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January 2018 Archives

Is infant hypoxia caused by negligent birth injuries?

Unfortunately, birth injuries because of negligence happen far too often as many Boston parents can attest. Sometimes, mistakes made during the birth process cannot be remedied, but if a member of the birthing staff catches these errors in time, babies can recover and lead healthy, happy lives.

Doing your part to give your baby a healthy start

As a parent, you want more than anything for your child to be safe, happy and healthy. During your pregnancy, you do all you can to make sure your little one will have the best start in life, from eating healthy to avoiding unnecessary risks. While not all birth defects are preventable, there are certain measures you can follow and steps you can take to help ensure you're doing your part to secure a healthy future for your child from the get-go.

Why some workers' compensation claims are denied

Most people who live in the Boston area take comfort in the knowledge that workers' compensation is available if they suffer work injuries or illnesses. Under the law, all workers have the right to receive this compensation, but there are some circumstances in which your workers' comp claim may be denied.

Medical cognitive bias that could cause diagnostic errors

Medical mistakes and diagnostic errors are common in doctors' offices, hospitals and other health care facilities in Massachusetts. While some of these errors are benign and easily corrected, others can lead to critical conditions and even death. Failure to diagnose and misdiagnoses are among the most common medical mistakes, and they can have catastrophic consequences for patients and their families.

Must all Boston employers carry workers' compensation insurance?

The short answer to this question is that most employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. However, a better way to answer is by providing you with a brief overview of employer requirements regarding workers' compensation.

Construction safety: Don't let demolition projects knock you down

As a construction worker in Massachusetts, you already most likely realize that you frequently put your life on the line. Compliance with safety regulations is essential in this occupation. Your employer plays a big role in ensuring your health and safety whenever you are on duty, and a part of that responsibility is to provide adequate safety training that will enable you to recognize hazards and know how to avoid injuries.

Failure to spot preeclampsia is dangerous to mother and baby

Health care for pregnant women has come a long way across the decades. More women than ever are able to enjoy complication-free pregnancies and give birth to healthy infants. Unfortunately, hazardous medical conditions still exist that can cause pregnancy-related injuries in mothers and in babies. Preeclampsia is one of these life-threatening conditions.