Alcohol – What Is Dram Shop Liability (and what is a dram, anyway)?

Dram shop laws relate to cases in which a person has received alcohol from an establishment and then causes an accident while in an intoxicated state. Dram shop laws allow victims who were hurt by the intoxicated driver to pursue compensation from the establishment or party that provided alcohol to the intoxicated driver. What Is … CONTINUE READING "Alcohol – What Is Dram Shop Liability (and what is a dram, anyway)?"

Surgical 'never events'

Study ties communication errors to surgical ‘never events’

According to a new study, poor communication among surgical teams may be a common cause of the inexcusable surgical mistakes known as “never events.” Harmful medical errors are a threat that people in Danbury face every time they seek medical attention or treatment. Alarmingly, between 2008 and 2012, over 3,000 people in Massachusetts suffered severe … CONTINUE READING "Study ties communication errors to surgical ‘never events’"

Brain Injury

Brain injury victims often suffer from depression

After suffering from a brain injury in an accident, many victims find that they become depressed in addition to the other consequences of the injury. When accident victims sustain trauma to their head, they often experience varying effects. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, the consequences of traumatic brain injuries often depend on … CONTINUE READING "Brain injury victims often suffer from depression"

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Is a Serious Safety Concern

The rise in mobile technology use in recent years has changed the way that many people in the United States drive. Travelers rely on their cell phones not only to stay in touch with loved ones on the road, but also to receive turn-by-turn directions to their destinations. And while this technology has undoubtedly made … CONTINUE READING "Distracted Driving Is a Serious Safety Concern"

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