Hamel Marcin Dunn Reardon & Shea, PC

HMDR&S is a client-focused litigation firm providing the highest level personal service and representation to leading corporations, hospitals, employers, insurance companies and individuals.  Our clients consistently rely on us for expert counsel, value driven results and a sophisticated, in depth understanding of their complex tort liability, construction, healthcare, employment, real estate and licensing matters. From pre-suit counsel through litigation, trial and appeal when necessary, and with more than 100 years of combined trial experience among the Partners, we are uniquely qualified to manage the defense of all matters from a substantive legal perspective, but also from a cost and strategy orientation as well. We stand ready to effectively pursue and champion your critical business and litigation objectives.

Recent Verdicts & Decisions

June 2020: Thomas (Toby) Bright, Esq. – Summary Suspension Reversed – Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals

January 2020: Donna M. Marcin, Esq. & Sean P. Carroll, Esq. - Medical Malpractice - Jury Verdict for Defense - Alleged failure to treat post-operative airway compromise following cervical spinal fusion surgery.

December 2019: Robert R. Hamel, Jr., Esq. – Medical Staff Suspension Upheld After Appeal Hearing - Physician appeal of indefinite suspension after an investigation into allegations that he had inappropriately touched two nurses in the workplace.

December 2019: Clare F. Carroll, Esq. and John P. Puleo, Esq. – Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death – Jury Verdict for Defense - Alleged failure to recognize and appreciate signs of morphine over sedation and to administer sufficient and effective treatment resulting in hypoxic brain injury and death.

August 2019: John P. Puleo, Esq. -Medical License Revocation Vacated by Supreme Judicial Court - Appeal of Board of Registration in Medicine's revocation of physician's license.

May 2019: Megan E. Kures, Esq. – Medical Malpractice – Jury Verdict for Defense – Alleged failure to remove all components of infected medical device resulting in delayed wound closure and pain.

May 2019: Megan E. Kures, Esq. – Medical Malpractice – Jury Verdict for Defense – Alleged failure to appropriately assess patient’s fall risk and implement adequate precautionary measures.

May 2019: Vincent Dunn Esq., Toby Bright, Esq., and Clare Carroll, Esq. – Medical Malpractice – Jury Verdict for all Defendants - Alleged failure to diagnose cardiac condition in pediatric patient resulting in cardiac arrest and anoxic brain injury.

Latest News

April 2021
Vincent Dunn Presents BBA Webinar Jury Selection in Practice: Tips and Strategies 
HMDRS’ own seasoned trial attorney, Vincent P. Dunn, was recently invited by the Boston Bar Association to provide his practical insight, experience, and guidance on the jury selection process in civil cases.  Attorney Dunn was one three attorneys presenting a webinar on tips and strategies in the art of jury selection, including the particular challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

March 2021
Latest SJC Order and Its Impact on Your Case: Trials, Hearings, and Jury Selection
Author: Robert W. Connelly, Esq.
As vaccinations continue and we move towards fully re-opening, courts here in Massachusetts have begun to issue updated guidance about court operations and the resumption of jury trials.  As such, on March 1, 2021, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Fifth Updated Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic went into effect.  It supersedes all previous orders of the Supreme Judicial Court related to the pandemic. 

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February 2021
John Puleo Speaks at AACP Annual Meeting on Perfusionist Liability 
Attorney John Puleo was invited to speak at the American Academy of Cardiac Perfusionists’ 2021 Annual Meeting.  Mr. Puleo presented on the topic “Helping Perfusionists Understand, and Avoid, Medical Malpractice Liability”.  Using national data, he was able to educate perfusionists on the common areas of exposure for their profession. Mr. Puleo also provided an overview of the life of a medical malpractice case, including an example of an actual case. 


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