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What to Do If You’ve Experienced a Burn Injury at Work

The vast majority of burn injuries happen in the home, usually the result of fires and kitchen mishaps. But the workplace is the next most common place. Occupational accidents resulted in 8 percent of burn cases nationally and 9 percent of burn cases reported in Massachusetts in 2015. Half of the injured workers were scalded Read More

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Poor-quality care leads to settlements for 7 Massachusetts nursing homes

Recently, the Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy announced seven different nursing homes have come to settlements resolving claims of systemic failures.  These failures caused injury and even death of five residents of these nursing homes. Included in these settlements are fines ranging from $30,000 to $200,000. In addition to these settlements, five of the nursing Read More

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No-Fault Insurance: When It’s Time to Consult a Lawyer

If you have ever been in a car accident, you know that a typical first reaction is to try to assign fault. But in Massachusetts, blame often takes a back seat. We are a no-fault state, which means you usually can’t sue another driver who may have caused an accident, except to seek compensation for Read More

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Auto Accidents Happen More Frequently in Boston Than in Almost Any Other U.S. City

In a 2017 study, Allstate ranked Boston as the second-worst city for drivers among 200 major cities in the United States (Baltimore was ranked first). While still a dubious distinction, it marked an improvement: between 2015 and 2017, Boston was at the top of the list. The insurance company’s rankings were based on the average Read More

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Report Links Defective Medical Implant Devices to Lax Government Regulations

A 2018 report from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) paints a troubling picture for people who rely on medical implants to resolve their chronic pain or other health issues safely. The report claims that due to poor regulation by health authorities and oversight organizations such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Read More

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How to Prepare for Slips and Falls on Boston’s Icy Walkways

When neighbors and local businesses fail to shovel snow or treat icy sidewalks properly, these walkways are hazardous to everyone who steps on them.  Even if you wear sturdy boots and exercise caution as you walk, you may find yourself slipping and falling. In these cases, knowing how to fall “properly” could keep you from Read More

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Private Security Guards’ Treatment of Homeless & Vicarious Liability

The Boston Globe recently exposed a troubling and systemic pattern of private security guards abusing the homeless at TD Garden in Boston. In the wake of a recent assault on a disabled homeless man, private security guards who patrol TD Garden can no longer eject homeless people from the premises. State MBTA Transit Police will Read More

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Burn & Fire Hazards Result in Recall of Polaris’ Sportsman 850 and 1000 All-Terrain Vehicles

Polaris Industries has issued a recall of approximately 19,200 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the wake of fire and burn hazards. The affected models for the latest recall include the 2015 and 2016 Sportsman 850 and 1000 models. In September 2016, Polaris recalled 53,000 vehicles after receiving numerous reports of vehicle fires resulting in injuries to Read More

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Homeopathic Teething Tablets Pose Serious Danger to Babies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that an investigation revealed inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething remedies. In many instances, the level of belladonna greatly exceeded the amount claimed on the labeling. The FDA issued a warning to consumers stating that the teething tablets pose a major risk Read More

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What Elements Must a Plaintiff Prove in a Personal Injury Case?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering, “What do I have to prove to win compensation for my losses?” There are four basic elements that you must prove: The defendant owed you a duty of care — Basically, this means the defendant had a responsibility imposed by the law to Read More

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