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Fall at Olive Garden restaurant leads to premises liability claim

After suffering a serious injury, the difficulties individuals could face may place considerable hardships on their lives. Connecticut residents in such a predicament may wonder what they can do about addressing those challenges, especially when it comes to financial hardship. If the injury was caused by negligence on the part of a property owner or operator, premises liability claims may help one to pursue compensation.

One woman in another state has recently filed a lawsuit for this reason. Reports stated that the woman had been at an Olive Garden restaurant when she fell outside the building. The woman claims that uneven rocks along the sidewalk caused her to trip. The incident resulted in her injuring her arm, though exact details on the injury were not provided in the report.

What Are The Main Causes Of Car Accidents?

For the first time in 10 years, the number of persons killed in car crashes in the US exceeded 40,000 in 2016. In most cases, we tend to blame it on the incompetent, unskilled drivers and careless driving. Here are the six primary causes of car crashes:

Falling Asleep At The Wheel

Object left after surgery leads to medical malpractice claim

Needing surgery can cause Connecticut residents to have mixed reactions. Some individuals may feel relieved that they are in line to receive treatment for an ailment, and others may feel nervous about having to undergo an operation. Unfortunately, medical malpractice could result in a surgical event going wrong, and patients may find themselves suffering as a result.

A woman in another state recently filed a legal claim after being affected by such a situation. Reports stated that she had undergone a surgical procedure for varicose veins. The woman claims that she experienced considerable pain in the days after the surgery, and she ended up making a trip to the emergency room for an examination. It was apparently discovered there that a piece of metal had been left in her thigh.

Connecticut car accident leads to injuries

Car crashes are a relatively common event. Unfortunately, these incidents rarely become easier to take note of as they often result in serious or fatal injuries. A car accident often affects numerous people, and it may take multiple individuals a considerable amount of time to recover from injuries that such an event may cause.

It was recently reported that an accident in Connecticut resulted in multiple individuals suffering injuries. Apparently, the incident involved a moving vehicle and a parked car. There were three male individuals inside the moving car at the time of the incident. The ages of those occupants were not given in the report. Their vehicle crashed into the parked car for unknown reasons at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Successful medical malpractice claims may yield awards for damage

Losing a loved one under any circumstances can be tough for Connecticut residents to handle. Some deaths may be somewhat expected, as those that involve long-term illness and others may come completely out of nowhere. Unfortunately, the actions or inaction of other people can sometimes contribute to these unexpected deaths, and if a doctor or other medical professional acted negligently, there may be cause to file medical malpractice claims.

One man filed such a claim in another state, and a verdict was recently reached. The man lost his wife in 2012 due to complications associated with a medical procedure. Apparently, the woman had visited a gastroenterologist and underwent an endoscopic procedure. It was unclear what type of complications may have come about, but the woman died four months after the procedure at the age of 38.

Products liability: Crib mattresses recalled due to fire hazard

Parents of young children often want to do whatever they can to protect their kids. This desire typically leads Connecticut parents to use child-safe products in hopes of avoiding any unfortunate accidents that could involve their children. However, some issues with certain products may not become known until after distribution, and if injuries occur, parents may have reason to file products liability claims.

It may interest many parents to know that a recall has been issued for certain crib and toddler mattresses. The brand is Dream On Me, and the company has recalled over 23,000 mattresses that were sold in 2016. The issue with the product pertains to its flammability. Apparently, it does not meet requirements set forth by federal flammability standards.

Corded Window Blinds: Dangerous In Homes With Young Children

Most homes have window blinds. Families with children younger than 9 should carefully inspect their blinds, curtains, and other window adornments to prevent a tragedy from occurring. Exposed pull and tilt cords — along with tightly threaded inner cords — have the potential of strangling toddlers and youngsters who get wrapped up in them while playing or spending time in an unattended room. 

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately one child dies after being entangled in cords each month. The statistics are startling:

Motor vehicle accidents: Connecticut pedestrian killed in crash

Fatalities can happen under any number of circumstances. When motor vehicle accidents involve pedestrians, it is not unusual for those pedestrians to suffer fatal injuries. Unfortunately, many families are often left reeling after such events, and determining how to handle the situations can be difficult. However, some individuals may feel that legal action may suit their particular circumstances.

One family in Connecticut may be considering this course of action after a recent accident. Reports stated that the incident involved multiple vehicles and a pedestrian. Details on how the accident occurred were not available at the time of the report, but it was stated that the pedestrian was hit by one of the vehicles. The individual was reported as being 27 years old.

Surgical errors often lead to medical malpractice claims

Needing to undergo surgery can cause many Connecticut residents to feel very uneasy. This type of invasive procedure may be necessary in order for a serious medical condition to be addressed, but accepting this necessity can be difficult. This apprehensive feeling is sometimes warranted, as medical malpractice in the form of surgical errors is not uncommon.

Connecticut residents may be interested in one woman's case involving a surgical mistake. Reports indicated that the woman needed to have the right lobe of her thyroid removed due to potential cancer concerns. The doctor in charge of performing the surgery requested that she confirm what she was to have done, but when she stated that the procedure should be performed on her right thyroid lobe, the doctor told her she was wrong.

Teen killed in Connecticut car accident, driver critical

Many people may not think twice before getting into a vehicle as a passenger. Whether with a friend, family member or stranger driving, individuals are placing their lives into the hands of another person. Unfortunately, some drivers may not take the proper care with such a responsibility, and a serious car accident could take place. In some instances, this type of event could prove fatal.

It was recently reported that a fatal event took place in Connecticut. Apparently, the incident involved only one vehicle with two occupants. A 20-year-old individual was driving, and the passenger was reported as being 19 years old. The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling north. As a result, the car collided with a tree.

Verdicts & Settlements

Jura v Denegris / Bicyclist injured in collision with motor vehicle; a New Britain jury awarded the plaintiff $3,091,700.00 Less 10%. for comparative negligence reducing the net verdict to $2,782,530.00. The highest offer made by the defendants prior to the verdict was in $50,000. 00

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