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Medical malpractice lawsuit follows amputation

When people in Massachusetts are admitted to a medical care facility, they typically have certain expectations regarding the quality of care they will receive. In most cases, doctors, nurses and other staff provide wonderful care and work to ensure the safety and well-being of their patients. Unfortunately, there could be serious consequences if negligence occurs. For example, one man and his wife are suing an out-of-state rehabilitation facility, claiming medical malpractice led to an amputation.

World World II veteran dies in Massachusetts pedestrian accident

There are many different ways to use Massachusetts roadways. While most people may automatically think of motor vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians also have equal rights to utilize them. Unfortunately, due to the lack of physical protection such users have against cars and trucks, a pedestrian accident can quickly turn tragic. For example, police say that a World War II veteran was recently killed while crossing the road.

A pedestrian accident in Massachusetts could cause injury, death

People in Massachusetts utilize state roadways in a variety of different methods. While accidents occur every day, a pedestrian accident can easily cause serious harm to the pedestrian. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association estimates that almost 5,000 people are killed in pedestrian accidents annually. An additional 76,000 pedestrians were injured in 2012 alone. Many of those injured or suffering the loss of a loved one have turned to the civil court system for legal recourse.

Hospital malpractice led to child's death, suit says

There is nothing more anxiety-producing for a parent in Massachusetts than an ill child. Those with no medical background are often left hoping that medical care providers take appropriate measures to adequately diagnose and treat their child. Unfortunately, hospital malpractice can result in an overlooked diagnosis, leading to the severe injury or death of a patient. One woman claims that such negligence led to the death of a young out-of-state boy.

Massachusetts woman hit by a car while while on sidewalk

There are some hidden dangers in almost everything people do. However, most people feel relatively safe when walking on Massachusetts sidewalks. Unfortunately, even sidewalks offer little safety when there are drivers under the influence of alcohol on the roadways. Police say that one woman was hit by a car while she was on a sidewalk. The driver of the car is suspected of drunk driving.

Car impounded after pedestrian accident in Massachusetts

Human beings have certain responsibilities to one another. Beyond not intentionally causing harm to another person, one who injures another is expected to provide aid for that person. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents occur all too often. One Massachusetts teenager recently suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident after being struck by a car that then fled the scene. Police appear to be making headway toward finding the driver.

Parents claim son's cerebral palsy caused by medical malpractice

While advances in medical technology have made labor and delivery less risky than 100 years ago, there are still risks involved. Indeed, no one's birth story is the same. At the very minimum, however, expectant parents in Massachusetts deserve an attentive physician who is focused on their experience, rather than a personal matter. A mother and father from out-of-state claim that their doctor's concern over the fate of his disabled vehicle left their son at risk. They are now fighting to prove their medical malpractice claims in court.

Police arrest man after Massachusetts pedestrian accident

There are many people who enjoy the benefits of owning a pet. In addition to companionship, a dog, for example, can encourage an owner to remain active. Unfortunately, a Massachusetts woman and her dog were killed in a recent hit-and-run pedestrian accident. A man has since been charged.

Birth injuries could lead to medical malpractice claims

For most soon-to-be parents in Massachusetts, the months leading up to the birth of their new baby is a time filled with joy and anticipation. Most will leave the hospital with their new, healthy bundle of joy soon after delivery. Unfortunately, some parents experience a more difficult time when their child becomes a victim of a birth injury. In a case where a child is injured due to the negligence of a doctor or other medical care provider, a medical malpractice case may be appropriate.

Medical malpractice suit follows woman's death from pneumonia

Many people who arrive at a hospital in Massachusetts are experiencing a serious medical condition requiring intervention. Unfortunately, there could be devastating consequences if appropriate care is not provided at that time. One out-of-state woman recently filed a lawsuit against two doctors and a hospital, claiming their negligence in treating the woman whose estate she is administering constituted medical malpractice and led to her death.

Man dies as a result of workplace accident

Anyone who has been without a job knows of the financial stresses a family can face when there is less income. Unfortunately, when wages are lost as a result of a fatality, family members may also have to cope with funeral expenses and medical bills, all while dealing with the emotional implications of their loss. When a fatality is the result of a workplace accident, dependent family members in Massachusetts may qualify for workers' compensation benefits. One out-of-state family may need these benefits after a fatal accident.

Massachusett death could lead to wrongful death lawsuit

As the East Coast has been pounded with snow this winter, major cities continue to function solely due to plow trucks that keep the roads clear. Unfortunately, in some cases the plows cause more harm than good. For example, a woman is believed to have been killed in Massachusetts after being struck by a plow. Her family members could choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit as a result of her untimely death.

Woman claims failure to diagnose caused daughter's death

Over the course of the last decade, many urgent care centers have opened in Massachusetts and across the country. The facilities claim to treat ailments such as ear infections and colds and do not require an appointment. While such a convenience appeals to many, one out-of-state woman claims that an urgent care center's failure to diagnose her daughter ultimately led to the girl's death. She has recently filed a medical malpractice claim against the facility.

Massachusetts auto accidents: Tires cause serious injury

Millions of people take to the country's roadways every day. Many are committed to safety and follow traffic laws and safety guidelines. These drivers can respond to a threat on the roadways in a way that will allow them to avoid an accident caused by the negligent actions of another party. Unfortunately, there are some auto accidents that even the best drivers cannot avoid. For example, one driver in Massachusetts was seriously injured after tires crashed through a windshield.

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