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Family drops wrongful death lawsuit against Caitlyn Jenner

The fatal car accident that involved Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist and reality television star formerly known as Bruce Jenner, received widespread publicity in Connecticut and around the country when it occurred in February 2015. Jenner was driving a sport utility vehicle along Pacific Coast Highway when she rear-ended another car, pushing the second vehicle into oncoming traffic.

When a mother dies during pregnancy or childbirth

Most Connecticut women expect to experience a safe and successful pregnancy and delivery. While it is true that pregnancy and childbirth have become much safer with the available technology, there is always the risk that the mother will not survive. When a mother does die, the cause may be neglect or carelessness on behalf of the medical staff.

What is nursing home abuse?

Some of the most vulnerable people in our society are the elderly. Their advanced age often brings many different physical and mental ailments that can make them susceptible to being taken advantage of. Sometimes, this occurs in a place that should be a safe haven for seniors -- nursing homes or elder care facilities. Nursing home abuse is a far-too-common problem in Connecticut that unfairly targets those who may not be able to help themselves. If you have a loved one living in a nursing home that might have suffered abuse, you may not know exactly what it is or how to recognize it, but the following information may answer some of your questions.

Husband files wrongful death suit after wife dies post-surgery

When people need surgery, they put their trust in the medical professionals in the operating room to make them well again. There are a number of people involved in the entire procedure, and while that fact often serves to maximize a patient’s treatment, it can also cause confusion. Connecticut families may be interested in the case of one out-of-state woman who died a few years ago after -- as her husband alleges -- a surgery resulted in complications that were not quickly resolved. The husband is now pursuing a wrongful death suit.

Parents file wrongful death claim in infant son's death

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting event for parents. If something goes wrong during or immediately after the delivery, parents may struggle for answers as to what could have been done differently that might have helped their child. Connecticut readers may be interested in the story of two out-of-state parents who say that the mistakes of several healthcare facilities and a doctor were responsible for the death of their infant son. They have now filed a wrongful death claim on their behalf and on behalf of their baby.

Family files medical malpractice suit in relation to boy's death

Connecticut parents trust physicians to care for their children to the best of their ability, but a mistake can mean the difference between life or death. The loss of a child is devastating in any circumstance, but it can be especially painful when it may have been preventable. One out-of-state family is experiencing just such a tragedy after they say the errors of medical professionals resulted in the untimely death of their son, and they are pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Possible medical malpractice for VA hospitals in Connecticut

The recent controversy surrounding Veterans' Affairs hospitals around the nation is likely something most Connecticut residents have heard about by now. Many in the hospital system's administration are accused of falsifying patient records to indicate that patients did not wait as long for treatment as they actually did. Several citizens are pursuing medical malpractice lawsuits in connection with harm done to patients due to what they say was inadequate treatment, and one state has already paid out over $8 million to date.

Wrongful death by truckers may increase after regulation cut

There are numerous instances in which truck drivers have been known to disobey roadway laws. Some examples of these actions include running traffic lights, speeding and driving too many hours in a day. All of these instances can lead to serious injuries, including wrongful death, for other individuals on the roads. This is true whether in Connecticut or elsewhere in the United States.

Nursing home abuse suspected in death of patient

When the time comes to determine how to best care for an aging family member, their loved ones may decide that a nursing home is the best facility to meet their needs. If proper care is not fulfilled, the risk of injury to -- or even the death of -- the older person rises. Nursing home abuse in the form of neglect happens too often; as one out-of-state family discovered, and they say that caregivers are responsible for their loved one’s death. Connecticut families may want to heed the implications of this case.

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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