Massachusetts Injury and Malpractice Lawyers
Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC2 Center Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
(617) 723-7676 or(800) 379-1244
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONBreakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. specializes in the representation of victims who have suffered serious personal injury or wrongful death as a result of negligence or product liability.
We Get the Results Our Clients Deserve. As our clients will tell you, we get the results they are looking for. Several of the largest recoveries in Massachusetts have been on behalf of our clients. The results are a combination of thorough investigation, aggressive advocacy, and innovative trial techniques. Our results speak for themselves.
We Care about the Law and Our Community. We know that it is not enough to just to the best job for our clients—we have a duty to our profession and our communities as well. We are active in promoting safety on the job and on the street, and we donate generously to charitable causes. We also volunteer our time to help make the law better through bar associations, volunteer work on court committees, and other charitable efforts. We are lawyers who make a difference for our clients and our communities.
Make Sure You Find The Best Injury Lawyer for Your Case. Hiring a personal injury or medical malpractice attorney, especially after a serious injury, can be a very difficult task. You want to find a lawyer who best understands your case and the laws of Massachusetts, and who knows how to win at trial. You want the lawyers who have been recognized as among the best personal injury lawyers in Massachusetts. That is why you should turn to Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C.
Year this Office was Established: 1992
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
At Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., our attorneys specialize in the handling of personal injury cases on behalf of injured persons, as well as in the handling of cases against insurance companies for bad faith settlement practices. We handle cases in all of the areas below.
- Personal Injury
At Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., we understand that when an accident happens, lives are forever changed. Simple pleasures become chores. Daily routines are disrupted. Economic losses are often devastating. Whether caused by an automobile accident, defective product, or other negligent, careless, or reckless conduct, injuries can alter lives forever. Our attorneys provide effective, aggressive investigation and representation, thereby allowing our injured clients to attend to personal matters in the hopes of moving on.
- Medical Malpractice
Each year thousands of people are injured or die as a result of preventable medical errors. Discovering, proving and recovering for personal injuries caused by medical malpractice requires a sophisticated team of legal professionals. The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., have long been recognized as leaders in Massachusetts in the field of medical malpractice because of our thorough investigation, aggressive representation, and innovative trial techniques. Negligence due to medical malpractice can occur in any environment where you receive treatment, and can include cases against doctors, nurses, or other health care providers. Examples of cases involving medical negligence include:
*Failure to Diagnose
Failure to diagnose or treat medical conditions, such as the negligent failure to diagnose or properly treat cancer, the negligent reading of mammograms or x-rays, the misdiagnosis of cancer, the negligent failure to diagnose or properly treat heart attack or stroke, or the negligent failure to diagnose and properly treat a condition or disease affecting the body may be the basis for a medical malpractice claim.
Surgical malpractice includes the negligent performance of an operation, the failure to recognize complications during surgery, leaving instruments or foreign bodies inside the patient, or failure to recognize and properly treat post-operative complications.
Birth defects are sometimes caused by medical malpractice by a physician, health clinic, hospital, or pharmaceutical company. Claims may be brought for birth defects arising from the negligence of a health care provider or a defective product. When a pregnant woman undergoes testing during pregnancy, such as ultrasound or amniocentesis, the results must be accurately determined, and the mother must be promptly informed of the results. Certain medications should not be used during pregnancy, because they can harm the fetus. Errors in prenatal care are some examples of medical malpractice cases.
Brain damage is a personal injury that my result from medical malpractice during anesthesia, during childbirth, or as a result of other events which cause decreased blood flow to the brain, depriving it of oxygen. The damages from brain injury can be extremely severe and are usually permanent. If the brain damage resulted from the negligence of a physician or other medical provider, then the injury can be compensable.
Cerebral palsy is a personal injury arising injury to a part of the brain known as the cerebrum, which controls motor skills and coordination. Medical malpractice during childbirth may result in cerebral palsy. Doctors and other medical personnel have a duty to monitor the baby’s vital signs during childbirth, and to make sure that the baby is not having an adverse reaction or by observing the heartbeat on the fetal heart monitor. Cerebral palsy is a permanent injury, and is often severe, resulting in large personal injury damages.
Brachial plexus & Erb's palsy Injuries may result from the improper delivery of the baby, resulting in stretching and tearing injuries to a group of nerves in the neck and shoulder known as the brachial plexus. Sadly this is an injury that happens to otherwise perfectly healthy babies, and is often the result of the physician using excessive force during the delivery, and failing to realize that there is shoulder dystocia. The nerve damage affects nerve and shoulder function, and often results in atrophy of the muscles and permanent loss of function. Brachial plexus injuries are foreseeable and preventable, and the personal injuries caused by physician negligence are compensable.
Other birth injuries may result from negligent pre-natal care, injuries during delivery, failure to perform a caesarian section, or failure to provide medical care to the newborn baby. Birth injuries from medical malpractice can be catastrophic an permanent, and may result in developmental delays, neurological injuries or death.
Medication errors result from the use of improper medications, allergic reactions, overdoses, failure to recognize contraindications, or combining medications improperly. Medication errors may be made the doctor, the pharmacist, or the nurse giving the medication.
- Wrongful Death
The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. represent individuals and their families throughout Massachusetts who have suffered the loss of a loved relative due to wrongful death. Wrongful death causes emotional and financial hardship for family members. Sometimes the wrongful death will be preceded by a period of pain and suffering, which can also be compensable.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents include accidents not just with cars, but also bicycles, pedestrians, the MBTA, town-owned and state-owned motor vehicles, common carriers and other public transportation vehicles. There are many intricate aspects to the insurance laws which govern car accident personal injury cases in Massachusetts. Choose an attorney who understands these aspects of your case. The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. are experienced at handling car accident claims and cases, and have handled complex cases from the insurance claims level through trial and appeal.
- Construction Site Accidents
The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., provide experienced representation for persons who have suffered personal injuries or wrongful death as a result of a construction site accident. Construction accidents can occur on residential property, commercial property, or at industrial construction sites. When someone is injured or killed on or near a construction site, the owner or general contractor or a subcontractor may be liable for any injuries sustained.
- Bicycle Accidents
The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., have extensive experience handling personal injury claims and lawsuits on behalf of injured bicyclists. People on bicycles have the right to use most roads in Massachusetts, and may ride their bicycles on sidewalks except within certain designated business districts. Bicyclists are expected to follow all of the Massachusetts motor vehicle laws, as well as certain additional statutes regarding bicycle operation (such as using reflectors, riding single file, and giving hand signals).
- Dog Bites and Dog Attacks
When it comes to attacks by dogs, Massachusetts law is very strict: The owner or keeper of a dog is strictly liable for personal injuries, scarring, and wrongful death caused by a dog bite or dog attack. It is necessary to prove that the defendant was the owner or keeper of the dog. It is not necessary to prove that the dog has caused personal injury before, or that the dog is vicious, though it is well known that some breeds, like the pit bull, may attack even when unprovoked. The injured person must show that he or she was not teasing or tormenting the dog, and that trespassing was not involved. The dog bite attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck have handled several Massachusetts dog bite, dog attack, and other animal bite injuries, including personal injuries for children and adults, and including police dog attacks.
- Truck Accidents
Each year thousands of people are killed in accidents caused by large trucks, and over 100,000 are seriously injured in truck crashes. The regulation of the trucking industry is complex, and understanding the causes of truck accidents is often difficult. The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. have handled many Massachusetts truck and motor vehicle accident cases, and have the skills, experience and resources to handle complex personal injury, brain injury, and wrongful death cases caused by negligent truck drivers.
- Premises Liability
Premises liability refers to any type of accident caused by a condition on somebody's property. This could include a foreign substance, such as oil, a foreign object, an obstruction, ice, defective construction, improper maintenance, a slippery floor, broken stairs, and other defects on the property. In Massachusetts, a property owner or the person controlling or using the property might be responsible for personal injuries you get while on their property.
- Product Liability
Every day individuals are injured or killed while using defective products. These injuries generally result from one of three causes: defective design, manufacturing error, or a failure to warn the consumer about possible harm. A product liability claim can compensate you for personal injury or wrongful death caused by a defective product. Attorneys at our firm have handled many Massachusetts product liability cases and have the skills, experience, and resources to help you. We handle complex personal injury and wrongful death cases caused by negligent product manufacturers. Our attorneys have developed relationships with top experts in the field of product liability—including medical professionals, engineers, failure analysts, and others.
- Pedestrian Accidents
If you are a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident, the lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. are prepared to give you the best representation in your case. We have decades of experience representing pedestrians who have suffered personal injuries or wrongful death.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury can seriously affect one's quality of life. Damage to the nerves found in the spinal column can cause pain or numbness in certain parts of the body and even paralysis. If the injury is severe, it can lead to temporary or permanent loss of work, and in extreme cases the inability to care for oneself independently. Generally, a spinal cord injury is caused by a severe trauma—such as a collision or a fall—or from medical malpractice. The spinal cord injury attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. have handled many cases in the state of Massachusetts, including spinal injuries resulting from medical malpractice and from motor vehicle accidents.
- Train Accidents
Train accidents can involve locomotives, MBTA commuter rail, subway, trolley, or local light rail systems. They can happen at crossings where the safety equipment fails or at unprotected crossings where there are no lights or signals to indicate an oncoming train to passenger vehicles. Trains can derail due to improper track maintenance or mechanical failure. Driver fatigue can contribute to train and railway accidents. Excessive speed is often a cause of train or trolley accidents. Train accidents can also lead to hazardous cargo spills, which can injure or kill nearby residents. Our lawyers are experienced in getting compensation for victims injured in railway and railroad company accidents.
- Explosion Accidents and Injuries
At Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., our lawyers represent victims of explosions and their families. Explosions are frightening and traumatic, and they happen in an instant, causing serious personal injury, death and significant financial hardship. Explosions may be caused by the negligence of a contractor or a utility, by the defective design of household or industrial equipment or other causes.
- Brain Injuries
If you or a loved one suspect a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or head injury, see a doctor immediately. Prompt access to medical tests such as MRIs can make a critical difference in your quality of life. If you have already obtained medical treatment and know a traumatic brain injury exists, it’s important to establish a medical plan and obtain a qualified personal injury lawyer to access the financial resources you need for future care. Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. has extensive experience handling personal injury cases for brain injury survivors and their families.
- Burn Injuries
Burn injuries result from negligence, defective products, failure to maintain property and fire exits, and other causes. Burn injuries occur in house fires, car fires, from hot liquid scalds, chemical explosions, occupational accidents, electrical burns and arson. Burn injuries are emotionally traumatic and among the most painful injuries.Victims require extensive physical rehabilitation and a skilled Massachusetts burn injury lawyer to ensure they have adequate financial resources for recovery. Breakstone, White & Gluck has a record of securing substantial awards for personal injury and burn injury victims.
- Swimming Pool Accidents
If you or a loved one has been injured in a swimming pool accident, you may be able to bring a claim against the property owner, pool operator, pool maintenance company or a manufacturer of defective pool equipment. If a loved one has been killed in a drowning, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim. The Boston personal injury lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck are experienced in handling cases involving premises liability, product liability and wrongful death.
- Head Injuries
At Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., our lawyers represent individuals who have suffered a head injury and their families. Serious head injuries are life-changing, painful and require extensive rehabilitation. At Breakstone, White & Gluck, we understand this emotional and financial hardship is devastating and our attorneys are here to help.
- Bus Accidents
Bus accidents are caused by a number of factors, including the weather, operator error, speed, driver fatigue, intoxication and maintenance violations. The personal injury lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck of Boston are experienced at representing individuals injured in transportation accidents involving the MBTA and other bus companies. If you have been involved in a bus accident, we have the skills, expertise and resources to handle your case.
- Snow and Ice Accidents
Our firm has extensive experience handling cases for individuals who have suffered personal injury as a result of slips and falls on snow or ice. The law regarding preventing accidents on snow and ice has recently changed dramatically in Massachusetts, increasing responsibility for those who cause accidents. Property owners are now responsible for removing both natural and unnatural accumulations of ice and snow, and keeping their property reasonably safe during the winter.
- Escalator and Elevator Accidents
The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC have over 80 years experience handling complex personal injury and wrongful death cases, including complex escalator and elevator accident cases. Our firm has the experience, the knowledge and the resources to best handle any elevator or escalator accident case resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.
- Food Poisoning
There are several parties who may be liable in food poisoning cases, including farms, restaurants, grocery stores, food distributors and food manufacturers. You may be able to file a claim for negligence, which is the failure to use reasonable care. You may also be able to file for breach of warranty for the defective food product. At Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C., we have the experience, expertise and resources to obtain the best results for our clients who have suffered foorne illness.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be traumatic both physically and emotionally. Nationwide, motorcycle accidents resulting in wrongful death account for more than 10 percent of all traffic fatalities. Others who are injured may face long hospital stays and months of medical treatment. The motorcycle accident lawyers at our firm are experienced in representing individuals injured in accidents on the roadways, including car accidents, truck accidents and bicycle accidents. We have the experience, expertise and resources to obtain the results you need and ensure you receive fair compensation from the insurance companies.
- Laser Hair Removal Injuries
The Boston personal injury lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck have over 80 years combined experience successfully representing individuals who have been harmed by the negligence of medical professionals. We have successfully resolved a number of claims on behalf of women who have suffered significant facial scarring due to improper use of laser hair removal devices. If you have been injured as a result of a laser hair removal procedure, we would be happy to provide a free consultation to assist you in deciding whether or not to pursue your claim.
- Liquor Liability
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you may have a right to seek compensation from sources other than just the drunk driver. Massachusetts and many other states have dram shop liability laws, holding any business that serves alcohol responsible for overserving an intoxicated individual.
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Mr. David W White
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