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I-84 Highway crashes in and around Hartford Connecticut

Posted by Paul Levin | Feb 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

Addressing the complex interplay between driver negligence and highway conditions requires a multifaceted approach, including legislative measures, enforcement of traffic laws, public education campaigns, and infrastructure improvements. By targeting these factors comprehensively, policymakers and transportation authorities can work towards reducing the incidence of serious and fatal highway accidents.

Popular weight loss drug, Ozempic, tied to stomach paralysis ( "gastroparesis")side effects

Posted by Paul Levin | Sep 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

Ozempic is a medication primarily prescribed for type 2 diabetes management, not weight loss per se. It received FDA approval in 2017 and is being  prescribed off label for weight loss taken by many thousands of people. The issue is that since the FDA approved Ozempic in 2017, the manufacturer,  Novo Nordisk ,has not included gastroparesis warnings in its prescription information. The company warned about other Ozempic side effects but didn’t warn the public of the risk of severe gastroparesis. There is no cure for gastroparesis, and now a growing number of those injured are seeking compensation for loss of quality of life, past and future medical bills and other damages. Brand names involved include: Mounjaro Rybelsus Saxenda Wegovy For severe cases, it is also advisable to contact a Law Firm that can further advise and file a case where warranted to seek appropriate compensation. If you live in Connecticut, Rhode Island or Massachusetts , a local New England based Firm may be a good place to start. Case inquiries may be accepted in other jurisdictions as well

Data Breaches- a Growing concern for Connecticut residents

Posted by Paul Levin | Sep 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

As a result of such data breaches, affected consumers personal information and  are often compromised, and they continue to be, at significant risk of identity theft and various other forms of personal, social, and financial harm. The risk will remain for their respective lifetimes. The author of this post recently filed a class action, as local counsel , in the Federal District Court of Connecticut for a well known insurance company based in Hartford, CT. If you believe that you have been subject to an exposure of personal information from an entity that may have sensitive information that was exposed, it is essential to contact counsel and take other immediate steps to protect yourself from actual harm( see below basic response guidelines)     “Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims,” Federal Trade Commission, 4 (Sept. 2013), (last visited Aug. 11, 2023). While many details of the Data Breach remain in the exclusive control of the involved companies for a time, often until litigation is commenced and discovery allows for the exercise of subpoena power, the underlying cause is often tied to a  breach of  duties and obligations

National Nursing Home Regulations Impact on Connecticut Nursing Facilities

Posted by Paul Levin | Sep 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

The Biden administration has proposed Federal Nursing home minimum staffing guidelines that would require nursing home and assisted care facilities, impacting Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts facilities in New England. These minimum staffing guidelines would become applicable to any such facility that participates in federal programs that subsidize and pay for patient care which means the overwhelming majority of such nursing home and assisted care facilities  The preliminary estimate as reported by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid service is that up to 75% of such facilities presently do not meet the proposed minimum guidelines. Competent staff, clearly developed policies and proper training and supervision go a long way to assuring the safety of nursing home residents. However, staff shortages in critical areas, particularly involving direct patient care, think ratios of staff to patients, will nevertheless render such facilities potentially unsafe for residents, particularly those that are medically vulnerable. 

Protecting Our Elders: The Crucial Role of Nursing Home Personal Injury Lawyers in Death Case Injurie

Posted by Paul Levin | May 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Before delving into the reasons why this expertise is essential, it's important to outline the various types of nursing home death case injuries. These can range from physical injuries due to falls or accidents, emotional abuse, financial exploitation, to severe medical neglect leading to illnesses or even death. Identifying the root cause and subsequent steps can be complex, making the involvement of a specialized attorney essential.

Honoring the Sacrifice: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

Posted by Paul Levin | May 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Representing the Estates of Veterans We consider it an honor and a privilege to represent the estates of veterans. These brave individuals, who dedicated their lives to preserving our freedoms, deserve the utmost respect and recognition. Our legal team is committed to providing compassionate support to the families left behind, helping them seek justice and financial compensation for their loss. We understand that no amount of compensation can truly alleviate the pain, but by holding responsible parties accountable, we hope to provide some measure of closure and support to these families during their difficult times.

Nursing Home Crisis in Connecticut

Posted by Paul Levin | May 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Connecticut, like many other states, is experiencing a significant demographic shift with an aging population. The increasing life expectancy and prevalence of chronic conditions have contributed to the rising demand for nursing home services. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the population aged 65 and older is projected to substantially  increase  by 2030, further exacerbating the strain on nursing homes.

Fatal car accidents in Connecticut

Posted by Paul Levin | Jan 02, 2023 | 0 Comments

According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, there were 256 fatal car accidents in the state in 2020, resulting in 275 deaths. This is a significant decrease from the 282 fatal accidents and 305 deaths that occurred in 2019.One of the most common causes of fatal car accidents in Con...

Nursing homes are not always safe for seniors

Posted by Paul Levin | Jan 02, 2023 | 0 Comments

Nursing homes are supposed to be places where seniors can receive the care and support they need to live comfortably and safely. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some nursing homes in Connecticut have been cited for dangerous and neglectful practices, putting the health and well-being of their residents at risk.

Nursing Home Injuries and Abuse

Posted by Paul Levin | Jan 02, 2023 | 0 Comments

What to Do If You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect in State If you suspect your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important to act quickly and seek help. Simply speaking with your loved one may not be sufficient because they might be afraid of repercussions if they disclose abuse to you. Contacting a Law Firm could provide you with a better understanding of your options and investigate any claims of abuse or neglect. Additionally, most states have agencies tasked with handling nursing home abuse or neglect complaints and investigating any and all claims provided to them.

Volunteer EMT Killed in Car Accident

Posted by Connecticut Accident News | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Meriden, CT (May 11, 2020) - Antonio Grandetti, a Wallingford resident, was killed in a single car accident the day after Mother's Day. The crash occurred on Route 15 north near the Miller Avenue entrance ramp, between exit 67 and 66. He was the sole person in the vehicle. He struck a guardrail ...

SUV/Motorcycle Crash Turns Fatal

Posted by Connecticut Accident News | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

New Milford, CT (May 7, 2020) - A car crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV occurred on May 7. New Milford police, New Milford fire crews, and Brookfield police were all called to the scene. The accident occurred on Danbury Road in New Milford at half past 4 in the afternoon. It has not yet b...

Star of "Sopranos" Hospitalized in CT

Posted by Connecticut Accident News | May 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wilton, CT (May 1, 2020) - Famous actor Joe Pantoliano, known for his roles in the TV show Sopranos, the classic 1985 movie The Goonies, the thriller/mystery Memento, and 1995 Bad Boys, was involved in a pedestrian car accident on May 1st. Mr. Pantoliano, who is 68 years old now, was taking a wa...

I-91 North Motorcycle Accident Proves Deadly

Posted by Connecticut Accident News | May 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Rocky Hill, CT (April 29, 2020) - Shortly after 2 in the afternoon, a motorcycle collision shut down part of I-91 North.  It is still unclear how exactly the collision occurred, but it has been reported that the motorcyclist involved in the incident passed away due to his injuries. It is unclear...

Bloomfield Car Accident Ends in Flames

Posted by Connecticut Accident News | Apr 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bloomfield, CT (April 20, 2020) - Emergency personnel responded to reports of a vehicle crashing into a residential home and then catching fire.  Police arrived to the scene of the accident. It occurred at the intersection of East Burnham Street and Greenwood Avenue. Shortly after arriving, they...

Nursing Home liability for transmission of Covid-19 Coronavirus

Posted by Paul Levin | Apr 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Connecticut has not been spared the consequences of severe pandemic outbreaks in neighboring States, most notably, New York. As often occurs, the most vulnerable populations suffer the most as they lack the practical ability and resources to protect themselves. Arguably, no segment of the society is more dependent on others to protect them from Coronavirus than residents of Connecticut's nursing homes and long term care facilities. Yesterday, a State Marshal effecting service of process mentioned that his close relative was in a Nursing home in West Hartford that had a handful of active Covid-19 infections. His relative had not caught it as yet but the concern was real. The Marshal checked to see if his relative could be moved to another Nursing home in Manchester and was advised that they too had a Covid 19 outbreak. The Connecticut Mirror reported that one out of twelve Connecticut nursing homes has a Covid -19 infection rate of at least 25% according to an analysis of State data. Evidently, 213 State Nursing homes were included in the data assessment which also disclosed that one out of every fifty residents have already died from contracting the disease. A breakdown of the facilities statewide reported by the Department of Social Services appears below;

Southington Accident Kills Two Passengers

Posted by Connecticut Accident News | Apr 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Southington, CT (March 14, 2020) - Kii Glover aged 21 and Kaivon Glover aged 22 died in a single car accident occurring at approximately 8:44 p.m. 21-year-old Gabriella Correa was driving with three passengers. 22-year-old Molina Colon was sitting in the front beside Ms. Correa and Kii and Kaivo...

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