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June 2017 Archives

Summer jobs pose risks for teen workers

It's summer, and for many Massachusetts teens, that means an opportunity to earn some extra cash. Summer jobs are more than just resume-builders. They instill responsibility and financial independence. They're also a better use of teens' time than playing videogames or watching TV all summer.

Infant SIDS monitors: Causing more harm than good?

For parents of newborns, few things are scarier than SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). It's the leading cause of death in babies. Parents can reduce the risk by following the safe-sleep guidelines and other protective measures recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, because SIDS ultimately can't be explained or predicted, there's no way to completely prevent it.

Workers should report all on-the-job injuries

Many people get injured at their workplaces. Their injuries can range from mild to severe. Unfortunately, in many Boston cases, workers may be reticent about reporting their injuries to their employers. They should do so, and employers should create workplace climates that make employees feel comfortable doing so. A key reason why is so that eligible employees can secure the workers' compensation benefits to which they are legally entitled.

Parents should understand their rights in birth injury cases

Looking forward to the birth of a baby is something most parents spend nine months doing, with each of those months being full of excited anticipation for the growing baby to join their father and mother outside the womb. That excitement, hope4, and love makes it all the more devastating when something goes wrong and birth injuries occur. If those injuries are a result of medical malpractice, the parents, on behalf of the baby, will undoubtedly want to pursue a legal case.