Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on June 19, 2017 in Consumer AlertsEarlier this month, a federal jury in Illinois ordered AbbVie Inc., manufacturer of the drug Depakote, to pay $15 million to the family of a 10-year-old California boy born with spina bifida. The mother was prescribed Depakote for the treatment of bipolar depression during her pregnancy. The Depakote lawsuit alleged that AbbVie failed to adequately warn the... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on June 15, 2017 in Car Accident Blog PostsSome motorcycle accidents are more common than others, which is why you should use defensive driving strategies to reduce your risk of being involved in these types of collisions. Below, our Boston motorcycle accident attorneys describe five of the most common types of motorcycle crashes and offer practical tips on ways to avoid them. Our experienced lawyers... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on June 12, 2017 in Birth Injury Blog PostsCerebral palsy, or CP, is the most common disability affecting the motor function of young children. This condition may be caused by brain damage the child suffered during pregnancy, labor or delivery. If the brain damage was caused by medical malpractice, the child’s parents may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on June 6, 2017 in Workers' Compensation Blog PostsEven if you have filed a workers’ compensation claim in the past, you may have a lot of questions about the process. That is why Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC has compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers about filing a workers’ compensation claim in Massachusetts. Whether you have suffered an on-the-job injury... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on June 2, 2017 in Car Accident Blog PostsFiling an insurance claim might be the only way to recover compensation for damages suffered in a Massachusetts hit and run car accident. Even if you find the driver who fled the scene, state law prohibits you from filing a personal injury lawsuit unless you have more than $2,000 in medical expenses or you suffered... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on May 24, 2017 in Wrongful Death Blog PostsThe value of your Massachusetts wrongful death claim is determined by the cost of the damages you and the other loved ones of the deceased have suffered. The more damages cost, the more a wrongful death claim is worth. There are certain types of damages you may be able to recover in a Boston wrongful death... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on May 22, 2017 in Personal Injury Blog PostsEvery Massachusetts personal injury claim is governed by a statute of limitations that sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit. Once the statute of limitations for your claim expires, you will not be allowed to file a lawsuit. This means you will lose possibly your only chance of pursuing compensation from the party whose negligence... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on May 18, 2017 in Car Accident Blog PostsCar accidents in Massachusetts are governed by a no-fault system, which requires injured drivers to obtain compensation for medical expenses and lost wages from their own insurance policies. You cannot go outside of the no-fault system to file a Boston auto accident lawsuit unless you have more than $2,000 in medical expenses or you suffered permanent or... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on May 17, 2017 in Medical Malpractice Blog PostsMany medical malpractice claims involve the misdiagnosis of a patient’s illness or injury. Misdiagnosis means the doctor who treated the patient failed to diagnose the patient’s illness or gave the patient an incorrect diagnosis. Proving misdiagnosis in a medical malpractice case is a lot more complicated than establishing that a doctor made mistakes when attempting to diagnose... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on May 11, 2017 in Consumer AlertsLast Thursday, a Virginia woman was awarded more than $110 million in her talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Imerys Talc. This is the largest amount of compensation that has ever been awarded in a talcum powder case. The plaintiff alleged that she developed ovarian cancer in 2012 because she regularly used... Read More
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