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Federal Court Jury Verdict Obtained by Swartz & Swartz, P.C. for Misdiagnosed HIV

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.

Federal Court Jury Verdict Obtained by Swartz & Swartz, P.C. for Misdiagnosed HIV2021-04-15T13:34:50-04:00

Former Emerson Student Sues for Mishandling of her Sexual Assault Case

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

Former Emerson Student Sues for Mishandling of her Sexual Assault Case2021-04-15T15:22:24-04:00

Compounding Pharmacy Update

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

Compounding Pharmacy Update2021-04-16T05:57:24-04:00

Boy on ‘mini-motorcycle’ hit by truck on highway

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

Boy on ‘mini-motorcycle’ hit by truck on highway2021-04-16T05:50:32-04:00

Man allegedly prescribed deadly double-dose of drugs

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

Man allegedly prescribed deadly double-dose of drugs2021-04-15T14:27:28-04:00

Allegedly defective pilot’s seat blamed for crash

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'

Allegedly defective pilot’s seat blamed for crash2021-04-16T05:31:27-04:00

Toddler falls from Second Story Apartment Window

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

Toddler falls from Second Story Apartment Window2021-04-15T17:20:54-04:00

Founder of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. (1934-2010)

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

Founder of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. (1934-2010)2021-04-15T14:48:36-04:00

Laborer, two others die in fall at construction site

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

Laborer, two others die in fall at construction site2021-04-16T07:59:05-04:00

Motorcyclist’s leg amputated following collision with limo

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.

Motorcyclist’s leg amputated following collision with limo2021-04-16T13:24:24-04:00

Robotics Surgery Botched Procedure

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

Robotics Surgery Botched Procedure2021-04-15T14:35:00-04:00

Candle sparks condo fire; college student, tenant die

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

Candle sparks condo fire; college student, tenant die2021-04-16T07:50:31-04:00
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