medical malpractice

Jury finds double-booked surgery did not cause patient’s quadraplegia

As reported in the Boston Globe this morning, a jury in Suffolk County Superior Court found that a spine surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital failed to inform his patient that he planned to juggle two surgeries at the same time, but concluded that the doctor’s divided attention did not cause his patient’s quadriplegia. As a result, […]

injury, medical malpractice, Personal Injury, Uncategorized

Baby suffers brain injury from delivery

If you watch T.V., it sometimes appears as if child birth is routine and comes with few risks. In reality, there are many things that can go horribly wrong during labor and if they do, it can result in devastating injuries for the baby and/or the mother. This unfortunately was the case for a baby in Massachusetts […]

injury, medical malpractice, Personal Injury

Patient dies of cardiac arrest days after medical visit

The decedent was a 44 year old father who  visited his primary care physician on multiple occasions complaining of chest pain. In 2007, the patient’s primary care physician had noted in the patient’s medical records that the patient’s laboratory results put him at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. The patient also had a history of […]

Massachusetts Civil Litigation, medical malpractice, wrongful death

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Sample Injury Demand Letter Auto Accident

For those of you who appreciate seeing examples, here is a copy of a sample demand letter in Massachusetts auto accident case. Names have been changed. Christopher Glass, Claim Adjuster ACME Mutual Insurance Company Boston, MA  02900 Re:       My Client:                   Christopher Hurt Your Insured:              Superior Services, Inc. Date of Injury:                        10/29/11 Your File No.:             […]

Construction Site Accidents, injury, medical malpractice, Motorcycle Accidents, Negligent Security, pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trucking Accidents, wrongful death

Patient who’s kept waiting in ER develops nerve condition

This blog has written extensively on the high number of preventable deaths and injuries caused by preventable medical errors. According to a settlement reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a patient developed a serious nerve condition after he was kept waiting in an ER of a local hospital. The patient was initially taken to the ER […]

injury, medical malpractice, Personal Injury

Settlement of Medical Negligence Cases

Settlement of medical negligence cases can be an advantageous solution for both plaintiffs and defendants. Because of the potential for high damage awards that could exceed insurance policy coverage, it is often prudent for doctors, nurses or other health care providers to resolve medical malpractice claims. In addition to the potential for high damages, medical […]

injury, medical malpractice, Uncategorized, wrongful death

Medical Malpractice Numbers and Trends

Costs of Medical Negligence to Patients • Between 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors. (Institute of Medicine, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, 2000.) • The annual costs to society for medical errors in hospitals at $17 billion to $29 billion. (Institute of Medicine, […]

medical malpractice, Personal Injury, wrongful death

MRSA Infections – early detection and treatment are key

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as “MRSA,” causes an aggressive infection that is resistant to several common antibiotics. It is estimated that about 90,000 people in the United States become sick each year from MRSA. Out of these 90,000, it is estimated that 18,000 will die from the infection (about 20%). While the infection has […]

medical malpractice, Personal Injury, wrongful death

Do Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Increase Health Care Costs?

Over the last few years, many people in Massachusetts have experienced the rising cost of health care. Some have pointed to medical malpractice lawsuits as a major factor in the cost increase. Critics of medical error lawsuits argue that frivolous lawsuits and settlement awards have driven up health care costs and some have called for […]

medical malpractice, Personal Injury, wrongful death