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January 2014 Archives

Hospital negligence more common than some care to think


It is tempting and even logical to think that hospitals provide adequate, effective and safe care to their patients. While it is true that many go to the hospital and come out in better shape, the fact remains that others find themselves the victim of medical malpractice. These institutions, often thought of as saving lives, actually pose the eight leading cause of death: hospital mistakes and hospital acquired infections. A study conducted by the independent hospital watchdog group Leapfrog, found one in four patients suffer some form of hospital-initiated harm.

Massachusetts gas station worker injured when struck by car


Many times on this blog when we discuss workplace accidents, we often discuss those involving unsafe working conditions, including improperly maintained machinery, failed implementation of safety measures, and poor employee safety training. While these situations are quite serious and deserve adequate attention, there are other types of accidents that could leave one injured on the job. They are accidents caused by someone outside of the business that leave an employee injured.

MA driver injured when car rear-ended and slammed into bus


This blog often discusses serious car wrecks that leave individuals with a serious injury or dead. While these accidents are certainly worth discussing and those involved in such crashes should act on their legal rights, even seemingly minor accidents can give rise to significant harm and legal action. It is important for Massachusetts residents to know what they can do when they are injured in a car accident.

Woman files lawsuit after doctors fail to diagnose cancer


Receiving proper and adequate medical treatment is dependent upon many factors. Doctors must conduct thorough examinations, consult a patient's personal and familial medical history, and accurately diagnose a patient's condition. When a doctor fails in any of these areas, serious injuries or death may result. Massachusetts residents who are harmed by a doctor error should act on their legal rights.

Mother, children injured in Massachusetts pedestrian accident


Massachusetts' pedestrians have the right of way when they cross the street within a crosswalk. With this in mind, motorists must be on the lookout for these individuals, as they are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries should an accident occur. Not having the protection of helmets, seatbelts or airbags, these pedestrians often end up with brain injuries or worse, dead.

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