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October 2013 Archives

Researchers may have found a new way to identify brain injury

Massachusetts residents may not realize that using traditional methods such as a CT scan or MRI have been found to be unreliable in identifying traumatic brain injuries. Doctors, therefore, have to rely on patients to describe their symptoms honestly and accurately in order to diagnose a traumatic brain injury. The problem is that patients may not always be open about their symptoms or even recognize something as being related to a possible brain injury.

Massachusetts medical malpractice: Doctors abusing drugs

Massachusetts residents may or may not realize that anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of doctors become addicted to drugs at some point during their lifetime. Not surprisingly is the fact that doctors will most often abuse prescription drugs. No matter what the reason, this behavior puts patients at risk of being the victims of medical malpractice.

Search is on for SUV in hit-and-run car accident in Massachusetts

Police are on the hunt for an SUV that was involved in a hit and run on Oct. 11 at approximately 7 p.m. in the Massachusetts town of Middleboro. The SUV hit a 58-year-old bicycle rider, killing him, and then fled the scene. The roadway surrounding the scene of the car accident was closed for nearly four hours as the evidence was gathered from the site.

Research on medical malpractice claims in Massachusetts

When people think of doctor errors, images of botched surgeries and emergency room fiascoes often spring to mind. However, even a primary care physician can be found guilty of medical malpractice. As a matter of fact, mistakes made by a primary care physician can be deadly.

Massachusetts teen from Hopkington killed in car accident

Neighbors remember the 13-year-old boy that was recently run down by a teenage driver as a bright spot in their Massachusetts neighborhood. He was often seen playing basketball in his home's driveway or riding his bike down a street in the suburb where he lived. People in the neighborhood complain that people tend to drive too fast through their residential streets and said they believed a car accident was inevitable.

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