Massachusetts residents go to the hospital with the expectation of being properly treated. In order to obtain this effective care, a doctor must first accurately diagnose the condition from which the patient is suffering, and then check up on that diagnosis. If there is a doctor error in making the diagnosis or in following up with the condition, the result can be tragic. A recent jury verdict in a medical malpractice case shows just how damaging these mistakes can be for patients.
As the weather warms up for spring, more and more venture outside to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Massachusetts offers to its residents. The warmer temperatures bring out many more pedestrians, bicycle riders, and motorcyclists.
While driving may be a convenient and efficient mode of transportation, it can also be a dangerous one. Add in other factors, such as high traffic during rush hour, and stressed, distracted or tired drivers, and driving home from work can all-too-easily turn into prime-time for a car accident.
A recent ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court reaches back to an on-the-job injury that occurred in 1980. The ruling addressed an appeal made by the state's Department of Industrial Accidents. The appeal stated that the amount paid should reflect a worker's Massachusetts employer, and not his most recent employer, based in another state.