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New Haven Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Debunking three common car accident myths

Car accidents are often very frightening, traumatic events, but their aftermath can be trying, too -- in confusing and exhausting ways. It can be overwhelming to deal with the other motorists and insurance companies. Plus, many common myths and misconceptions about motor vehicle collisions can complicate the process even more. 

To make the best decisions for yourself after a car crash, it is important to be aware of harmful myths. Here is a look at fact versus fiction when it comes to auto accidents

Debunking 3 common myths about traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious health problem that can have long-lasting consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 230,000 people go to U.S. hospitals every year because of some form of TBI. 

Despite its prevalence in society, numerous myths and misunderstandings persist regarding TBI. These misconceptions can prevent people from recognizing the signs and treatment options

What are the most common types of medical malpractice claims?

You may see doctors regularly and urge others in your family to do the same. However, with the frequency of medical malpractice lawsuits across the state of Connecticut, you wonder what, exactly, makes for a case against a physician or hospital.

Medical malpractice claims can arise out of a failure to uphold certain standards of care by doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and others in the health care industry. Some lawsuits occur over more common claims than others. Take a look at some common types of medical negligence.

How can you feel empowered in your medical malpractice case?

Medical negligence is common in today's healthcare system. Overworked medical professionals, poor communication and mismanagement -- products of an intensely profit-driven industry -- can all lead to mistakes that can leave patients with lifelong injuries or disabilities -- or worse.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of a medical error, you have the right to be frustrated and angry. But you do not have to accept a lowball insurance settlement or take no for an answer after a serious medical error.

What does the future hold if you have a DUI conviction?

If law enforcement stops you on suspicion of drunk driving, you will face several penalties. The entire experience will be unnerving, but you assume you will just deal with it and go on with your life.

But life as you know it may change as a result of a DUI conviction. 

Car crashes are a major cause of brain injuries

If you watch football games, you have no doubt seen players suffer head injuries. It happens in other sports, as well. However, car crashes account for thousands of traumatic brain injury cases every year.

There are two forms of traumatic brain injury. An open TBI happens when a foreign object pierces the skull and enters the brain. A blow to the head can cause a closed traumatic brain injury, the most common form. 

Three common labor and delivery complications

When you're expecting a child, you hope everything goes right with your pregnancy, labor and delivery. Even if your pregnancy goes well, you may encounter problems when it comes time to give birth.

Your hospital and your doctor or midwife should be ready to deal with any complications that arise. Here are some common labor and delivery issues and descriptions of what your medical team should do to prevent and treat them. 

Three common winter injuries (and how to prevent them)

Wintertime is full of surprises and hazardous situations. You can easily suffer an injury in the winter while performing basic tasks and during normal activities. Slipping and falling, experiencing a car accident and developing frostbite are all common types of injuries that occur during the cold months. 

Thankfully, prevention is possible. You can enjoy this time of year, injury-free, by staying alert and watching out for hazards. Follow these health and safety guidelines to stay safe this winter.

Things that can keep patients and doctors from getting along

A good relationship with your physician is essential to your health. Poor communication and a lack of trust can cause avoidable errors. It can even lead to negligence and medical malpractice.

What are some of the biggest roadblocks to positive patient-doctor relationships? There are many reasons people don't have good experiences with health care clinicians, but below are four common ones.

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