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Top 3 Causes of Boston Medical Malpractice Claims

By Tom Kiley on March 3, 2016

Medical malpractice happens when a health care provider fails to meet the standard of care expected of professionals under similar circumstances and their failure results in injury or harm to a patient. There are many different types of medical errors that are considered forms of malpractice. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Common Causes of Massachusetts Aviation Accidents

By Tom Kiley on February 29, 2016

There is little you can do as a passenger to prevent an aviation accident. As airline passengers, we rely on aviation companies to properly maintain their planes and for pilots to exercise due care. When plane accidents do occur, the results are often tragic and devastating. It is common for passengers to suffer fatal injuries, and those who survive not only struggle with catastrophic physical injuries, but also with significant psychological trauma.

The most common causes of aviation accidents include: Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Who is Responsible for a Boston Dog Bite?

By Tom Kiley on February 25, 2016

Dog attacks can result in devastating injuries. Depending on the size and strength of the dog, bites can result in serious injuries such as skin lacerations, broken bones, blood loss, and nerve damage. When someone has suffered a serious injury in a dog attack, it is critical to understand one’s legal rights and options. Read the rest »

Posted in: Dog Bite Injury

Playground Safety Tips for Boston Parents

By Tom Kiley on February 18, 2016

Modern design and materials have made playgrounds much safer than they were a few decades ago. Poured rubber has replaced cement and more dangerous playground equipment has been phased out. But, there are still hazards present on all Boston playgrounds, and children still suffer significant injuries in playground accidents. Kids will be kids, and there is little you can do to prevent a sudden and unexpected injury on the playground. Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Injury

What Are Catastrophic Injuries?

By Tom Kiley on February 1, 2016

Boston Catastrophic Personal InjuryAny injury can leave someone suffering from permanent disabilities. A car accident, slip and fall, or many other situations can leave you hurt. But, there are some injuries so serious they affect your entire life, and the lives of everyone around you. These are catastrophic injuries, and they can leave you unable to work and struggling with huge medical bills. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Massachusetts Health Department Can’t Close Nursing Homes Without Public Input

By Tom Kiley on January 25, 2016

When lawmakers want to close, sell, or even renovate a hospital, it is the public’s right to get involved in the process. Nursing homes in Massachusetts, however, have been sold and closed by officials with little to no input from the public. That will change now that new rules have been finalized. Read the rest »

Posted in: Nursing Home

Quincy Woman Arrested on Suspicion of DUI after Police Pursuit

By Tom Kiley on January 21, 2016

A 43-year-old woman was arrested after crashing into a police cruiser. The DUI arrest occurred in Quincy, after a police chase through several South Shore communities. Officials say police began pursuit after she threw a bottle at a man in a parking lot. After eluding officers through Hingham and Weymouth, she was arrested in Quincy. She faces several charges, including drunk driving. Read the rest »

Motorcyclist Killed in Old Lyme Crash

By Tom Kiley on January 18, 2016

Boston Biker InjuriesA 73-year-old Westbrook man was killed in a Massachusetts motorcycle accident. The crash led to negligent homicide charges for the driver who turned in front of the motorcyclist. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred in front of the driver’s home on Boston Post Road in Old Lyme back in May 2015. Officials decided in December 2015 to issue a warrant for the 27-year-old driver for negligent homicide and failure to yield during a left turn. The driver was taking a left turn into his driveway when he struck the oncoming motorcycle. Read the rest »

Malden Woman Killed in Hit and Run Crash

By Tom Kiley on January 15, 2016

A 71-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run car accident near the senior apartment complex where she lived. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred near Vista and Pleasant Streets, near the Malden Housing Authority’s senior housing complex. Officials say they have received tips from neighbors, but it is unclear from the report if they have found the vehicle or driver involved in the crash. Read the rest »

Massachusetts Woman Killed in Car Accident

By Tom Kiley on January 10, 2016

A woman who was training for the Boston Marathon was killed after a vehicle struck her as she was running. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Winter Street in Hanson. Officials found the runner in critical condition and discovered that the car struck her and a utility pole. The woman died days later at Brockton Hospital. The driver of the Altima was transported to South Shore Hospital. It is unclear if the driver will face charges for the fatal crash. Read the rest »

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