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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on May 8, 2017 in Car Accident Blog PostsThere 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on May 4, 2017 in Personal Injury Blog PostsIf 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on May 1, 2017 in Personal Injury Blog PostsThe 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on April 27, 2017 in Birth Injury Blog PostsCerebral 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on April 20, 2017 in Personal Injury Blog PostsProperty 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on April 18, 2017 in Birth Injury Blog PostsWhile 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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