Category: General

What Is A Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis is a condition resulting from the formation of a blood clot thrombus inside a deep vein, commonly located in the calf or thigh. DVT occurs when the blood clot either partially or completely blocks the flow of blood in the vein.

Deep veins are surrounded by powerful muscles that contract to help bring blood back to the heart. The quick and efficient return of blood to the heart using these muscles is an essential part of the circulatory process.

When the rhythm of circulation of the blood slows down due to illness, injury, or immobility, there is a tendency for blood to accumulate or “pool.” A static pool of blood offers an ideal environment for clot formation and poses a potential risk for DVT.

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Injured By A Dog Bite

If you have been injured by a dog bite, contact one of our Hartford personal injury lawyers. Connecticut law imposes strict liability on owners and keepers of dogs that cause injury to a person. The law essentially states that the owner or keeper of the dog is liable for any damage to person or property, as long as the injured person was not trespassing, committing a tort, or provoking the dog at the time of the attack. If the injured person was not a trespasser, not committing a tort and not provoking the dog, there is no defense.

If you have been bitten by a dog, it is advisable that you take the following measures.

  • One, notify your local police department of the dog attack. The police officer will then generate a report documenting the date of the bite, the location of the bite, the identity of the dog’s owner, the dog’s identification and a narrative description of the how the attack and bite occurred.
  • Two, get immediate medical attention for your injuries.
  • Three, if you have been bitten in the face and will require stitches request that a plastic surgeon perform the stitching to minimize the extent of any permanent facial scarring.
  • Four, do not speak to the dog owner’s insurance representative or anyone else associated with the defendant’s insurance company until first speaking to an attorney.
  • Five, take photographs of your injuries.

Each day, 1,000 people arrive in emergency rooms as a result of dog bites. If you have suffered injury as a result of a dog bite you may be entitled to compensation from the dog’s owner for medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent scarring and the diminution of enjoyment of life’s activities. To ensure that you receive fair, just and reasonable compensation for your injuries, it is important to seek the advice of an attorney experienced in handling dog bite cases and dealing with insurance companies. If you have been injured as the result of a dog bite, please call or contact the law firm of Sabatini and Associates, LLC.

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Injured Due To Medical Malpractice

If you have been seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice, please contact one of our Hartford medical malpractice lawyers for help.

Healthcare is no longer the personal affair it was even only ten years ago. Today, with the pervasiveness of managed care companies and other insurers, your doctor, the one person who should know your healthcare needs the best, is often beholden to your HMO or PPO. While doctors have access to more medical devices, diagnostic tests and drugs than ever before, the insurance companies have been, and will continue to be, motivated not by your best interest but rather their own bottom line. Because of the increased pressure placed on doctors by insurers to operate highly efficient offices, personal time spent with your doctor has likely declined over the past several years. The result? More misdiagnoses and medical errors.

In fact, statistics on medical malpractice reveal that for every medical error reported, over 50 go unreported. Don’t pay for your healthcare provider’s negligence.

If you have been seriously injured by the actions of a doctor, insurance company, hospital, nurse or other medical professional, it is important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights.

Our Connecticut trial lawyers have successfully represented people injured as the result of medical malpractice. Please keep in mind that there are time limits within which you must commence suit. In most circumstances, under Connecticut law, you have 2 years from the date of the medical malpractice to file a malpractice lawsuit.  You also must have a medical expert issue a written report concluding that malpractice has taken place prior to filing the lawsuit. The written report is appended to the lawsuit when it is filed with the court. Consequently, it is important to retain your attorney sooner rather than later when pursuing a medical malpractice claim.

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Injured In A Slip and Fall Accident

If you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, it is important that you contact our law firm’s Hartford personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. In many slip and fall cases, the defective or dangerous condition that caused the fall will be repaired shortly after the incident. Consequently, by retaining one of our Connecticut trial lawyers, we can take the necessary steps to preserve the evidence. In some cases, the injuries to the person prevent the person from immediately notifying the property owner of the accident. By hiring our law firm, we will place the property owner on written notice of the claim.  In other cases, the slip and fall accident took place on State of Connecticut or city property. In these cases, there are crucial and short time deadlines to place the State or municipality on written notice of your legal claim. If written notice is not given, you will be prohibited from bringing a lawsuit against the responsible town, city or the State of Connecticut. By hiring our Hartford Connecticut trial lawyers, we will place the relevant city or town on written notice.

As winter approaches, the number of slip and fall accidents that result in serious injuries rises. That is because the winter brings freezing temperatures, snow and ice.  If you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, please contact our law firm.

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Injured In A Car Accident

If you have been injured in a Connecticut car accident it is important that you contact one of our Hartford personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. There are important time deadlines in which to file a car accident lawsuit and if the deadline has expired you will be prohibited from recovering compensation for your injures and losses. Under Connecticut law, you have two years from the date of the car accident to file a lawsuit. Please also keep in mind that by retaining one of our Connecticut trial lawyers to represent you soon after the car accident, we can more easily obtain crucial information such as photographs of the car accident scene, photographs of damage to the cars, statements from eye witnesses, and to ensure that you are receiving appropriate medical treatment for your injuries. By taking these steps on your behalf, our trial lawyers will be building your case to maximize your financial recovery.

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