wrongful death

UMass-Dartmouth student stabbed

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating after an 18-year-old University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student was stabbed outside a campus apartment complex. A school spokesman says the student was stabbed at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday during a disturbance in an outdoor common area at the Cedar Dell South apartments. The complex is an on-campus housing […]

Negligent Security, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, wrongful death

Pedestrian Accidents and Injuries

As the winter season winds down and more people head outdoors to walk, bike or run, it is important to keep in mind the dangers that exists for pedestrians. According to the NHTSA, pedestrians were one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the United States in 2011, […]

pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, wrongful death

Police Taser and beat deaf man unconscious as he tries to use sign language triggering lawsuit

Police in California needlessly tasered a deaf man to the ground and then beat him into unconsciousness, a new lawsuit claims. Jonathan Meister alleges officers discharged the electric charge into his body after mistaking his attempts to communicate via sign language as aggressive hand signals. He claims four cops arrived at his friend’s house in […]

civil rights suit, civil rights violations, Personal Injury, 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

5 types of pedestrian accidents

When you think about pedestrian accidents, you may envision someone being thrown over the roof of the car – much like a scene from an action movie. Some people might be surprised to know that there are actually five (5) different types of pedestrian accidents. The five different types of pedestrian collisions are: Wrap Trajectory […]

Car Accidents, Massachusetts Dram Shop Attorney, Motorcycle Accidents, pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, wrongful death

Child Birth Deaths Trigger Internal Review at South Shore Hospital

According to reports, South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA is conducting an internal review and has notified state officials after two women died from complications during childbirth in one month. Hospital spokesperson, Sarah Darcy, said Sunday that the deaths last Wednesday and December 14 appeared to be “unpredictable” and “unpreventable”. It is this writer’s opinion […]

medical malpractice, Personal Injury, wrongful death

Safe Winter Driving Tips

With winter weather upon upon us, The Massachusetts Department of Transportation offers these tips for driving in the winter, driving near snow plows and what to do if you become stranded or if you’re in an accident. Safe Winter Driving Tips: Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights – even the hood and […]

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, pedestrian accidents, Personal Injury, wrongful death

Preventable deaths in hospitals

Here is an interesting / alarming article concerning the shockingly high number of preventable patients deaths that occur each year in hospitals. According the Institute of Medicine, an estimated 200,000 preventable deaths occur in hospitals each year. That’s more than 3,800 every week. That is equivalent to two jumbo jet passenger airplanes crashing and killing […]

medical malpractice, Personal Injury, wrongful death