Blog Posts in 2013

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$2.75 Million Settlement for Cellulitis Patient with Organ Failure

On October 21, 2003, a woman was admitted to the hospital complaining of left thigh pain for the past week. She was later diagnosed with cellulitis, a skin infection caused by bacteria. Her previous ...
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Newborn Dies Tragically Only 48 Hours After Birth

A wrongful death/medical malpractice suit ended in a $1million settlement for the Plaintiffs, the grieving parents of a baby who died 48 hours after birth. The Plaintiffs contended that the Defendants ...
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Have You Lost a Loved One in a Wrongful Death Accident?

It does not matter how hard we try to avoid them, accidents happen each and every day. The majority of accidents are considered to be relatively minor and result in only minor cuts, scrapes and ...
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Recovering Damages in a Hit-and-Run Accident

If you have been seriously injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you may have grounds to file an insurance claim or lawsuit to recover damages for the injuries you sustained. It is not ...
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Tree Trimmer Sustains Traumatic Injuries After Falling 30-40 Feet

On October 2nd, 2013 workers for a local tree trimming company were removing trees at a Cohasset residence located at 136 Border Street when one of the tree trimmers' safety harnesses apparently ...
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Firefighter Sustains Serious Injuries

On the evening of October 16th, 2013, Framingham firefighter Joseph Keefe was riding his motorcycle through the intersection at Turnpike Road and Woodland Road when he was cut off by another driver. ...
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Depressed Veteran Commits Suicide Hours After Discharge from Hospital

The family of a troubled 49 year old Marine brought a lawsuit against the VA psychiatric clinic where he was treated just prior to committing suicide. The Veteran, who had served in Beirut and ...
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Terrible Tragedy in Danvers

In a tragic turn of events, a young Danvers math teacher, known for her exuberance and joy, was found brutally murdered. Even more horifically, one of her students has been arrested for her murder. ...
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Horrible Jobsite Accident Ends in $720,000 Settlement

A 52 year old millwright (craftsman engaged in the construction of machinery) injured his knee in a construction project accident. The Plaintiff fell from a newly installed piece of machinery, ...
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Chiropractor Goes After PIP Benefits; Loses in Summary Judgment

A chiropractor sued an auto insurance company for failing to provide PIP (personal injury protection) payments for treatments they gave to the injured insured. The insurance company in question, ...
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Is Your Loved One Victim of Nursing Home Abuse?

We know how difficult it is when one of your loved ones has gotten to the point where you are no longer able to provide the needed care. Those who are dealing with loved ones in need of personal and ...
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Who is Liable for Dog Bite Injuries in Massachusetts?

The state of Massachusetts is known as a "strict liability" state. In cases of a vicious dog attack, this means that when an individual has been bitten by another person's dog, the ...
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Why You Should Not Agree to That Car Insurance Settlement

Car accidents happen every minute of every day in the USA. Thankfully not all car accidents result in serious injuries or fatalities, but when they do, it is important for the victim to know what ...
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16-Year-Old Hingham Teen Sustains Serious Injury After Being Hit by a Car While Jogging

On the morning of August 19th, 2013, a 16-year-old girl was out for a morning jog along Longmeadow Road in Hingham, MA when she was struck from behind by a car traveling in the same direction. ...
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Woman Sues Pathologist for Mistaken Diagnosis

A 52 year old woman suffered from heavy vaginal bleeding. As a result, she underwent a hysteroscopy and dliation and curettage in October of 2007. Polyps were removed and and sent to the pathologist ...
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93A Claim Against Insurer Includes Litigation Costs

The Massachusetts Appellate Court came down with a decision regarding 93A claims against insurance companies for unfair and deceptive settlement practices. In Martinez Rivera, et al v. Commerce ...
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Successful Lawsuit Against Tour Company

A tour of Costa Rica ended in tragedy when four tourists lost their lives due to strong rip tide currents in the central Pacific coast. The estates of the four tourists sued the tour company, alleging ...
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$3.58 Million Verdict Against ER Doctor

Medical Malpractice claims can be difficult to win and expensive to take to trial. With the right attorney, however, a viable claim can be won. In the case of Croke v. Williams et al, the Plaintiff ...
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Rooftop Worker Shatters Pelvis, Settles for $2.18 Million

The Plaintiff, a roofer, was working on a jobsite with other rooftop workers and contractors. On a Saturday, the Plaintiff and several workers stopped their work and left the jobsite due to inclement ...
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Judge Must Rule on Insurer's Motion Before Making Hearing Decision

In a recent ruling, the Massachusetts appellate court recommitted a DIA worker's compensation case where the insurer's motion was not ruled on prior to ruling. In In Re: Fleischmann, Kenneth, ...
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Man Killed in Single Car Crash by a Drunk Driver Texting on the Road

A driver from Natick was charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and operating under the influence (OUI), when his single vehicle accident caused a Randolph resident's death. ...
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Surgeon Found Liable on Loss-of-Chance Claim

In Riley v. Andrade, a grieving husband filed suit against the surgeon who failed to diagnose his now deceased wife with cancer. At a routine mammogram in 2006, a swollen lymph node was found in the ...
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Contributory Negligence Decision in Slip and Fall Case

A woman who testified to missing a step and falling down stairs, resulting in back and knee pain, was found 40% contributorily negligent at trial, resulting in only $20,000.00 of her $55,000.00 being ...
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Decision Shorts - Important Massachusetts Court Decisions

Here are some important decisions that have come down in the last year that effect negligence claims in Massachusetts: Rabelo v. Nasif, et al (Massachusetts Superior Court) A claim against a medical ...
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Paraplegic Sues Doctors and Technicians for Spinal Cord Injury

In June of 2009, the Plaintiff, a 64 year old man with chronic lower back pain, underwent an elective cervical disc decompression and fusion. At the orthopedic surgeon's request, an intraoperative ...
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