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Seek legal help for wrongful death cases in Massachusetts

Most people in Massachusetts expect and hope that their loved ones will live long, fulfilling lives. Unfortunately, sometimes a person's life is cut short due to the negligence or recklessness of another. For example, car accidents, workplace accidents, defective products and medical malpractice could all cause a person to die before their time is due, causing their loved ones left behind to experience a great deal of grief.

Motorcyclist, passenger injured after being struck by a car

Winters in Massachusetts are long, so once the ice and snow have melted and sunny warmer days arrive, people are itching to get outside and enjoy the weather. When warm weather is in the forecast, motorcyclists are ready to take their bikes out of storage and go for a ride. Whether they ride for pleasure, or simply as a quick way to get from point A to point B, it is important for all drivers in Massachusetts to pay attention to their surroundings, including the presence of motorcyclists. It only takes one moment of inattention to cause a serious motorcycle accident.

Dog Bite Prevention Week brings attention to animal attacks

Our furry canine friends may seem to be "good with children" or "family pets," but it is important to remember that dogs are still animals with the propensity to bite. In fact, this week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. This week brings the public's attention to the need in Massachusetts and across our nation to reduce the number of dog bites suffered. For example, in 2016, 6,755 U.S. postal workers suffered from dog attacks.

Could you have prevented your adverse drug reaction?

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) addressed attendees of the Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit this year, outlining the common errors made by health care workers as reported to federal agencies. Adverse drug events, which are “injuries resulting from a medical intervention to a drug,” are one of the most prevalent medical errors. 

How long does one have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?

When a person in Massachusetts loses a loved one in a fatal car crash, workplace accident, medical malpractice or in any other way due to an act of negligence, their grief can be all-encompassing. Practicalities, such as funeral arrangements and winding up the deceased's affairs must be attended to, and then there is the emotional blow. All of this can cloud a person's mind as they try to get through their day-to-day lives.

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