Economic Abuse of the Elderly

  Most states have statutory schemes set up designed to prevent or stop the physical, mental or financial abuse of the elderly. In Massachusetts G.L. 19A, §§14-26 sets out a framework for the reporting of elder abuse and for the … Continue reading


  As of November, significant statutory changes to the law of medical malpractice cases went into effect in Massachusetts. Referred to by some as the so-called “disclosure, apologize and offer” law, the statute has been touted by the healthcare industry … Continue reading

Protecting Yourself:

According to one study conducted by the Institute of Medicine, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical malpractice is reportedly the third leading cause of death among Americans. The report “To Err Is Human” describes … Continue reading

  • Client Victories

    • Playground equipment settlement: $950,000
    • Negligent administration of anesthesia and monitoring of patient during lumbar disk neurosurgery: $3,750,000
    • Negligent performance of forceps delivery with median episiotomy: $950,000

  • Reported Decisions

    • Kostrezewa v. Suffolk Const. 73 Mass. App. Ct. 377 (2008)
    • Boyd v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation. 446 Mass. 540 (2006)
    • Palandjian v. Foster 446 Mass. 100 (2006)
    • Boyd v. National Railroad Passenger Corp. 62 Mass. App. Ct. 783 (2005)
    • National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Figaratto 423 Mass. 346 (1996)
    • Thorn Transit Sys. Intl. v. Mass. Bay Transp. 40 Mass. App. Ct. 650 (1996)
    • Eyssi v. Lawrence 416 Mass. 194(1993)
    • Commercial Wharf E. Condominium v. Waterfront Parking 412 Mass. 309 (1992)
    • Kravetz v. Merchants Distributors Inc. 387 Mass. 457 (1982)
    • Petrocelli v. Gallison 679 R.2d 286 (1st Cir. 1982)
    • Kaufman v. Magid (1982)
    • Hagopian v. Trefrey 639 F.2d 52 (1st Cir. 1981)