Cambridge Personal Injury Lawyers
Cambridge is the fifth most populous city in Massachusetts and is located just north of Boston. The Charles River separates the two cities. Cambridge is made up of 6.4 square miles of land and has a population of 105,162 as of 2010. The majority of Cambridge’s commercial real estate is located in various squares throughout the city, creating multiple neighborhood centers at Kendall Square, Central Square, Harvard Square, Porter square, Inman Square, and Lechmere Square. Cambridge is internationally renowned for having two of the most prestigious universities in the world. Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the country, is considered one of the finest universities in the world. It contains the largest academic library in the United States and has the largest financial endowment of any academic institution. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has one of the top science and engineering programs in the country and is internationally recognized for its contributions in research. Finally, many biotechnology and healthcare firms are located throughout Cambridge. These include Genzyme, Pfizer, Novartis, AstraZeneca, and Sanofi.
For almost thirty years, the lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. PC have helped those in Cambridge and the surrounding communities who have been injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of others. The most common lawsuits in Massachusetts are personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, defective product liability, medical malpractice, car accidents, bike accidents, and pedestrian accidents. In our practice, we have dealt with all of these types of claims and many others. Our knowledge and experience allows us to achieve a large number of settlements in favor of our clients, all while avoiding time consuming litigation and trial. When necessary, we have experienced litigators who will skillfully present your case in court and work their hardest to achieve a favorable ruling.
According to the National Institute of Health, medical malpractice kills upwards of 225,000 people per year in the United States. The most common basis for a claim relating to inpatient incidents is error during surgery and the most common claim for outpatient incidents is error in diagnosis. While many lawsuits result from medical malpractice claims, most (93%) are settled before going to trial. With a large number of hospitals in the Boston and Cambridge area, it is not surprising to learn that Massachusetts is near the top of the list in many medical malpractice categories. In the United States, there were 9,947 medical malpractice claims in 2011. During that time, Massachusetts ranked 11th in the country with 212 medical malpractice claims. The average payout for a successful claim in 2011 was $334,559, while the average claim in Massachusetts was almost twice that amount at $616,744.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medical error, contact one of our Boston personal injury attorneys. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, etc.
The consultation is free, so call us today at 617-225-2100 to speak to a lawyer in one of our Boston, Cambridge, or Quincy offices.