When Massachusetts parents send their children off to college, the event signifies a transition between childhood and adulthood. Even so, most parents continue to worry about their children during this transition, and still hold a multitude of fears concerning their child's safety. For one family, a recent car accident made the worst of those fears a reality.
At a time when families are coming together to celebrate the holidays, one family is going through the worst scenario imaginable. A tragic car accident in Massachusetts has claimed the life of a mother and left her daughter hospitalized just days before Christmas. Details surrounding the incident are scarce at this time, but it appears that the crash may not have been the fault of another driver involved in the collision.
Massachusetts residents face a wide range of situations in which they could become the victims of malpractice. While most medical malpractice cases focus on medical errors made by practitioners or institutions, there are other cases that present a very different legal argument. One such case recently faced one state's highest court, which determined that an affair between a doctor and patient can constitute medical malpractice.
When it comes to medical care, most Massachusetts residents trust in the education and training of the health care providers from whom we seek treatment. We believe that our health care system is among the best in the world, and that our doctors are among the most qualified. However, every so often a medical malpractice story makes headlines, and the details cause us to question the quality of care that we often take for granted.