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09/09/15

What You Need to Know about Construction Accidents & Worker’s Compensation

Sadly, year after year, we hear about accidents at a construction site — some causing serious injuries and some causing death. For instance, news stories revealed several tragic incidents in the U.S. over the last year. A year ago, in Georgetown, Idaho, a construction crew was working on a new sewage system for the city…

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What You Need to Know about Construction Accidents & Worker’s Compensation
08/25/15

How Choosing the Wrong Auto Mechanic Led to a Fatal Injury

A Vermont auto mechanic was recently arrested on charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment in connection with passing the state inspection on a defective car that later crashed and killed a woman, as reported by the Burlington Free Press.  The mechanic reportedly inspected the victim’s 1992 Chevrolet Corsica vehicle, eight weeks prior to the brakes…

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How Choosing the Wrong Auto Mechanic Led to a Fatal Injury
08/19/15

Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury:  How to Help a Loved One

I often represent individuals who sustain serious injuries as a result of someone else’s carelessness.  Usually, I can easily discern my clients’ injuries by simply looking at them.  Occasionally, however, my clients’ injuries include a closed head traumatic brain injury.  This type of injury can seriously disrupt one’s life even though it is not discernible,…

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Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury:  How to Help a Loved One
08/03/15

Defective Products Can Sometimes Cause Personal Injury:  Tips on How to Identify the Manufacturer & Recover Damages

Imagine you purchase a power saw from your local hardware supplier, and the product turns out to be defective and causes you injury.  In the normal course of events, you can bring a lawsuit against the seller of the product and the manufacturer of the product for the harm you suffered.  One modern wrinkle in…

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Defective Products Can Sometimes Cause Personal Injury:  Tips on How to Identify the Manufacturer & Recover Damages
06/30/15

Drug Addict Put Innocent Hospital Patients in Danger

It is a common and mostly accurate perception of the American public that hospitals are in the business of protecting their patients’ health and saving lives. Newsweek’s recent cover story, “Hospital Horror Story,” turns that perception upside down. The article tells the story of David Kwiatkowski, a radiology technician at the center of one of…

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Drug Addict Put Innocent Hospital Patients in Danger
06/22/15

New Supreme Court Decision Extends Parents’ Claims until Injured Child Turns 18

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision that gives the parents of an injured child a second chance to file their medical malpractice claims if they failed to do so within the child’s first three years.  The decision changes how the statute of limitations works, and opens the door to reviving some…

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New Supreme Court Decision Extends Parents’ Claims until Injured Child Turns 18
05/26/15

Keeping Your Child Safe during Prom Season & Laws on Underage Drinking

High school prom and graduation season is here. While it’s supposed to be an exciting time of year, time and time again, we see families faced with terrible tragedies, mainly because many parents allow their children (and their underage friends) to drink in their home. While it may seem harmless to allow underage children to…

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Keeping Your Child Safe during Prom Season & Laws on Underage Drinking
05/05/15

Criminal vs. Civil Case in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez

Now that former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez has been convicted of murder in the first degree, what will happen to the civil case that has been filed for the “wrongful death” of Odin Lloyd? Criminal Case When Mr. Hernandez was convicted for the murder of Odin Lloyd (either by firing the weapon…

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Criminal vs. Civil Case in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez
04/27/15

Trampolines Aren’t Toys and Trampoline Injuries Can Be Life-Altering

Multiple statistics and studies plainly show that backyard trampolines are dangerous to children.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has determined that in the year 2012 alone, there were 94,900 emergency room visits for trampoline injuries. Injuries to children include broken bones and spinal cord injuries causing paralysis, as well as less serious bumps and…

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Trampolines Aren’t Toys and Trampoline Injuries Can Be Life-Altering
04/14/15

Tort Liability Theories Emerge After Lufthansa Flight Tragedy

On March 24, 2015, Germanwings’ pilot Andreas Lubitz locked himself into the cockpit of Flight 4U9525 and deliberately crashed the plane into a French Alpine hillside, according to authorities.  As part of his suicide plan, Mr. Lubitz murdered 149 innocent people including three Americans.  It appears that Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Germanwings’ parent company, may be…

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Tort Liability Theories Emerge After Lufthansa Flight Tragedy
03/30/15

Important Springtime Bicycle Safety Tips

Now that spring has officially sprung, many of us will be participating in outdoor activities. As much as we all want to be outside and active, we must keep our children’s safety in mind when they participate in any sport, including outdoor sports, such as bike riding. Wearing a helmet is the critical component of reducing…

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Important Springtime Bicycle Safety Tips
03/18/15

Serving Overseas and Forced Out of U.S. Courts

Forced arbitration clauses are now threatening soldiers and sailors serving and protecting America overseas. Congress passed the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to provide protections from repossession and foreclosure for U.S. military personnel serving overseas. But as a recent New York Times article illustrates, the consumer lending industry — the companies responsible for your car and…

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Serving Overseas and Forced Out of U.S. Courts
02/23/15

Are Some Slip and Fall Accidents Due To Negligence?

Sometimes, people slip and fall.  Young and old, men and women; everyone falls.  Most of the time, it’s nobody’s fault.  Even more of the time, no one gets hurt. Sometimes, however, someone slips and falls and is seriously injured because of another’s carelessness or laziness.  Unfortunately, in our society today, the careless typically will not…

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Are Some Slip and Fall Accidents Due To Negligence?
02/17/15

Auto Accidents:  When Is the Owner Liable?

Automobile accidents can cause serious and life-altering personal injuries, and when they happen, what might seem like a “simple” car accident case can get very complicated.  This is because the biggest issue in these cases very often becomes finding sufficient insurance coverage to fairly compensate those who are injured.  In many of these cases, liability…

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Auto Accidents:  When Is the Owner Liable?
01/29/15

Two Years Later – A Look at Massachusetts’ Attempt to Reform Medical Malpractice

In November of 2012, Massachusetts passed a new law aimed at reforming the initiation of medical malpractice lawsuits (full text here). The law, enacted as Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 231 §60L, imposed a six-month “cooling off” period on victims who claim to be injured by the medical malpractice of a doctor or nurse. As a…

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Two Years Later – A Look at Massachusetts’ Attempt to Reform Medical Malpractice
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