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Curran & Desharnais settlement featured in recent issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly newspaper

Curran & Desharnais settlement covered in recent issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly newspaper. This was a medical negligence case which arose out of a cat scratch. The details as reported by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly are as follows: $500,000 settlement A 68-year-old woman was evaluated at a local hospital for a deep puncture wound, laceration and […]

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Curran & Desharnais successfully defends contractor in million dollar lawsuit

Attorney Joseph Curran of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. recently resolved a lawsuit filed against a client who had performed certain plumbing and HVAC work at a large home renovation project in Newton, MA. Our client was hired to perform certain plumbing and HVAC work on the property after a previous contractor had experienced problems with the […]

Construction Contracts, Construction Law, Construction Site Accidents, Massachusetts Real Estate Law, Premises Liability, Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Uncategorized, Weymouth Construction Accident Lawyers

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, […]

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Realtors survey: First-time home-buying down

Realtors survey: First-time home-buying down In reviewing 35 years of survey data on home buyers and sellers, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced five notable real estate trends. The organization’s survey, called Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, dates back to 1981 and is the longest-running series of national housing data evaluating the demographics, […]

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What you need to know about APR

Many mortgage shoppers are confused about the difference between a loan’s interest rate and its APR, or annual percentage rate. Understanding APR can be extremely valuable, because it can allow you to compare different loans more effectively and figure out which one is truly best for you. But you’ll also want to understand the limits […]

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Buyer sues although property was purchased ‘as is’

A buyer who discovered that her new house was contaminated with mold can sue the seller, even though the house was purchased “as is” and the seller specifically said there might be mold in it, according to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Catherine Fricano bought the house from a bank that had acquired it in […]

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Pedestrian Killed by Pick-up Truck in Dedham

A woman died after being hit by a pickup truck in Dedham, Dedham Deputy Fire Chief John Fontaine told Boston.com. Anne McIntyre, 70, of Dedham, was struck on High St. near Lindon Pl. at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. McIntyre was taken to Norwood Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of a truck, […]

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Elderly Hanover resident hit by car

An elderly woman is suffering from life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in Hanover. The incident occurred near the intersection of Washington and Webster streets around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, Hanover Deputy Fire Chief Barbara Stone told WCVB. The woman, whose name has not been released, was sent to South Shore Hospital, according […]

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Construction site accident in Boston injures two

Boston Construction Site Accident Emergency personnel responded to a construction accident at 45 Stuart St. this morning, according to the Boston Fire Department. Boston EMS treated 2 on the scene. One was brought to Tufts Medical Center with a serious head injury, and the other was hospitalized for a minor injury, according to Boston Fire. The injuries […]

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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 […]

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