Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, recognizes that injured victims in Massachusetts have legal and personal needs that are very different from those of business and corporate clients. We seek to meet those needs by providing our clients with not only a high-quality personal injury attorney, but also with individual attention and emotional support to help them through the difficult time that accompanies a serious injury or death in the family.
At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, the senior partners are personally involved in each case to make sure that each client gets the benefit of our many years of experience in representing injured victims. Our lawyers and nurses meet regularly to discuss the progress of each case and to plan strategies designed to maximize recovery for each client. Unlike large-volume personal injury firms, which adopt an impersonal, assembly-line attitude toward case preparation, our approach to each case is highly individualized and tailored to the specific facts of the case and the particular needs of the client.
While a personal injury lawyer and nurses are familiar and comfortable with the litigation process, we understand that it can be mystifying and intimidating to our clients. We want our clients to know that our personal injury attorneys and nurses are always just a phone call away, and that no question is too small or too insignificant to be answered.
A Boston jury awarded $26.5 million to a young boy who suffered profound brain damage due to a lack of oxygen during his labor. Fetal testing before admission had been entirely normal, and the mother was admitted for induction of labor due to worsening hypertension. ...Click here to learn more
An Essex County jury has awarded a verdict of $7.2 million, including interest, to a severely brain-damaged seven-year-old North Shore girl and her parents. The girl’s mother entered the hospital shortly after midnight, in labor with her third child. ...Click here to learn more
A Cambridge jury awarded $7.5 million, including interest, to a 48-year-old man who lost his bladder and developed impotence as a result of delay in the diagnosis of his bladder cancer. The man had been seeing a urologist for more than a year for problems with urinary frequency, burning and discharge. ...Click here to learn more
A young boy whose brain injury was worsened by an obstetrician’s delay in performing a Cesarean section received a $2 million settlement. The infant was already showing signs of distress and possible brain injury when his mother arrived at the hospital. ...Click here to learn more
After four days of jury selection, Crowe & Mulvey negotiated a settlement of $5 million for the family of a 76-year-old physician who was paralyzed after complicated two-stage spinal surgery. ...Click here to learn more
The family of a young girl who suffers from global developmental delays has received $4.77 million, the full amount of the available insurance coverage, to help pay the costs of her education and care. ...Click here to learn more
A Providence jury found in favor of the widow of a 66-year-old Rhode Island man, who died in a hospital after becoming progressively dehydrated and developing systemic organ failure. ...Click here to learn more
The husband and son of a 45-year-old woman who killed herself with a large knife will receive $1,000,000 from the family physician who was treating her for anxiety and depression. ...Click here to learn more
The family of a 42-year-old man has received a settlement of $1 million—the defendant doctor’s entire insurance policy—as a result of his preventable death from colon cancer. ...Click here to learn more
The insurance carriers for an attending physician and the resident she was supposed to be supervising have paid $2.2 million, the full amount of coverage available, to a Boston girl who lost portions of her hands and feet as a result of an improper blood transfusion. ...Click here to learn more
We expect and depend on medical professionals and institutions to preserve our health and ease our pain. If these professionals fail to perform their duties in a responsible manner, they may cause pain and suffering that far exceeds the initial problem. Don’t think you have to suffer alone; you can hold them accountable for their actions.Click here to learn more
The joy of childbirth can instantly turn into a nightmare if a doctor or nurse harms your baby during delivery. Your family has a right to expect professionals to exercise care, caution, and the best practices to safely deliver your baby. If they fail to uphold these standards of care, they should be held responsible for their errors.Click here to learn more
While certain injuries can heal quickly without lasting consequences, an injury to your brain is going to be severe much more often and last for the remainder of your life. If you or a loved one were hurt due to the negligent actions of another individual, you may be eligible to receive compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, and future earnings that you must forfeit due to the accident.Click here to learn more
If a busy doctor ignores the signs and symptoms of cancer, you may ultimately pay the price for their negligence. We depend on doctors to properly identify and treat dangerous diseases like cancer, and if they make a serious error, you do not have to suffer the consequences alone. We will help you take the appropriate action in holding them accountable for their actions.Click here to learn more
The loss of a loved one is one of the most devastating events a person can ever have to go through. The pain is doubled when the death is caused by the negligent actions of another party. You have the right to hold the negligent person or party accountable for the untimely loss of your loved one, making sure that you do not have to suffer the consequences alone.Click here to learn more
If you are suffering from an injury or disease, timely action and treatment often makes the difference between a complete recovery and lasting suffering or death. If a medical professional does not make the correct diagnosis the first time, you may be left to deal with the pain, suffering, and adverse effects for the rest of your life. Contact us to discuss your rights following a wrong or late diagnosis.Click here to learn more
When you check into a hospital, you have the reasonable assumption that you will be cared for with the highest regard and medical standard. If a medical care facility fails to properly care for you and you suffer further injury, you may be able to hold them accountable for your pain, suffering, and other damages.Click here to learn more
Perhaps no medical mistake is more terrifying to patients than the idea of anesthesia errors. A mistake made in this process could result in horrifying suffering or even death. You have the right to expect proper treatment at the hands of your doctors, especially with something as inherently sensitive as anesthesia. If a mistake was made and you or a loved one suffered unnecessarily, contact us to learn more about your rights.Click here to learn more
As patients, we trust our doctors and surgeons with our lives, and we enter any procedure believing that they will exercise care when treating us. If a surgeon makes an error, it is you, the patient, who has to suffer the consequences. Don’t let a surgeon’s error ruin your life and livelihood—contact us to discuss the steps you may take to hold them accountable.Click here to learn more
Strokes are a common and potentially life-threatening occurrence for patients of all ages. We depend on our medical professionals to properly identify the signs and symptoms of a potential stroke to hopefully prevent them from happening. If a doctor fails to properly diagnose a stroke, the patient may suffer serious consequences, including extreme pain, suffering, and even death. You don’t have to suffer alone: contact us to learn more about your rights as a patient.Click here to learn more
While advancements in medical science have allowed for more automation and increased precision with surgical procedures, robotic surgery is still susceptible to error. If a robotic procedure goes wrong, the patient may suffer extreme pain and may have to deal with consequences that last far past the procedure’s completion. Our lawyers are here to help you understand your options and hold the doctor and facility accountable for their errors.Click here to learn more
If a radiology test is interpreted incorrectly, the patient may be forced to deal with the grave consequences of the doctor’s error. Misdiagnosis or wrong diagnosis of radiology tests may result in pain, suffering, and even death. We depend on doctors to get the diagnosis right, and they should be held accountable if they fail to do so.Click here to learn more
Both children and adults are at high risk when they undergo cardiac surgery. If doctors and nurses fail to carefully monitor the patient during such procedures, the patient is at even higher risk of further injury or death. We have the depth of knowledge and experience it takes to identify errors in surgery and care, and we can help you hold the professionals accountable for their actions.Click here to learn more
Emergency room doctors are trained to quickly recognize and diagnose conditions and rush the patients to treatment. If a busy ER doctor misdiagnoses a condition, the patient may unnecessarily suffer. Let us help to hold the doctors accountable.Click here to learn more
When you are suffering from an illness or other condition, medicine is often the saving grace to help reduce pain and promote recovery. Taking the wrong medicine or the incorrect dosage, however, may cause irreparable harm or can even result in death. We depend on doctors to properly prescribe medicine to us to make us better, and if they fail to do so, you may be able to hold them accountable for their mistake.Click here to learn more
Don’t let the reckless actions of another person or party cause irreparable harm to your life. If you were hurt in an accident, we have the experience and passion necessary to fight for you. We will help you recover the compensation you deserve following a serious accident.
All too often, victims of a car accident have to pick up the pieces of their lives without assistance. Medical bills, lost wages, and other costs often add up alongside the physical pain you may feel. If the negligent actions of another person caused your accident, you may be able to hold them responsible for the toll the accident took on your life and livelihood.Click here to learn more
Because of their sheer size and weight, commercial trucks often cause devastating consequences when they have accidents on the roadway. Truck drivers have a responsibility to handle their vehicles with the utmost care for other drivers on the road, and when they fail in that duty, you have the right to hold them and the company they drive for responsible for the damage they cause.Click here to learn more
Construction sites often pose grave danger to others, especially if the site is not properly secure or if the correct warning signage is not in place. Individuals injured on or near a construction site may be eligible for compensation from the construction company for pain, suffering, medical bills, and other damages.Click here to learn more
Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe for individuals who visit, whether they are guests, vendors, or customers. If you sustain injuries on someone else’s property due to negligent upkeep or other dangers, we have the experience you need on your side. Contact us to learn more about your rights on someone else’s property.Click here to learn more
It is the duty of every property owner to provide adequate and reasonable security for his or her guests or clients. If someone is hurt due to lack of proper security, the owner of the property may be responsible for the injury or loss.Click here to learn more
Massachusetts has numerous alcohol liability laws in place to help individuals hurt by intoxicated people recover compensation from a responsible secondary party. These laws extend to restaurant owners, bartenders, and private party hosts who may be held accountable for over-serving individuals, allowing intoxicated people to drive, or allowing a drunk person to assault another individual on their premises.Click here to learn more
People have a right to expect the products they buy are safe to consume or use in their daily lives. They can expect that manufacturers properly design and test their products before selling them for use, and failure to do so can result in serious injuries or death. We can hold manufacturers responsible for the injuries their products cause and are ready to help you with your case.Click here to learn more
Slip and fall accidents are common and can range from the mildly embarrassing to devastating and life threatening. What is more tragic is if adequate care for the property or even simple warning signage could have prevented the accident. If a store or property owner failed to take such simple measures to protect you and you were hurt on their premises, you may be able to hold them accountable.Click here to learn more
An accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle on the roadway can have devastating consequences for the rider. All motorists have a responsibility to watch for motorcycles and exercise caution when driving near them. If a motorcycle accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver injured you, contact us today.Click here to learn more
While certain parts of the body resist impact better than others, the spinal cord is very sensitive, and injuries to it can result in partial or total paralysis. If a spinal cord injury occurred due to the negligent actions of another person, especially if they could have prevented or avoided it, the injured party may have cause to take legal action.Click here to learn more
Drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable caution when driving through intersections, crosswalks, and near the sidewalk. They must behave in a reasonable manner to prevent injuring pedestrians, and if they fail to do so, they may face responsibility for the person’s injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering.Click here to learn more
Even though more and more cities are launching efforts to help bicyclists share the road with motorists, the number of accidents involving the two has increased. These accidents can result in serious injury due to the lack of protection for the cyclist and the speed and weight of the cars involved. Cyclists should be able to share the road, and if you are hurt in an accident with a car, you may be able to hold the driver accountable for their reckless actions.Click here to learn more
It is important to acknowledge that injured party’s actual damages could be reduced or entirely eliminated if he or she is partially or mostly responsible for his or her own injuries. However if someone else is more than 50 percent responsible for causing your injuries or your loved one’s death, then you are entitled to compensation. Damages you could be compensated for include:
Punitive damages are rare in medical malpractice suits because the vast majority of injuries in these types of cases were caused by error or simple negligence rather than intentional misconduct. If you have been injured as a result of medical error or negligence, you still have the right to compensatory damages. A skilled attorney can calculate the amount of costs associated with your injuries – both economic and noneconomic.
The US legal system can be complicated and medical malpractice suits can be the most complex. That is why hiring an attorney skilled in taking on the medical industry can achieve the best chance of successfully winning your claim.
To win a medical malpractice suit, the injured patient must prove the four legal elements listed below.
The additional stress of taking legal action against the parties responsible for the death or injuries of you or your loved one may be overwhelming if you are trying to recover from your trauma. Crowe & Mulvey, LLP can handle that legal burden and take the difficult task of pursuing justice for you while you heal.
Each patients case is unique with many different issues that affect the outcome of the patient’s health. A variety of mistakes can be made by doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, surgeons, hospital staff and technicians. Some common errors alleged in malpractice suits include:
When the healthcare providers you trust make errors and fall short of providing you or your loved one with the best care, you could face serious complications that can affect you for life. You are legally entitled to hold those accountable for their action or their inaction. You deserve justice.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical malpractice is
professional negligence, either by act or omission by a medical care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in that field of the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient.
This concept of medical responsibility dates back to ancient times. It is a long-held belief that every person who enters into a learned profession undertakes a responsibility to exercise of a reasonable degree of care. Crowe & Mulvey, LLP has a strong conviction that all patients have the right to expect that their medical care providers will give them the best treatment possible. We strongly believe that those who have suffered the consequences of professional negligence should not bear the costs on their own.
The Commonwealth imposes a three-year statute of limitations – or deadline – to file medical malpractice claims from the time the injured party learns, or reasonably should have learned, that he or she has been harmed.
There is, however, a bar for initiating those claims, which is no more than seven years. There are exceptions to the seven-year deadline, such as for minors or if the malpractice claim stems from a foreign object left inside the body as a result of surgery.
Calling an attorney as soon as possible after you learn that you have been harmed by a medical practitioner will increase your chances to get the outcome you deserve. The legal team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP will act quickly to evaluate your case, gather your evidence and file your claim on time.
Medical malpractice suits are relatively common occurrence in the United States, however most cases, as with general personal injury cases, rarely go to trial. Most medical malpractice claims are resolved through discovery and negotiation. The experienced negotiators at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP know how to take on teams of insurance adjusters and lawyers from large medical industries and will advocate aggressively on your behalf.
For the most part, medical malpractice cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts follow a similar pattern to many other states.
Crowe & Mulvey, LLP knows how daunting the legal process must seem to someone inexperienced with facing teams of lawyers from large insurance companies and medical industries. Let our team of experienced professionals negotiate and litigate on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery.
Our personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys and nurses are available to you to answer all of your questions, no matter how insignificant. We don’t charge you until we win compensation for your situation. Even if we determine that we can’t take your case, the evaluation will be no cost to you. To speak with a qualified member of our legal team about your situation and how we may be able to help you, contact our offices today.
If someone causes you harm, the law entitles you to compensation from those responsible for your injuries. ...Click here to learn more
Traumatic brain injuries are usually sustained when an individual’s head is struck by a sudden and strong force, or when an individual’s brain is pierced by an object. ...Click here to learn more
There are many different behaviors that could constitute medical malpractice, but most of them fall within one of several broad categories. These categories include: ...Click here to learn more
There are statutes of limitations, which limit the time for bringing claims. For most claims, these statutes of limitations may be as short as three years, although there are several exceptions and notice requirements that may be shorter or longer. ...Click here to learn more
Delayed diagnoses, unfortunately, affect thousands of people all across the United States and can leave victims with serious physical and financial consequences. ...Click here to learn more
You’re not alone. Filing a legal claim seems daunting, and many people shy away from pursuing legal action because they are unsure if they have a claim or not. ...Click here to learn more
Lead-based toys are extremely dangerous, and even a small amount of lead product in a toy can be unsafe, especially if ingested. ...Click here to learn more
If your baby has suffered a birth injury at the hands of an irresponsible or reckless medical practitioner, you might be due financial compensation. ...Click here to learn more
During labor and delivery, doctors monitor an unborn child’s heartbeat in order to ensure that the baby’s heart is functioning properly. ...Click here to learn more
Some people are financially capable of covering the high costs of injury after being injured by another person, and don’t want to bother with the legal process. ...Click here to learn more
You may have been. Construction site negligence takes many forms, but might manifest itself in the following ways: ...Click here to learn more
We understand that most people who have suffered a serious injury or death in the family cannot afford to pay hourly legal fees or large expenses. Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, represents all of its clients on a contingent-fee basis. ...Click here to learn more
Informed consent is a legal term which can be understood as a patient’s ability to provide consent to a medical procedure with the full knowledge necessary for an appropriate decision to be made. ...Click here to learn more
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