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By adamg - 4/23/24 - 12:27 pm

A federal appeals court yesterday dismissed a lawsuit by the sister of Juston Root, shot 31 times in 3 seconds by Boston and State Police officers along Rte. 9 in Brookline in 2020, ruling that the officers had more than enough reason to fear for their lives and the lives of nearby people, both because he had pulled what appeared to be a gun on officers outside Brigham and Women's Hospital and because when the officers approached they thought he was about to pull a gun on them. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/24 - 3:14 pm

A woman whose father died at Brigham and Women's Hospital after a heart transplant in 2017 blames the hospital and the as yet unknown company that made the water-filtration system the hospital used in the cardiac unit where he was supposed to be recovering. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/23 - 4:07 pm

A Sherborn resident who wants to go by "Jane Doe" today filed the latest medical-malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Richard Todd, who was fired from his job at Brigham and Women's Hospital earlier this year and who is under investigation by the state Board of Registration in Medicine for sexual practices on patients that he denies. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/23 - 12:58 pm

A Hull woman today became at least the third former patient of rheumatologist Derrick Todd to sue him over his alleged fondling and groping during office visits - and is seeking to become the lead plaintiff in a class action against him on behalf of even more women who claim he molested them under the guise of medical exams as far back as 2011. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/23 - 2:28 pm

A woman who says she was a patient of Dr. Derrick Todd today sued both him and Brigham and Women's Hospital - him for alleged sexual molestation and harassment during and between exams, the hospital for not acting soon enough to stop what he was doing. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/23 - 5:17 pm

Brigham and Women's Hospital today sued the companies that run the Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) - which provides electricity, heat and chilled water to Longwood Medical Area facilities - for trying to add what the hospital says is a bogus "reliability adder" to boost its profits by millions of dollars on the back of the medical center and other institutions. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/23 - 1:51 pm
Root and BPD officer

From report: Root (top) approaches Godin, yelling "I'm law enforcement."

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said today no criminal charges are warranted for the police gunfire outside Brigham and Women's Hospital that injured a hospital valet and sent Juston Root driving down Rte. 9, until he was stopped and shot to death by pursuing officers near the Chestnut Hill Star Market on Feb. 7, 2020. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 8:50 pm
Crowd outside the Wang

Angry Wang customers demand to be let back in. Photo by Live Boston.

So far tonight, burst pipes caused by the sudden freeze have forced three hospitals to send patients elsewhere, left Wang Theatre patrons out in the cold, angrily yelling to be let back in, and flooded a floor at the Prudential Center mall. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 11:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request for a Panera to stay open 24 hours a day - inside the lobby of Brigham and Women's Hospital at 75 Francis St.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 1:56 pm

GBH interviews a Brigham and Women's doctor involved in a trial of Pfizer's flu vaccine, which like its Covid-19 shots, would involve lab-built RNA designed to stimulate an immune response, a technique that could speed delivery of new vaccines.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 10:03 pm

A couple from Sharon who says Brigham and Women's Hospital lost their newborn's body before it could be handed over to a funeral home for burial is suing the hospital for more than $1.1 million in damages. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/22 - 9:23 pm

WBZ reports the man's family says the vaccine is against his principles; the hospital says it's not going to waste a valuable heart on somebody with a greater chance of dying after the surgery.

By adamg - 12/28/21 - 8:51 pm

Starting Wednesday, Brigham and Women's Hospital will limit patients to just one visitor at a time due to Covid-19 concerns - and no more than two visitors or "support persons" for the entire day. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/21 - 8:46 pm
Cookie settlement

Kelly Griffin got one of the letters.

Patients at Mass. General and Brigham and Women's and their community hospitals and physician groups as well as patients at Mass. Eye and Ear and Dana-Farber are eligible to share in an $18.4-million class-action settlement of a claim involving information the health-care providers' Web site may have shared with Facebook and Google - but they have to sign up by Dec. 15. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/21 - 6:32 pm

A group of employees at Mass General Brigham, the state's largest hospital concern, today asked a federal judge to block a requirement that they get vaccinated against Covid-19, saying it violates not just their religious freedom but their rights under federal disabilities law. Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 11:52 am

Dr. Paul Sax, clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, writes it might be time to say it's OK for people to go outside without a mask on - but to keep one handy for those inside visits. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/21 - 9:27 am

WBZ reports Brigham and Women's researchers will have started a trial to determine whether Vitamin D can reduce the odds of hospitalization and death among people newly diagnosed with Covid-19 - and whether it can help their family members ward off the virus.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 9:16 am

WCVB reports that President Elect Biden has named Brigham and Women's Dr. Atul Gawande to his new Covid-19 advisory board.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 10:05 am

Dr. Jeremy Faust, an ER doctor at Brigham and Women's, takes a look at recent Covid-19 data in Massachusetts and is not liking what he's seeing. Really not liking it: Read more.

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