Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Dentists’ Role in Opioid Dependence

Having your wisdom teeth removed, or any other type of oral surgery, often requires some degree of pain management to make the patient more comfortable following the procedure. It is very common for dentists to prescribe opioid painkillers like Percocet or Vicodin to help the patient get through the days immediately following the procedure with

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: SSDI Application Process

The number of people who applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from January to July of this year has decreased slightly from last year, a trend that is likely due to the aging workforce in the United States. Baltimore Social Security disability lawyers report that more baby boomers are reaching retirement, which means

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Seatbelts and Airbags Can Prevent Injuries

When used together, seatbelts and airbags are much more effective at preventing serious facial fractures than when used alone. A new study shows that facial fractures can be reduced by 53 percent when seatbelts and airbags are used together, compared to 43 percent when seatbelts are used alone, and 18 percent when airbags are used

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Firefighters Face More Than Smoke and Fire

Firefighters walk into dangerous situations all the time, putting themselves at risk in order to save others. Unfortunately, many of these men and women put their lives on the line only to develop a range of serious, chronic illnesses as a result of prolonged exposure to smoke and other hazardous fumes. Several studies have shown

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Overlapping Surgeries

When a patient is told that he or she needs surgery, it is natural to feel concerned, stressed, and worried. It is up to the surgeon to calm these fears by addressing the patient’s concerns, answering their questions, and letting them know that they will be completely focused on their surgery for the duration of

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers: Long Stopping Distances

Due to their size and weight, it takes large trucks much longer to come to a complete stop than regular cars or trucks. In fact, under ideal road conditions, it can take the distance of almost two football fields for a truck driver to bring a big rig to a complete stop. If the driver

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Spotlight on Child Passenger Safety Week

For any parent, the safety of their child is paramount. Ask any parent, and they will tell you that they would do absolutely anything to keep them safe. When you consider the fact that one child under the age of 13 is involved in a car accident every 33 seconds, car safety is a great

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Stress at Work Can Lead to Injury

Heavy workloads, long commutes, unappreciative bosses, and poor salaries are just a few things that lead to overly stressed employees. According to a study by the market research firm, Nielsen, eighty percent of American workers say that they are stressed by at least one negative aspect of their job. When an employee’s mental health is

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers: Social Media and Distracted Driving

With the rise of social media, reaching for your phone while driving can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving. From texting and talking to checking Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter, the need to stay connected at all times can have devastating consequences, Baltimore personal injury lawyers report. According to the National Highway Traffic

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: The Consequences of Improper Truck Maintenance

Part of owning a motor vehicle is making sure that is it properly maintained in order to extend the life of the vehicle and ensure that it is safe on the roads. This includes regular oil changes, having the brakes checked, and making sure the tires are aligned. Failure to maintain a vehicle can put

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Wellness Programs and Workers’ Compensation

It goes without saying that an employee’s productivity is linked to their health. Baltimore Workers’ Compensation lawyers report that this knowledge has resulted in an increase in wellness programs across the country. The thinking is that a healthier workforce will lead to a reduction in workplace injuries, as well as shortened periods of disability. A

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: The Rise of Road Rage

It is hard to contain certain emotions when a driver does something egregious such as running a red light or cutting someone off at a stop. Reactionary behavior that stems from the irresponsible actions of another driver is known as road rage. Maryland car accident lawyers report that almost all drivers experience road rage at

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers: Tax Rules Affect Benefits

Individuals who have become disabled and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) rely on these benefits when their disability prevents them from working. What many people do not realize is that, under certain circumstances, their benefits must be reported as taxable income. Our Maryland Social Security Disability lawyers will explain

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: “Operation Airbrake”

In an effort to improve commercial vehicle brake safety and reduce the number of truck accidents associated with faulty brakes, the Commercial Vehicle and Safety Alliance (CVSA) created “Operation Airbrake.” In an unannounced, single-day inspection conducted in locations across the country, brake violations led to the removal of approximately 760 commercial trucks from service, Baltimore

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Physician Sexual Abuse

Trust is the cornerstone of the patient-physician relationship. When that trust is violated by inappropriate sexual behavior, it can leave lasting scars that never fully heal. Unfortunately, according to a year-long investigation by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, there are thousands of cases of sexual abuse by physicians, affecting patients in every state across the country. Moreover,

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Deaf Patients’ with Medical Providers

If you or a family member has been hospitalized for an injury or an illness, understanding a doctor’s diagnosis, the explanation of symptoms, and recommended instructions for medications and dosages can be overwhelming and confusing. Imagine going through this same scenario, only you are deaf. Communicating with doctors and nurses by trying to read lips

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Slip and Fall Workplace Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that occur in the workplace. A simple slip, trip, or fall on a slick, wet, or uneven surface can put a worker out of commission. While Workers’ Compensation is meant to cover medical expenses for injured employees, it is not always enough,

Monday, September 5, 2016

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Teen Crashes Increase During School Commute

Every teenager looks forward to the day they get their driver’s license. It means they no longer have to rely on mom or dad or a school bus to get to school. While driving to and from school every day may seem like a safe enough route, Maryland personal injury lawyers caution that there are

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers: A Lesson in Back to School Safety  

As the lazy days of summer begin to wind down, preparations for another school year are in the works. Whether your child walks to school, rides their bicycle, or takes a bus, ensuring that your son or daughter arrives to and from school safely is a top priority. At LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, our