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August 2018 Archives

Know the procedure before filing a medical malpractice suit

When Massachusetts residents approach a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment, they often forget that doctors are only human. Medical professionals are capable of making mistakes just like anyone else, but a surgical error or doctor error has the potential to ruin the life of the person who came to the doctor for help. When a patient walks away from their medical experience with a worsened medical condition, they may be able to file a medical malpractice case against the negligent medical professionals involved.

Federal rest rules are designed to prevent truck driver fatigue

As previous posts on this blog have discussed, truck driver fatigue is a serious concern in Massachusetts. While it is never a good idea for any driver to try to operate a vehicle while too tired to do so, it is particularly dangerous among truckers since the size of a large commercial vehicle is so much greater than that of a passenger car.

Don't let a catastrophic injury go uncompensated

Nothing can do undo the pain, trauma and loss that is suffered in the aftermath of a motor vehicle wreck. This is why many accident victims in Massachusetts may feel there is no point in pursuing a claim against the party who either was responsible for causing or irresponsible for not preventing the accident. What they don't realize is that an accident and subsequent injuries causes a number of expenses that were not foreseen and can turn their lives around.

What do I do after I am injured in a workplace accident?

Putting on a brave face after an injury is common among many people, including Massachusetts' residents. The injured person tries to take it in their stride and move on. Though this might seem like a good idea at the time, failing to take essential steps after a workplace accident could have serious legal repercussions that many people don't realize.

New law includes cancer as work-related injury

In a welcome move, the governor of Massachusetts signed a law that would designate cancer as a work-related injury for firefighters across the state. Under the new law, medical treatment costs for firefighters will be covered, along with the time they have missed because of their illness.

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