Blog Posts in July, 2013

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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General Contractor Injured in On-Site Fall

The plaintiff, a 50 year old general contractor, was employed on a construction site. He was asked to clear snow off the scaffolding. As he was clearing, he fell through one of the boards and caught ...
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Verdict in Favor of Corporate VP

A 72 year old corporate vice president received a jury verdict for $525,000.00 after proving a cognitive decline following a motor vehicle crash where the defendant was at fault. The plaintiff was ...
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New Ruling on When to Use In Pari Delicto Defense

A husband and wife convicted in federal court of illegally structuring money sued their accountant for allegedly convincing them to do it in the first place. In their Complaint, they claimed that the ...
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