The Hartford Police Major Crimes and Special Investigations Divisions are investigating an incident that occurred at a home on Garden Street. According to police, a large tube style television set fell on a two-year old toddler. Despite the ramped up investigation, early reports suggest that the incident was merely an accident.
The young child was rushed to St. Francis Hospital and later transferred to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He was listed in critical condition. One neighbor interviewed about the incident spoke highly of the family of the child and revealed that they thought the boy had sustained a traumatic brain injury.
Brain injuries are always a serious ordeal but they grow in severity when they inflict such a young person. With so much brain development left, there are major concerns among the medical community when a young child sustains a major head injury. Therapy and rehabilitation may not be enough. The child could have a permanent disability that manifests itself in debilitating symptoms.
This major life hurdle is almost always financially crippling. The medical bills and therapy costs are only the beginning. Continued care and reduced earning capacity also contribute to the severity of a head injury. As a result, Hartford residents are encouraged to speak with a local attorney about their situation.
These local professionals are experts in brain injury litigation. They can quickly assess a victim’s situation and determine if another party is liable for the accident. While many incidents have no one to blame but bad luck, many times, certain individuals and/or entities had a duty to make certain things safe. Without consulting with a local attorney, victims and their families may forgo an opportunity to secure the financial capability needed to work through a traumatic brain injury.
Source: NBC Connecticut, “Toddler Crushed by TV in Hartford Home,” Ari Mason, July 22, 2013