task, especially with numerous cases of nursing home neglect and abuse being reported. If, after choosing a care facility, abuse or neglect is suspected, it is possible to take legal action against the care center owner and the employees believed responsible.
In the past few years, it seems that the number of auto recalls reported have been increasing. Even though the technology used within cars and to build cars is more advanced than ever before, problems at the manufacturing level have led to multiple injuries and fatalities. At the end of the day, residents of Connecticut and elsewhere,who have been negatively affected by auto defects will want to know who is or who can be held responsible for defective cars.
Sometimes, multiple car accidents occur within a short timeframe. Car accidents are not only devastating to Connecticut victims and families who experience them. They are also traumatizing to those who witness them. Medical workers recently recounted a tragedy that involved 16 vehicles.
Connecticut drivers may recognize the dangers of driving while tired. The numbers of fatalities in car accidents that were caused by drivers who are exhausted or suffer from a lack of sleep are alarming. A man who is currently being held against a $25,000 bond is suspected of causing a fatal accident because he allegedly fell asleep while driving.
Some of the most common causes of serious injuries are car accidents. Often, pedestrian accidents typically result in serious injuries -- or worse -- for the victims. A Connecticut woman was injured after she was hit by a car.
After-school clubs and programs can be beneficial for both children and their parents. Many parents rely on these places to care for their children while they are still working after the school day has ended. These programs have a responsibility to keep children as safe as possible while they are at the facility, but this, sadly, doesn't always happen. A case of premises liability involving the drowning death of a young girl was recently decided by a Connecticut court, who declared that the Boys and Girls Club was responsible in the incident.
Most motorists recognize the possibility exists that they could be involved in a car accident. Nevertheless, they might feel that their car offers a degree of protection from injury or death, and that is often the case. Pedestrians, however, do not have that same level of protection from surrounding traffic. Pedestrian accidents that involve a vehicle frequently result in harm to the victim, as there is little to no barrier between the victim and the motor vehicle. A recent accident of this type happened here in Connecticut and resulted in the death of the man involved.
Recently, we brought you the story of a jogger who died after being struck by a vehicle (“Connecticut pedestrian accidents sometimes connected to exercise”, July 23). Sadly, another person has lost his life after being hit by a car while he was working out. According to authorities, the driver may have been intoxicated when the incident occurred. Pedestrian accidents like these are a reminder to motorists everywhere to take caution when driving with people on foot nearby.