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August 2019 Archives

Legal resources for victims of medical misdiagnosis

When a medical mistake such as a misdiagnosis, failed diagnosis or delayed diagnosis leads to the lack of medical treatment or the wrong treatment, victims may suffer harm. As a result, it is important for victims and their families to be familiar with the legal resources available to help them with their damages when they have been the victim of a failure to diagnose or incorrect diagnosis.

Rubbernecking puts lives at risk: Pay attention

If you've never heard the term "rubbernecking," then you might think it's unusual. However, it's a simple term that refers to people who turn their heads to look at car crashes or other accidents outside their vehicles. By looking away from what's happening in front of them, so-called rubberneckers actually slow down traffic and are a major cause of traffic jams. In some cases, they look away from what they're doing for so long that they cause rear-end collisions or other crashes.

The dangers of distracted driving in Massachusetts

Distracted driving has been in the news in Massachusetts lately, as the state legislature considers a distracted driving bill. Currently, there are restrictions on distracted driving in Massachusetts and it is important for drivers to understand what distracted driving is and that they may be civilly liable to victims they injure in a distracted driving-related car accident.

Yes, eating and driving is a dangerous distraction

There are many dangerous things that people do behind the wheel, such as looking away from the road to set up a GPS, manipulating the radio or Sirius satellite system, texting someone or merely being absorbed in conversation. Something that is equally dangerous that isn't talked about enough is eating while driving.

Legal protection for victims of medical errors

Surgical errors are a type of medical malpractice that can cause significant harm to victims. Because victims of medical malpractice can be seriously harmed, or even killed, by a surgical error, they should be familiar with the legal protections available to them. Legal resources could help them recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.

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