Friday, April 28, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Rising Payouts in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

According to a new study, payouts are on the rise for medical malpractice lawsuits. Researchers reviewed statistics from the National Practitioner Data Bank, which tracks medical malpractice payments, to accumulate the numbers. During 1992-1996, the largest payout for a malpractice suit was nearly $290,000, and rose almost 25 percent at the highest level to over

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: VA Patients at Risk

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for Veteran’s Affairs has released a preliminary report detailing the inadequate administration of the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. According to the report, conditions including unsanitary storage of sterile medical supplies puts patients at unnecessary risk. Although the OIG is not finished with its survey of the

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Across the country, people continue to struggle with prescription opioid addiction and the social stigma that goes along with it. Like any drug addiction, opioids can wreak havoc on a person’s life, ruining personal and professional relationships, as well as having serious financial implications if the individual loses his or her job but continues to

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Baltimore City Accident Settlement

The city of Baltimore recently settled a lawsuit involving a high-speed chase with city police. The Board of Estimates, which is overseen by Mayor Catherine Pugh, will be distributing a $500,000 settlement to the families of three people who were injured in a collision involving a vehicle being pursued by Baltimore police. Two of the

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Opioid Addiction After Work Injury

According to the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), three out of four injured workers are prescribed an opioid drug for treatment after a workplace accident. A painkiller prescription can be the start of an addiction problem and even lead to death through fatal overdose. In Maryland, the first six months of 2016 showed a 62

Friday, April 21, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Overnight Rest Breaks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has dropped a requirement for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers that obligated them to rest overnight as part of hours of service (HOS) regulations. The Department of Transportation (DOT) made the decision based on the results of a study that compared two groups of CMV drivers. One study

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: New OSHA Silica Standard

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a delay in implementing the new standard for respirable crystalline silica. Enforcement had originally been scheduled for June 23, 2017, but has been extended to September 23, 2017. Exposure to crystalline silica can cause many health problems, including serious illnesses such as