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Polito Law Leads Discussion on Prominent Personal Injury Case at Waterford Public Library

Polito Law Leads Discussion on Prominent Personal Injury Case at Waterford Public Library On September 22, 2012, Attorney Bert Polito led a discussion at the Waterford, CT public library after a group of Waterford and New London residents watched the movie “Hot Coffee.” “Hot Coffee” is a behind-the –scene look the infamous McDonald’s spilled coffee […]


Board Certified Trial Lawyer- What is it?

To be a board certified trial lawyer, the attorney must: 1) Try a certain number of cases to verdict; 2) Take a specific number of depositions where testimony is given under oath; 3) Receive the recommendation of judges before whom the attorney has tried cases; 4) Receive the recommendations of attorneys against whom the lawyer […]


Nursing Malpractice – JAMA Finds a Relationship Between Patient Mortality and Nurse Staffing Levels

Nursing Malpractice can occur with a high patient to staff ratio. Hospitals with high patient to nurse ratios experience a higher mortality rate among surgical patients according to the Journal of the American Medical Society (JAMA).  Below are results of a study conducted by JAMA. After adjusting for patient and hospital characteristics (size, teaching status, […]


New London CT Highway Fatalities

The NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board,  announced that the number of highway fatalities is down again for 2011. They attribute the decline to the use of seat belts and the requirement that cars have air bags. As personal injury lawyers working in New London County, we at Polito & Harrington have seen a dramatic reduction […]


Medical Malpractice Certificate, An Artificial Obstacle to Victims of Medical Negligence

In its April 11,2012 Op/Ed piece New London Day argues that the current law relating to the Certificate of Good Faith should remain as is. The Day of New London posits that the certificate from a “similar” health care provider, rather than a “qualified” health care provider is essential because the certificate is not subject […]


Colonoscopy: Risks Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You

Colonoscopy: Risks Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You We have all been told: You need to have a colonoscopy at 50 and every 5 years thereafter. This, we are told, is to guard against developing cancerous polyps in our colon. We are also told that there is a very low risk associated with the procedure. The […]


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