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Needham vehicular accident critically injures one person

An individual was taken to the hospital after said victim was hit by a motor vehicle along the railroad tracks at Main Street in Needham in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. According to Patch, the accident occurred around 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27.

The victim was transported to Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts by the Needham Fire Department for the treatment of a head wound and other serious injuries. At the time of the transport, the victim was at least semi-conscious. The accident is still under investigation by the Needham Police Department and the Wellesley Police Department crash reconstruction team.

Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP provide legal services for clients in the state of Massachusetts. We handle personal injury accident cases ranging from automobile accidents and trucking negligence to drunk driving accidents and malfunctioning vehicles, among others. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to learn more about our practice and see what we can offer you.
 


Belmont man charged with hitting Lexington police officer with his vehicle

Belmont, Massachusetts resident Sean McKeown was arraigned in Concord District Court on Friday, September 23 for charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (second offense), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The charges come in relation to McKeown hitting a Lexington police officer with his car.

According to District Attorney Marian Ryan, McKeown was driving his vehicle along the intersection of Pleasant Street and Follen Road in Lexington on Thursday, September 22. Upon seeing that the street was under construction, McKeown tried to return to the traffic circle to reverse his direction, but he crashed into a police officer who was patrolling the area.

Judge Lynn Brendemuehl released McKeown on personal recognizance and instructed him not to drive without a valid driver’s license and not to have any alcoholic beverages until his hearing on November 2, 2016.

Contact our medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP today at (617) 426-4488 if you need legal help obtaining compensation for a personal injury accident in the state of Massachusetts.
 


Medical errors still common in Massachusetts area hospitals

Springfield-based Baystate Medical Center is aware that medical errors can run rampant, even in a facility that tries its best to minimize such occurrences.

According to The Boston Globe, Baystate may have the highest chance of committing medical malpractice due to unsanitary conditions. The newspaper stated that this statistic is reflective of the current status of medical errors in the state of Massachusetts, which listed a rise in medical errors by 60% this year. The medical errors were all classified as preventable.

In 2015, the nature of medical errors were more operation-oriented, with 26 patients undergoing the wrong surgery, 52 errors concerning the wrong medication assignments that injured or killed patients, and 446 instances wherein surgical devices and pharmaceutical drugs were contaminated. Last year, Massachusetts-area hospitals reported 1,313 medical errors of varying natures.

Unlike large-volume personal injury and medical malpractice firms, which operate with an impersonal, corporate attitude toward clients, the attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP in Massachusetts provide personalized legal services full of  compassion and understanding. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to speak about your case.


Family of Waunakee resident files medical malpractice lawsuit

The family of 77-year-old Waunakee resident Thomas Pliner filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court on Friday, August 12 against UnityPoint Health-Meriter in Madison and Dr. Sean Yetman.

Yetman was a doctor at the hospital and operated on Pliner, who died following a heart surgery. The hospital subsequently terminated Yetman, who later surrendered his medical license during an investigation relating to the death. Meriter terminated Yetman in October 2011 after hiring a consultant to review records of the seven patients he operated on during his time at the hospital, state medical examining board records showed. The cases include two deaths, which gave way to a state investigation in 2013 and caused Yetman to surrender his license in 2014.

The medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP have the legal experience and technical competence needed to provide Massachusetts clients with malpractice assistance. Our cases include birth and brain injuries, wrongful death, and surgical errors, among others. Call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to discuss your legal options.


Springfield man pleads not guilty after fatal accident

28-year-old Springfield, Massachusetts resident Thomas Murphy pleaded not guilty last Wednesday, June 22 to charges that include leaving the scene of a personal injury accident that resulted in death and driving an unregistered vehicle. The charges come after Murphy hit a pedestrian, 52-year-old James Heath, and caused his death around 10:30 p.m. on May 29, 2016.

According to an article of The Hastings Tribune, Murphy was released on personal recognizance after entering his plea. Heath died at the hospital as a result of the mortal injuries he incurred. Murphy was incarcerated in 2010 after he was convicted of a bank robbery.

The  personal injury lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP provide comprehensive legal services to our clients in the state of Massachusetts. We attend to the legal needs of injured victims to help them recover the compensation they deserve as a result of their injuries. Call our offices at (617) 426-4488 to discuss your personal situation and learn more about our services.


Drunk driver who killed one and injured two admits guilt

Twenty-four-year-old Jeremy Leiva of Providence, Rhode Island confessed on Thursday, May 26 that he was indeed driving drunk in a wrong-way car accident in Pawtucket on March 8, 2015. The crash resulted in the death of Leiva’s girlfriend, 25-year-old Flory Hernandez, and the injuries of a newlywed couple, Andrea and Scott Spillane.

Leiva pleaded no contest before Superior Court Judge Kristin Rodgers to six counts – one count of driving under the influence, one count of driving to endanger, both death resulting; two counts of driving under the influence resulting in personal injury; and two counts of driving to endanger. According to Assistant Attorney General Stephen Regine, Leiva and Hernandez went to a party in Pawtucket on the night of March 7, 2015, where they drank two bottles of wine as well as tequila. After leaving the party, Leiva drove their car onto the Exit 26 off-ramp for Route 95 north. He crashed into the Nissan driven by Andrea Spillane while driving the wrong direction at approximately 12:55 a.m.

The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP know how important it is for the victims of personal injury accidents to hold reckless drivers accountable. If you were the victim of a negligent driver, call our offices at (617) 426-4488 to discuss your situation and discover how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
 


The most dangerous states for motorists

In 2014, 32,675 people in the United States were killed in car accidents. Although deaths by car accident totaled roughly 10,000 fewer in 2014 than they had in 2004, motor vehicle accidents are still a major concern for motorists in this country.

On average, there were 10.2 deaths for every 100,000 people in the United States in 2014. In Wyoming, which is considered the most dangerous state in which to drive, there were 25.7 deaths for every 100,000 individuals. Wyoming’s traffic fatality rate was five times higher than either Rhode Island or Massachusetts, which are considered the safest states in which to drive. One major factor that contributes to traffic mortality rates in states is the type of road most used. For example, car accidents occur at a disproportionately high rate on rural roads. Motorists are also more likely to drive recklessly and not wear seat belts along rural roads.

The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, are known for their superior representation in medical malpractice cases, but we also take on a number of personal injury cases for clients who have suffered in a car accident. Whatever legal representation you need, our offices are willing to help. Call us at (617) 426-4488 to see what we can do for you.


Baystate Noble Hospital sued for unclean endoscopy equipment

Westfield, Massachusetts-based Baystate Noble Hospital is accused of endangering the lives of patients by improperly cleaning endoscopy equipment. The hospital staff allegedly were aware of the issue about three years prior to patients being informed about the situation.

According to a 22 WWLP Television news report, Baystate introduced new endoscopy equipment and scheduled these devices for integration into colonoscopy procedures from June 2012 to April 2013. However, the endoscopy equipment had problems with disinfection and sanitation, which were discovered by the state Department of Public Health during a routine inspection. The inspection discovered that only three of the four prongs that came with the new equipment underwent proper cleaning and disinfection. A joint report released by the Department of Public Health and the Director of Clinical Safety and Risk Management for Baystate Noble claimed that at least 293 patients of the hospital had the possibility of being exposed to hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and HIV.

Hospitals and doctors need to be held accountable when they are negligent toward their patients. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice or another personal injury suit, the attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call us at (617) 426-4488 to discuss your situation.


Bridgewater, Raynham vehicular accidents result in multiple injuries

Two serious car crashes which happened less than half an hour apart resulted in injuries to three individuals and the delay of public traffic along Route 24 in Bridgewater and along Interstate 495 in Raynham, both in Massachusetts, on Monday, December 7.

A two-vehicle collision that occurred at around 2:40 p.m. on Route 24 South near Route 104 in Bridgewater critically injured two individuals and also caused the sides of Route 24 to close temporarily. The roads were opened to traffic about 40 minutes later. The injured victims were airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Center in Boston, according to Massachusetts State Police trooper Paul Sullivan.

The Bridgewater Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Police responded to the scene of the accident and secured the area.

Meanwhile, a second accident occurred at around 3:10 p.m. when a pickup truck flipped over and came to rest on its roof on I-495 South near Exit 8 in Raynham, causing a 21-year-old New Bedford resident to suffer minor injuries.


Man veers off roadway, hits two police officers in Hamilton

Twenty-three-year-old Salem, Massachusetts resident, Angel Pouerietgeronimo, has been charged with negligent operation of a vehicle with personal injury, speeding, and a marked lanes violation after the vehicle he was driving left the road in Hamilton and struck two Ipswich police officers – Officers David Harrell and Zachary Bird.

According to preliminary investigations, Harrell and Bird had been working a roadside detail in the driveway at 711 Bay Road in Hamilton when Pouerietgeronimo veered off the roadway and crashed into them.

Police investigators peg the speed at which Pouerietgeronimo had been driving at the time of the incident to be at 50 miles per hour in a 40-mph zone.

Hamilton Sergeant Stephen Trepanier said Pouerietgeronimo was not intoxicated, nor was he on the phone when the accident happened.

At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we personally make sure that our clients receive the best possible legal services. If you have been hurt in a personal injury accident in Massachusetts and the accident was not of your own doing, call our offices today at (617) 426-4488 to seek legal representation with a member of our legal team.