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Protect Your Loved One from Elder Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

Elderly residents in nursing homes can be subjected to various types of abuse. One unfortunately common form of abuse is financial abuse, where someone misuses or illegally uses a resident’s funds, assets or properly. If you suspect an elderly loved… Read More

When are Nursing Homes Liable for Injuries from Falls?

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because of this, nursing homes and other assisted living facilities have a duty to help protect elderly individuals from… Read More

Could a Flu Diagnosis be Medical Malpractice?

For many, the flu is an annoying, but otherwise simple inconvenience. While some forms of the flu are indeed mild, influenza can be a serious, and potentially deadly, diagnosis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributes 35.6 million… Read More

Common Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents

In 2016, there were 3,986 fatalities in large truck crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute. Sixty-six percent of those killed were occupants in cars and other passenger vehicles. This is because occupants… Read More

Do I Have a Legal Case if my Child has Cerebral Palsy?

Of all the potential birth injuries to a newborn child, cerebral palsy is one of the most devastating. Occurring in approximately 1.4 to four of every 1,000 births, cerebral palsy can occur as the result of medical malpractice, which means you may be… Read More

5 Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Lawyer for Your Case

If you have been injured because of another’s actions, you need a personal injury lawyer with your best interests in mind who can advocate on your behalf to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Choosing the right personal injury… Read More

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case for a MRSA Infection?

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a staph infection commonly contracted during a hospital stay that can cause severe consequences for patients, as it is resistant to many antibiotics and is difficult to treat. In rare cases, this… Read More

How to Handle Back Injuries from Car Accidents

Car accidents happen every day. Some of them result in severe injuries, and some result in no injuries at all. Some of the most common injuries are back injuries, which can be painful and debilitating. If you have been injured in a car accident, make… Read More

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Patients Residing in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), just over 50 percent of nursing home residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These residents have unique needs that require knowledgeable caregivers. Unfortunately,… Read More

Important Evidence to Support Your Personal Injury Claim

Succeeding in a personal injury claim requires providing evidence that your injuries were directly caused by the defendant’s actions. This will include proving how the injury occurred and the extent of your damages. The Connecticut personal injury attorneys… Read More