Linda began developing breasts early, wearing adult-sized bras by the time she was in eighth grade. By the time she was an adult, her 40DDD breasts looked almost comically disproportionate on her 5 ‘0 frame. Life with such large breasts didn’t just subject Linda to catcalling, invasive questions from women and men alike and unwelcome comments about her intelligence and sexual availability; it made finding clothing that fit her frame a nightmare, it meant chronic back pain, it meant feeling self-conscious no matter what she wore because she knew people would see her bust first, no matter what.
What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice and Negligence
We trust our doctors, nurses and other types of healthcare providers to provide personalized, attentive care to help us heal and keep us healthy. And for the most part, they do. But healthcare providers are, like us, human beings and just like us, sometimes they make mistakes.
Despite the numerous campaigns and crackdowns that are designed to put an end to drunk driving both in Massachusetts and nationwide, impaired driving continues to be a top killer on our roadways. To be sure, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that every day, there are nearly 30 people killed in alcohol-impaired crashes in our nation. In Massachusetts, the statistics are no better: from 2003-2012, there were 1,370 people killed in crashes involving a drunk driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare practitioner violates the standard of care that is owed to a patient, and as a result, the patient suffers harm. Studies indicate that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.
If you are a patient in Massachusetts, you seek treatment from a doctor, and you have an adverse result or reaction to that treatment, it can be hard to know whether or not “malpractice” occurred. Indeed, sometimes, even when a doctor does everything they can–and everything that another medical professional of similar background and training would do–the patient does not fare well.
Being in an accident is a traumatizing experience in itself; if the driver who hits you then flees the scene, the episode can be that much more trying. In fact, you may be panicked about what will happen next, including how you will pay your many car accident-associated expenses if the other driver cannot be located.
Sledding can be a fantastic and fun winter activity, especially for parents with children. However, sledding, just like most other activities, has a number of risks associated with it, and when conditions are dangerous or proper caution isn’t exercised, injuries may result. If you or a loved one has been injured while sledding this winter, we recommend consulting with a Boston personal injury lawyer. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to bring forth a civil claim for damages against the responsible party. Here’s what you should know–
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.
When 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.
Healthcare-associated infections, also known as hospital-acquired infections or simply HAIs, are a serious problem in the United States. Targeting those with the weakest immune systems, HAIs can cause devastating medical consequences, including death, for patients in health centers across the United States. But recent statistics bring to light some good news: the rate of HAIs in the U.S. is on the decline.
Filing a lawsuit after being harmed by a medical professional is by no means the easiest thing to do. But in some cases, it may be the right thing to do. However, before you rush into legal action, consider these five things first:
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