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  • Massachusetts Bus Accident Law

    This past weekend, a bus accident in Allston, Massachusetts, carried with it a tragic and recurring theme: A bus company charged with the safety of dozens of people, and ultimately failing in its most basic duty to its customers and public. While news reports show the immediate a...

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  • Legal Rights of Victims of the Recent Meningitis Outbreak from Injectable Steroids

    In the past few days, it has been reported that dozens of people have been infected with a rare form of meningitis from contaminated steroids made and distributed by a pharmacy in Framingham, Massachusetts. Those same reports indicate that, unfortunately, we can expect to see mor...

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  • Dodd-Frank Act and Whistleblower Claims

    In July 2010, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (The Dodd-Frank Act). The Dodd-Frank Act was passed in response to the countrys near financial meltdown in 2008, in an effort to protect the consumers and the co...

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  • What Happens When You are the Victim of Violence at a Bar or Hotel?

    With disturbing frequency, we see reports of violent crimes at hotels, bars, and other public places resulting in grave personal injuries and deaths. If the victims of these violent crimes are lucky, the perpetrators will be caught and brought to justice in criminal proceedings. ...

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  • Banzai Pool Slide Recalled Following Massachusetts Product Liability Verdict

    Today, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of a dangerous and deadly product, the Banzai Falls Inflatable Pool Slide. This recall came after lawyers at Sugarman and Sugarman proved to a jury that the Banzai Inflatable Pool Slide was a defective pro...

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  • Punitive Damages in Massachusetts Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

    Find out what most people should, but dont know about punitive exemplary damages in regards to Massachusetts personal injury law. When personal injury lawsuits are discussed, whether in casual conversation or in media coverage of jury verdicts, the subject of punitive damages in...

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  • Signing Away Liability: Release & Waiver Laws

    As a parent of three, it seems like at least weekly I am asked to sign a Release or Waiver of liability for some activity my children want to participate in. Whether a birthday party at a gym, a ski school, or a simple field trip, more and more businesses are insisting on liabili...

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  • Sugarman on Super Lawyers Attorney Inclusion and other Advertising

    When a reader picks up last month's issue of Boston Magazine at home or in a doctor's office, they will find a list of "Super Lawyers" in Massachusetts or New England in various areas of law, including in the field of personal injury. The list of "Super Lawyers" is compiled by a ...

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  • Sugarman on Medical Malpractice Law in Massachusetts

    It goes without saying that improper medical care can and does result in grave injuries and fatalities. Long-established research has demonstrated that medical errors happen with surprising frequency, even at "elite" medical institutions, and that many if not most instances of me...

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  • When Medical Malpractice Occurs, Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word

    It has been suggested by some medical groups, including the Massachusetts Medical Society, that doctors and hospitals would be more likely to offer apologies to their patients for medical errors if they knew their statements could not be used in a medical malpractice claim. For ...

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