By Robert I. Feinberg | Published September 9, 2013 | |
Hands-free driving is not synonymous with risk-free driving, according to a recent study. The American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety concluded in a recent major study that hands-free mobile technology, and especially advanced operating systems such as the iOS and Cloud, may actually enhance distracted driving instead of reducing it. Other research reaffirms this Read MoreRead More
In a recent inspection conducted by a nationwide advocacy group, over three-quarters of Massachusetts’ nursing care facilities were guilty of at least one deficiency. The Families for Better Care (FBC) state-by-state report card cited the number of facilities with serious deficiencies ( 24%), and the extremely high number of verified ombudsman complaints (95%) in ranking Read MoreRead More
The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently affirmed a lower court’s decision that an insurance company acted in bad faith by failing to tender a reasonable settlement offer once liability became clear. The court awarded additional damages to the Plaintiff based on the insurance company’s misconduct. Rivera v. Commerce Insurance Company began with a 2003 head-on collision Read MoreRead More
A recent multicar pileup in Jamaica Plain ended when six residents, including four teenagers, were rushed to local hospitals with various injuries. At least two of the victims were in critical condition. Authorities state that a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) full of teenagers crossed the center line at around 2:00 p.m. on September 3, 2013. Read MoreRead More
Authorities report that a Boston squad car recently collided with a bicycle near the intersection of Merrimac and New Chardon. The accident occurred just a few days after Boston mayoral candidates discussed ways to make the streets safer for bicyclists. Reports state that both the police officer and the 63-year-old rider were taken to a Read MoreRead More
The Centers for Disease Control calls head injuries a “serious public health problem.” 1.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some symptoms may become apparent in as little as 24 hours, while other symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months. Sometimes, even attentive loved ones are dismissive of Read MoreRead More
A vicious bulldog recently bit an eight-year-old Westfield boy on the arm. Officials say that doctors may not be able to save the boy’s arm. The young boy, whose name was not released, was letting the dog in the house when the dog bite occurred. The boy’s father said that the dog has “territorial issues,” Read MoreRead More
Of all the negative events that occur in a delivery room, shoulder dystocia may be the most serious. Even experienced doctors panic when an otherwise normal delivery suddenly deteriorates into an emergency situation. What is shoulder dystocia? There are some risk factors for shoulder dystocia, namely diabetes in the mother or a history of big Read MoreRead More
A long-standing physical comedy gag is the person who slips and falls on a banana peel. The interesting thing is that this gag may apply in Boston tort cases as well! A shopkeeper, or anyone else, has a duty to keep the premises safe for most everyone who comes onto the property. Many times, a Read MoreRead More
In a recent blog, I wrote of the optimism that people have in that we tend to think that we will not be injured in an activity or in a car accident. That is a logical human feeling. However, as Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Well, Read MoreRead More
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