A US District Court jury announced a verdict in a medical malpractice case awarding Sean Stentiford $18,400,000 against two doctors associated with Lahey Clinic. The two physicians, Dr. Southard and Dr. Hreib attended to Mr. Stentiford while he was a patient at the Lahey Clinic.
Jillian Doherty, a former Emerson student filed a federal Title IX complaint against Emerson College on Friday August 8th. Title IX is a section of the Federal Educational Amendments of 1972 that protects students from discrimination based on gender — and the Jeanne Clery
According to the Boston Globe, on at least two occasions in the past decade, Massachusetts pharmacy officials have displayed indifference in their supervision of a concerning Framingham compounding pharmacy (The New England Compounding Center) that is linked to the nationwide meningitis outbreak that has killed
Amount of settlement: $1.63 million The grandmother of the 13-year-old plaintiff bought him a "mini-motorcycle" to use when he visited her home. Shortly after the purchase, the plaintiff was riding off-road when he attempted to cross a highway after failing to heed a stop
Amount of Settlement: $2.5 million A 36-year-old father of three minor children had a medical history of Crohn's disease, for which he received treatment. He had had virtually no contact with his children in recent years. On Feb. 2, 2006, he went to his
Amount of settlement: $1.7 million An aircraft manufacturer designed and sold fixed-wing aircraft between 1960 and 1995. The pilot seat was designed with aluminum rails to allow for adjustment. The seat was designed to vertically engage steel pins into the aluminum seat rails. Plaintiffs'
Toddler falls from Apartment, Amount of settlement: $1 million On a warm summer evening, the mother was in the bathroom and called out to her daughter in the living room area, which had a screened window. When there was no response, the mother went to
Edward M. Swartz, the founder of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. and pioneer on toy safety, died at age 76. Mr. Swartz took on the multibillion-dollar toy industry for decades with his annual “10 Worst Toys List.” Consumer activist Ralph Nader said "He basically pioneered
Amount of settlement: $2.63 million A laborer was working on a mast-climber-type scaffold at a high-rise building construction project approximately 130 feet above the ground. The foreman removed the ties from the building once the scaffold was no longer required believing that the cantilevered
Amount of settlement: $1 million The plaintiff was operating a motorcycle when he collided with a limousine at an intersection. The motorcyclist suffered extensive damage to his left leg, which eventually had to be amputated.
The da Vinci surgical system is a remote-controlled robot used by surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures. According to its manufacturer, Intuitive Surgical, the robot “combines superior 3D visualization along with greatly enhanced dexterity, precision and control in an intuitive, ergonomic interface with breakthrough surgical
Amount of settlement: $3.5 million A college student and a tenant died in a fire at a Boston condominium. Power was out in the neighborhood due to an underground electrical fault and candles were being used for illumination. In the early morning hours, after