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‘This is a crisis:’ Road fatalities hit 15-year high

The Department of Transportation announced it will put together a strategy to combat rising deaths, which are increasing the most in the West and the South. Though fewer Americans are dying from Covid-19, another fatal scourge is on the rise: death by automobile. There were an estimated 20,160 traffic deaths in the

Multiple people hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms after generators found running inside South Shore homes

BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Officials are warning people about the dangers of running generators inside their homes after multiple people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms on the South Shore A child called dispatchers around 11 p.m. Thursday to report that their mother was not feeling well inside their Brockton

The Rise of Massachusetts Drowning Incidents in 2021

As we see the restrictions easing down, the residents of Massachusetts are diving back into water sports like swimming, boating, and fishing. But, studies show that there are an estimated 3,960 fatal unintentional drownings every year in the United States, including boating-related drownings. Massachusetts itself has seen 18 reported drowning cases in May 2021 alone. 

Judge boots suit by pedestrian hit by postal truck

A pedestrian hit by a mail truck while he was trying to cross the street could not pursue a negligence claim against the federal government given the absence of evidence showing that his injuries would not have occurred “but for” the driver’s breach of a duty of care, a U.S. magistrate judge has

Meridian Furniture Recalls Ottomans Due to Laceration Hazard

This recall involves the Meridian Furniture Joy Velvet Ottoman/Stools sold on Wayfair as the Fredson 14.5” Wide Velvet Round Standard Ottoman.   The ottomans are velvet, encircled by a gold or silver metal band at the base, and are about 17 inches high and 14 inches wide. The ottomans were sold in the

Boston Doctor Fined $6,000 for Missing Surgery for Lunch

Massachusetts’ medical board has reprimanded the head of spine surgery at Boston Medical Center after he left an operating room to eat lunch in his car and then fell asleep and missed an emergency surgery in 2016. BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' medical board has reprimanded and fined the head of spine

5 Factors Should You Consider When Hiring A Car Accident Lawyer in Boston

A car crash can be fatal as it causes a significant portion of personal injury and wrongful death. It disturbs not only the life of the victim, but their loved ones too. Apart from personal loss, it includes financial loss as well. Medical expenses, car maintenance costs, rehabilitation costs, and unpaid bills can quickly add

The Most Frequent Personal Injury Questions Answered!

Injuries caused by accidents can lead to significant pain and heavy medical bills. You might also be forced to take time away from your job. Of course, all this is the third party's fault, but it's important to be well aware of your rights, which are subject to change depending on your case. Explore the

Certain Philips Respironics Ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP Machines Recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting people who use Philips Respironics ventilators, BiPAP, and CPAP machines and their health care providers that Philips Respironics has recalled certain devices (see table below) due to potential health risks. The polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam, which is used to reduce

4 Exceptional Qualities Of Personal Injury Attorneys | Swartz Law

Public view of lawyers often comes from the TV series, news, etc. Seeing them through the eyes of the media gives us an idea of what the perfect personal injury attorney in Boston, MA should be like. However, it is impossible to understand every quality through just a few television clips. Here are a few

Everything You Need to Know About Whiplash Injuries

At Swartz & Swartz PC., we know that the injuries sustained from getting into a car accident are often more than meets the eye. By: James Swartz Managing & Principal Attorney - Car Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Contract and Business Litigation, Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice,

Should You Give A Recorded Statement To The Insurance Company?

In today’s blog post we will get into what exactly a recorded statement is, and why getting legal advice before submitting your statement is key. By: James Swartz Managing & Principal Attorney - Car Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Contract and Business Litigation, Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Litigation, Medical

Luyuan Recalls Youth ATVs Due to Crash Hazard

The recall involves Luyuan’s youth ATVs sold from August 2018 through August 2020 and intended for use by children ages 6 years and older, as demonstrated by the product dimensions and advertising.   The ATVs were also marketed on Amazon.com to children as young as 12 months of age and on Walmart.com to

10 Industries with the Most Fatal Injuries Per Year in the US

At Swartz & Swartz P.C., we know that workplace accidents and fatalities happen and that some industries are more dangerous than others. By: James Swartz Managing & Principal Attorney - Car Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Contract and Business Litigation, Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability

Back Bay MBTA escalator malfunction

The MBTA is investigating an escalator malfunction at the Back Bay Station in Boston on Sunday night that injured multiple people. In a statement, the agency said the incident involved the escalator from the Amtrak/Commuter Rail platforms to the street-level lobby of the station. Boston EMS said multiple units responded to

3.3 million Boppy baby loungers recalled after 8 infant deaths

The Boppy Company is recalling about 3.3 million baby loungers linked to eight infant deaths, both the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.  The recall comes nearly a year after the CPSC issued a safety warning about similar pillow-like baby products. The infants reportedly suffocated after

What do compensatory damages include?

    By: Joseph Swartz Senior Trial Lawyer - Contract and Business Litigation, Employment Litigation, Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Wrongful Death At Swartz & Swartz P.C., we want our clients to be comfortable and confident with the personal injury process. That’s why we take

I’ve been fired for refusing the vaccine. What now?

Recently, our Swartz & Swartz blog has been focused on the rules and legal issues around vaccine mandates. By: David Angueira Senior Trial Lawyer - Employment Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Discrimination, Whistle Blower, False Claims Recently, our Swartz & Swartz blog has been focused on the rules and legal

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