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Workers' compensation: How insurers look for fraud

Suffering a workplace injury is a risk for all Boston employees. The effects of such an injury can include loss of earning potential and job security as well as massive financial hardships. Even worse, victims must endure these negative effects on top of the physical pain and suffering caused by the injury.

Misdiagnosing Lyme disease, the great imitator

Living in Boston and other regions of Massachusetts means you are no stranger to ticks. Notorious for hitching a ride on skin, clothing and even pets, deer ticks can cause a great deal of suffering when they bite. Worsening the situation, Lyme disease is one of the most misdiagnosed illnesses in the United States.

What are some common yet preventable hospital infections?

Imagine entering a hospital in Boston for a minor outpatient surgical procedure. After the surgery, you go home and resume your life only to wake up several days later with symptoms such as severe pain, fever and/or swelling. Alarmed, you contact your doctor to arrange an examination where you learn that you have acquired a serious hospital-borne infection.

Work-related crush injuries can sideline you for life

Boston is home to many employees who work in an industrial setting such as a factory or a warehouse. Unfortunately, this type of work comes with many risks to a worker's personal safety. One of the most overlooked or unexpected of these risks involves having one or more body parts crushed by heavy objects.

Communication, staff issues could lead to medical mistakes

No one wants to become the victim of a medical error. These mistakes often prove serious or even fatal. Unfortunately, they're more common than you might think. In fact, according to a study at Johns Hopkins, medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States - ranking higher than diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and strokes.