NURSES’ RIGHTS TO RECOVER AGAINST VIOLENT PATIENTS

Nurses enjoy an extremely high level of trust and respect, which is well-deserved. Unfortunately, this level of respect does not prevent nurses from having one of the highest rates of on-the-job injuries resulting from assaults. One study published in 2014 found that about one-third of the nursing staff at a big city hospital had been […]

PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS ARE NON-TAXABLE

Our clients often ask whether they will have to pay income taxes on the amounts we recover for them when they have been injured.  The answer is no.  Personal injury settlements and verdicts based on physical injuries are non-taxable.  The idea is that people receiving money from settlements and verdicts are not gaining anything as […]

MAJOR CHANGES TO JURY TRIALS

By Attorney Paul Johnson A new bill signed into law by Governor Patrick this past August will not only permit Massachusetts lawyers to question jurors during the selection process, but also will allow attorneys to suggest a specific dollar amount for the jury’s verdict. When prospective jurors are brought into a court room, they go […]