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Olympics conference learns Norwalk concussion laws

As concussions become a larger concern for athletes around the world, one Connecticut woman was able to address the international sports community to discuss how her community was addressing the issues. As the Norwalk Daily Voice reports, the International Olympic Committee World Conference discussed the measures the city of Norwalk took to protect all of its young athletes from the dangers of concussions in sports.

Former Patriots Tight End’s Conviction Erased

As the country was transfixed by the news that former tight end of the New England Patriots and Connecticut native, Aaron Hernandez, had committed suicide in prison, many in the legal world began to speculate on what this would mean for his conviction and the fate of the civil suit of the family of slain Odin Lloyd. According to the CT Post, Hernandez’s conviction has been vacated because he died before being able to exhaust all appeals, which is established in Massachusetts case law. The civil suit for wrongful death is expected to go forward.

Stay safe this summer: Fireworks

There's nothing like watching the colors explode into the night sky after a summer party, but in Connecticut, there are strict laws in place to protect people from the potential hazards fireworks can present. When the law is not followed safety can fall prey to fires, and serious injuries like burns car occur.

Wrongful death alleged by parents

People in Connecticut know that accidents can and do happen. However, an equal truth is that not every accident really should happen. In many situations, the actions or inactions of human beings either make an incident possible or allow it to escalate or sometimes even both. In cases like this, some may hold responsibility for any eventual outcomes. It is on this basis that those who experience injury or loss may be owed compensation.

Child dies after being sandwiched between vehicles

Connecticut residents often have to make instantaneous decisions and respond with lightning speed to situtions on the road when driving. Even when successfully able to respond appropriately so as to proactively stay out of the way of an accident, drivers are not always able to avoid being hit. This is because other drivers may not appropriately respond to the need for a change of course or speed.

5 ways a brain injury affects you in the long-term

The last thing you remember is being struck from the side by a large vehicle. You wake up in a hospital, and you try to talk to those around you. The words come out slow, and you struggle to understand what they're telling you. You have a brain injury, and your life has changed significantly.

A better way to diagnose and treat children with concussions

It's inevitable that, in the course of growing up, a child should experience a few knocks on the head. Often, parents scurry their children to the doctor's office where they undergo a computed topography (CT) scan to assess the severity of the damage and figure out treatment and next steps.

How will your personal injury settlement be taxed?

If you have suffered from a severe personal injury as a result of a car crash or other accident in Connecticut, you probably want to seek damages from the responsible party to pay for medical expenses, loss of income and other financial burdens arising from the incident. Before heading to court, however, it is a good idea to understand how the Internal Revenue Service may view any legal settlements.

Recovering after a loved one’s wrongful death

The death of a spouse can be difficult under any circumstances. If a spouse dies because of misconduct at work, however, sometimes it can be harder for families to know what to do. While considering their options, it is important for Connecticut families to take time to grieve.

What you should know about serious burn injuries

While you may not feel overly concerned about receiving a sunburn, or coming into brief contact with a hot skillet, there are some burn injuries that may permanently affect your life in Connecticut. Not only do severe burns affect your skin, they can do damage to your internal organs, and your mental and emotional health. At The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC, we have seen the effects this type of injury can have on victims and their families, and have provided legal counsel to many who want to pursue compensation from the negligent party whose actions caused the burn.

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