Personal Injury Law Firm in Boston, MA
Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP is a personal injury law firm in Boston, MA. Our team of dedicated injury lawyers work tirelessly to make a safer community by holding the wrongdoers accountable. In addition to injury cases, the firm also handles Boston workers' compensation claims and defective medical device cases. Call today to schedule a free consultation.
J. Tucker Merrigan is a partner at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, representing clients throughout Massachusetts and the United States. Merrigan's practices includes personal injury with a focus on dangerous drugs and wrongful death.
Peter M. Merrigan is a personal injury lawyer and founding partner at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP. Peter practices law in the areas of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, maritime accidents, wrongful death, and more.
Thomas T. Merrigan is a personal injury attorney and partner at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP.
Tom has been practicing law in Massachusetts since 1979, facing cases in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death
Erin E. McHugh is a Boston personal injury lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP. Representing her clients in cases such as premises liability, medical malpractice, bicycle accidents, dangerous drugs, and more.
Matthieu J. Parenteau is a trial attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP. He represents clients who have suffered from catastrophic injuries, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, and more.
Nurse/Attorney Ridge began her career as a labor and delivery nurse at a local community hospital in Massachusetts where she worked for approximately 8 years. She cared for patients in all phases of pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum.
Attorney Ridge went on to obtain her law degree from New England Law| Boston and began her legal career at a medical malpractice firm in Boston. At this firm she specialized in pursing claims involving mothers and babies whose injuries occurred during pregnancy, labor and delivery or after birth.
Attorney Ridge worked as a risk manager at a tertiary medical center in Boston for several years. She is familiar with the inner workings of hospitals and the response to adverse medical events and errors. She has facilitated onsite surveys from government agencies (DPH, CMS) investigating adverse events at hospitals. She is experienced in investigating adverse events and reporting events that qualify as serious reportable events (SRE) to the Department of Public Health.
Attorney Ridge returned to plaintiffs medical malpractice with a continued passion to help those harmed by medical errors and hopes to prevent similar errors from occurring in the future by effectuating change through medical malpractice claims.
Benjamin R. Novotny is a partner at Sweeney Merrigan Law. He is a devoted Jury Trial Lawyer and has tried more than 95 complex tort cases, almost all being in the field of medical malpractice with the exception of a few catastrophic personal injury claims. To date, he has won well over $200 million in verdicts and settlements.
Novotny has won several multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of his clients including but not limited to:
$40+ million verdict (with interest; 2015 largest verdict in MA & 20th in the U.S.)- Larkin v. Johnston – Jury found a physician’s negligence caused a 28-year-old woman to suffered a stroke hours after childbirth.
$30+ million verdict (with interest)- Xu v. Tufts Medical Center – Jury found Tufts Medical Center doctors negligent in care of newborn, leaving infant with debilitating condition.
He also brought forward the well-publicized Messier v. Bridgewater State Hospital case, resulting in a $3 million settlement and sweeping changes to mental health care in the prison system.
Ben was called in last minute by co-counsel to serve as lead trial attorney in the Zaw v. The Iowa Clinic in which he won a $2 million jury verdict for his client who was given an incorrect vasectomy instead of a circumcision.
Estate of Zoe Rosenthal v. Charles J. Davignon, et al.: In April 2021, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Ben & Nick Rowley won a $9.5 million verdict obtained on behalf of two daughters whose mother was negligently killed while walking her dog in a crosswalk near her home. According to the court clerk, this result set a record for a non-economic damages verdict for wrongful death with adult heirs in Western Massachusetts.
Novotny’s successes have been recognized by several publications throughout his career. Most recently, he was named 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Weekly. From 2016-2018, he was listed as a Super Lawyer, published by Boston Magazine. Prior to this, he was selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star (2009-2015) in Boston Magazine. In 2014, Attorney Novotny was chosen as Up & Coming Lawyer by Lawyers Weekly.
Novotny’s successes have been recognized by several publications throughout his career. He was named 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers Weekly. From 2016-2018, he was listed as a Super Lawyer, published by Boston Magazine. Prior to this, he was selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star (2009-2015) in Boston Magazine. In 2014, Attorney Novotny was chosen as Up & Coming Lawyer by Lawyers Weekly.
Ben is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New Hampshire, the State of Iowa, the State of Oklahoma, and is admitted to practice before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Ben specializes in representing those injured in Medical Malpractice and complex tort cases.
Novotny was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. Environmental Biology), cum laude from Vermont Law School (M.S.E.L.), and cum laude from Suffolk University Law School (J.D.). While attending law school, he was active in various student organizations including serving as Vice President of the Student Bar Association.
Attorney Novotny has extensive knowledge in multimedia trial presentations and demonstrative exhibits, and has lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars on the topic of medical malpractice, personal injury law, and technology in the courtroom across the US. Additionally, Novotny has provided legal analysis and commentary on topics related to medical malpractice for various news stations.
Bradley M. Henry focuses on wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury & commercial property loss cases. In 2016, the US Supreme Court let stand a $63 million trial verdict ( $148.5 million judgment) — the largest such verdict in Massachusetts history — won by Henry and a former law partner against a global pharmaceutical company for devastating, life-long drug reactions suffered by a child.
From 2006 to 2009, Henry served as Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel in Boston's "Big Dig" tunnel ceiling collapse case of DelValle v. Bechtel that resulted in a $28.1 million settlement. From 2010 to 2015, he successfully represented the families of three US Special Forces soldiers in a wrongful death shooting at a remote base in Afghanistan. From 2018 to 2022, he served as Co-Liaison & Class Counsel in a record-breaking $143 million settlement of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion.
Henry has twice been named “Lawyer of the Year” (2019 and 2021) by Best Lawyers in America and has been named to SuperLawyers each year since 2006.
Victoria Santoro Mair is a skilled trial attorney, handling a variety of different types of cases including pharmaceutical litigation, wrongful death, medical malpractice & sexual assault. Attorney Santoro Mair also regularly handles arbitration, mediation, complex brief-writing & legal arguments & more. Notable results include an eight-figure settlement for a brain-injured young man, a multi-million-dollar verdict against an international hotel chain for the wrongful death drowning of a father of four and recently prevailing in the state’s first entirely remote civil jury trial.
Extremely active in the Massachusetts Bar Association, Attorney Santoro Mair currently serves as the MBA Treasurer. She is past chair of the Young Lawyers Division, is a member of the Civil Litigation Section Council and serves on the Oliver Wendell Holmes Scholarship Committee. In her first year of eligibility, Attorney Santoro Mair was voted a Super Lawyers Rising Star and has received this recognition every year since. In 2014, she received an Excellence In The Law “Up & Coming Lawyer” award from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.