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  • Suit calls double-booked surgeries at MGH risky

    Orthopedic surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital repeatedly kept patients waiting under anesthesia longer - sometimes more than an hour longer - than was medically necessary or safe, as they juggled two or even three simultaneous operations, according to a federal lawsuit that alleges frequent billing fraud at the prestigious hospital.

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  • Car-Bike Accidents a Problem in Some Parts of Massachusetts

    Many bicyclists are aware of how dangerous sharing the road with automobiles can be. Bikers lack the speed of motorized vehicles, as well as the protection than an enclosed vehicle offers. Because bicyclists are less visible on the roads than automobiles, drivers often do not see cyclists and cause car-bike crashes. A fatal collision between a bicycle and an 18-wheeler in Cambridge Massachusetts shows how dangerous roads can be for cyclists in some parts of Massachusetts.

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  • Hit-and-Run Accidents in Massachusetts

    On December 2, 2011 a 77 year-old Massachusetts woman was walking to go purchase a newspaper when she reported "feeling a thud" and finding herself on the ground with people surrounding her, telling her not to move because she had been hit. The driver of the car fled the scene. Police later arrested the driver on hit-and-run charges, alleging that the man backed into the victim, got out of the car to look at her, then drove away. Massachusetts roads can be very dangerous for pedestrians. In the blink of an eye, a life is changed. People should be aware of the common types of injuries resulting from hit-and-run accidents and ways to recover compensation for injuries in such auto accidents.

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  • Consumer Reports Study Finds Serious Safety Risks in Hospitals

    Consumer Reports recently published the results of an extensive hospital safety study. The results show that patients are at risk of infections and other preventable injury at hospitals across the country. The researchers analyzed data from over 1,000 hospitals and also conducted interviews, reviewed medical literature, and drew from hospital safety investigations and inspection records.

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  • Massachusetts elderly may be at risk in nursing homes

    Nursing homes should be places where the elderly can go to be in comfort when they can no longer care for themselves. Yet the unfortunate truth is that the elderly admitted to nursing homes are often victims of nursing home neglect. Nursing home abuse and neglect can be devastating to those seeking to live out their remaining years at ease. Injured people and their families may have legal remedies against a nursing home or other caregiver that is responsible for abuse or neglect.

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  • Study finds designated drivers often too drunk to drive

    Numerous public awareness campaigns across the country have encouraged those who are planning a night out to ensure they have a designated driver to get them home safely. Taking such measures is a wise choice for anyone who is drinking, but unfortunately, not all designated drivers take their role as seriously as they should.

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  • Retailer liable for wrongful death caused by swimming pool slide

    Under Massachusetts law, a person who, by his or her negligence, causes the death of another person, is liable for the loss and damages they have caused. This certainly applies to a retail store whose negligence causes a wrongful death, as was demonstrated in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case of Aleo v. SLB Toys USA, Incorporated.

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  • Children may be at increased risk of being hit by cars over the summer

    Some people in Massachusetts may believe that now that summer is out, there are fewer chances for children to be hit by cars. Now that they're not walking, catching a bus or riding their bikes or skateboards to school, kids aren't likely to be found on sidewalks or crossing the street. Unfortunately, this assumption isn't exactly true. Children may not be walking to and from school, but there are a variety of other reasons for them to be out and about. In fact, drivers may encounter kids along city streets more often than usual, due to the lack of school hours.

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  • The dangers of using hands free technology in MA

    Although it is illegal to text and drive in Massachusetts, it is legal to talk on a cellphone; however, this has been found to be dangerous as well.

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  • Construction accidents result in many workplace deaths in Massachusetts

    The construction industry is one of the U.S.’s most dangerous jobs, accounting for many serious workplace injuries and fatalities across the country.

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  • How to help your teen avoid the risks of texting and driving

    There are certain steps parents can take to help their teen avoid the risks associated with texting and driving.

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  • Tips for avoiding boating accidents this summer in Massachusetts

    Boaters can benefit from understanding common causes of boating accidents and measures that can help prevent these accidents.

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  • Distracted driving blamed for historic drop in life expectancy

    Life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped for the first time since 1993 and distracted driving may be to blame.

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  • Bigger trucks, bigger crashes: Trucking accidents and severe injuries

    Large trucks put passengers at risk for serious injuries in the event of a crash.

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