Sexual Abuse and Assault

Sexual Abuse In Private Schools

Sexual abuse in private schools is more prevalent than one would expect. At these private schools, kids are living away from home -- often for the first time -- and truly need the support of their teachers and faculty. As such, they are more vulnerable to sexual abuse.  In these situations, where it is not … CONTINUE READING "Sexual Abuse In Private Schools"

MASS TORT V. INDIVIDUAL INJURY CASES: A LEARNING EXPERIENCE

by Emily B. Ashe Length of Time If there’s one thing we all know, lawsuits can take a long time. One of the down sides for a mass tort client is that their case generally takes a number of years to resolve (they benefit in other ways such as sharing costs with other plaintiffs—I’ll get to … CONTINUE READING "MASS TORT V. INDIVIDUAL INJURY CASES: A LEARNING EXPERIENCE"

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’"

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