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March 2014 Archives

Widow sues for nursing home abuse in the death of her husband

Nursing home abuse is a pervasively documented fact that cannot be ignored. In most settings, nursing home abuse takes place in institutions that provide medical care, and thus the violations may also be called medical malpractice. In addition to a manifest of governmental complaints that can be filed against outlaw institutions, there is a private civil action available to the victim and the families that can bring substantial recoveries, including punitive damages, against those who perpetrate nursing home abuse. Economic punishment against the companies that arrogantly ignore their promises to their elderly patients is one of the strongest tools to use in Connecticut and elsewhere to bring about lasting change.

Connecticut patients: beware of medication error

Every day, thousands of patients visit their neighborhood pharmacy for the medications that their doctors have decided are the best treatments for a particular illness or injury. The majority of the time, the trusted professionals at these establishments are able to efficiently dispense these important medications without complications. However, there are times when mistakes are made. A medication error can lead to major health consequences and any patient -- whether here in Connecticut or elsewhere -- could become a victim.

Several medical professionals accused of causing man's injuries

Patients rely on their doctors to give them the best care possible. Doctors, in turn, rely on other medical professionals -- nurses, technicians and others -- to help them with their duties. If one link in the chain malfunctions, everything can come apart. Caregivers can and do make mistakes and patients are the ones who end up paying the price for that negligence. A recent case highlighted just how important communication between medical professionals is and though it occurred out of state, Connecticut residents can learn from this unfortunate event.

Potential wrongful death claim relating to Legionnaires disease

Those who provide healthcare have a vital role in society. Occasionally, it can happen that those with this responsibility fail to fulfill it. Connecticut residents may have heard of the recent Legionnaires' disease outbreak in a VA hospital in a nearby state. What they may not know is that while the outbreak was originally attributed to a malfunction of equipment, those in charge may have known that it actually stemmed from human error. Now, the hospital may be facing claims of wrongful death due to their alleged negligence.

Surgical errors of two doctors blamed for man's injuries

Medical professionals are entrusted with the lives and well-being of their patients, and those who live here in Connecticut are no exception. When a doctor or other healthcare provider makes a mistake, it can sadly result in injury or even a fatality. Recently, a couple from out of state decided to pursue civil claims relating to surgery performed on the husband and the harm he says he sustained due to surgical errors.

Medical treatment determined inadequate in malpractice case

Here in Connecticut, residents trust their medical professionals to treat them with the utmost in care when they have a health problem. Sadly, all too often, that trust is compromised as mistakes can happen during medical treatment. In an out-of-state case, a jury found that a man's physician liable for the loss of the patient's foot after improper treatment.

Woman wins medical malpractice suit in cosmetic surgery error

Sometimes, Connecticut residents may make the decision to have cosmetic surgery. If it is a common procedure, they probably do not worry about any potential complications but as with any surgery, the possibility for error does exist. A woman out of state had her life changed forever when problems arose from a surgery she thought would improve her appearance. She was recently awarded a settlement in a medical malpractice suit that will hopefully help with her quality of life.

Connecticut parents learn from misdiagnosis causing boy's death

Parents in Connecticut trust medical professionals to give their children the best treatment possible. When a doctor, hospital or anyone charged with the medical care of a young person makes a mistake, it not only affects the patient but also anyone who loves and cares for him or her. Recently, a family from out of state had to deal with the pain of losing their child and they say that the misdiagnosis of his condition by a physician is to blame.


Tooher 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 203-517-0456, or email the firm to schedule a free consultation.

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