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Ikea to pay record amount for toddler death

Finding a child unconscious is a nightmare scenario for any parent. Unfortunately, for a family in California, the unthinkable became reality when an Ikea dresser fell onto a toddler, causing the child to suffocate. After the toddler’s parents filed suit, Ikea agreed to pay $46 million in damages. The settlement purportedly represents the largest wrongful death payout for a single child in U.S. history. 

The Ikea settlement has some lessons for both consumers and furniture manufacturers. Furthermore, if you have a child, you likely want to know what led up to the accident. After all, no parent should have to cope with the death of a child.

3 forms of distracted driving that can lead to a car accident

Car accidents occur every day around Connecticut. Most of the time, they merely result in lane closures, but in several instances, they lead to injuries or death. 

There are many ways to end up in a car crash. While it can happen to anyone, you greatly increase your odds of being a victim if you partake in any distractions while behind the wheel. There are several different kinds of distractions that can lead to a crash, and you need to avoid all of them while driving. 

About 20% of serious medical conditions misdiagnosed

Receiving a prompt and accurate medical diagnosis is paramount if you wish to have your best chance at recovering from your ailment. Unfortunately, many Americans fail to receive accurate medical diagnoses from their primary care doctors.

AARP reports that a recent study shines a spotlight on just how many Americans receive inaccurate or incomplete diagnoses when visiting their primary care doctors, raising numerous concerns about the prevalence of medical misdiagnosis.

3 types of birth injuries you should know

Finding out about an impending birth in the family is an exciting and scary time. The mom does everything she can to ensure that her little one is healthy and safe by watching what she eats and drinks.

However, when it comes time for birth, things may go amiss. While some scenarios are unavoidable, others may occur due to a mistake by medical personnel. When a birth injury is the result of a medical mishap, your baby may have challenges ahead. Become familiar with these three birth injuries so you can better identify them.

How to stay safe when walking into a shopping center

While you likely hear about motor vehicle accidents routinely, some collisions are shocking. On August 23rd, a car crashed into a place of business in New Haven. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they found two pedestrians pinned between the car and the building. Unfortunately, both lost their lives in the collision. 

Few things can ruin a day of shopping faster than an accident involving a car and a pedestrian. Still, you have groceries and other items you must buy. Here are some tips for staying safe when walking into a shopping center: 

Spinal injury is a common result of a rear-end crash

People often hear the term “whiplash” when a driver sustains an injury in a rear-end collision. This is an injury to the cervical part of the neck.

However, there are other spinal injuries that commonly occur as a result of this kind of vehicle accident. Here are three more:

Common causes of childhood injuries

As a parent, you want to keep your child as safe as possible. But even if you take every action imaginable to protect your child from the world, he or she is going to get hurt at some point. 

Accidents happen for a variety of reasons. In many cases, children get hurt because of the negligence of another person or entity. If this happens to your son or daughter, you may be able to pursue monetary damages via a personal injury lawsuit. Below are some of the common causes of childhood injuries that can have legal ramifications. 

How does hot weather lead to more car accidents?

Many factors contribute to car accidents, such as distraction, speeding and intoxication. More accidents occur in the summer months, from an increase in tourists and teens on the road to plenty of partying holidays. In fact, the deadliest day to drive is the Fourth of July, reveals data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

Another factor for summer crashes is the hot weather, says U.S. News and World Report. Although hot weather is not a defining attribute of Connecticut, the summer temperatures are still warm enough and the humidity high enough that they can have the following effects on driving.

Three reasons people are afraid to bring lawsuits against doctors

Medical malpractice claims can cover a wide array of injuries. When a medical provider causes harm or makes someone sick either by action or inaction, the victim may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for different kinds of damages.

However, some victims choose not to actively pursue a malpractice claim, even when there is evidence to support one. Here are three of the reasons people don't want to pursue lawsuits against medical providers.

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

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