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What are the Statutes of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in Massachusetts?

Every 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

Massachusetts Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Injuries

Car 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

How to Prove Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis is Medical Malpractice

Many 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

Jury Issues $110 Million Talcum Powder Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

Last 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

6 Tips to Avoid a Car Accident in the Rain

There was heavy rainfall throughout Massachusetts on Friday night, including Boston, where approximately one inch of rain fell in just one hour. While this increased the risk of flooding, it also increased the risk of weather-related car crashes in Boston. Rain causes an average of 573,784 car crashes each year, according to statistics from the National Highway... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you were injured in an accident in Boston caused by someone else’s negligence, you probably have many questions about filing a personal injury claim. Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury lawsuits in Boston. Reviewing the answers will help you determine if you have grounds for... Read More

What Does Comparative Negligence Mean Under Massachusetts State Law?

The goal of any personal injury claim is to prove that the defendant was negligent in some way. Negligence refers to a failure to exercise the degree of care that an ordinary, reasonable, cautious and prudent person would exercise in the situation in question. However, in some personal injury cases, the victim’s own negligence helped cause... Read More

What is Cerebral Palsy and What Causes Babies to be Born with It?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the leading congenital disorder in the nation, affecting approximately 500,000 children and adults, according to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. CP is a permanent disability encompassing various disorders that affect an individual’s movement, coordination, balance, posture and reflexes. Some people with cerebral palsy also have visual, speech, hearing and intellectual impairments. CP... Read More

Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? Find Out If You Can Sue

Property owners in Massachusetts have a legal obligation to take certain steps to prevent visitors to their property from suffering injuries in slip and fall accidents. If someone suffers a slip and fall injury because a property owner did not fulfill his or her obligations, the property owner could be held liable for the victim’s injuries.... Read More

Four Types of Birth Injuries That Are Often Caused by Medical Malpractice

While many babies are born perfectly healthy, others have severe birth injuries that occurred in the womb or during labor or delivery. Birth injuries can also occur during the first month after birth, particularly if the newborn already has health problems. Birth injuries can cause a variety of lifelong health problems and disabilities. These injuries have... Read More

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