The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or as it is informally known as the MBTA, had yet another incident last week involving two MBTA trolleys colliding on the Mattapan line in the City’s Dorchester neighborhood. The crash has been determined to be operator error and resulted in 17 people injured. Unfortunately, we seem to regularly see these types of accidents and incidents with the MBTA. The MBTA is a public corporation and a division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and is one of the oldest public transit systems in the United States. Consisting of the subway system, buses, trolleys, commuter [...]
SNAFU is an acronym of uncertain origin, but most commonly credited to United States military personnel in the 1940s, standing (euphemistically) for SITUATION NORMAL ALL FOULED UP. What may have begun as an expression of a soldier’s beleaguered acceptance of the frustrations of military life, also captures a recognition essential to safety planning, and, not coincidentally, to personal injury law: All fouled up is a normal state of affairs, so reasonable safety planning, and reasonable conduct as defined by negligence law, requires anticipation and avoidance of foreseeable dangerousness. Anyone who has driven in the Boston area has earned an understanding [...]
Laura J. Johnson “You have breast cancer.” I received the telephone call on October 27, 2015, two days after my 50th birthday, from a doctor who I'd never met. Thereafter, I had four surgeries to hopefully save my left breast (lumpectomy, re-excision with sentinel node removal, re-excision, re-excision). However, the margins (breast tissue samples) did not reflect healthy breast tissue. On March 28, 2016, I underwent the removal of my left breast tissue and nipple, with partial breast reconstruction (additional reconstruction surgery to be scheduled later this year). I attended 25 radiation treatments to my chest area and upper back. [...]
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