Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog
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There are many things in a home that can injure children. Some are well known, and parents will take certain standard measures to prevent these household hazards from injuring their children. One obvious example is an electrical outlet, which parents typically protect with plastic safety inserts. Household chemicals can also be dangerous, especially when they are kept under the kitchen sink at height easily accessible to children.   To prevent children from getting poisoned or otherwise injured as a result of these chemicals being stored in the home, parents will typically place child safety latches on cabinets to prevent children from gaining access.

widescreen-1418467While these are two examples that most people know about, there are many other dangers to children in the average home that parents have no idea about. According to a recent news article from The Star, big screen televisions can pose a significant risk to small children (especially toddlers), depending on how the television is sitting in a room. Continue reading

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Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan will be hosting Saturday Night Live soon, and, as part of a promo for the upcoming show, Morgan can be seen with fellow cast members joking about the fact that he is still recovering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) he recently suffered and for which he is still recovering.   Morgan was involved in a serious car accident that left him in a coma for eight days. Morgan said when he finally woke up and was told he had been in a serious car accident, he was just thrilled to learn the accident was not his fault. This type of joke at his own expense is very much in the style of his standup comedy.

774605_car_accident_2Morgan’s car accident occurred in the summer of 2014 and left him with several broken bones as well as head trauma, which resulted in the traumatic brain injury.   He was riding in his limo at the time of the accident when a truck hit them from behind, causing the car crash. Continue reading

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According to a recent news article from the West Virginia Record, a woman slipped and fell inside a Wal-Mart store and is alleging negligence in connection with her premises liability case against the big box retailer.

caution-wet-floor-sign-1-1006453-mIn her complaint against the retailer she alleged there was a foreign substance on the floor inside the store. She said the store management was negligent in allowing the substance to accumulate on the floor in June of 2013. She claims the liquid caused her slip and fall in manner that resulted in substantial physical pain and suffering. Continue reading

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According to a recent news report from CBS Sports, Montreal Canadien’s forward Zack Kassian was in a car accident where he suffered serious injuries. He was sent to the hospital following the accident and is now under the care of the team’s medical staff.

921217_crashed_carWitnesses say Kassian was riding in the car as a passenger, along with a 20-year-old female driver and an 18-year-old passenger, when the accident occurred. One witness took a photograph of the vehicle, which had apparently crashed into a tree.   Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident and have said they will release more information when it becomes available. Continue reading

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While there have been a lot of advances in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery as a result of the many soldiers injured in the global war on terror, traumatic brain injury still presents many mysteries to surgeons and those in the allied medical community who work with head injury victims.

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According to a recent news article from the UCLA Newsroom, a new study has shown that eating high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can actually hamper a victim’s recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI).   The study was done using laboratory rats that had suffered traumatic brain injury. Continue reading

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According to a recent news report from the Washington Post, a third grade student in Baltimore suffered a serious head injury after a fall that occurred in his elementary school. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident but say he reported becoming ill shortly before he suffered a fractured skull. It is not even known how or why he fell.

photo_emerging_TBIIt is believed the nine-year-old boy was in the hallway of his school around 1 p.m. when the fall occurred. School officials reported that they found him lying on the floor and called his mother. They told his mother that they were calling an ambulance, and she went to the school to be with her son.   When she arrived, she found her son sitting in a chair with his head slumped over, and he was non-responsive. Continue reading

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Rapper Rick Ross is in the news again with more legal trouble. This time his trouble is not related to criminal charges filed against him for assault and kidnapping involving an alleged pistol whipping incident. According to recent news report form Gossip Extra, Ross and his mother are being sued as co-defendants for an alleged slip and fall injury that occurred in his mother’s Florida home.

952313_gavelThe plaintiff said the injury occurred in 2011, and he is now filing a lawsuit because of the claimed tremendous pain he suffered when he tripped on the rail of an iron gate on the property. There is no mention as of yet for why plaintiff waited so long to file his claim and whether there are any issues with the statute of limitations. Continue reading

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In Boston and the surrounding area, Dunkin’ Donuts is a very popular place to get a cup of coffee. Much like Starbucks in the rest the country, it seems like there is a Dunkin’s Donuts on just about every other block. According to a recent news article from CNBC, one woman sued the donutmaker after suffering a serious injury at one of their stores and settled the case for around half a million dollars.

dunkin-donuts-0007-1329666This particular accident resulting a serious personal injury occurred at one of the company’s stores in New Jersey. The plaintiff claimed she was carrying a tray of hot coffee when she tripped on a parking spot barrier that was not in its proper place outside the store. The re-bar spike was sticking up dangerously and was the reason she fell. Continue reading

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Spinal injuries can leave victims with a life filled with rehabilitation and physical therapy, and the victim may never be able to fully recover. According to a recent article from Taunton Gazette, one doctor who had previously worked to create a spinal cord injury fund in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is now asking state legislators to fix a problem with the fund that caused it to run dry.

surgeonsThe fund was meant to get money from traffic fines levied on repeat traffic offenders who were losing their driving licenses. After the bill was signed into law to create and fund the charitable organization, there was a change in the general traffic laws. The change caused people to lose their licenses much earlier in the process, so the funds were not being paid at the right time. As a result of what they are calling a “scrivener’s error,” the spinal injury fund lost $300,000 in funding that had been previously earmarked for it. Continue reading

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According to a recent news report form the Worcester Telegram, a 55-year-old proprietor of his family-owned fruit stand in Paxton succumbed to injuries suffered earlier in September in a fall accident.

pumpkin-patch-1562467Witnesses say deceased man and one of his employees were unloading a huge bin of pumpkins they had taken to the stand by truck when the accident occurred. The men were standing on either side of the trailer trying to move when the man fell about four feet to the ground and landed on his head. A family member who was there when the tragic accident occurred had worked in the medical field and knew when victim was mumbling and said he felt like he was going to vomit that he had suffered a brain injury. By the time paramedics got him into an ambulance, he had fallen into a coma. The following day, doctors determined victim was brain dead and notified the family. Continue reading