Attorney Alan S. Pierce explains the case of a grounds caretaker who contracted Lyme Disease from a tick bite received at work. The disease progressed, ultimately requiring considerable long term care. The insurance company challenged the claim. The case was ultimately heard before The Department of Industrial Accidents and a ruling was made in favor of the Claimant.

Type of Action: Workers’ Compensation

Disputed Issue: Long-term medical care for chronic Lyme Disease/medical science

Judge’s Ruling: In favor of Claimant

Attorney: Alan S. Pierce, Alan S. Pierce & Associates, Salem, Massachusetts

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In one of the largest settlements in the state of Massachusetts, Attorney Tom Bond of the Kaplan/Bond Group, explains the legal strategy in a tragic case in which three young students died and two others were seriously injured in a car crash. A careful inspection of accident records revealed multiple accidents on the same stretch of roadway. And further investigation as well as diagnostic testing of the road surface uncovered alleged faulty construction, which became the focus of the litigation.

Type of Action: General / Product Liability

Injuries Alleged: Wrongful deaths; closed head injuries; multiple fractures

Tried before judge or jury: Mediated before John Fitzgerald, Esq.

Amount of settlement: 3.68 million dollars

Attorneys: David B. Kaplan and Thomas M. Bond, The Kaplan/Bond Group, Boston; David G. Sullivan, Milton

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