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Four Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined by the Connecticut Department of Public Health

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Four Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined by the Connecticut Department of Public Health

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has fined for nursing homes more than $1000 each as a result of incidents involving residents who suffered broken bones, cuts, dehydration and dramatic weight loss.

Maefair Healthcare Center of Trumbull was cited as a result of a residence who had dementia who fell to the floor from a wheelchair and received four stitches for a facial cut and was hospitalized for a possible cervical fracture.

The Jewish Home for the Elderly of Fairfield County Inc. of Fairfield was cited for an incident involving a resident with dementia who fell out of his chair. This individual was hospitalized with the facial cut and hip and back pain which were the result of a severe compression fracture of two vertebrae.

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation of Windsor was cited for three separate incidents. In one case a resident who refused to wear an alarm was found outside of the nursing home on one of the main roads. Another resident lost 15 pounds in two months who suffered from diabetes. The third case involved a resident with congestive heart failure who was taken to the hospital with dehydration and acute renal failure.

Amber Woods of Farmington was cited for an incident in which a resident with multiple sclerosis fell from a mechanical lift to the floor which resulted in two broken ribs.

If you or a loved one has suffered some type of injury as the result of the fault of a nursing home or rehabilitative care facility you should contact one of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers to have your case reviewed for free. You can contact us by calling our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 or you can visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and obtain a wealth of free information which is provided on that site.

Connecticut Medical Malpractice Attorney – Investigating Malpractice

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you have been involved in some type of medical malpractice case where you have received a significant permanent injury or injuries in some hospital in Connecticut then you need to get the advice of an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice attorney at the earliest possible moment. There are many things that need to be done to properly investigate a potential Connecticut doctor malpractice, emergency room malpractice, hospital malpractice, physician malpractice or medical malpractice case. If you wait too long before getting the advice of an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer then you may compromise your case and or you might not be a position to proceed due to the amount of time that you have waited.

Connecticut hospital and medical malpractice cases can occur at any of the following hospitals: Backus, Bridgeport, Bristol, Charlotte Hungerford, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Danbury, Day Kimball, Gaylord, Greenwich, Griffin, Hartford, Hospital for Special Care, St. Raphel, Johnson Memorial, Lawrence and Memorial, Manchester Memorial, Middlesex, Midstate Medical Center, Milford, Mount Sinai, New Milford, Norwalk, Rehabilitation Hospital of Connecticut, Rockville General, St. Francis, St. Mary’s, Sharon, St. Vincent’s, Stamford, the Hospital of Central Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center, Waterbury, Wyndham, and Yale New Haven hospitals. if you have been injured in any of these hospitals or in any other Connecticut healthcare facility then you need to contact us right away.

One of the issues that will need to be addressed in any potential Connecticut medical malpractice case is whether the treating physician or medical provider breached the standard of care in the treatment that was rendered to the injured party. This process will generally involve getting the injured party’s medical records and then having them reviewed by a doctor in the same area of specialization as the allegedly offending doctor who is being accused of medical malpractice. There are very few cases when a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer can review the facts of your case with you and advise you as to whether or not there is actionable malpractice. Generally, this is because the opinion of a medical professional will be needed in order to make that determination.

If you believe that you have been the victim of some type of malpractice involving a hospital, Dr., healthcare facility, nurse, nursing home, physician or other health-care provider then you need to contact us at the earliest possible moment. You can call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our experienced Connecticut attorneys right away. If it appears that you have a potentially viable Connecticut medical malpractice case, then we will schedule an appointment where we can review the facts of your case with you in detail, with an experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer, to determine if this is a case that we might be in a position to attempt to assist you with. Do not wait until it is too late. Call today and get this very valuable information right away. There is no cost or obligation in getting this information.

Norwalk CT Personal Injury Attorney

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

A Norwalk CT personal injury attorney can help you in so many ways with your serious injury case or a wrongful death case. Each day, people are involved in accidents where they are either seriously injured, or sadly, died as a result of the negligence of another. These accidents can involve a car, motorcycle, bicycle, truck, bus, taxi, train, hit and run, drunk driver, slip and fall, trip and fall, product liability case, premises liability case, UIM case, uninsured motorist case, or can involve Dr. malpractice, hospital malpractice or medical malpractice.

These are very serious cases and insurance companies want to pay the injured party, or the estate of the person who was killed, the very least amount of money possible. Because this is big business, insurance companies and insurance adjusters have methods and business practices that they use to make sure they pay you the least amount of money possible for your Connecticut accident or injury case. In fact, some of these business practices and tactics might shock you. If you attempt to represent yourself without first getting the advice of a Norwalk Connecticut personal injury attorney then you could very well severely reduce the value of your case, or in the most extreme situations, destroy your case completely.

Our Norwalk CT personal injury attorney will be happy to speak with you and provide you with free legal advice. Please call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with a Norwalk CT personal injury attorney right away. You can also visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a free copy of our book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims.” You can also schedule a free, in office consultation, with our Norwalk CT personal injury attorney so that you can discuss the facts of your case and get your rights explained to you. The book, the telephone call, and advice are all free. You need to get this very valuable information right away from our Norwalk CT personal injury attorney.

Many times injured parties are concerned that they do not have any money to hire in Norwalk CT personal injury attorney. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and we advance the cost to develop your case. We are only repaid those monies if we are successful in obtaining money damages for you. If we do not collect money damages for you, then you will owe us know legal fees and you will not have to repay us our costs. We take all of the financial risk in representing you. The only thing you need to do is concentrate on getting better and follow through with our instructions. The stakes in these cases are way too high for you to proceed without the advice of an experienced Norwalk, Connecticut personal injury attorney. Do not wait until it’s too late. Don’t delay, contact us today.

Another Reason Why You Should Contact a Connecticut Accident Attorney After You Have Been Injured

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

I just read on one of the self-help legal websites a request from a 19-year-old, who was representing himself in a serious car accident case. He was asking personal injury attorneys what he should do because the insurance company offered him $12,000 for his case and he did not think that was enough money. Unfortunately, this young man has greatly compromised his claim and has made it much more difficult for an experienced personal injury lawyer to jump in after he has handled this case up until this point on his own. The part I found most interesting was that he was sophisticated enough to know that $12,000 for his case was not enough to properly compensate him for his injuries, but the other side of that coin is that he had no idea what his case was worth.

If you’ve been injured in some type of Connecticut accident case involving a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, bus, hit-and-run accident, drunk driver, slip and fall, trip and fall, dog bite attack, premises liability case, or any other type of accident case you will probably not have a clue as to what your case is worth. So how could this young man represent himself and expect the insurance company to make him a fair offer when he does not have any idea as to the value of his case? He is allowing himself to be put in a position where the insurance adjuster will tell him what his case is worth which is, in all likelihood, significantly less than its real value.

Not only do most non-lawyers know how to evaluate a personal injury case but most non-personal injury lawyers would not know how to do that either. If you have been seriously injured in a Connecticut accident case then you need an experienced Connecticut accident attorney. You would not want to go to a divorce lawyer or estate and trust lawyer or criminal lawyer or real estate lawyer and ask them to represent you because chances are they would have little or no experience in representing someone in a personal injury case. In most cases, this non-practicing personal injury lawyer would probably not know how to properly develop your case let alone tell you the value of your injuries.

If you have been seriously injured in a Connecticut accident then you need to speak with experienced Connecticut accident attorney immediately. There is so much that you need to know, and there are a number of things which you should not be doing and there are also a number of things that you should be doing. In order to assist Connecticut accident victims, we have written a comprehensive Connecticut accident and injury law book. You can download the book, for free, by visiting our website at www.HCWLAW.com. This book has a lot of valuable information in it which will educate you on what you need to do in order to assist your lawyer help you get more money for your case.

You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak with one of our experienced Connecticut accident attorneys and get your questions answered over the telephone. If you would prefer, you can schedule a free in office consultation, where we will review the facts of your case with you and advise you as to what you should be doing. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the cost to develop your case. We are only paid a fee and we only recover our costs if we are successful in collecting money damages for you. If there is no recovery, then you will owe us no legal fees and no costs. We take all of the financial risk so you can concentrate on getting better. Do not make a mistake in attempting to represent yourself because it might be too late once you decide you need to hire an experienced Connecticut accident lawyer. Do not delay, get this very valuable information today!

WHAT INFORMATION TO KEEP FROM YOUR CT ACCIDENT LAWYER

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you have been seriously injured in some type of car, motorcycle, truck, dog bite attack, slip and fall accident, premises liability case, medical malpractice action, pedestrian accident, hit-and-run accident, bicycle accident, or some other type of Connecticut accident resulting in injury, there are a great number of issues that you need to discuss with an experienced CT accident lawyer as soon as possible. If you do not have your case properly investigated, at the earliest possible moment, then you run the very real risk that you can severely jeopardize your case because of mistakes that you might make that may be irreversible.

We have all heard the expression “honesty is the best policy,” and nowhere is this saying more important than in your dealings with your CT Accident Lawyer. Insurance companies and defense attorneys have databases of information regarding your past medical care, medical history, accidents that you have been involved in, motor vehicle violations that you have been charged with, insurance claims that you have filed, lawsuits that you have been involved with, your criminal history, and just about any other information which you could possibly think of. If you lie to your attorney, because you think that if this information became known it would hurt your case, then you will be seriously harming the potential value of your case because once this information becomes known by the insurance company’s lawyer, then your credibility will be seriously undermined. So make sure you keep any and all lies from your Connecticut accident lawyer.

When you go in to see a CT accident lawyer or personal injury attorney it is extremely important that you be honest with that lawyer from the very start. If you have been involved in previous accidents, let your attorney know that fact. If you have pre-existing injuries that affect the same body parts that have been injured in this current accident, let your attorney know that fact. If you have prior insurance claims, if you have a criminal record, if you have received a number of motor vehicle violations, and if there is any other information which you feel would be in your best interest to keep private and or lie about then you must be honest with your attorney and give that information to your lawyer.

Our CT accident lawyers have been representing injured parties and their families, as well as the estates of deceased persons killed in wrongful death actions, for decades. We have been nationally recognized for our work and have received a number number of prestigious awards and accolades. We also know how to handle information which might later prove to be harmful to our clients by making that known up front. Our website contains a wealth of free information that has been provided so as to enable the reader to develop a greater insight into Connecticut accident law.

Please visit our website at www.HCWLAW.com and download a copy of our free book. Learn what you should be doing, what you should not be doing, how to get better medical care, how to get better quicker, and how you can help your attorney get you more money for your personal injury case. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and speak directly with one of our CT accident lawyers. We will be happy to answer your questions and advise you as to what you should be doing. You can also schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of our attorneys where we can review your case in detail and specifically advise you as to what you should be doing. You can also fill out our brief online form and give us some very basic information about your case. We will then contact you. We will even travel to your hospital or home if you are unable to get out. Get this very important, FREE, information today.

CT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES RESULTING FROM AN ACCIDENT OR INJURY CASE‏

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

CT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES RESULTING FROM AN ACCIDENT OR INJURY CASE‏- If you have been seriously injured in some type of motorcycle, truck, taxi, car, bus or other motor vehicle accident or if you have been attacked or mauled by a dog or broken any bones in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident then chances are that you have been taken by ambulance to one of the  following hospitals: Backus Hospital, Norwich; Bridgeport Hospital,  Bridgeport; Bristol Hospital , Bristol; Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington; Connecticut Children’s Medical Center,  Hartford; Danbury Hospital, Danbury; Day Kimball Hospital,  Putnam; Greenwich Hospital,  Greenwich; Griffin Hospital,  Derby; Hartford Hospital, Hartford; Hospital for Special Care, New Britain; Hospital of Saint Raphael;  New Haven; Johnson Memorial Hospital,  Stafford Springs; Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London; Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester; Middlesex Hospital, Middletown; Milford Hospital, Milford; Mt. Sinai Hospital, Hartford; New Milford Hospital, New Milford; Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk; Rockville General Hospital, Vernon; Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford; Saint Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury; Sharon Hospital, Sharon; St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport; Stamford Hospital, Stamford; The Hospital of Central Connecticut,  New Britain; The Hospital of Central Connecticut,  Southington; Uncas on the Thames Hospital; University of Connecticut Health Center/John Dempsey Hospital,  Farmington; Waterbury Hospital,  Waterbury; Windham Hospital, Willimantic; Winsted Memorial Hospital, Winsted; or Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven.

One of the problems that you may experience is some type of complication that resulted from the care you received in the hospital either in the emergency room or due to doctor error or in failing to timely diagnose and treat your condition. Depending upon the circumstances you may have a claim against the person or company responsible for your initial injury and you may also have a CT medical malpractice claim against the hospital, doctor, nurse or other health care provider.

If your accident case requires medical treatment at a hospital then you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately so you can understand what you need to do and what you should never do. You may also need to involve a CT medical malpractice lawyer as well to investigate a potential claim against the doctor, nurse, hospital or other professional for medical malpractice. Contact our firm today as we have decades of experience in assisting people with Connecticut personal injury and medical malpractice claims.

Injured, hurt, angry, and/or confused as a result of your CT  accident, injury or medical malpractice case? You have so many different emotions that you are confronted with on a daily basis. Let us help you get answers to all of the questions you have to help put your mind at ease. Put our decades of legal experience to work for you. Let us handle the insurance company; you have your health to deal with.

Contact us to get a FREE copy of or book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut”. Visit us online at www.hcwlaw.com and order the book or tell us about your case or call us at (888) 842-8466 to get your questions answered right away or to schedule a free consultation. Don’t delay, get the information you need today.

 

What is Wrongful Death?

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

When a family member dies as the result of another’s negligence, you can be left traumatized and facing substantial expenses as well as financial instability.

Wrongful death is an area of law that allows family members of those killed by others’ carelessness to seek financial compensation and justice. The Connecticut wrongful death attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh have extensive experience helping families recover maximum monetary compensation and peace of mind when a loved one dies due to the negligent act of someone else.

If you lost a family member due to the negligence of another, please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh for your free consultation. Our wrongful death attorneys are proud to serve clients from the Ridgefield, Danbury, New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut, areas.

Damages in wrongful death cases may include money for:

  • Medical costs
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

The Connecticut wrongful death lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh have a proven track record of success in wrongful death cases related to:

For more information about wrongful death cases, please see our Questions about Wrongful Death page.

 

Choosing an CT Attorney : Who Should Represent You in Your Injury or Medical Malpractice Case?

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you have been injured in a car crash or another type of accident or have been the victim of medical, doctor or hospital malpractice you will need to speak with a CT attorney to have your rights explained to you. If you have been seriously injured you will need to hire a personal injury lawyer or medical malpractice attorney so your case can be properly developed and presented to the insurance adjuster, fact arbitrator, judge or jury so that you receive the proper compensation you deserve.  Contact Hastings, Cohen & Walsh today for a FREE case evaluation.

There are a great number of issues that need to be investigated and developed that could range from determining what happened, to establishing liability, to interviewing witnesses, to consulting with expert witnesses, to developing lost wage or loss of income claims, to monitoring your medical treatment and care, to assisting with problems that arise during your case and helping guide you through the complicated process awaits you. It is therefore important that you consult with and hire an attorney or firm of attorneys to represent you.

There are many important factors in choosing who should represent you and your interests. Three things that are very important are the experience of the attorney, the terms of their representation of you and the level of comfort that you feel with the attorney you ultimately hire. In investigating the level of experience that a lawyer has you will want to see how long the lawyer has been practicing, how long has the attorney handled cases such as yours, what has been the attorney’s experience in handling such cases, what special awards or recognition has the lawyer received, what exclusive groups or invitation only memberships does the lawyer belong to, and how is the lawyer viewed by other lawyers , judges and the public which can be determined by consulting rating organizations such as Martindale, Super Lawyers or AVVO.

In terms of their representation of you, it is important to find a CT attorney that will take your case on a contingency fee basis and advance all of the costs to properly develop your case. Under this type of arrangement you will not have to come up with any money out of pocket to prosecute your case. The arrangement should provide that if there is no recovery than you will owe no legal fees and will not have to repay the costs.

Another very important issue is the level of comfort that you have as a result of speaking with the CT attorney that you are interested in hiring. Does the attorney seem genuinely interested in you? Do you get the sense that this attorney is looking out for your best interest and is seeing to it that you are looked after and protected? There are times when you can speak with an attorney and immediately get the sense that they are not interested in you but are only interested in getting your case. In other words, they are more concerned with making money on your file and not about you as a person and your ultimate well being. So it is very important that you find someone who you get the  sense really cares about you and will make sure that you are properly taken care of.

Our firm sets these standards and lives by these important ideals. The client’s interests and well being are paramount. We also have an opportunity to refer cases out to attorneys throughout the country for those  injured in other states and require the services of a personal injury and/or medical practice lawyer. Several weeks ago we had the opportunity to refer a woman who was seriously injured to a lawyer in VA. We performed research to find someone who has the qualities, characteristics and experience we require of ourselves before making such a referral.

Attorney Steven Frei who practices with the firm of Sickels, Frei and Mims in Fairfax, VA is one of those remarkable lawyers. If you have a case in VA you should call and speak with Attorney Frei. He really cares about his clients. You can visit his website at www.sfmlawyers.com to get more information. We take pride in referring cases out of state to like minded attorneys and we are proud to count Steven Frei in that group.

If we can help you with your CT case or if you have been injured out of state and need a referral, please visit our website at www.hcwlaw.com or call us at our toll free number at (888) 842-8466. We look out for injured parties and their families. Can we help you?

Have you been injured by an Accident or Medical Malpractice in Connecticut?

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

If you have been injured in a Connecticut accident or if you have been the victim of medical malpractice, chances are, you need the services of an experienced CT injury attorney. People who are considering making a claim for personal injuries lawsuit usually contact, either through our online form, by calling us or by visiting us in our office, seeking answers to certain basic questions. A few of the main concerns most commonly voiced by current, new, or prospective clients are:

 

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED THE SERVICES OF A CONNECTICUT LAWYER?

You probably will need the services of an experienced CT accident and injury lawyer if you have been seriously injured or wronged in some way, as a result of an accident, medical malpractice, a defective product, a slip and fall, a dog bite, a sports injury, or through some other cause.  We always provide people with a  free consultation, either in person or on the phone,  to get a better understanding of the facts of your particular case and to advise you of your legal rights. We can also advise you as to what you should be doing to help maximize the value of your case. Not every person that is injured needs to hire a personal injury attorney and if we feel you do not need the services of a lawyer we will let you know that fact and what you should do. However, every person who is injured should consult with an accident lawyer so you can have your rights fully explained to you and you understand what you need to do and what you should not be doing.

 

 

WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER RETAINING A CT ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT ME INMY ACCIDENT OR INJURY CASE?

There is one very good reason to hire an experienced CT accident and injury lawyer; more money for you!  An insurance-industry research institution studied accident and injury claims handled by the injured person without being represented by a lawyer vs those cases that were handled by attorneys.  The study determined that those represented by attorneys had a higher net recovery for themselves (more money in their pocket after attorney’s fees and costs) than those without attorneys.

 

Our experienced team of CT injury and accident attorneys provide you with the advantage of representation by skilled professionals whose experience and insight enable you to equal the playing field when dealing with insurance companies and major corporations to help maximize the amount of money you can recover.  Having Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP involved in your case allows you to focus on recovering from your injuries and getting better while we focus on holding the responsible party or parties liable for your injuries and damages.

 

Put our decades of legal experience to work for you. Let our Harvard
Law School trained negotiator deal with the insurance company. Let us worry
about your case so you can do everything you need to do to get better. The
call, the book and the consultation are all FREE. Call us at (888) 842-8466.
Visit us at www.hcwlaw.com and get additional information or tell us about
your case online. We’ll deal with the insurance company, you concentrate on getting better!

Notice Provision Must Be Complied With on a Timely Basis

Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Ridgefield, Stamford, Connecticut

Your Connecticut car accident case can completely overwhelm you.
What should you do? What should you not do? Have you done anything to harm
your case? How will this case be investigated? Contact us today so we can
get you a FREE copy of our book “The Crash Course On Personal Injury Claims
in Connecticut” so you can get all of your questions answered.

You should be aware that studies have shown that experienced lawyers can negotiate settlements and obtain judgments that are many times higher than what the injured parties can negotiate for themselves.   In other words, in most cases, you will do better after paying the lawyer than you would if you attempted to negotiate your own settlement with insurance company claims adjusters. Your personal injury case could be fraught with many different complications and issues which would make handling your case without hiring a lawyer very difficult. An example of one of those types of issues might include:

NOTICE PROVISIONS

There are also certain notice provisions that have very short limitation periods, especially those that relate to local, state, or federal governmental entities.  In certain circumstances, if you do not comply with the statutory notice provisions, you may lose the right to file your lawsuit even if you act within the applicable statute of limitations period.

The statute of limitations in any particular case may be somewhat difficult to calculate, because a claim may involve different causes of action against different defendants.  Once you miscalculate when the statute has run or fail to properly provide statutory notice, your claim may be forever barred despite its validity or the extent of your damages.

Call us today to speak to us about your case. Our
consultations are FREE. We can help answer your questions and we can put you
at ease so you know what you need to be doing. We will even send you our
book, “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut” for FREE.
There is no obligation, so call us at (888) 842-8466 today; even the call is
FREE.