The family of 78-year-old Shrewsbury resident George Strom Jr., who died at UMass Memorial Medical Center in 2008, was awarded $250,000 in a medical malpractice lawsuit they lodged against the hospital.
A jury in Worcester Superior Court ruled for the family during the third week of December. According to the family’s attorney, Strom was taken to the hospital’s Memorial Campus on Easter Sunday for treatment of his congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythm. When he was moved to the critical care unit 11 hours later, he was unconscious and not showing any signs of response. He was taken off life support 11 days later.
Our personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP understand the hardships a medical malpractice victim’s family has to endure following a medical malpractice suit. Seek the legal help of our attorneys by calling our Massachusetts offices today at (617) 426-4488 so that we can file the appropriate lawsuit for your case.
A Derry, New Hampshire couple, Nancy and Joseph Knox, won a $5 million verdict on Friday, December 9 after a jury ruled that Dr. Adam Beck, an ophthalmologist of New England Eye & Facial Specialists in Londonderry, was guilty of medical malpractice in performing erroneous surgical procedures that resulted in 67-year-old Nancy becoming legally blind.
According to court documents, during the time that Nancy had been Beck’s patient, for eight years, she was gradually losing sight in her left eye. The treatments that Beck had been giving her also caused her to completely lose vision in the right eye, causing the eye to shrink visibly and beyond repair; it had to be removed.
The jury awarded Nancy $4.7 million and gave her husband, 72-year-old Joseph, $350,000 for loss of companionship due to his wife’s injuries.
Our personal injury attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP strive to do our best to obtain compensation for our clients who have been injured due to medical malpractice in the state of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to inquire further about our services.
Delaney Ratner, a University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate, filed a lawsuit against the school, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus system, and a bus driver identified only as “Jane Doe”, accusing them of negligence in relation to a September 2015 bus ride wherein the bus driver unexpectedly halted and sent Ratner hurtling towards a railing, causing “serious personal injuries, physical pain and mental distress, diminished capacity to enjoy life, diminished earning capacity, and loss of income”.
In the complaint filed on Thursday, November 17 in Hampshire Superior Court, Ratner said she was standing by the back of the bus and grasping a balancing pole while the bus moved along the intersection of Gatehouse, Old Farm, and Belchertown roads in Amherst when the driver “slammed on the brakes of the…bus without warning, sending [Ratner] hurtling toward the front of the bus and into a handicapped rail…” She was sent to the hospital with serious rib and lung injuries.
Our medical malpractice and personal injury accident lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, who specialize in such fields in the state of Massachusetts, handle cases involving bus accidents, among others. Call our offices today ar (617) 426-4488 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.
Massachusetts is the number one state in the country when it comes to rates of diagnosed concussions sustained during youth sports, a recent study from the Center for Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio showed.
According to the report, the rate of concussion in youth soccer players has increased from 1990 to 2014. According to the Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield, concussions rose by 82% from 2010 to 2015 among kids ranging from 10 to 19. They saw an increase of approximately 15 concussions per 1,000 people to over 27 per 1,000 people. Boston Children’s Hospital Director of Sports Medicine Dr. Lyle Micheli said the increase in diagnosis of concussions can come from a number of factors, including an increased participation in organized sports and more in-depth knowledge regarding head injuries.
Our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP can help people who have been injured in accidents due to the negligent actions of other people. We hold people accountable for their careless actions. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more about your actions.
Sixty-eight-year-old Westfield, Massachusetts resident David Matyseck lost his life after Matyseck’s vehicle was hit by another driver. The accident occurred along East Main and Delmont Streets on Route 20 on Tuesday, November 8.
According to Police Captain Michael McCabe, in an interview with local news channel 22News, a driver identified as 25-year-old Westfield resident Ryan Pasquini ran a red light along East Main and Delmont Streets, causing a collision with Matyseck’s vehicle. Matyseck was brought to Baystate Noble Hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Hampden District Attorney’s Office spokesman Jim Leydon said Pasquini was charged with motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle on Wednesday, November 9 in Westfield District Court. Pasquini was told not to drive and to abstain from alcohol consumption. He is also required to use a sobriety device after he was able to post the $25,000 cash bond.
Artist Raymond Brown, 32, and fellow artists Douglas Hoekzema and Jonathan Olsen were standing side by side on a narrow platform suspended over the side of the Hyde Resort & Residences building in Hollywood, Florida on October 24, 2016. They were working on a 25,000 square foot mural that depicted circles in shades of blue and green when a cable snapped, plunging the three friends. Hoekzema and Olsen fell into safety nets while Brown, unfortunately, hit the ground. Even as paramedics rushed to get to the scene, Brown immediately died.
Five days before the three painters fell from the building, five people sustained injuries and one individual died in an accident at a construction site in Brickell in greater downtown Miami, a project that was handled by Massachusetts-based general contractor John Moriarty & Associates, the same firm that handled the Hollywood project.
If you are hurt in a personal injury accident in the state of Massachusetts due to the negligent actions of other people or parties involved, do not hesitate to seek legal action against them. Get the help of our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP by calling our offices today at (617) 426-4488.
With the coming of the fall, the weather is certainly going to change. Daylight hours are going to be shorter, and people will experience more inclement weather. Such conditions are going to make it challenging to drive along roads. A traffic accident can cause people to incur brain damage, which is why the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is reminding drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists to take care and keep safe while out on the streets.
Pedestrians should remember to look both ways before they try crossing the street, because they never know when a driver might be driving the wrong way, speeding, or driving erratically. Also, this time of year, drivers are frequently blinded by low sun angles, causing them to overlook the presence of some objects, especially if there is a glare on their windshields. Because of this, pedestrians should remember not to cross the street until cars come to a full stop.
Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP provide legal services for our clients in the state of Massachusetts and help victims of personal injury accident victims stand up and fight for their legal rights. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more about your legal options.
Police in Lowell, Massachusetts cited 27-year-old Lowell resident Carlenys Arroyo with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. The charges come after Arroyo struck a four-year-old who was trick-or-treating with his mother with her vehicle last Monday, October 31 at around 7:20 p.m.
According to Captain Timothy Crowley of the Lowell Police Department, Arroyo stopped her vehicle after hitting the child and was about to exit her car when she decided to get back inside the vehicle and drive away. The boy was taken to the hospital to receive medical attention for the laceration on his head and other injuries, which were not considered serious. Police officers were able to find Arroyo hours after the accident.
Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP provide legal services for our clients in the state of Massachusetts. We handle personal injury accident cases such as automobile accidents and pedestrian accidents, among others. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more about your options.
Injuries connected to playing youth sports have taken national prominence, and Massachusetts tops the list of states when it comes to rates of diagnosed concussions, recent studies showed.
For instance, a study from the Center for Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio showed that youth soccer players ages seven to 17 were hospitalized 78% more in 2014 than in 1990. According to Blue Cross Blue Shield Association chief medical officer Dr. Trent Haywood, a higher understanding and awareness of concussions and efforts to focus attention to head injuries in the National Football League and other professional sports leagues are factors in the trends. Concussion rates should decrease once awareness reaches a saturation point, he said. Massachusetts implemented a law in 2010 that mandates school coaches, trainers, and parent volunteers to undergo training so they can identify the signs of a concussion.
Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP provide legal services for our clients in the state of Massachusetts and handle medical malpractice accident cases such as brain injuries and wrongful death, among others. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 for more information about how we can help you win your medical malpractice case.
An accident involving a motorcycle, two pedestrians, and a car on Route 114 near the North Andover line in Lawrence on Thursday, September 22 at around 12:30 a.m. resulted in the death of one person and injured two others.
According to preliminary investigations, 64-year-old Methuen resident William Bickford had been driving a motorcycle along Route 114 when he was hit by a car, causing him to crash into two pedestrians who were walking along a nearby sidewalk.
Bickford was declared dead at the scene of the accident while the two pedestrians, a man and a woman in their 20s, were transported to area hospitals to receive medical attention for their non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car that caused the accident did not stop to help the victims and left the scene of the accident as it happened.
Police officials are currently conducting investigations to find out the car and the identity of its driver.