Tag: Massachusetts medical malpractice

Proving Medical Negligence: Essential Elements in Cases

Understanding the complexities of medical malpractice, negligence, and patient rights requires navigating through a maze of legal terms and principles. Yet, it’s essential for both the general public and professionals to grasp these concepts to ensure justice and accountability in healthcare. When doctors or nurses make mistakes, it can lead to big problems. Sometimes they […]

Lawyer Signing Legal Papers

Medical malpractice is a serious issue that can have devastating consequences for patients and their families. Understanding the complexities of this field, the need for legal representation, and the steps involved in pursuing a case is crucial. This article provides a guide to understanding medical malpractice lawsuits, the importance of attorneys in these cases, and […]

Boston.com has a great article out today about the alarming numbers which suggest the vast majority of doctors can expect to have  a claim filed against he/she over the course of a career. Here is the article: Over career, most doctors in US will face lawsuit By Chelsea Conaboy Globe Staff / August 18, 2011 […]

This disappointing news comes courtesy of the Boston Globe: Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis lost his lawsuit today against two surgeons who he said were negligent in treating him when he underwent gastric bypass surgery five years ago. Michael Mone, the attorney for Weis, who is now head coach at Notre Dame, […]

Massachusetts medical malpractice claims must pass through a tribunal if the case is ultimately going to be successful. This is a prerequisite to any medical malpractice claim in Massachusetts  I found the following on Stoneham, Massachusetts attorney Susan M. Mooney’s web site that does a great job of explaining the tribunal system in the context of […]

The May 11th edition of the New England Journal of Medicine featured a story that refutes the popular belief that many medical malpractice claims are frivolous and without merit. This article perhaps vindicates many medical malpractice attorneys across the US and their efforts to advance meritorious claims on behalf of the victims of medical malpractice. […]

Thankfully, we will not see any sweeping Massachusetts medical malpractice tort reform any time soon. On Monday, the US Senate voted down a bill that would have limited the relief afforded to medical malpractice victims. The bill would have placed caps on punitive and pain and suffering damages available to medical malpractice victims. Here is an article […]