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Lawsuit alleges brain injury result of medical negligence

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider fails to meet a certain standard of care, resulting in injury or death to the patient. In other words, when a physician's mistakes or oversight cause serious harm or even death to a patient, that physician may be held liable for negligence, in Massachusetts or anywhere in the nation. In another state, a recent lawsuit alleges medical error caused a patient to suffer a brain injury.

Medical negligence in Massachusetts should not be ignored

In the medical field, negligence can refer to a broad range of acts by Massachusetts health care providers, encompassing any act or even failure to act that deviates from an accepted standard of care and results in harm to a patient. In another state, an alleged act of medical negligence by a surgeon resulted in serious injury to a woman. Sadly, in this case, the injuries sustained purportedly led to the patient's eventual death some months later.

Homeowner may be liable despite "open and obvious" drop-off

Under the so-called "open and obvious danger" doctrine, it is generally understood that if you encounter a hazard that was plainly visible, decide to proceed, and then get hurt, you are responsible for your own injury and cannot blame anyone else. But that is not always the case, if you get hurt due to what may seem to be an open and obvious danger, it is important to talk to an attorney since what appears at first glance to be open and obvious may, in fact, not be.

Suit claims medical negligence led to preventable cardiac event

Doctors go through years of education -- and, in exchange, usually receive large salaries once they begin practicing -- to be able to recognize and treat health problems. Often, this medical training involves learning how to diagnose signs of impending illness in Massachusetts patients to prevent conditions from developing or worsening. How frightening, then, to imagine a scenario of medical negligence in which a trusted health professional might be too distracted or in too big of a hurry to prevent injury or save a life.

Birth trauma claim leads to $15M settlement

For many Massachusetts parents, the birth of their child is the happiest day of their lives. Sadly, this is not always the case, as sometimes the error or negligence of a health care professional during the birthing process results in a lifelong struggle for care when a child suffers birth trauma. In another state, a settlement was recently reached in a lawsuit involving such alleged traumatic birth injuries.

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