Welcome to New Attorney Maggie Pastuszak
Please welcome new associate attorney Maggie Pastuszak to HMDRS' general litigation team. Maggie brings her many years of litigation and trial experience as an ADA to the team.
Donna Marcin Named to Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Board of Directors
We are proud to announce HMDR&S' Donna Marcin was appointed to the MassDLA Board of Directors. The MassDLA is dedicated to advancing the collective goals of civil litigation defense attorneys and clients, through educational programming, the filing of amicus briefs on important defense issues, pro bono initiatives, and Substantive Law Committees.
Robert Hamel and John Reardon Present at CRICO Law Day
In November, our employment law experts, Bob Hamel and John Reardon, presented to local defense counsel and adjusters on the effect of the "Me Too" movement on the present day legal landscape with statistics and advice for handling sexual harassment cases.
Eleven HMDR&S Attorneys Selected to 2018 New England Super Lawyers®
We are pleased to announce that eleven attorneys at Hamel, Marcin, Dunn, Reardon & Shea, P.C. have been selected to the 2018 New England Super Lawyers®. Please join us in congratulating Donna Marcin, Rick Shea, Vincent Dunn, Bob Hamel, John Reardon, Megan Kures, Matt Sweet, Ryan McCarthy, Jenny Sheehan, Toby Bright, and Brian Sopp on their selection.
Attorney Dunn Lectures to Harvard School of Dental Medicine on Board of Dentistry Cases and Risk Management
Attorney Vincent Dunn was invited to present to Advanced Graduate Education (AGE) students at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine on the Anatomy of a BORID Case and Risk Management this month, adding to his dossier of popular presentations to HSDM.
Kures Tackles Legal Issues in Service and Emotional Support Animal Accommodations at BBA
On October 25, 2018, Attorney Megan Kures was invited to speak on a panel at the BBA Employment Law Conference. The panel discussed the Cutting Edge of Accommodations covering emerging issues in employee accommodations. Attorney Kures spoke on issues related to service animals in the workplace, including the protections offered to service animals under the ADA or MA law, the limited protections offered to emotional support animals, the lack of case law and guidance on emotional support animals in the workplace, and the factors employers should consider in making reasonable accommodation decisions.
Megan Kures Consults on Role of Triage Tools in Med Mal Cases in ED Legal Letter
HMDR&S Director Megan Kures was recently consulted for a medical risk management article in the November 2018 Edition of ED Legal Letter entitled Determining the Reliability of a Triage Tool in Med/Mal Litigation. Attorney Kures provided insight into the common allegations in Emergency Department malpractice cases and the role triage tools play in those case. She acknowledged that plaintiff’s counsel could attempt to attack use of triage tools, but whether they choose to do so might depend on how strongly the ED provider relied on the tool and the provider’s testimony regarding its use.
Megan Kures Consults on Independent Contractor Status of Physicians in ED Legal Letter
Firm Director Megan Kures was recently interviewed by ED Legal Letter for an article entitled “EP’s Independent Contractor Status Doesn’t Always Limit Hospital Malpractice Exposure” featured in its August 2018 issue. Drawing on her years of experience in defending emergency physicians, Attorney Kures discussed the various factors that affect a plaintiff’s decision to name a hospital and the legal analysis for determining independent contractor status. To access this publication from ED Legal Letter, click here.
New Associates – Ethan Ryder and Amy Robinson - Join GL Team!
HMDRS welcomes two new Associate Attorneys Ethan Ryder and Amy Robinson to the general litigation team. Ethan is a 2014 graduate of Suffolk University Law with significant experience in civil litigation. Amy is a 2016 graduate of New England Law Boston with prior experience in litigation. Please join us in welcoming Ethan and Amy.
Vincent Dunn Lectures
Attorney Dunn recently instructed Massachusetts Dental Society members on Risk Management in dental practice. Co-presenters were Raymond K. Martin, DDS, former MDS president, and Debra K. Udey, Risk Manager for EDIC.
Disruptive Behavior Presentation at Mass. Eye and Ear
Firm principals Bob Hamel and John Reardon recently lectured on Behavior In The Clinical Setting to clinicians at Mass. Eye and Ear. The presentation addressed the professional and legal implications of unprofessional behavior on the healthcare workplace.