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December 2017 Archives

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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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