Sports-Related Concussions: What You Need to Know

A concussion occurs when an impact causes the brain to smash against the skull, resulting in brain injury. Since sports-related concussions occur with alarming frequency, laws have been put into place to try to prevent these sorts of accidents. If an accident does occur, Connecticut personal injury law entitles the victim to financial compensation. The … Continued

How Car Accident Claims Are Settled

Settling a car accident claim involves conducting an investigation, consulting with experts, reviewing insurance policies, calculating the amount of the settlement demand, dickering with the insurance company, filing a lawsuit to gain leverage (sometimes), and finally, drafting and signing a formal settlement agreement. In all likelihood, you or your lawyer will be negotiating with the … Continued

When Does a Delayed Diagnosis Constitute Medical Malpractice?

When the failure to timely diagnose a patient’s condition results in the patient not receiving the medical care he or she needs, the patient (or the patient’s family) will often be entitled to just compensation. While some delayed diagnoses are medically justified, many are the result of diagnostic errors that constitute medical malpractice. Delayed diagnosis … Continued

10 of the Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs

When we put something into our bodies, we need to know that it is medicine, not poison – especially if we are already sick. Unfortunately, some drugs do double duty as poisons for certain people with certain conditions. Alternatively, if the drug was improperly approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it could … Continued

What You Need to Know about Brain Injury Lawsuits

The brain is the body’s executive command and control center. Damage to the brain can result in a variety of serious symptoms ranging from obviously physical maladies, such as pain, to “only psychological” symptoms, such as depression or difficulty concentrating. Since a high percentage of brain injuries cause serious injury or death, lawsuit damages (and … Continued

E-Cigarette Product Liability Lawsuits on the Rise

“Vaping” was originally hailed by its supporters as a way to reduce the damage to the lungs caused by smoking, since vaping mixtures contain considerably fewer than the 7,000 chemicals present in tobacco. Critics, however, allege that is a way of enticing children into smoking tobacco using vaping as a gateway. Indeed, over a third … Continued

Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occur every year in the US. In most cases, the effects are temporary. In a significant fraction of all cases of moderate to severe TBI, however, the effects are long-term or even permanent. It is important to … Continued