Anyone who rides a motorcycle will undoubtely tell you about the feeling of freedom and exhilaration it brings riding in the open air, to experience the elements and to appreciate the landscape, whether urban or rural. Motorcycles are fast and flexible since they can travel in and out of traffic jams, not to mention that parking is rarely a problem. But riding comes at a considerable risk for sustaining serious if not fatal injuries.

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Motorists in all states, other than New Hampshire and the District of Columbia, are required to possess auto liability coverage. In Massachusetts, state law mandates that you have minimal coverage of $20,000/$40,000. This means that in any accident injury claim the injured party can recover no more than $20,000 from your auto policy. If there are multiple claimants, then $40,000 is to be apportioned among the claimants with no one person being able to recover more than $20,000.

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Surgery is an invasive medical procedure that most people assume is relatively safe, and in the majority of cases they are right. The procedure, however, is usually performed by a number of medical professionals and there are opportunities for a number of things to go wrong, many of which are the result of medical negligence or malpractice.

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Premises liability is a subset of personal injury law and is one of the most common types of claims after car accidents. Any injury that occurs on someone else’s property may come under the principles of premises liability. How your injury claim is handled largely depends on how the the property owner is characterized, and your own status while on the subject property. Because these cases can be difficult to prove, call a Boston personal injury lawyer at Lovenberg & Associates to handle your claim from the outset.

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Medical Malpractice Lawyer Alarm Fatigue

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Alarm FatigueWith alarms beeping all day, nurses and doctors can become desensitized to the sound. This happens even more frequently, when many of the alarms are false ones.  When a nurse or doctor fails to check, however, and the alarm isn’t a false one, disaster can result for the patient. All too often, alarm fatigue results in patient injury or fatality, when all it would have taken is a nurse checking to make sure everything was okay, and acting when they discovered that it wasn’t.

 

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A urinary catheter is a standard medical device that nearly all healthcare professionals are familiar with. Inserted into a person’s bladder via the urethra, a catheter is used to collect urine when a patient in a hospital cannot control his or her own bladder. While catheters can be essential medical devices in many situations, an article in ABC News reports that the American Journal of Medicine has found that catheters are not only overused, but that they’re often forgotten about, too.

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SocialmMedia AbuseThe information that is shared on social media is not always positive nor appropriate. That being said, seeing someone rant about their ex or post a picture in which they are scantily clad is not nearly as shocking as what is going on in some nursing homes throughout the country. To be sure, recent reports indicate that some nursing home workers are taking inappropriate pictures and videos of nursing home residents – some of them sexual – and sharing them on social media networks.

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Stress Lead to Medical Malpractice Lawyer

There’s no doubt that doctors have stressful jobs–between the long hours and the emotional energy spent on treating patients, a career in medicine is one of the most demanding jobs that there is. And, studies show that doctors who have been sued for medical malpractice have even higher levels of stress–medical malpractice can lead to a decreased interest in work, depression, insomnia and fatigue, and problems concentrating. As such, a physician who has faced medical malpractice charges may–albeit unintentionally–be more at-risk for committing malpractice again based on high levels of stress. As such, choosing the right physician is incredibly important, as is knowing what to do if you become a medical malpractice victim – call the attorneys at Lovenberg & Associates, P.C. to learn more. Read more

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Child and Mother Medical Malpractice Award

A jury in Cook County, Illinois recently came back with a $53 million verdict, to be awarded to a mother and her 12-year-old son, as reported by the Hyde Park Herald. The verdict comes at the conclusion of a lawsuit, originally filed in 2013, by the mother and son against the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC), and is the largest verdict against the university to date. In fact, according to the article cited above, this is the largest lawsuit in Cook County’s entire history.

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Patient Care DelayWhen most people think about medical malpractice, they think of specific acts that a doctor takes to cause harm to a patient, e.g. using forceps incorrectly during the delivery of a baby, leaving an object within a patient, and the like. What may be rarely considered, though, is malpractice that is caused not by a doctor’s actions, but rather a doctor’s inaction. For Delfino Cuautle, who lost his leg, and many other patients, inaction has led to significant harm.

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