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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Put Down Your Phone and Pay Attention While Driving

13 March 2021

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council (NSC), the purpose of Distracted Driving Awareness Month is to bring the risks of talking on the phone, texting, and engaging in other non-driving-related activities behind the wheel into the […]

Mill River Park Cooperative’s 2021 Summer Day Camp

10 March 2021

The Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund is pleased to announce that it has granted $15k to the Mill River Park Cooperative’s 2021 Summer Day Camp to help defray the cost for underserved children who would like to attend the camp. The outdoor summer camp focuses on environmental education and recreation […]

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Medical Malpractice Birth Injury Settlement

02 March 2021

Russ Berkowitz and Jennifer Amdur have recently settled a medical malpractice birth injury case against a Connecticut hospital and an OBGYN involving a baby who sustained an in utero stroke at or near the time of his birth as a result of the defendants failure to timely deliver our client […]

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What Are Common Types of Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers?

27 February 2021

Common types of accidents caused by drunk drivers include head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, pedestrian accidents, wrong-way accidents, and single-vehicle accidents, among others. The consequences of drinking and driving can be severe. Intoxicated drivers take the lives of over 10,000 Americans every year and injure several times as many. Alcohol’s Effect […]

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How to Prevent Concussions for Every High-Impact Sport

19 February 2021

Concussions in sports can be prevented through the use of a variety of strategies, These may include: Intensifying the enforcement of existing safety rules; Teaching sportsmanship; Limiting physical contact during training; and Removing tripping hazards from the playing field. Different sports require different safety precautions. What Is a Concussion? A […]

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What Are the Signs of Fetal Distress?

12 February 2021

Common signs your baby is in distress in the womb include heart rate irregularities, decreased fetal movement, intense cramping (in the mother), vaginal bleeding (in the mother), excess or insufficient weight gain, abnormal levels of amniotic fluid, and other well-recognized symptoms. Your health care provider is responsible for recognizing symptoms […]

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Wrong-Site Surgery: What You Need to Know

06 February 2021

What is wrong-site surgery? Wrong-site surgery occurs when the surgeon operates on the wrong side of the patient’s body or on the wrong body part, performs the wrong operation, or operates on the wrong patient. Imagine, for example, a surgeon operating on your healthy right kidney instead of your diseased […]

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Vacuum Extraction Delivery: What Expecting Mothers Should Know

27 January 2021

Vacuum extraction is a process used during labor that applies a suction cup to the baby’s head and helps “suck” the baby out of the mother’s birth canal. Vacuum extraction helps expedite childbirth, but it can also cause injury. Injury due to negligent vacuum extraction can form the basis for […]

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Can You Sue a Doctor for a Flu Misdiagnosis?

19 January 2021

It is possible to successfully sue a doctor for a flu diagnosis if (i) the doctor’s misdiagnosis represented professional negligence and (ii) the misdiagnosis caused you actual harm. Other factors are relevant too. However, the foregoing two factors account for the issues in contention in most flu misdiagnosis cases. A […]

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What to Do with Delayed Pain after an Accident

12 January 2021

When you are hurt in an accident that is attributable to someone else, you will need to seek medical attention as soon as possible to generate evidence of your injuries. You will also need to avoid settling your claim with the insurance company, and you will need to seek experienced […]