Losing a loved one is usually a harrowing experience, especially when the death was caused by another person’s negligence. As a result, it can be difficult for people in Connecticut to navigate the grieving process, which is usually fraught with a wide array of complex emotions. If you’ve recently lost someone you cared about deeply, the American Psychological Association recommends the following advice.
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A common misconception amongst many in New Haven might be that wrongful death lawsuits are simply meant to punish the parties believed to be responsible for causing the untimely deaths of others. On the contrary, most who seek such action are simply trying to deal with the expenses associated with their losses the best that they can. Typically, the greatest of those losses are not monetary, but rather the emotional pain felt by being deprived of their family member or friend's companionship. The legal term for this deprivation is "loss of consortium."
Whether due to a car accident or as a result of poorly maintained property, negligent behavior can cause a great deal of harm. This is especially true when it comes to traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can have lifelong effects or even result in loss of life. The Mayo Clinic explains the basics of TBI, including symptoms and prevention.
If you have had a loved one die recently due to the negligent actions of another, then you might justly be considering a wrongful death lawsuit (filed by either yourself or the decedent's personal representative). However, what if you had already initiated action following an incident that injured your loved one, and then he or she suddenly succumbs to his or her injuries? Many have come to us here at The Law Office of George H. Romania, LLC thinking that in since such action did not begin as a wrongful death lawsuit, their cause of action then dies with their family members. We can tell with certainty that is not the case.
The conditions and circumstances that might have led to one's unexpected death in New Haven may almost always be reviewed and scrutinized to determine what might have been done to prevent the resulting tragedy. If evidence appears to exist that suggest a person, party or organization was negligent in a duty to fulfill an obligation (and that said negligence contributed to an outcome), family members in cases such as these may feel justified in seeking legal action. At the same time, defendants in wrongful death cases might always fall back on the argument that no amount of planning or preparation could have prevented what happened. It might also be argued that their unique position absolves them of liability.
The giant of the American economy, the manufacturing industry is one that countless workers rely on as a way of life. Although many experts predict the end of the manufacturing world in the coming years, others beg to differ, pointing out that the industry is as vital as ever before. With the importance of manufacturing in current debate, many have turned to the subtopics of safety and efficiency in America's factories; does the nation's attitude toward manufacturing work reflect an accurate portrayal of the industry itself?
When people in New Haven die under mysterious circumstances, their family and friends may hold on to the hope that law enforcement officials will find those responsible for their deaths, and that those parties will face criminal charges. If that does not happen, they may still choose to pursue a wrongful death action. One might question how one who was cleared for any criminal wrongdoing can then be the target of civil action for the same issue. Yet civil courts assign liability based on different criteria than those hearing criminal cases.
Pursuing a medical malpractice case can be extremely trying, particularly if you or a loved one are already suffering under the stress of traumatic injury or wrongful death. When it comes to discussing and proving your medical malpractice case, courts may rely on expert witnesses to provide testimony that can validate or negate your claims. But what are expert witnesses, and why do they matter?
Residents of Connecticut and every state in the U.S. have likely heard someone say, “the hospital is no place for sick people,” or “I got sick at the hospital.” The sentiments were probably delivered tongue-in-cheek, good for a snicker or two, but there are times when a comment like one of these is all too appropriate.
For a large majority of Connecticut residents, putting a medical condition or injury into a professional's hands provides a sense of comfort. After all, there is often no trouble in doing so, for doctors are the experts. There are many patients, however, who have not had such a positive experience at a medical facility, whether it is due to negligence, incorrect prescriptions or misdiagnosis of an illness. Medical misdiagnosis is no new problem, but is it really as common as some might assume?