It can be easy to almost reflexively think of wrongful death claims in terms of litigation: how to establish all of the elements of the cause of action, what the statute of limitations is, whether a survival action is also a possibility, and so on. But too much focus on the litigation-related aspects can lose sight of the important consideration that many wrongful death lawsuits in Connecticut will be settled between the plaintiff and defendant before reaching the point of a jury verdict.
The essence of a wrongful death claim is that the events leading to the death of a loved one were avoidable in the absence of a negligent or other wrongful act on the part of someone else. This is clearly evident from news accounts surrounding the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Hartford in connection with the suffocation death of a firefighter in 2014.
When complications arise during the birth of a baby, the results can be devastating. If you or your baby was injured during the pregnancy or delivery, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice occurs if the injury could have been avoided. Because medical malpractice claims can be both legally and medically complicated, you should consider consulting an attorney before filing one.
The problem of football players suffering traumatic brain injury has been the focus of attention in the national and local media for quite some time. A new report of data collection by the education department in Connecticut reveals that the assumption that most head injuries and resulting brain trauma happens to males may be incorrect.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Roe v. Wade in 1973, the heated debate over when a fetus becomes a “person” for illegal abortion charges has plagued the legal systems as both sides try to push their agenda. Now the same debate is the focus of a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Connecticut. The case involves a 22-week-old fetus that was born alive but then died as the result of a medical procedure performed on the mother.