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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 Act,

Former Emerson Student Sues for Mishandling of her Sexual Assault Case2014-08-13T14:45:36-04:00

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 Update2012-11-20T11:16:56-04:00

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 sign.

Boy on ‘mini-motorcycle’ hit by truck on highway2018-07-07T16:10:49-04:00

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 treating

Man allegedly prescribed deadly double-dose of drugs2018-07-07T16:08:36-04:00

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' counsel

Allegedly defective pilot’s seat blamed for crash2018-07-07T16:02:52-04:00

Toddler falls from Second Story Apartment Window

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 the living room and

Toddler falls from Second Story Apartment Window2018-07-07T15:55:02-04:00

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 the

Founder of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. (1934-2010)2010-09-15T12:23:00-04:00

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 beam

Laborer, two others die in fall at construction site2018-07-07T15:58:44-04:00

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 limo2018-07-07T15:48:00-04:00

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

Robotics Surgery Botched Procedure2010-07-27T07:08:37-04:00

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 the

Candle sparks condo fire; college student, tenant die2018-07-07T15:43:56-04:00