By Robert I. Feinberg | Published July 18, 2016 | |
Today I would like to speak about brain injuries and a specific type of brain injury that is not uncommon: a diffuse axonal injury, often referred to as a shear injury. It is often seen in the car accident context and has been estimated to comprise about 50% of the traumatic brain injury hospitalizations.Read More
You may recall that I’ve been very interested in the O.J. Simpson case, recently a ten part series known as “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” The series has increased my curiosity and caused me to reflect on the case for the first time in a long while. In a recent blog, I spoke about the differences of that case, perhaps the biggest criminal case of the 20th century, in comparison to the civil cases that I handle.Read More
Injuries to children are of course a very painful subject. Obviously, no one could be more precious than a child. I will never forget going into a courtroom and seeing a picture of a child in a full body cast. Thank God, the child had made a good recovery by the time of trial but if the old line “a picture is worth a thousand words” were ever true, it was certainly true there.Read More
As the school year begins, field trips and after school activities, including sports, are prevalent. Cities and towns will require, in most instances, the signing of a permission slip, which releases a school department from liability for negligence. Gross negligence cannot be waived or released but it is a much harder doctrine to meet should Read MoreRead More
In the days following the bomb blasts at the 2013 Boston Marathon, The One Fund was created to provide some financial assistance to those who were injured. Donors wanting to contribute were given a June 15 deadline. In the two months following the terrible events of April 15, nearly $46 million was raised. Along with Read MoreRead More
It is always useful to check out the perspective of the other side in any injury litigation dispute. Fortunately for me, I started my legal practice at an insurance defense firm. The insight gained there has proven invaluable. That was helped in understanding litigation and the defense’s perspective. But information can come from independent agencies Read MoreRead More
Although there is currently no federal law prohibiting drivers from using cell phones and other hand-held devices while driving, many states have distracted driving laws. For instance, in Massachusetts, it is illegal for any driver to send text messages, and drivers under the age of 18 are not allowed to use cell phones. As public Read MoreRead More
Car manufacturers must meet federal safety standards at every stage of production. Even after a motor vehicle model is on the road, there are agencies monitoring performance and responding to accident reports and complaints. When there is convincing evidence of a widespread problem, one of these agencies may request a recall. Needless to say, a Read MoreRead More
I am always a bit amused when I come across articles that ponder the question “Should law firms blog?” I began this legal blog in 2008 when the notion of incorporating social media into the enterprise of running a law firm was more theory than practice. Sure, clients were doing Internet research to locate the Read MoreRead More
Several provisions of the Affordable Care Act that have not received much public attention aim to reform nursing home staff reporting procedures and train staff in dementia and prevention of abuse, including the unwarranted use of antipsychotics to sedate residents. Lack of training and insufficient patient-staff ratios both contribute to the widespread elder abuse in Read MoreRead More
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