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April 2018 Archives

Brain injuries increase risk of Parkinson's disease

The brain is arguably one of the most important organs in the human body. When it is damaged or injured, it can have temporary and permanent impacts on the daily lives of anyone injured. Brain injuries can occur as a result of war, sports, accidents or lack of adequate medical intervention. Massachusetts residents may be interested in a new study that has linked traumatic brain injuries with an increased chance of being diagnosed later in life with Parkinson's disease.

Birth injuries: Can parents find recourse for emotional pain?

Having a child is a unique and amazing experience for many parents. Unfortunately, things do not always go as planned sometimes, making the experience for some traumatic and tragic. Although physical birth injuries are more easily documented, some parents experience emotional injuries surrounding the circumstances of their child's birth. Massachusetts parents may be interested in one man's recent lawsuit against a hospital and a nurse, claiming that they caused intentional harm following the birth of his child.

Medical negligence: Girl has multiple surgeries to save foot

Most medical professionals understand the basic concept that a person's skin is his or her best protection against infection and bacteria. Once the skin is compromised by a tear, cut or another form of breakdown, it can leave a person vulnerable to many different infections. Massachusetts patients may be interested to learn that a young girl's physicians may have suffered due to medical negligence and the lack of antibiotics after suffering a cut in her skin.

Doctor error: Woman finds epidural needle in spine after 14 years

Most new mothers anticipate the moments of leaving the hospital and returning home with their new baby. But they do not anticipate arriving home with foreign objects in their bodies as a result of doctor error. Massachusetts readers may be interested in one woman's ordeal of having an epidural needle left in her spine for more than 14 years.

USE YOUR WILL TO DICTATE HOW TO PAY YOUR DEBTS

The main purpose of a will is to designate the beneficiaries (known as "devisees") to whom your assets are to be distributed after you die, but it can also be used to instruct the person responsible for administering your estate (known as your "personal representative") on how to pay your debts. While your devisees are generally not responsible for your debts, the debts that you leave can reduce what they receive. Spelling out how debt should be paid can help your devisees.

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