By Robert I. Feinberg | Published September 10, 2023 | | |
Construction work appears on every list of the most dangerous jobs in America, and for good reason. More than 150,000 injuries occur on U.S. construction sites every year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among them are scaffolding accidents, which account for at least 4,500 injuries annually. A recent scaffolding collapse in Milford, Massachusetts Read MoreRead More
People are surprised to learn that in personal injury cases the jury is given a special verdict form. The first two questions in that document must be answered “yes” if the person suing is to recover. Those questions are: Was the defendant negligent? Was the defendant’s negligence a Read MoreRead 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
It is not common knowledge, but staph infections are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. They are contracted through contact with the bacteria staphylococcus, usually during a visit to the hospital or doctor’s office. Studies have proven that with better hygiene and more infection prevention measures taken, the risk of Read MoreRead More
Even as technologies improve, medical malpractice remains a problem. In fact, a study conducted for the Harvard Medical School concluded that a very low percentage of actual instances of medical malpractice result in a claim. Thousands of people every year go to their doctor or hospital seeking medical attention, and become the victims of negligence Read MoreRead More
Nothing is more tragic than the loss of a loved one, especially when it is due to the negligence or incompetence of another person or entity. Often family members are left to pay huge hospital bills and funeral expenses, which is harder with a new gap in the family income. Although nothing can replace a Read MoreRead More
Cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a movement and nerve disorder that is usually caused by damage to the brain before, during, or just after birth. There are several different types of cerebral palsy and the condition varies in severity, but most people with CP generally have difficulties with motor skills, speech, and cognitive functioning. Although Read MoreRead More
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