When a loved one dies because of an accident at work, you might prefer to distract yourself rather than take time to grieve. Although you may want your grief to simply go away, sometimes this emotion lingers. The Mayo Clinic says that you can continue to feel grief for years after your loved one’s death.
While Connecticut women are aware that pregnancy may come with health problems, they may not realize that risks sometimes extend past childbirth. A previous blog discussed wrongful death lawsuits in miscarriages. This week’s blog will focus on wrongful death in women who have recently given birth.
When many Connecticut residents think about wrongful death lawsuits, they may consider accidents that should not have happened. However, a recent court ruling may change the parameters of wrongful death cases so that even those who are not yet born may be protected.
When many Connecticut residents place loved ones in nursing homes, they trust that their family members will be in good care. While many seniors experience good care in these facilities, others have a different experience. The Hartford Courant says that in early 2016, deaths and injuries in nursing homes brought fines to five institutions.
Many Connecticut residents take supplements for their health. Some of these may have the potential to affect health in a negative way and sometimes may include long-lasting consequences.
While food is intended to fuel the body, sometimes it can make people sick. According to the National Capital Poison Center, food poisoning annually affects one in six Americans. With such a high proportion of people affected, Connecticut residents may wonder what the most common symptoms of food poisoning are so that they will know in case they or a loved one gets a food-borne illness.
Connecticut residents face many a danger from drivers every day. Fatigue, distraction and impairment are just some of the things that can lead to serious injury and even fatal accidents. Even without inclement weather conditions to worry about, these things can wreck havoc on area roads in the summer months.
As the Memorial Day holiday fast approaches, thoughts of summer fun and recreation become more and more prevalent in the minds of people in Connecticut residents. If you are like many people, this fun may involve enjoying the open water. Whether on lakes, rivers or the Atlantic Ocean, boating is among one of the quintessential summer joys. However, when the consumption of alcohol is paired with boating, the potential for danger increases greatly.
As spring officially arrives, motorcycle enthusiasts all across Connecticut may be looking forward to the joys of riding on two wheels. The freedom that comes with motorcycling is a pleasure all unto its own. Sadly, bikers must also face the all-too-real dangers associated with motorcycle accidents when they share the road with other vehicles. If you ride a bike or know someone who does, understanding how many lives are lost in these crashes each year can be important.
Winter is moving further in the past as spring makes its way to Connecticut. The reduction in ice or other conditions on area roads along with the growing number of daylight hours may help to improve safety for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike. That, however, does not mean that the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident is completely eliminated. Sadly, that is a risk that is always present.