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Care facility allegedly left staff members open to assault

Boston, Massachusetts, has a wide array of care facilities. Those include facilities for both physical and psychiatric care. The management of each facility is responsible for the safety of both their patients and their staff. If they fail to ensure the safety of their staff, they may face workers' compensation claims or penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the federal agency that oversees workplace safety.

Injured during pregnancy? This is why you need legal help

If women didn't sue, doctors and hospitals seem to reason, they wouldn't be forced to do so many unnecessary tests and procedures, including defensive Cesarean sections -- which would reduce the amount of permanent trauma that women suffer as the result of those botched or unnecessary procedures.

Death rate for workplace accidents highest for older workers

People of all ages work in Boston, Massachusetts. Some of them have workplace accidents. What some people may not know is that older workers have a higher accident death rate than younger workers do. This holds proportionately true even when there is a decrease in the overall incidence of workplace fatalities, according to .the Associated Press' review of federal statistics. When an older worker is hurt on the job, there may be cause for a workers' compensation claim.

Plastic surgery patients should understand potential problems

Plastic surgery is often associated with Hollywood performers who are desperate to look young, or at least less old, at all costs. However, people across the nation, including those in Boston, Massachusetts, go under the knife and get plastic surgery. Unfortunately, there are often surgical errors that adversely affect patients for months, years or the rest of their lives.

Can I get a witness? Testimony in medical malpractice claims

If you recently visited a hospital for treatment of a medical condition, chances are, you probably expected to receive a certain standard of care during your stay. Unfortunately, sometimes things don't go as planned, and you could be suffering the consequences.

Concrete construction accident kills worker

Throughout Boston, Massachusetts, construction projects are ubiquitous. These range from soaring skyscrapers to simple single-family homes. From time to time, the workers who toil each day on those construction projects suffer injuries, which may lead to workers' compensation claims.

What is a 'wrongful birth' lawsuit?

Not everyone feels that all children, regardless of their problems, are a gift. In fact, many people feel that modern scientific advancements have made it possible to avoid having a child with significant birth defects -- and actually feel like the correct moral choice is to not to bring a severely disabled child into this world when there's other options.

3 Common Risks Many Construction Workers Face

Every year in Massachusetts, thousands of construction workers are injured. From breaking a bone to losing an appendage -- or worse -, the industry is one where the risk for injury and illness is high. And while there are employers who are actively trying to keep their workers safe through training and proper equipment, the simple truth is that accidents can and still do happen. Even the most highly skilled construction worker, working for a very safety-minded company, can still end up severely injured on the job.

Lawsuit alleges nursing negligence after man falls from bridge

The decision to place a loved in an assisted living or nursing home environment is usually quite difficult. In many cases, a family member has cared for the person for several years and is not able to continue providing that care. This could be for financial reasons or the person may need more medical care than the family member is able to provide.