Chemotherapy Errors Pose Grave Risks For Patients.

Although medication errors of all kinds pose a potential danger to patients, there are certainly varying degrees of risk that correspond to the severity of the injury or disease being treated and the medication being used. For example, a medication error for a minor cold probably would not be particularly consequential, whereas a medication error for someone who has contracted the HIV virus could be potentially life threatening. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert medication error attorney at 617-787-3700.

One area where medication errors may be especially harmful is in the administration of chemotherapy to treat various types of cancers. Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy likely cannot afford to be subjected to any type of medical error, as the severity of the disease is of the highest degree. A recent study has shown that chemotherapy errors occur in every one to four out of one thousand orders, which affects roughly 3% of adult and pediatric oncology patients. The research looked at data going back to 1980 all the way up to 2017, mainly drawing from single-institution university hospitals.

Despite the fact that chemotherapy errors are less common than medication errors in general, there is a growing risk associated with oral chemotherapy, in which the patient receives cancer-fighting medicine in the form of a pill. The study also emphasized the need for further research in this field to better understand, and ultimately avoid, more errors related to the administration of chemotherapy.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a medication error, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert medication error attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Lawsuit Targets Homeowners’ Association For Negligently Maintained Playground.

One of the most frightening aspects of tragic stories that appear on the news is that they make us realize that it does not take extraordinary circumstances for tragedy to strike. These stories reflect the fact that seemingly harmless, innocuous, every day activities can quickly devolve and become a cautionary tale. The number of car accidents per year alone is enough to alert the public about the dangers of a common activity such as driving, yet that only comprises a fraction of the stories of accidents caused by negligent behavior that lead to serious injury. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

When 13 year-old Carl Thompson went to sit down on a swing set in his community playground, he simply needed a place to relax and send out a text message. As soon as he sat down, however, his whole world changed. A 42-pound crossbar that connected all the swings fell down on Thompson. Part of his skull was crushed, and he was left with permanent brain damages and depression.

Now, Thomas is bringing a lawsuit against the involved Homeowners’ Association (HOA) for failing to properly maintain the swing set. According to the allegations of the complaint, the HOA would have only needed to spend $150 per month on an inspector, and this whole accident could have been avoided. To put that into context, the HOA spent $160,000 this past year on various inspections. HOA president Art Sonjoa testified in court that an inspector had indeed approached the HOA, but they decided that it was not worth the money. Thomas is represented by attorney Sean Claggett, who plans to introduce evidence showing that the deteriorated state of the swing set has been obvious for quite some time, and that the HOA was negligent in not taking precautions sooner.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence of another, act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Lawsuit Alleges That Negligence By Pilots Contributed To 2017 Plane Crash.

While traveling via airplane still causes anxiety in some, most people are aware by now that planes are actually an extremely safe form of transportation. Considering the number of flights that occur per day, airplane accidents are incredibly rare. Airport security measures are also thorough and extensive, as anyone who has ever stood in a TSA security line will know. Because of how safe airplanes actually are, when an accident does occur, it is very likely that human error played some role. In legal terms, this human error may amount to negligence, which is particularly important if the accident resulted in injuries or damages of any kind. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

On May 15, 2017, a small jet flying to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey crashed, causing several loud explosions and fires near the airport. Witnesses to the crash said that they saw the jet coming in very low and hitting power lines, as well as clipping buildings above a densely populated area. The two men piloting the plane, who were also its only passengers, died in the crash. Fortunately, and somewhat miraculously, according to authorities, no one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.

However, according to a lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Hackensack, New Jersey, a building owned by the United Paper & Ribbons Corporation was severely damaged by fire and debris. The suit, which was brought by Selective Insurance, claims that the co-pilot was inexperienced and should not have been at the controls at all when the crash occurred. Selective Insurance argues that this was a substantial contributing factor to the crash, and is looking to recover $15,000 in damages.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence of another, act now and contact one of our personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call our Boston legal professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Your needs are our top priority!

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