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Compensation possible after Massachusetts slip and fall accident

In Massachusetts, the winter months can seem never-ending. Ice and snow start to seem a part of everyday life. However, property owners have a responsibility to keep their property cleared of dangerous ice that could result in a serious slip and fall accident. If you have been a victim of property owner's negligence regarding snow and ice on someone else's property, the attorneys at Dane Shulman Associates, LLC may be able to help.

Man burned in workplace accident airlifted to burn center

It is fairly common for people who work in potentially dangerous environments to receive information and training regarding those dangers. In most cases, they receive personal protective gear to prevent them from suffering injuries in a workplace accident. Unfortunately, workers in Massachusetts and across the country still suffer injuries despite the safety precautions that are in place. For example, one out-of-state man has recently been burned in an accident at work and was airlifted to a burn center.

Man arrested after fatal car accident in Massachusetts

For many people in this country, the start of a new year is a time of hope as people make resolutions regarding their goals for the future. Unfortunately, this new year was anything but hopeful for one Massachusetts family after a loved one was killed in a suspected drunk driving accident. Criminal charges have since been filed as a result of the fatal car accident.

Man killed in serious workplace accident

Many people in Massachusetts report to jobs each day that could result in injuries. Some of these potential hazards are obvious, such as those faced by police officers and firefighters. However, there is likely some degree of risk in all jobs, which has resulted in states such as Massachusetts requiring employers to provide workers' compensation coverage for their employees. Such coverage provides financial protection for workers in the event of a workplace accident. Unfortunately, this compensation will likely be needed after one out-of-state accident resulted in a fatality.

Jury awards millions in medical malpractice lawsuit

While pregnant women in Massachusetts happily anticipate the moment they will meet the new addition to their family, many people overlook the potential outcomes of a pregnancy. In addition to the regular effects of a pregnancy, some pregnant women suffer complications that may place their own life, as well as the life of their unborn babies, at risk. In a recent medical malpractice lawsuit, one woman and her husband claim that the woman suffered a stroke after a doctor advised her not to go to a hospital.

Woman says slip and fall accident caused by company's negligence

Most people have a reasonable expectation that a building or business that they are visiting will be properly maintained in order to avoid dangerous accidents. Unfortunately, some businesses are negligent, allowing properties to slip into disrepair. One out-of-state woman has recently filed a lawsuit, claiming a Massachusetts-based company is responsible for her slip and fall accident.

Brain injury can trigger brain inflammation, causing brain damage

People who suffer from traumatic brain injury in Massachusetts sadly may experience its negative effects long-term. These may include poor memory and even mood swings. However, a huge misunderstanding exists regarding the nature of brain injuries and exactly how a brain injury causes chronic types of degenerative issues.

Premises liability claims may stem from building code violations

In 2013, a student from Boston University died in a tragic apartment fire. She was unable to safely evacuate her overcrowded off-campus residence when the only exit became blocked by the fire. In the wake of this seemingly preventable death, officials in this Massachusetts city will be conducting inspections of off-campus housing for students, looking for building code violations that, if unchecked, may end up being the basis of premises liability claims.

FDA proposes more regulation to avoid possible misdiagnoses

The Food and Drug Administration is charged with ensuring public safety from potentially harmful foods, medications and medical devices. Now, it is proposing additional oversight of certain laboratory testing in an effort to reduce the numbers of misdiagnoses than have been blamed on inaccurate test results. There may be some Massachusetts patients who were harmed by faulty or inaccurate results.

Driver decides to enter guilty plea for fatal car accident

Last July, a young Massachusetts couple was crossing a street in a designated crosswalk. Before they could arrive safely at the opposite sidewalk, they became victims of a fatal car accident. The charged driver initially pleaded not guilty to the double counts of homicide by motor vehicle.

Man dies from burns suffered in workplace accident

A recycling center can be a valuable asset in the community where it is located as it provides an opportunity to help reduce the waste that winds up in local landfills. Unfortunately, it can also be a hazardous work environment and lead to a serious workplace accident. While workers in Massachusetts and elsewhere typically observe safety protocols, a serious or deadly accident cannot always be prevented.

Teenager making strides after suffering spinal cord injury

Getting the dreadful news that their child has been in a serious car crash is likely most parents' worst nightmare. When that accident has resulted in the victim suffering a spinal cord injury, those fears understandably escalate, as they wonder if their loved one will ever recover. There are likely some Massachusetts families who have had to endure this terrible ordeal.

Massachusetts crash involving semi truck kills 1, injures 1

Officers with the Massachusetts State Police reported that a car accident on Dec. 23 left one person dead and one person with serious injuries. The crash reportedly occurred on the Massachusetts Pike at approximately 1:40 p.m. and involved a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle.

Common car accident injuries

Car accidents, even minor ones, can result in injuries to anyone involved. There are some types of injuries, however, that are more common than others. Massachusetts residents who are involved in car accidents might suffer from any of the following types of injuries.

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