Doctor failed to properly monitor healing of arm fracture after surgery resulting in pain and partial loss of range of motion.
College student sustained scalp and hand cuts and a concussion in a car accident on Route 2 in Bedford that was caused by another driver. He was not admitted to the hospital. A doctor believed that his head injury caused some attention span and memory problems for a period of time.
A man in his late 50s who was in treatment with a psychologist for depression committed suicide, leaving a widow and two teenage children. Investigation revealed that the psychologist breached the standard of care by failing to act on the patient's increasing depression.
A forty-year-old single man died in the North Tower of the World Trade Center in the September 11 terrorist attacks. The family filed a claim with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
A Framingham resident sustained several fractured ribs and a punctured lung in an auto accident caused by a driver going through a stop sign in Norwood.
Nursing home patient sustained burn to her arm from falling out of bed and landing near a heater. Investigation revealed that nursing home violated standards regarding distance of beds from heaters
Client sustained severe hand injury using a circular saw. Unknown to client, saw owner had removed safety guard on saw. Claim settled against homeowner's insurer of saw owner before suit.
Client had headaches and vertigo after being struck by a car while a pedestrian. No hospitalization. Client tried to settle with insurer but could only obtain $2,000 offer. Client did not want to file suit and case settled for $10,000 after attorney became involved.
Man hit in face by stranger in Boston, sustained nose fracture. Perpetrator was identified by police, and he later paid a $10,000 settlement.
Car struck at intersection resulting in neck and back pain requiring physical therapy but no hospitalization or surgery.
Young boy sustained injury to his penis from being caught in the mesh of a swimsuit. He fully recovered. Investigation revealed that manufacturer of swimsuit was aware of similar injuries, but it failed to change the design.
Head-on collision resulting in small sternum fracture which did not require treatment other than pain medication.
Woman hit by car that rolled down hill after breaking loose from tow truck. Client had neck, back and knee injury with outpatient arthroscopic surgery.
Driver struck broadside by car that ran a red light. Injury was a clavicle fracture requiring outpatient surgery. Settlement of $50,000 policy limit from other driver, and $80,000 from client's underinsurance insurance coverage.
Pedestrian struck by car in crosswalk sustained leg fractures and required surgery.