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Wrongful death lawsuit possible option in Massachusetts crash

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Friday October 18, 2013

Finding out that a loved one was killed in a car collision in Massachusetts can cause overwhelming heartache and anger, especially if the victim was a bicyclist. Bicyclists are particularly vulnerable near streets because, unlike vehicles, they have very little protection. In this type of scenario, the family of the bicyclist who was killed has the right to pursue monetary damages through a wrongful death lawsuit in an effort to ease pain and suffering following the accident. The financial damages can also cover funeral costs. One family is in this situation after a Massachusetts man was killed while riding his bike. The…

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Massachusetts accident could result in wrongful death lawsuit

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Monday August 12, 2013

Massachusetts residents may be aware of the dangers on the roadways. A recent early morning accident proved just how dangerous when one person was killed and two others were injured. This accident has taken the life of a loved one and left a family with possible grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The accident occurred when a woman was traveling on the interstate and was hit by a car driving on the wrong side of the road. A phone call received on a cell phone reported a multiple car accident. One woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Another…

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Wrongful death claims may be option for Massachusetts family

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Friday July 26, 2013

When Massachusetts drivers choose to act negligently behind the wheel, they take their lives and those of others into their hands. For two families, the tragic consequences of one person’s actions have led to trauma and loss. Given the charges against the man and the apparent negligence that he displayed, the victims may begin investigating their options for personal injury or wrongful death claims. The sequence of incidents began when police received reports of a driver driving erratically. Reports then indicate that the 31-year-old driver was eluding police when he struck and killed a 62-year-old man waiting at a bus stop. The…

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Inaction could lead to wrongful death in Massachusetts

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Friday July 12, 2013

Most everywhere in Massachusetts, it's generally considered poor form for a male to enter a designated female restroom or locker room. At Planet Fitness, male employees are prohibited from entering the ladies room. However, it would seem that common sense should prevail in any instance where a medical emergency designated the need for 'breaking the rules.' A 22-year-old woman recently suffered may be deemed a wrongful death because a male employee would not enter the female restroom to tend to her after she collapsed. In early 2012, the young woman collapsed in a Planet Fitness restroom. Another member heard her and went…

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Massachusetts pain clinics receive subpoena in wrongful death

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Wednesday July 3, 2013

People generally depend upon medical professionals to help them maintain their health as well as their quality of life through proper medical treatments. However, most people would not expect visiting a medical professional would result in injury or death. Unfortunately, this is what happened to 745 people in 20 different states who received pain medication created by a Massachusetts drug manufacturer. Now the drug maker is facing numerous wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits as a result of the outbreak. Recently two pain management facilities have been sent subpoenas asking for documentation which could contain information regarding patients who may have had…

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Massachusetts wrongful death verdict of $35M upheld

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Friday June 28, 2013

In 2002, a Massachusetts woman in failing health gave a video deposition for use in her lawsuit against the Lorillard Tobacco Co. She was seeking monetary damages from the company for negligence in causing or contributing to her addiction to tobacco. She died before the trial commenced, and her surviving son continued the litigation as a wrongful death claim. At trial, jurors viewed portions of the deceased woman's video testimony. The jury subsequently returned a verdict in excess of $150 million. The jury verdict was later reduced by the trial court to $116 million. Of that amount, $35 million was…

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New Bedford woman killed in Mattapoisett van rollover

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Friday June 21, 2013

A New Bedford woman has died after the van in which she was a passenger rolled over on Interstate 195 in Mattapoisett. According to the Massachusetts State Police, the 53-year-old  woman was one of eight occupants of the Dodge Caravan that had been heading East around 12:30 p.m. on June 8. As the van approached Exit 19, something happened and the 40-year-old woman who was driving van lost control. Reports from the scene indicated that all the occupants were trapped in the wreckage of the van for a period of time. The driver had to be airlifted to Rhode Island…

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FDA: Robotic surgery linked to fatalities

On behalf of posted in wrongful death on Friday April 12, 2013

Back in the summer of 2009, a large Boston hospital welcomed a new member to its surgical team: a robotic system named da Vinci. The multi-armed, multi-million-dollar member of the team was heralded for its ability to assist in minimally invasive heart surgeries that would help patients recover faster and with less pain. Unfortunately, this same surgical system was recently linked by the Food and Drug Administration to several deaths. And CBS reports that the da Vinci system has been involved in surgical errors and "a few disturbing, freak accidents" as well. The $2.5 million robotic assistant helped perform 400,000 surgeries last…

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