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Mother sues political donor over the death of her son

In many cases, the motives behind a wrongful death lawsuit in New Haven may be financial, as those that one who dies due to the apparent negligence of another might struggle in dealing with the financial losses their death brings. Yet in others, the filers of such lawsuits may simply be seeking to hold those responsible for their loved one's deaths accountable. Although the outcome of a wrongful death lawsuit may not include a defendant facing criminal charges (at least for the matter being argued), it may offer some degree of closure to those affected by their actions in knowing that they have been found legally culpable. 

Lawsuit claims inexperienced pilot allowed to fly

When people in New Haven hear that lawsuits are being filed against a company, they may likely assume such action to be due to faulty products. This is especially true involving vehicle failures (such as plane crashes or vehicle rollovers). Cases involving operator error, on the other hand, might be assumed to be limited to those who were operating a vehicle at the time an accident occurred. Yet could it possible for the plaintiffs in a lawsuit to allege that operator error was the fault of a managing company? 

What are the emotional effects of amputation?

Loss of a limb affects a person both psychologically as well as physically. This is especially true when amputation results from a traumatic injury or accident as opposed to a long-term chronic illness. Navigating these emotional effects can be quite difficult, and failure to do so can inhibit the healing and rehabilitation process. Physiopedia explains the possible effects of amputation, which entail many different coping methods.

What is amnesia?

Amnesia is an often-misunderstood condition that involves different types of memory loss. Effects can be mild or severe and for some people, the ability to retain important facts and information can be impacted for life. Healthline offers the following information on amnesia, including why it occurs and how it can be treated.

How can I ensure kitchen safety over the holidays?

Families all over New Haven will soon be busy preparing holiday meals for friends and family. Along with the many tasty dishes and camaraderie comes a risk of a kitchen accident, especially when home cooks don’t take the proper safety steps. In this case, Everyday Health offers the following kitchen tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season.

What damages can I collect in a wrongful death case?

If you lose a spouse or child in Connecticut due to someone’s negligence or misconduct, you may not realize that you can file a wrongful death suit against the person or entity that you believe caused your loved one’s death. FindLaw points out that you file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. What you sue for are money damages to compensate you for the death of your loved one.

Foggy windows and motor vehicle crashes

In November, many Americans experience much colder weather than their cities saw during the summer months. Some people may miss the summer while others embrace the seasonal change and look forward to winter. Either way, fall weather can lead to a variety of risks that may cause a car accident. Aside from road conditions, weather can even cause the windows on a driver’s vehicle to become foggy, which can prevent them from being able to see other vehicles and the road in front of them.

How can I tell if a nursing home is negligent?

For New Haven families looking for a nursing home on the behalf of a loved one, finding quality care is crucial. There are many red flags to be aware of, many of which indicate that a facility may be negligent towards residents. Not only does negligence diminish one's quality of life, it can also lead to serious health consequences. U.S. News & World Report recommends looking for the following signs when in search of a nursing facility for a family member.

How can I cope with the death of a loved one?

Losing a loved one is usually a harrowing experience, especially when the death was caused by another person’s negligence. As a result, it can be difficult for people in Connecticut to navigate the grieving process, which is usually fraught with a wide array of complex emotions. If you’ve recently lost someone you cared about deeply, the American Psychological Association recommends the following advice.

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