Blog Posts in 2014

  • Workers Compensation Settlement

    || 17-Nov-2014

    We were recently able to negotiate a lump sum settlement on a workers compensation case in the amount of $265,000.00. The case involved an automobile frame technician, age 48, who slipped on oil in the workplace garage. He fell to the floor and seriously injured his shoulder and was eventually diagnosed with Rotator Cuff injury with post-surgical complications including adhesive capsulitis (frozen ...
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  • Massachusetts State Police Car Crashes

    || 25-Oct-2014

    A recent article in the October 5, 2014 Boston Globe confirmed that there are approximately 400 automobile accidents per year in Massachusetts involving State Police vehicles. Often, a person injured by the State Police feels intimidated in pursuing their claim for personal injuries against the State Police because of feeling intimidated in doing so. I have obtained a Superior Court verdict for a ...
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  • $240,000 Construction Accident Settlement

    || 23-Oct-2014

    While working at an illegal construction site, the client was seriously injured when he fell from the raised bucket of a backhoe being operated by a homeowner acting as his own general contractor. The client is a twenty-seven year old man who worked as a part-time construction laborer. The property owners, who were serving as their own general contractors, chose not to obtain building permits for ...
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  • Boston Childrens Hospital Lawsuit

    || 3-Oct-2014

    On October 1, 2014, the Massachusetts' highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court was presented with a case whereby individuals sued Dr. Melvin D. Levine for abuse between 1987 and 2006 in North Carolina. The Plaintiffs brought suit against Boston Children's Hospital claiming that since the doctor had worked there prior to the abuse, the hospital should have notified his future employers ...
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  • Accident Reconstruction

    || 30-Sep-2014

    As reported in the September 23, 2014 Boston Globe, a pedestrian was killed on High Street Dedham, MA when struck by a passing vehicle. The State Police sent an accident reconstruction team to analyze the cause of the accident. The fact that the State Police found it necessary to use accident reconstruction analysis highlights the importance of retaining an attorney as soon as possible after an ...
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  • 55-year-old woman was hit by a commuter rail train

    || 26-Sep-2014

    A 55-year-old woman was hit by a commuter rail train at the Beverly Depot on September 22, 2014. Although the facts I still being assessed, the injury raises concerns about safety at MBTA train stations. The MBTA may be held liable for improper warning signs or unsafe platforms which lead to commuter injuries
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  • MBTA RIDE van and a pickup truck collide Saugus MA

    || 24-Sep-2014

    An MBTA RIDE van and a pickup truck collided near the intersection of Walnut and Elm streets in Saugus on September 22, 2014 as reported in the Boston Globe causing multiple injuries and disrupting traffic. Injured victims involving the Ride should understand that often the MBTA is subcontracting the van driver work to private companies. This means that many RIDE drivers are not MBTA employees. ...
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  • A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision has started a fissure in insurance companies' first line of defense when they try to withhold defendant's statements from injured parties, claiming that the information is privileged because it was “prepared in anticipation of litigation.” In the case of Walsh v. Wong Superior Court judge Dennis Curran found that statements made by ...
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  • If Your Child is Injured at School

    || 13-Jan-2014

    Sarah Blumenstock Girrel wants to assure parents that the school she runs is safe and secure. Ms. Girrel's assurances come in the wake of allegations that a teacher was fired from the Goddard School in Reading, MA based on allegations of abuse. Details of the incident have not been released. However, it is known that the teacher was an early education teacher at the school and that she was ...
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