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Connecticut Auto Accidents: Aggressive Driving vs. Road Rage

February 14th, 2019

Our firm sees Connecticut auto accidents, and unfortunately injuries, of every variety. Accidents occur for many reasons, including aggressive driving and road rage. What is the difference? According to AAA, aggressive driving is when a driver tailgates, drives too fast, and does not follow traffic laws. Road rage is when a driver uses a vehicle … Keep reading…

Connecticut Hospital Negligence: Over Half of Hospital Infections Could Be Prevented

February 11th, 2019

If you or a loved one anticipate a stay at a hospital, you may want to read this. A new study by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America found that 55% of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) could be prevented by the hospital implementing proven prevention strategies. Researchers looked at 144 cases from around the … Keep reading…

Connecticut Auto Accidents: Commuters Spending More Time In Vehicles

February 8th, 2019

It seems like our days are getting longer and longer. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that commute times have increased in the last five years. Connecticut commuters spend an average of 26 minutes each way getting to work with the national average being 26.4 minutes. Longer drives to work can mean less … Keep reading…

Connecticut Auto Accident: Headlights Are A Safety Concern

February 5th, 2019

Older headlights are a major safety concern for motorists and could be a potential cause of Connecticut auto accidents, according to a new study by AAA. Age and exposure to natural elements causes the plastic on headlight covers to deteriorate and discolor with age. Older headlights (over 11 years of age) have a light output … Keep reading…

Hospital Negligence: Hand Hygiene Contributes To Post-Surgical Infections

January 20th, 2019

Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) account for roughly 75,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to the Center for Disease Control. In fact, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, 7% of patients who undergo surgery continue to acquire infections post-operation. Many of these infections are preventable through simple … Keep reading…

Connecticut Medical Malpractice: When Hospitals Fail At Discharge Plans

January 17th, 2019

One in five patients are discharged from a hospital to a post-acute care center, according to a report from the United Hospital Fund. This report cites that both patients and their families face significant challenges in this next phase of recovery. Patients and families were found to face the following challenges: Less than 48 hours … Keep reading…

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