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Checking a Doctor’s Credentials

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on May 16, 2018

Many people trust health insurance companies to contract with top-quality doctors, hospitals, and state licensing agencies. Unfortunately, many insurers regularly use practitioners who are subpar at best. Some may even have medical disciplinary actions, medical malpractice claims, and other negative marks on their records. Different Ways to Research a Doctor Although no federal database provides…

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Narcan – What Is It?

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on May 15, 2018

Narcan is the brand name of naloxone, an antidote for heroin and other opiates – prescription pills such as oxycodone, morphine, codeine, methadone, and Vicodin. Narcan blocks the opiate’s effects and can reverse an overdose. Overdoses occur after taking too much of a drug. If a person stops breathing during an overdose, serious brain damage…

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Marijuana Versus Opioid Abuse

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on May 14, 2018

Marijuana may seem to be taking over the headlines today, with new laws and policies regarding it frequently making news. In fact, it is legal under state law to purchase marijuana for some medical treatments in 31 states. Although it is just now making legal waves in the United States, cannabis treated and managed pain…

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Suffolk County Superior Court Information

Published in Local News on March 30, 2018

The Suffolk County Superior Court, located at 3 Pemberton Square in Boston, serves Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. These areas are home to more than 7.5 million residents, many of whom are likely to visit the courthouse for one reason or another at some point. Also known as the John Adams Courthouse, the Suffolk County…

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What Is the Tide Pod Challenge?

Published in Safety on March 29, 2018

Every generation experiences strange fads and social trends that sometimes have a detrimental effect on those who participate in them. One of the newest trends making waves on social media and the news is the Tide Pod Challenge, a social challenge where participants attempt to eat Tide Pods, individually wrapped and highly concentrated laundry detergent…

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What is Kratom?

Published in Safety on March 28, 2018

Kratom is an herb originating in Southeast Asia. The kratom plant has been a staple of the region’s traditional medicine for centuries, often used as a treatment for pain and anxiety. More recently, some people have found kratom effective for treating the symptoms of withdrawal from opioids and other drugs. Despite these apparent benefits, the…

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Dashcam

Published in car accidents, Safety on February 28, 2018

After a car accident in Massachusetts, there is always confusion. Often it isn’t clear exactly what happened. Because of the increasing highway congestion, many people consider using a dashcam so that, no matter what happens, they have a record of the event. Legally, they may be helpful after an accident. Here’s what you need to…

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Developments in Our Current Opioid Litigation

Published in Local News, Safety on February 27, 2018

The opioid epidemic has hit the country in a way we’ve never seen, and Massachusetts is one state among many struggling to protect its residents from this crisis. The legal team at Sweeney Merrigan Law understands how devastating it is to lose someone in such a traumatic way and have joined with other legal teams…

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The Legality of Fantasy Sports in Massachusetts

Published in Local News on February 26, 2018

Fantasy sports is a fun way to spend New England winters, but there’s a new proposed bill going through the Massachusetts legislature that could change how players engage with their favorite fantasy sports. Gaming would be permanently legal, but players would see a serious tax hike. Here’s what you need to know about these changes…

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Minimum Wages in Massachusetts 2018

Published in Local News on January 31, 2018

The Massachusetts legislature is debating the laws concerning minimum wage in the state, and people are pushing the government to consider increasing the minimum wage in the upcoming years. Minimum wage has been a consistent point of controversy within the government and among the state’s citizens. Minimum wage laws specifically affecting teenage workers are at…

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