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).  

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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.

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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.

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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–

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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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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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Zika virus in blood with red blood cells, a virus which causes Zika fever found in Brazil and other tropical countriesHealthcare-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.

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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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99933680One of the most essential reasons to work with a Boston medical malpractice attorney if you are a malpractice victim is for assistance in navigating the complicated legal system. To be sure, filing a medical malpractice claim is not as simple as heading to the court and alleging that malpractice occurred; rather, there are a number of specific steps that must be taken, and strategies that must be employed, to recover the compensation one deserves. One step that is essential for a plaintiff in a medical malpractice claim to understand is the requirement to produce an “offer of proof.” Attorney Douglas Lovenberg is ready to guide you through everything you need to know.

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AresenicMost parents of infants use rice-based cereals and baby foods to transition their child from breast milk (or formula) to solid foods. And the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends just this – beginning with dry infant rice cereal, and then adding in other foods at a later date. As such, it is no surprise that, relative to body weight, rice intake for infants is about three times that of rice intake for adults.

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