Sentencing Over Contaminated Drug Case Possibly Not the End

Glenn Chin, of the Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center, was sentenced to eight years in prison for his connection to contaminated drugs that killed 76 people and sickened more than 800. Federal prosecutors had attempted to see Chin convicted of the second-degree murder of 25 people who received tainted steroid shots from his facility. They […]

Ski Vacation Rental Liability

It’s been a great winter with New Englanders reveling in the fresh powder on Mount Snow, the Berkshire Mountains in Mass, and other peaks throughout the region. Often times, this means renting a room, reserving a bed at a B&B, or searching home sharing sites like Airbnb and HomeAway. For those in the region with […]

Boston Cyclist’s Death

At least 13 bicyclists have been killed during the period of 2010-2015, reports the Boston Globe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 9 had died in Massachusetts in 2015 alone, though no fatalities were reported in that year. That is unless you count the death of Dr. Anita Kurmann, who was crushed by […]

OSHA Cites Construction Company for Repeatedly Failing to Protect Employees

On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited and fined the construction company behind a workplace fatality in the summer of 2017. Six months prior, on July 11, 2017, OSHA opened an inspection into the Schnabel Foundation Company after a 2,600-pound rock crushed a worker to death. […]

New Years Resolutions For an Injury Free Year

Every year, millions of Americans set New Year’s resolutions to have a healthier, safer, more fulfilling year. And every year, most of them don’t last more than a few weeks. But, if you’re going to keep any New Year’s resolutions, be sure to keep these four in 2018.   Don’t Allow Distractions When Driving “Distracted […]

Surviving Northeast Winters

If you’ve lived in the Northeast long enough, you know the winter season can be tough. While winter weather can be lovely to look at, it can be treacherous to live through. Roads and sidewalks can be slick and slippery, and it takes a bit more preparation, care, and caution to traverse the winter landscape. […]

Massachusetts Deemed “Healthiest State in the Nation” Despite 69% Increase in Drug Related Deaths

For the first time in five years, Hawaii was not ranked the “#1 Healthiest State in America”. Instead, that honor went to Massachusetts. The Bay State beat out other U.S. states based on its low percentage of uninsured residents, low prevalence of obesity, a decrease of children living in poverty and for having the highest […]

Post Holiday Detox

Holiday season is always a whirlwind. From gift shopping to holiday parties, across the world people have been celebrating the end-of-year holidays. After all of the excitement and high-energy from the holidays, we’re sure you’re in need of a holiday detox. Food, alcohol, local and distance travel, and lack of sleep have likely taken a […]