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August 2012 Archives

New law brings hopeful changes to medical malpractice procedure in Mass.

Under a new Massachusetts law, physicians that make medical errors are required to disclose their mistakes. The new law is a reworking of the state's approach to medical malpractice. The new law also requires a 182-day "cooling-off" period for both sides to attempt a settlement. During that time, both the plaintiff and the defendants are required to exchange information and allow health care providers to acknowledge making a mistake without it being an admission of liability.

Many vehicles not prepared to handle partial collisions

Head-on collisions are a concern for many drivers, and in looking for a vehicle to purchase, safety performance in these crashes is often a way to market new vehicles. But according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), only three of 11 midsize luxury and near-luxury cars earned good or acceptable ratings in a new overlap frontal crash test.

Victim suffers brain injury in accident

Massachusetts residents know that brain injuries cause life-long issues such as memory problems and personality changes. Even a seemingly minor head injury can cause long-term problems for accident victims. Recently, a boy suffered a minor head injury while riding his bicycle. He was struck by a pickup truck and suffered head injuries in the collision.

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