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December 2017 Archives

Is there a waiting period for workers' compensation in Boston?

Although the workers' compensation program is designed to be as simple as possible, it does not usually feel that way to injured workers. Unless you have experience with the program, workers' comp can be confusing. This is especially true when it comes to when you can receive your compensation.

Premature membrane rupture is risky and requires management

A normal pregnancy lasts longer than 37 weeks. For some women, this isn't something that is going to happen. Instead, they have preterm premature rupture of the membranes, which means that the woman's water broke prior to 37 weeks gestation.

This is why you should care about failure to diagnose cancer

Learning that you have cancer is one of the most frightening revelations that you will ever experience. In truth, it is safe to say that no one ever wants to hear those words spoken by a physician. Yet, if you do indeed have cancer, you need those words and you need them as early as possible. Failure to diagnose cancer is more common than you may think. It could happen to you or to someone you love and need in your life.

Workplace safety should be improved in key areas

The Boston, Massachusetts, area has a high number of work sites, where people do everything from laying the foundations of buildings to installing plumbing, ventilation and electrical systems. When something goes wrong at these sites and workers suffer injuries, they are entitled to workers' compensation. Of course, workers prefer to avoid injury in the first place. Their bosses, to avoid lawsuits, bad press, and worse, should also make prevention of accidents their first priority.

4 common questions about misdiagnosis

Many of us dread going to the doctor. It's normal to be hesitant about placing your health in the hands of someone else - especially when you're undergoing risky procedures such as surgery. You have to trust that the doctor, nurses and other medical professionals will do their jobs well.