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August 2012 Archives

New Massachusetts law requires doctors to disclose mistakes

Massachusetts has just passed major new legislation that is supported by both physicians and attorneys. This new law represents a unique approach to the handling of medical malpractice claims. The new approach, which is now law, has begun to be used in some Massachusetts hospitals. Under the new law, any doctor mistakes must be disclosed to the patients and doctors are allowed to actually apologize for their errors without facing lawsuits for those admissions.

Two tragic deaths in motorcycle crash on Interstate 93

Even the most experienced and careful Massachusetts motorcycle drivers are vulnerable to catastrophic and sometimes even fatal injuries on the road. A married couple from Andover Massachusetts are the latest victims. The woman, age 52, was pronounced dead at the scene and the man, age 46, is currently in critical condition as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident in Andover.

Medical malpractice in nursing homes

The Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has recently published an article addressing the growing concerns about medication safety in nursing homes. Unfortunately, medical malpractice involving pharmaceutical errors is particularly prevalent among this vulnerable population of individuals currently residing at long-term care facilities in Massachusetts and across the country.

Car crash leaves pregnant mother dead, 2-year-old hospitalized

Some of our Massachusetts readers may have heard by now about the fatal hit and run accident that occurred in Springfield, just two hours southwest of Salem. The car accident left a 19-year-old pregnant mother dead, and her two-year-old daughter in intensive care.

Motorcycle crash in Massachusetts claims 1 life

This has been a deadly summer for Massachusetts motorcycle drivers. Now, a Connecticut motorcyclist is dead after a Massachusetts teenager reportedly failed to stay in his lane and crossed the center line. The teen's car struck the 56-year-old motorcycle driver and killed him. The motorcycle accident occurred on a highway in Charlemont, Massachusetts.

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