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Heard of ‘CTE?’ The New Awareness of Concussions

You might be aware of concussions, but do you know what CTE is? Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease that afflicts athletes, military veterans and others such as victims of domestic violence with a history of repetitive brain trauma.  People with CTE develop a protein called Tau, which forms clumps that slowly […]

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Human Trafficking

America’s Invisible Crime: Child Sex Trafficking

By: Attorney Valerie B. Calistro, Managing Partner “Human Trafficking” is known as an “invisible crime” because it’s all around us, but a lot of us don’t see it, or are ignoring the signs.  As much as no one wants to talk about it, it’s important that we do. Unfortunately, the sad reality is that child […]

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Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

The release of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”, a show about a 17 year-old schoolgirl who takes her own life and leaves behind the 13 reasons why she did it, propelled teenage suicide into the mainstream. Concerned parents and educators raised issues with what some believed was the shows ideation of suicide and its portrayal. Worryingly, […]

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Dangers of E-Cigarettes

The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

By Agostinho J. Ribeiro, Esq., CEO, Ventura Law Marketed as a “safer” smoking alternative to regular cigarettes, the popularity of electronic cigarettes – otherwise known as E-cigs – has grown significantly over the last few years.  An electronic cigarette is a battery-operated device that emits doses of vaporized nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions, for the user […]

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10 Questions to Determine Hospitalist and Specialist Responsibility in Med-Mal Cases

Physicians known as “hospitalists” have emerged in recent years due to various economic, political, medical, and social forces on inpatient care, and now are the fastest growing medical specialty. Over the last 20 years, while the number of hospitalized patients and number of specialists available to care for them has remained stable, the number of […]

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Little Known Facts About Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents, though not necessarily more common than other motor vehicle accidents, can be more shocking and devastating. But, they can also be caused by some unique circumstances. A number of studies and surveys have discovered some interesting facts and statistics about motorcycle accidents: 1. Approximately ¾ of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with another vehicle, […]

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Young Sad Women - Sexual Abuse 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Surgical Team - Accident Claims in Connecticut

Estudio vincula errores de comunicación a “errores evitables” quirúrgicos

Según un nuevo estudio, la falta de comunicación entre los equipos de cirujanos puede ser una causa común de errores quirúrgicos imperdonables conocidos como “errores evitables”. Errores médicos perjudiciales son una amenaza que enfrentan las personas en Danbury cada vez que buscan atención o tratamiento médico. Alarmantemente, entre los años 2008 y 2012, más de […]

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