Boating while impaired is a serious issue that brings with it a strong possibility of injury and death. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol plays a factor in more than half of all fatal boating accidents. In Massachusetts, there were five fatalities on the water in 2000, the year for which the most recent data is available from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Suffering a burn injury often means much more than simply experiencing pain. At Giarrusso North Cooley & McGlone, P.C., we have seen how people’s lives can be completely upended following a fire or other incident. When filing a lawsuit, we know how important it is to demonstrate how deeply a burn can affect the victim.
Brain injuries can often leave friends and family of victims in Massachusetts with a number of questions. How did this happen? What will happen to our loved one? If you know someone with a traumatic brain injury, it is important to understand what may have caused it and how you can help the victim recover.
Massachusetts residents may be unaware of the degree to which medical professionals say they observe their colleagues and superiors making errors. According to a study in 2005 conducted by The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and VitalSmarts, over half of the 1,700 nurses, administrators, doctors and clinical-care staff surveyed observed behaviors in their colleagues that included breaking rules, making mistakes and failing to support others. Furthermore, more than 8 out of 10 doctors said they had seen colleagues taking dangerous shortcuts in patient care and 88 percent described colleagues as having poor clinical judgment.