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Vision and Hearing Impairments Associated with HIE

06 July 2020

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a potentially serious complication of childbirth that results from an inadequate oxygen supply to the fetus’s brain during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Along with behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, epilepsy and seizure disorders, and other cognitive effects, HIE has the potential to cause vision and hearing impairments […]

What to Do When You’re Injured in an Out-of-State Car Accident

27 June 2020

Auto accident law is tricky under even the best circumstances. Your claim could be affected by a state’s fault/no-fault law, comparative fault, the statute of limitations, and the details of filing and maintaining a lawsuit. Things can get even trickier if you are involved in an accident in another state, […]

Proving Causation in a Medical Negligence and Malpractice Lawsuit

19 June 2020

Malpractice is so prevalent in the United States that the American Medical Association has identified it as the nation’s third-leading cause of death, behind only heart disease and cancer. If you have suffered an injury due to malpractice, you are legally entitled to monetary compensation. The hard part is proving […]

What Should Doctors Do in Cases of Abnormal Fetal Presentation?

12 June 2020

A fetus’s position in the womb can have a significant impact on the risks for pregnancy, labor, and delivery. The most common, and generally safest, position during childbirth (or “presentation”) is for the fetus’s head to be down, allowing for a head-first birth and minimizing the risk of injuries and […]

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Jennifer Amdur to Become Partner in the Firm Effective July 1, 2020

01 June 2020

We are proud to announce that Jennifer Amdur will become a partner in the firm effective July 1, 2020. Over the course of the last 8 years, Jen has become one of the most respected young litigators in the State of Connecticut in the area of medical malpractice law as […]

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When Is Cerebral Palsy Evidence of Medical Malpractice?

27 May 2020

Because cerebral palsy originates before, during, or shortly after birth, the mere presence of cerebral palsy in your child should raise suspicions of medical malpractice. Further investigations into exactly which actions were taken (or omitted) during medical care around the time of birth is often enough to establish a medical […]

Is Over-Prescribing Opioids a Form of Medical Malpractice?

19 May 2020

The short answer to this question is, “Yes, overprescribing opioids is a form of medical malpractice under most circumstances.” The ultimate question is whether the healthcare provider’s treatment of your condition fell below the high standard of care expected of such professionals, to the extent that it constituted medical negligence. […]