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March 2016 Archives

Doctors can make mistakes when they diagnose breast cancer

Perhaps no other disease is more feared than cancer. This aggressive condition can drastically decrease an individual's quality of life and can wind up being fatal. The good news is that many types of cancer can be effectively treated if detected early enough, which renders proper diagnosis critical. So, how do medical professionals detect cancer? 

Showing negligence and disproving contributory negligence

Car accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including icy roads, running a stoplight or a drunk driver. A wreck can cause serious injuries. When a crash is caused by the negligence of another driver and injuries are suffered by a victim in that accident, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be an option in an attempt to recover compensation from the negligent driver. However, as a previous post mentioned, in many instances more than one individual is at fault for causing the accident. This contributory negligence can affect the outcome of a legal claim, which is why if you have been injured in an accident you need to not only be prepared to show that the other party was at fault, but also to try to minimize your fault.

Workers have a number of rights with regard to safety

For many Massachusetts residents, much of their day is spent at work. Regardless of one's profession, certain dangers are posed. With this in mind, our local, state and federal governments have implemented laws and regulations in an attempt to ensure workplace safety. However, when employers fail to adhere to these rules, serious injuries and death can result. When workers suffer a workplace injury, they may be able to recover workers' compensation.

Bicyclist wounded in Massachusetts hit-and-run accident

On a previous post here we discussed how pedestrian accidents can be avoided. Despite those efforts, however, far too many Massachusetts residents are put at risk of harm by negligent drivers who fail to take the necessary precautions to ensure pedestrian safety. These pedestrian victims can have their lives turned upside down in the blink of an eye, and their road to recovery can be extremely long, painful and expensive. The same holds true for other individuals who are not offered the protections found in cars, such as bicyclists. 

Contributory negligence and personal injury lawsuits

Very few car accidents are clear cut when it comes to determining fault. One individual may have been speeding slightly when he is struck by another driver who ran a stop sign. Should this disallow the first driver from recovering compensation? This is a debate that, at one time or another, has played out in every state, and the laws addressing it can vary from state-to-state.

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