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December 2015 Archives

Recognizing the delayed onset of a TBI

Several of the Norfolk County residents who come to us here at Giarrusso Norton Cooley and McGlone, P.C. seeking compensation for loved ones who have suffered traumatic brain injuries were surprised at how long it took those injuries to manifest themselves. If you have a family member that has suffered head trauma yet appears to be OK immediately following his or her accident, you may mistakenly believe that he or she dodged a bullet. However, the absence of any signs to symptoms of a TBI immediately after sustaining trauma does not mean that one is not lurking beneath the surface.

Man challenging four-year medical malpractice timely filing limit

Many may think that medical malpractice cases in Norfolk County simply involve an unhappy patient filing a complaint and the lawyers representing the doctors and/or hospitals involved quickly moving to settle. However, that is not often the case. Doctors and other medical providers stand behind the work that they do. At the same time, only a patient truly knows the impact that his or her provider’s alleged negligence had on his or her quality of life. If he or she truly believes that his or her care was inadequate, then he or she may very well be prepared to pursue the case to its very end.

What are the tax implications of wrongful death rewards?

After having lost a loved one to an accident in Quincy, your first course of action is likely to be to grieve. After that may come the decision to pursue compensation for your loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. If and when you are rewarded a settlement from such action, your thoughts may then turn to discovering the tax implications of whatever settlement money that you may have coming in. Problems in dealing with a legal reward can easily add unnecessary stress to your life rather than helping to relieve the financial burden that your loved one left you with.

Understanding the dangers posed by chemical asphyxiants

Oftentimes, the Quincy clients that we assist here at Giarrusso Norton Cooley & McGlone, P.C. are surprised to learn that the most significant dangers posed by fire are unseen. As fire breaks materials down, compounds are released into the air that affect your ability to breathe, causing you to pass out. It is important that you understand how asphyxiants affect your body to avoid injury and spot where an inefficient evacuation plan could place you in danger.

Outlining Massachusetts’ stance on sovereign immunity

Quincy residents who slip, fall, or suffer any form of an injury-sustaining accident on another person’s property likely know that if they believe negligence contributed to their plight, they may choose to bring a civil action against the property owner. However, such accidents do not always happen on private property. What if one injures him or herself on public or government land? Given that either the federal or state government is the property owner, can one still sue for compensation?

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