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The Complexity of a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you are injured on the job, you expect to be paid workers’ compensation benefits. While this may be what you are hoping for, not every situation is cut and dry.

As you deal with your injuries, the last thing you want is to be bogged down with details regarding your claim. Do you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits? Will all your medical bills be covered? Can you return to your job after making a recovery?

Along with a variety of questions, here is something else to consider: your employer could challenge your claim. For example, they could argue that you were not actually injured on the job.

Due to the complexity of workers’ compensation laws, it can be difficult to tackle this process on your own. At the very least, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. This will give you a big picture overview of your situation, including the type of assistance you may require.

If you want to learn more about workers’ compensation claims, on the job injuries, and related subject matter, visit this page of our website.


C-Section Malpractice: What You Need to Know

A C-section has become a common surgical procedure. While most women make their way through this process without complications, not everybody is as fortunate.

There are two primary types of C-section malpractice:

  • Improperly performing a C-section.
  • Failure to perform a C-section.

Even if a doctor realizes that a C-section is necessary, he or she still has the duty to perform the procedure without negligence. This is easier said than done, with common errors including: lacerations to internal organs, oxygen deprivation, and broken bones.

Any mistake during a C-section could have a negative impact on both the mother and baby.

There are also times when a medical team fails to perform a C-section at the appropriate time. For example, this should be done if fetal distress is noted. This can include anything from fluctuating blood pressure to an irregular heartbeat among other circumstances.

With a C-section, the doctor is able to deliver the baby in a fast and efficient manner, often saving the child from some type of injury, such as brain damage.

Having a child is supposed to be one of the greatest moments of your life. Unfortunately, this can turn into a bad situation if something goes wrong.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of C-section malpractice, contact us to learn more about your legal rights.


January 2016 Blog Review

With the first month of the year behind us, 2016 is now in full swing.

In January, we published content spanning a variety of topics. If you missed any of these posts, now is a good time to catch up. You may come across some advice or tips that can help you in your personal life.

Here are five of our most popular blog posts from January 2016:

  1. How to Address Car Insurance Injuries
  2. Underage Drinking Statistics Outline a Big Problem
  3. Keep these Records Following a Car Accident
  4. Don’t be Surprised by Dangerous Road Conditions this Month
  5. How to Help a Loved One Following Medical Malpractice

This month will be no different than the past, with plenty of updates meant to provide you with high quality information.


How to Address Car Insurance Injuries

There are many things you need to do if you are involved in a car accident. In addition to keeping the appropriate records, there is nothing more important than treating any injuries you have suffered.

Note: some car insurance injuries are easy to pinpoint, while others, such as a concussion, may not present symptoms for several hours (or longer).

There is one word that comes to mind in regards to addressing car insurance injuries: immediate. Don’t waste any time receiving treatment from a qualified medical team, such as at a local emergency room. Upon a formal examination, you will have a better idea of exactly what types of injuries you are facing.

Do you need help securing the right type of treatment? This is something our legal team can assist you with. We understand your health comes first, and it is our goal to help you avoid additional trouble as far as this is concerned.

Once you are stabilized, once you know what type of treatment to expect in the future, you can answer this question: is it possible to collect compensation as a result of the accident? You may find that the negligent party is responsible, in some way, for paying your medical bills and for other damages.


Keep these Records Following a Car Accident

You have a lot to think about after a car accident. While your health and well being should get your full and undivided attention, there are other details that can’t be swept under the rug.

It may not sound like a big deal, but keeping the right records following an accident could work in your favor down the line. Keep the following records:

  • Daily updates regarding your injuries and medical care.
  • Any type of correspondence that you have with your medical team.
  • All of your medical bills, explanations of benefits, and receipts.
  • Travel expenses associated with medical appointments (especially if you have to travel a long distance for care).

If you find yourself injured in a motor vehicle accident, be sure to keep detailed records for as long as necessary. This information will help you recover the compensation you deserve for injuries and other damages.


How to Help a Loved One Following Medical Malpractice

When a person becomes a victim of medical malpractice, they are faced with many questions regarding their health. This means one thing: they don’t have much time for anything else.

As a loved one, you should never hesitate to step in and help this person learn more about their legal rights.

As unfortunate as it may be, thousands of Americans are injured or killed every year from medical malpractice. This includes many categories of mistakes, such as:

  • Failure to diagnose a condition
  • Failure to treat a condition
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical malpractice
  • Birth injuries

Not only should you help your loved one receive better treatment moving forward, but you can step in to protect his or her legal rights.

Medical malpractice lawsuits are complex and time consuming. Fortunately, you don’t have to go at it alone. When you contact our law firm, for example, you will soon have somebody on your side who can facilitate medical care moving forward, while also helping your loved one recover costs associated with the injury or illness.


Underage Drinking Statistics Outline a Big Problem

A driver of any age can be involved in a motor vehicle accident. This is even more likely when somebody is under the influence of alcohol.

Many people believe that adults are the only ones who drink and drive. Unfortunately, underage drinking remains a big problem in the United States.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving shares a variety of statistics on this alarming trend, including this one:

“Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and about a quarter of those crashes involve an underage drinking driver.”

When an underage person drinks and drives, they increase the chance of causing an accident. Not only can the accident cause them harm, but it can do the same to anybody else on the road.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed by a drunk driver, it is imperative to understand your legal rights. We can help you fully grasp your situation, including the steps you should take to receive the compensation you deserve.


Car Accident News Stories from the Local Area

Motor vehicle accidents are common throughout the area, especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Although 2016 is young, there have been countless accidents that have injured and killed many people. Below are several car accident news stories, from the local area, that show just how dangerous the roadways can be:

  1. Secret Service agent paralyzed in fatal NH crash gets married at Mass. General
  2. Serious accident on Route 1 in Peabody causes power outage
  3. Seven-car crash among multiple accidents reported in Duxbury

Take special caution this winter season when you are behind the wheel. The last thing you want is to be involved in an accident.


Don’t be Surprised by Dangerous Road Conditions this Month

A motor vehicle accident can happen at any time of the year. During the cold winter months, the chance of being involved in an accident is often greater.

As a driver, you never want to be surprised by dangerous road conditions. If you are unequipped to handle everything that comes your way, it could put you in a bad spot while you are behind the wheel.

From a weather perspective, January is a dangerous driving month for our Massachusetts readers. From the snow to the ice to the wind, there are many obstacles to tackle.

When you are prepared for everything, when you know how to drive in inclement weather, you can make better decisions. Subsequently, you lessen your chance of being involved in an accident.

While you may be prepared for dangerous road conditions, you can’t assume that others are in the same frame of mind. For example, truckers don’t always slow down when the snow piles up. This is dangerous not only for them, but for others on the road.

If you are involved in an accident with another driver, you may want to contact us to learn more about your legal rights.


December 2015 Blog Review

Although the calendar has turned to 2016, there is still time to look back at last year.

In December, we published blog posts spanning a variety of topics. If you missed out on any of these, maybe due to the holidays, be sure to read them at your earliest convenience.

Below are three of our most popular blog posts from December:

  1. Best Ways to Avoid an Auto Accident this Holiday Season
  2. What are Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?
  3. Car Accidents and Medical Bills: Who Will Pay?

Be sure to visit our blog throughout 2016, as we will continue to share advice, tips, guidance, and more.

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