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Did a doctor's negligence cause your child's birth injuries?

Giving birth, while often cited as one of the most exciting milestones in life, also carries various inherent risks to both mother and child. Every Connecticut woman preparing for childbirth hopes to have a swift, safe labor and delivery. Hospital settings can be quite stressful and chaotic at times; most mothers feel more confident when they know their attending physicians are experienced, focused individuals who will act according to the highest level of accepted safety standards.

Sadly, many birth injuries are later deemed to have been entirely preventable were it not for medical negligence. Before you enter a hospital to give birth, it may be best to review state laws and seek clear understanding of your rights in case something goes wrong. You, of course, must have a lot of trust in the medical professionals attending to your own and your child's needs; however, if you think a staff member has dropped the ball and your child has suffered, you may take immediate steps to address the problem.

Collaborative divorce may lead to quicker resolution of issues

You and your spouse have decided to call it quits, but that does not mean you want to end your marriage on a sour note. One of the worst things that could happen during your divorce is for you and your future ex to drag it out because you cannot find common ground.

Fortunately, divorce does not have to be a lengthy and arduous process. With collaborative divorce, you and your future ex-spouse can work toward the resolution of your divorce issues in an amicable way in Connecticut.

Criminal defense: Connecticut man charged with DWI

It is relatively simple to become involved in a motor vehicle accident. Even drivers who are typically safe and observant can become involved in a crash if their attention is taken away from the road for only a moment. Unfortunately, a man in Connecticut is now likely considering his criminal defense after he was arrested for DWI following a crash.

The incident that led to the man's arrest is said to have happened during the early morning hours of a day in April. Police reports indicate that the vehicle a 26-year-old man was driving struck the rear of a vehicle that was stopped at an intersection. The force of the impact allegedly pushed the second vehicle into a police cruiser.

Did forceps or vacuum extraction cause injury to your baby?

Going through childbirth can be an unbelievable experience. Many parents find it amazing what the human body can do when it comes time to bring a child into the world. Of course, most people also know that, while the body is amazing, complications can still arise during the delivery process that may require additional actions.

In some cases, when an emergency occurs during birth, a cesarean section may need to take place. In your case, a doctor may have chosen to utilize a vacuum or forceps to help your child through the birth canal. Now, you may wonder whether that action stood as the best decision, as your child suffered injuries that have had lasting effects.

Personal injury: Several ejected in Connecticut DUI crash

Because of the potential harm that a driver under the influence of alcohol can cause, many organizations work hard to educate the public about the consequences of drinking and driving. Despite these efforts, there are still drivers who choose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after they have consumed drugs or alcohol. Police believe that this may have been a factor in a result crash resulting in personal injury in Connecticut.

The crash happened one evening on a day in late March. According to reports, a 32-year-old male was headed west on a Connecticut street. Police believe that he was speeding when he failed to stop at a red light. Unfortunately, it is believed that he hit a northbound vehicle.

Jonathan Lane: 10 best Connecticut lawyers for client satisfaction

For the second year in a row, Mariani Reck Lane, LLC, attorney Jonathan T. Lane has been named one of the 10 best family law attorneys in Connecticut for client satisfaction. The award is given by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA).

AIOFLA is a third-party lawyer rating organization which publishes an annual list of Top 10 family law attorneys in each state. Those selected for the honor must pass a rigorous selection process. The process begins with nominations by clients and peers and involves follow-up research and an independent evaluation by AIOFLA. The list is meant to be used as a resource for clients who are seeking a family law attorney.

Jonathan Lane: 10 best Connecticut lawyers for client satisfaction

For the second year in a row, Mariani Reck Lane, LLC, attorney Jonathan T. Lane has been named one of the 10 best family law attorneys in Connecticut for client satisfaction. The award is given by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA).

AIOFLA is a third-party lawyer rating organization which publishes an annual list of Top 10 family law attorneys in each state. Those selected for the honor must pass a rigorous selection process. The process begins with nominations by clients and peers and involves follow-up research and an independent evaluation by AIOFLA. The list is meant to be used as a resource for clients who are seeking a family law attorney.

Writing down details about your accident may help you

As you drive to town for a day of shopping, you look forward to what the day holds. However, all of a sudden, a car makes its way toward you and does not stop. The car ends up striking your automobile, leaving you questioning how a day that started out so good could become so bad in a matter of seconds.

Your body aches, and you feel dazed. Fortunately, if the accident was the result of the other driver's negligence, you have the right to seek justice in Connecticut. Writing down notes about the crash and about the injuries you suffered in it may be helpful in the event you decide to hold the other driver accountable for your accident-related injuries.

When a lack of concentration sparks a need for compensation

You probably see it all too often on Connecticut roads: a driver who hesitates to pull out when a light turns green, or one who veers slightly in and out of a lane. Distracted driving is a serious concern across the nation, and the consequences of such negligence can be exceedingly severe.

Chances are, you probably place a high priority on your safety out on the road, but you might be uncertain how to protect yourself against such behavior. While spotting every distracted driver can be a challenging task, knowing what types of behavior constitute distraction could help keep you out of harm's way.

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