Millions of households across the country have dogs that are counted as part of the family. The vast majority of dog owners would likely assert that their dog is perfectly harmless and would never attack another person, even a stranger. Unfortunately, millions of people in this country are injured by a dog bite every year, including many in Massachusetts. Despite what a dog owner might believe, when a dog is placed in an unfamiliar situation with strange people, its behavior may be difficult to predict. If a dog does attack, the owner could face claims for financial liability.
Many households in Massachusetts and across the country have pets that are considered part of the family. While a pet, such as a dog, may behave one way for its family, its behavior could be unpredictable around strangers. In some circumstances, dogs have been known to attack an innocent bystander, often with no provocation. Anyone who has been attacked by a dog likely knows of the damage that a dog bite can cause.
People often make imprudent choices in their lives for a variety of different reasons, with a variety of different outcomes. These decisions could, unfortunately, harm many people. For example, people who choose to engage in street racing could potentially cause harm to themselves as well as other users of the roadways if their actions result in car accidents. Police in Massachusetts believe that three people were recently sent to the hospital as a result of street racing.
Like most people, a young man in Massachusetts had plans for his life. He had a job -- his employer described him as a reliable employee -- that would help him save for his wedding. Unfortunately, his plans came to a tragic halt after a fatal car accident took his life while he was at work helping a stranded driver. The accident may be viewed as having resulted in a wrongful death.
Women who are expecting have a million different things to worry about. They worry about how their baby is developing, how their food intake will impact the baby and if they will go into labor too early, among many other things. With all these things to be concerned about, auto accidents are probably low on the list. However, a pregnant woman was recently airlifted after a collision in Massachusetts.
Tractor-trailers serve a vital role in this country's economy by moving goods from place to place in a relatively efficient manner. Many drivers are well-trained professionals who simply want to earn a living and preserve their own safety as well as the safety of those they may encounter on the roadways. Unfortunately, mistakes made by tractor-trailer drivers can result in serious highway accidents. For example, two people in Massachusetts suffered serious injuries in a collision with such a vehicle.
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.
A doctor is currently facing a medical malpractice lawsuit for the 12th time since 1996. Massachusetts readers will note that the most recent suit is related to complications following a laparoscopic procedure. The current case is the second time the doctor has been accused of medical malpractice just this year.
One state will be voting on proposed law and seems to be concerned with raising the cap on monetary awards for patients who have been harmed by their physicians. However, the bill also contains provisions that may help prevent some instances of medical malpractice altogether. While this battle is not being waged in Massachusetts, the language in the bill addresses problems that may apply to doctors everywhere.
A family is grieving the loss of their teenage son after he died during a basketball game. Purportedly, he had received a sports physical, but it is unclear whether a serious condition was overlooked. While many Massachusetts residents may have been a victim of a doctor's failure to diagnose, it is tragic when a mistake leads to the death of a loved one.