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“Continuing Treatment Doctrine” in Medical Malpractice Posted on Aug 13

On August 7, 2015, in Parr v. Rosenthal, the Appeals Court ruled that the “continuing treatment doctrine is applicable in Massachusetts,” tolling the statute of limitations in certain circumstances. The court stated, “in the medical malpractice context there is a compelling reason to continue to protect the   …Continue Reading “Continuing Treatment Doctrine” in Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Law Posted on Jan 28

Massachusetts malpractice laws were changed in 2012 with the addition of MGL c. 231 s.60L, which establishes a process and time frame for patients and doctors to discuss alleged mistakes by health care providers, and perhaps settle claims without going to court. Under this law, a health care provider   …Continue Reading Medical Malpractice Law