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March 2018 Archives

How Can I Recognize That a Nursing Home Is Negligent?

If you have a loved one in a nursing home in Connecticut, you no doubt expect the best care possible. Sadly, this is not always the case; while most assisted living facilities go above and beyond in terms of care, instances of neglect and even abuse are all too common. That's why NextAvenue.com urges family with relatives in nursing homes to be on the lookout for the following indications that staff may be negligent.

Studies identify common diagnostic errors and ways to avoid them

A patient in Connecticut cannot get treatment for a condition that has not been diagnosed by a health care provider, but identifying the medical condition may be more difficult than people think. According to AMN Healthcare, research indicates that about 5 percent of the time, doctors miss the correct diagnosis, even though the evidence is available to them.

Working through grief after a wrongful death

The death of a close friend or loved one is one of the hardest things to deal with, no matter who you are or who you have lost. When that death occurs through negligence or an avoidable accident, it can be even harder to take because you may be adding anger, confusion and shock to the grief you feel. The legal team at Wocl Leydon respects your feelings. We work compassionately with many survivors who need legal help, whether that entails medical malpractice, medication errors or wrongful death.

Medical Technology Must Be Used Properly to Ensure Safety

You expect to be well-taken care of at Connecticut hospitals. However, serious issues can occur, and in some cases these issues are a result of negligence. Technological hazards are just one potential occurrence that can impact patient health and safety. Forbes explains some of the common technological issues that might happen in a health care setting, and how these can prevent you from receiving quality care.  

Toyota recalls thousands of vehicles

In February of 2018, Toyota issued a recall for thousands of its vehicles. The recall impacts people who recently purchased 2018 Toyota Tundras or Toyota Sequoias. The company also issued recalls for people who bought the 2017 Toyota Tundra for a different issue. In the former's case, the vehicles may have a problem with the electronic stability control while the latter may have an issue with the split bench seat that could cause it to come loose under certain circumstances. 

How Can I Reduce My Risk of Medication Errors?

Many in people in Connecticut and all over the country take medications on a daily basis. Errors related to medication can occur on every level, from the original prescription to the methods for dispensing drugs. Because medication errors can be dangerous in many cases, the Mayo Clinic offers the following tips.

Wocl Leydon, LLC is a law firm experienced in handling wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto accidents, fall down claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, car crash and motor vehicle collision lawsuits. The personal injury trial lawyers handle cases throughout Fairfield County. If you have been seriously injured in Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, or anywhere in Connecticut, please call one of our litigation attorneys at 203-333-3339, or email the firm to schedule a free consultation.

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