Could a Flu Misdiagnosis be Medical Malpractice?

For many, the flu is an annoying, but otherwise simple inconvenience. While some forms of the flu are indeed mild, influenza can be a serious, and potentially deadly, diagnosis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributes 35.6 million illnesses, 16.6 million medically attended visits, 710,000 hospitalizations and 56,000 deaths each year to the … Read More

Common Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents

In 2016, there were 3,986 fatalities in large truck crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute. Sixty-six percent of those killed were occupants in cars and other passenger vehicles. This is because occupants in smaller passenger vehicles are much more vulnerable than motorists in trucks, due to the size … Read More

Do I Have Grounds for a Legal Case if my Child has Cerebral Palsy?

Of all the potential birth injuries to a newborn child, cerebral palsy is one of the most devastating. Occurring in approximately 1.4 to four of every 1,000 births, cerebral palsy can occur as the result of medical malpractice, which means you may be entitled to receive legal compensation for your child’s injuries. Although there is … Read More

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case for a MRSA Infection?

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a staph infection commonly contracted during a hospital stay that can cause severe consequences for patients, as it is resistant to many antibiotics and is difficult to treat. In rare cases, this type of infection can be attributed to medical malpractice. However, you will need the guidance of an experienced medical … Read More

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Residing in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), just over 50 percent of nursing home residents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These residents have unique needs that require knowledgeable caregivers. Unfortunately, these patients are at a higher risk of abuse or neglect in nursing homes because of their illness. … Read More

Important Evidence to Support Your Personal Injury Claim

Succeeding in a personal injury claim requires providing evidence that your injuries were directly caused by the defendant’s actions. This will include proving how the injury occurred and the extent of your damages. The Connecticut personal injury attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi can help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim, as this information will … Read More

How to Avoid Accidents in the Snow

More than 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,000 suffer injuries in automotive accidents because of snowy, icy or slushy roadways every year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. Connecticut is known for having serious winter weather, and it is not uncommon for automotive accidents to occur because of snow … Read More

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