Massachusetts Dispute Resolution Services

Recent Case Settlements

First party claim by a municipality against their insurer to recover for fire loss destroying school building under insurance policy with contested coverage provisions.

Product liability claim against manufacturer of commercial coffee urn alleging defect in cover causing burn injury to minor claimant

Automobile bodily injury claim involving pedestrian who suffered a fractured skull and brain bleed and alleged residual loss of smell and taste.

Medical malpractice wrongful death claim brought by the estate of 44 year old married decedent alleging failure to diagnose and treat invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.

Wrongful death premises liability claim brought by estate of 74 year old married decedent against nephew and niece arising out of slip and fall on hardwood floor while visiting their home.

Action against insurer alleging violation of G.L.c.176D S3(9)(f) and G.L c.93A for failure to effectuate prompt, fair and equitable settlement of an underlying tort claim once liability had become reasonably clear.

48 year old female plaintiff slipped and fell on black ice in commercial parking lot causing aggravation to pre-existing conditions in neck and back, leading to further spinal surgeries.

94 year old claimant, a passenger in vehicle operated by a friend who hit the gas instead of the brake and struck a lamp post and tree. Claimant suffered head laceration and type II odontoid fracture and alleged permanent residual injuries.

Product liability and negligence case against a building owner and a manufacturer of roof installed cooling tower on which injured worker stepped through and into operating fan causing serious leg injuries.

Product liability claim wherein minor plaintiff alleged retinal damage caused by beam from laser pointer pen manufactured in China and sold through an online retailer.

Subrogation claim brought by the insurer of a rock star whose home suffered property damage when a fire started in a wall where a gas fired fireplace had been installed by defendants, who contested responsibility as to cause and origin of fire.

Construction site accident where plaintiff, an employee of an HVAV contractor, fell from ladder reportedly due to negligence of five contractors working in or about the area of the accident, all of whom contested liability and damages. Plaintiff alleged rib fracture, small pneumothorax and possible non displaced fracture of T9 transverse process.

Dental malpractice claim wherein 71 year old patient with a past history of face and neck radiation treatment for tonsil cancer alleged negligence in subsequent dental care including tooth extraction leading to development of infection and osteoradionecrosis (ORN).

Premises liability case wherein 20 year old single student with no dependents fell from roof of apartment building to his death allegedly due to negligence maintenance of roof, access way thereto, and lack of proper guardrails at roof edge.

Medical malpractice action for failure to timely evaluate embolic stroke and administer tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), requiring two unsuccessful hemicraniectomy procedures which were unable to adequately relieve cerebral edema, resulting in death.

Medical malpractice claim alleging failure to recognize and appreciate a nonreassuring fetal heart rate pattern suggestive of hypoxia, and failure to expedite delivery of baby via caesarean section, thereby causing permanent neurologic injury to the minor child.

Automobile bodily injury claim where learning-disabled claimant was struck crossing a secluded roadway at night in dark clothing.

Medical malpractice claim where minor claimant suffers from cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia secondary to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) allegedly caused during birthing process.

Automobile bodily injury claim in which the claimant allegedly suffered traumatic brain injury.