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Lubin & Meyer, Boston’s perennial powerhouse in medical malpractice law and catastrophic personal injury litigation, is again on pace to lead the Commonwealth in results on behalf of injured clients. In just the first 10 months of 2019, Lubin & Meyer achieved over $150 million on behalf of its clients in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The firm’s strength lies in its demonstrated record of consistently obtaining more multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements in the…
As Boston’s top medical malpractice lawyer, Andrew C. Meyer Jr. has been outspoken about the Massachusetts medical system’s shortcomings that put patients at risk. Most recently he was featured in the Boston Magazine exposé, The Secret Truth About Boston Doctors, in which he called out the Massachusetts Medical Board, charged with the duty of disciplining doctors for bad behavior and practicing bad medicine. As a follow up to that article, Meyer was interviewed by…
Boston’s Top Medical Malpractice Attorney Featured Prominently in Boston Magazine Exposé  Boston Magazine features an exposé by writer Michael Damiano who reports on the secretive world of Boston doctors. A world where physicians who have had multiple claims of medical malpractice brought against them, continue to practice medicine and avoid accountability or punishment. In The Secret Truth About Boston Doctors, Damiano turns to Andrew Meyer to provide perspective on the situation. Writes Damiano: “Meyer is…
Year after year Lubin & Meyer PC outpaces all other medical malpractice law firms achieving more verdicts and settlements than any other firm in New England. (See related story: Lubin & Meyer Stands Apart in Medical Malpractice Verdicts and Settlements.)We publish on our website summaries of some of those cases. Most recently, we have added the following trial lawyer reports as follows. $10.7 Million VerdictLawrence General Hospital Surgeon for Failing to Treat Intestinal
Tracking 29 Things That Should Never Happen in a Hospital Despite a reputation for excellence and innovation, Massachusetts hospitals can sometimes be dangerous places. In an effort improve patient safety, the state Department of Health tracks “serious reportable events” also known as “never events” — avoidable adverse events that should never happen in a hospital. As defined by Massachusetts law,* a serious reportable event (SRE) is an event that results in a serious adverse patient…
US Hospitals Show Increasing Trend in Preventable Injuries and Deaths To Mothers During Childbirth Did you know that the United States currently has the highest rate of women who die during childbirth in the developed world? Women in our country are suffering life-altering injuries and death — most of which are avoidable injuries — due to hospitals that do not take appropriate steps and care of mothers leading up to and during and after delivery. Recent…
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a $35.4 million verdict from 2015, in a medical malpractice lawsuit (Larkin v. Johnston) involving injury to a mother during childbirth. The lawsuit was brought by a 28-year-old mother who was left paralyzed by a stroke hours after the vaginal birth of her daughter. Andrea Larkin received prenatal care by the OB/GYN group at Dedham Medical Associates, where previously her primary care physician, Dr. Johnston, had found…
In the first six months of 2018, medical malpractice law firm Lubin & Meyer PC has achieved four multimillion dollar jury verdicts — including a rarely seen “gross neg­ligence” verdict — more than any other firm in the Commonwealth. The verdicts are listed below. Click on a link to view more information about any trial. $3.2 Million Verdict for the family of a Mass. General patient regarding a doctor’s failure to inform the patient of…
Misdiagnosis and Delay in Diagnosis of Cancer and Other Diseases Is Common — Especially in Younger and Female Patients A recent study reveals that among patients who sought a second opinion at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, more than 20% had been misdiagnosed by a primary care provider. As reported in the Washington Post: “The researchers looked retrospectively at 286 patients who had seen primary-care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in 2009 and 2010.…
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has published new guidelines that would make more patients eligible for critical treatments to remove or dissolve blood clots that cause strokes. The guidelines, based on the most recent science available, were published in the Association’s journal Stroke, and the research is published on the NEJM website here. See also the New York Times reporting below. — Lubin & Meyer PC (@LubinandMeyer) January 31, 2018 More time for…