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Handling a Car Accident Caused by FedEx

Published in Car Accidents on May 19, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you were involved in a car accident with a FedEx driver, you may be wondering what your legal options are as it relates to pursuing justice for the injuries and losses you may have suffered. It is normal to want to know whether you are able to pursue a claim and who would be…

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Who’s At Fault for an Airbag Chemical Burn?

Published in Car Accidents on May 15, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airbags are designed specifically to protect you in the case of an accident. However, occasionally, certain chemicals like sodium azide can be released upon deployment, causing burns. In Massachusetts, individuals who have suffered an airbag chemical burn due to a car accident have the right to investigate who is at fault and seek financial justice…

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Suing a Tattoo Artist for Infection

Published in Personal Injury on May 11, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Getting a tattoo is often an exciting and emotionally fulfilling process, and it involves a lot of preparation and planning. There’s the art and the tattoo artist to consider and, of course, the shop itself. Unfortunately, even when you are meticulous with your planning, you still run the risk of an infection. Not every infection…

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What Is an Offer of Proof in a Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Claim?

Published in Medical Malpractice on April 21, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Being injured due to medical malpractice is not only physically damaging, but it can also lead to emotional trauma for victims who trusted the medical professionals to properly care for them. Filing a medical malpractice claim is an essential but complex process to ensure you are able to get justice for your losses. For this…

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Understanding the Discovery Rule for Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Claims

Published in Medical Malpractice on April 20, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes In Massachusetts, the “discovery rule” plays a pivotal role in medical malpractice claims, allowing patients to file lawsuits based on when they discovered, or should have reasonably discovered, the harm caused by a healthcare provider’s negligence. This rule allows a window for medical malpractice victims to file a claim for compensation, even if they discovered…

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Medical Malpractice Case Misconceptions: 3 Facts You Need to Know

Published in Medical Malpractice on April 18, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Navigating the complexities of medical malpractice cases can be daunting for victims seeking justice. Misunderstandings about these cases can significantly affect the outcomes for individuals adversely affected by medical negligence. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re committed to educating our clients about the realities of medical malpractice litigation. Boasting over 45 years of collective…

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What Is a Never Event?

Published in Medical Malpractice on March 24, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes In its simplest form, a never event is a medical malpractice error that should never occur under the care of a trusted medical professional. Originating from the healthcare sector, this term describes egregious errors such as wrong-site surgery or leaving an instrument inside a patient’s body. When you have been affected by one of the…

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Understanding Misdiagnosis vs. Missed Diagnosis

Published in Medical Malpractice on March 20, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Navigating the complexities of healthcare can sometimes lead to challenging situations, particularly when it involves errors in the diagnosis of patients. Misdiagnosis, where a patient is incorrectly identified as having a particular condition, and missed diagnosis, where a condition goes undiagnosed entirely, are both serious and damaging scenarios. Either scenario can significantly impact a patient’s…

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Can Construction Workers Recover Compensation for Workers’ Comp in Massachusetts?

Published in Construction Accidents, Workers' Compensation on March 17, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes Workers’ compensation insurance plays a vital role in providing essential support to employees who have been injured on the job. It offers a financial lifeline by covering medical expenses and compensating for income lost due to work-related injuries. In Massachusetts, construction workers who have been injured while working may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits….

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What Are My Rights as a Passenger in a Massachusetts Car Accident?

Published in Car Accidents on February 27, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes In Massachusetts, passengers who have been injured in car accidents have a right to seek compensation for their injuries. This right is protected under personal injury law, which holds that individuals who have been harmed due to the negligence or recklessness of others are entitled to recover damages. If you are currently navigating the aftermath…

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