Recent Cases

AS REPORTED BY: MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY

Nursing Home Negligence – $275,000

Slip and Fall in Super Market – $350,000

Assisted Living Facility Negligence – $700,000

Product Liability/Defective Bicycle – $1.9 million

Day Care Center Negligence – $1 million

Bad Faith Claim Against Insurance Company – $250,000

Homeowner Negligence – $125,000

Wrongful Death/Workplace Accident – $2.5 million

Bus/Motor Vehicle Accident, Plaintiff Alleges CRPS Diagnosis – $200,000

Legal Malpractice Claim – $850,000

Woman Injured at Restaurant – $1.23 million

18-Wheeler Tips Over, Buries Minivan in Loam – Van’s Driver Suffers ‘Intricate’ Fracture – $950,000

Product Liability Settlement – $430,000

Motor Vehicle Negligence – Motorcyclist Struck by Car – $425,000

Supervisor at Fish Plant is Impaled in Forklift Mishap – Realty Co. Accused of Premises Liability – $1.18 million

Negligence & Tort – Construction Site – Improperly Erected Scaffolding – $845,000

Burst Pipe in Unoccupied Home Fuels Insurance Feud – Carrier Claims Frugality of Owner Led to Damage – $210,000

Man Develops Bedsores, Gangrene in Nursing Home – Defendant: Patient Ignored Precautions – $125,000

Nursing Home Resident Hospitalized After Falling – Family Claims Facility Lax in its Supervision – $200,000

Couple Sues Attorney Over Real Estate Closing – Pair: Lawyer Should Have Protected Their Interests – $130,000

Woman Slips, Fractures Ankle on Icy Parking Lot – $125,000

Condo Resident Breaks Ankle Taking Out Trash – $200,000

Girl Hit by Car While Running to Catch School Bus – Driver Failed to Use Flashing Lights to Warn Motorists of Children – $435,000

Dairy Deliveryman Claims Injury From Unloading Truck – Employer Argues He Hurt His Lower Back Year Prior to Incident – $150,000

Motorist Suffers Knee Pain Months After Broadside Collision – Plaintiff Initially Complained of Scalp Laceration Only – $125,000

Pedestrian Dragged by Van – $550,000

Collision With Truck Leaves Motorist With Herniated Disc – Plaintiff Went 16 Months Without Diagnosis – $210,000

Motorist Undergoes Multiple Surgeries Following Accident – Defendants Questioned Whether Minor Impact Could Cause Such a Significant Injury – $415,000

Intersection Collision Leaves One With Fractured Pelvis – Both Motorists Were Cited in the Police Report for Violations – $250,000

Elderly Woman Falls, Fractures Hip While Handling Broken Door – Inspection Revealed That the Door Had Twice Been Assembled Incorrectly – $430,000

Man Wanders From Assisted Living Facility, Later Dies – Plaintiff: Defendant Waited Too Long to Contact the Police – $210,000

Motorcycle Accident Puts Nurse Out of Work for a Year – $518,750

Man Falls on Icy Patch Outside Front of Store – Search at Town Hall Revealed Previous Problems of Excessive Ice – $350,000

Wheelchair-Bound Man Hurt When Elevator Malfunctions – Stopped Between Floors; Victim Could Not See One-Foot Drop – $145,000

Doctor Accused of Inappropriate Conduct During Exam – $100,000

Last Minute Change in Will Questioned – Sister was Excluded Despite Long, Close Relationship with Sibling – $212,000

Developer Tries to Take Over Real-Estate Firm – Business Relationship is Restored After Countersuit Filed – $100,000

Facial Nerve Damaged During Procedure to Correct Hearing – $225,000

Patient at Nursing Home Injures Legs – ER Medical Records Advised That Facility be Investigated – $250,000

Elderly Aunt Accuses Nephew of Stealing From Her – Plaintiff Wanted Title of Home Back After Relationship Soured – $191,500

Company Tries to Cancel Previously Ordered Shipment – $582,000

Company Dissolves, Partners Disagree on Value of Business – Defendant Accused of Freezing Out Minority Stockholder – $208,000

Alzheimer’s Patient Wanders Away from Facility – $130,000

Baseball Bat Shatters, Knocks Player Unconscious – Plaintiff Argued Subject Bat Inadequate for Professional Play – $175,000

Elderly Woman Slips Down Stairs – Claimed Railing Was Not Properly Secured – $175,000

Truck Driver Falls Off Plank During Loading of Vehicle – Plaintiff Claimed Dock Plate, Not Plywood, Should Have Been Used – $110,000

Tip of Penis Amputated During Circumcision – $725,000

Legal Malpractice – Loss of Evidence – $325,000

Tree-Pruning Accident – Backward Fall Over Stone Wall – $100,000

Two-Vehicle Collision – $400,000

Driver Falls Asleep – Two-Car Collision – $250,000

Premises Liability – Improperly Installed Handrail – Fall Down Staircase – $400,000

Negligence & Tort – Nursing Home – Assault by Fellow Resident – $100,000

Motor Vehicle Negligence – Pickup Truck Collides With Runner – $200,000

Negligence & Tort – Dog Attack – Auto-Body Shop – 9 Year Old – $150,000

Negligence & Tort – Construction Site Accident – Wall Collapse – $515,000

Negligence & Tort – Construction Site Accident – Fall From Scaffolding – $120,000

Motor Vehicle Negligence – Hit and Run – Pickup Truck Rear-Ended – Uninsurance Benefits Sought – $300,000

Construction Worker Injured by Falling Debris – $271,000

Motor Vehicle Negligence – High-Speed Collision – $125,000

Negligence & Tort – Pharmacy – Prescription Filled Incorrectly – $200,000

Slip, Trip & Fall – Yacht Club – Industrial Screw and Bolt – $178,500

Slip, Trip & Fall – Donut Store – Wet Floor – $220,000

Negligence – Boating Accident – Homeowners Policy – $100,000

Wrongful Autopsy of Teenage Girl – $75,000

Motor Vehicle Negligence – Two-Car Collision – Utility Vehicle Exiting Driveway – $215,000

Negligence & Tort – Fall at Work Site – Unlit Basement – $200,000

Legal Malpractice – Negligent Referral – Handling Motor Vehicle Suit – $100,000

Negligence & Tort – Slip & Fall – Hospital Stairwell – $101,000

Motor Vehicle Negligence – Collision With Truck – Extent of Facial Injuries – $220,000

Medical Malpractice – Failure to Treat Temporal Arteritis – $250,000

Negligence & Tort – Failure to Aid Developmentally Disabled Resident – $180,000