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August 2018 Archives

Was your loved one harmed at a skilled nursing facility?

Making the decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living center is often fraught with guilt and worry. That's understandable, since one-third of the residents and patients in skilled nursing facilities experience harm like infections and medication errors related to their treatment.

Eye injuries can result in temporary or permanent vision loss

Occupational eye injuries can threaten the vision of workers on a short or long-term basis. In turn, this loss of vision can affect injured workers' ability to earn an income. Fortunately, victims of workplace eye injuries are usually eligible for workers' compensation benefits. These benefits replace a portion of the worker's lost wages and cover medical treatment for the injury.

Depression diagnosis? Your symptoms could mean a brain tumor

It is an understatement to say that medical providers in Boston have a very difficult job. Tasked with juggling the huge amount of knowledge they have accrued with the symptoms of many patients can certainly be a challenge. This is especially so for general practitioners and family doctors who see a wide variety of patients.

At least 5 injured in Massachusetts plant explosion

Working in the manufacturing industry can be hazardous and often leads to many workers' compensation claims. Developing and implementing good safety practices may keep workers safe, but accidents and injuries still occur. According to IndustrySafe, a safety management company, these are the top four dangers that industrial workers face:

Is stillbirth ever caused by medical malpractice?

Losing a baby after it is born or when it still in the womb is a devastating experience for parents. A natural response to this loss is searching for blame. Many Massachusetts parents go through a period in which they blame themselves for the infant's death. When this period ends, both mothers and fathers often look elsewhere for a place to lay the blame.