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.
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.
Traveling by foot in a world that is dominated by motor vehicles is becoming a dangerous undertaking in the best circumstances. In light of the numerous reports of people being injured in a pedestrian accident, Massachusetts residents may wonder if they will be able to arrive safely if they choose to walk to a destination. Recently, police were called to another of these serious accidents.
Massachusetts police were kept occupied on the night before Thanksgiving. There were three different accidents in a short period of time where each victim was hit by a car. One of the victims died. While the majority of Boston families were celebrating the holiday together, three families were left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
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.
Holidays often take a toll on law enforcement officials and other first responders. This year, Halloween was no different for the authorities in Massachusetts. They were called out on Halloween evening to the scene of a serious pedestrian accident.
A recent report concerning the quality of care provided by the various senior residences has prompted some officials to express their concerns over the facilities that provide care and housing to the elderly. While stories about nursing home negligence are not uncommon, another type of residence has come under increased scrutiny: assisted living centers. While these facilities are less regulated in the care provided to seniors, they might benefit from updated mandates.
Pedestrian versus car accidents often have a poor outcome for the person on foot. Recently, a 60-year-old man suffered serious injury after he was hit by a car. Massachusetts police reported that he was transported for possibly life-threatening injuries.
Recent studies have shown that misdiagnosis is a common cause of medical malpractice suits. While the risks associated with an incorrect diagnosis may be significant, even life threatening, one recent case shows that these risks are not only physical, but also psychological.
What happens when two buses and a car are involved in a three vehicle accident? Well, if you're lucky like those involved in the incident in Rochester, Massachusetts, not much. Normally, when reporting an accident involving two buses and a car, one would expect extensive damage. However, in this instance, only four minor injuries were sustained among the 40 plus individuals involved.