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Connecticut Pedestrian Deaths Rose 33% in 2016

June 4th, 2017

Connecticut pedestrian accidents were certainly on the rise in 2016, early data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows.  Connecticut pedestrian fatalities rose roughly 33% over 2015. The study reported from January to June 2016 there were 28 deaths (just over 1 death per week for that time period). In the same time period … Keep reading…

Cancer Deaths On The Decline

June 1st, 2017

A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports that deaths are on the decline for both men and women. Between 2010 and 2014, cancer deaths for men decreased 1.8%, women 1.4% and 1.6% for children. The decline is attributed to treatments, early detection and prevention. As much as early detection can … Keep reading…

How Doctor-Friendly Is Connecticut? The Answer May Surprise You

May 29th, 2017

Here in Connecticut we have a beautiful coastline, rolling hills in Litchfield, and some truly amazing state parks, cities and towns. One area where we could improve is how doctor-friendly we are. A recent study puts Connecticut as the 45th most friendly state to doctors. Despite the life-saving work doctors perform, those who practice in … Keep reading…

Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Do Virtual Treatments Pose a Risk to Patients?

May 26th, 2017

A few months ago, Yale New Haven Hospital’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care announced that it was the first in New England to offer virtual exercise programming for its patients. This leaves many questions to consider including does it open up the hospital and its physicians to Connecticut medical malpractice? Under Connecticut law, medical malpractice is … Keep reading…

Babies Are Injured Far More Than We Think

May 23rd, 2017

A new study released shows something that all parents, whether brand new or experienced, fear. Baby products send roughly 66,000 babies to emergency departments around the country; which is roughly one baby every eight minutes. The data was analyzed over a 21 year span of time. The data also revealed that 25% more ER visits … Keep reading…

Connecticut Medical Malpractice: 2.8% of Postoperative Complications End In Death

May 20th, 2017

After a patient undergoes a surgical procedure postoperative complications can occur. A study published in the British Journal of Anesthesia last fall reported that there were 50 million postsurgical complications worldwide. Of those complications, 2.8% (1.5 million) of complications resulted in death before the patient left the hospital. It is important to note that not … Keep reading…

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