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April 2014 Archives

Karen Kruszyna Honored as an Outstanding Sportswoman in the Commonwealth

Recently, the Massachusetts Sportsmen's Council ("MSC") awarded Karen Kruszyna of Cheshire, Massachusetts the 2014 Lillian Gribbons Award. The MSC is a statewide umbrella organization representing 14 member organizations and 300 clubs of sportsmen/sportswomen and other conservationists who enjoy a shared interest in protecting and enhancing natural resources. Each year, the MSC awards the Lillian Gribbons Award to a sportswoman who has tirelessly dedicated her time for the benefit of all sportsmen/sportswomen in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with little or no recognition.

Doctors may provide unnecessary care to avoid malpractice suits

Medical care can be expensive. Between co-payments for appointments and so-called routine testing, a North Adams patient may be concerned over the price of getting and staying healthy. Reports show that some physicians actually may be providing more care than necessary in an effort to avoid accusations of medical negligence. However, there is a recent push for doctors to be more concerned about the rising cost of health care.

Family alleges negligence after woman freezes to death in morgue

When a loved one passes away, many friends and family members look for an explanation as to what happened. For many people in North Adams, those answers come from a conversation with a doctor. If the death was a result of medical negligence, survivors may have even more questions. Such was the case for one family who was initially led to believe their wife and mother died of a heart attack.

Suit: Doctor's error caused exchange student's brain injury

A car accident can be traumatic, especially when it results in serious injury. North Adams residents who are rushed to a hospital expect doctors to do everything possible to improve their situations or minimize the effects. A small misstep, like failing to clear someone's airway, can result in a brain injury that can be life-changing.

Popularity of telemedicine prompts concern for patient safety

Advances in technology are responsible for many medical breakthroughs when it comes to diagnosing and treating illnesses. Many people in North Adams have benefitted from cutting edge machine and improvements in medicine. It is important to remain vigilant about patient care, however, as a doctor error can still occur even when he or she is using the best tools possible. As telemedicine begins to grow, both patients and doctors have a responsibility to use the technology effectively.

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