Friday, August 16, 2019

What Makes the Capital Beltway Dangerous?



Thousands of motorists travel the Capital Beltway every day, whether they are commuting to work, or traveling up or down the east coast via Interstates 95 and 495. The 64-mile long Beltway is known for being one of the most congested highways in the country as it circles Washington, D.C. and runs through many suburbs... Read More

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Common Workers’ Compensation Mistakes



When a worker is injured on the job, they are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits cover the costs associated with the injury, including medical bills, prescription medication, physical therapy, and vocational assistance. However, the Workers’ Compensation claims process can be complicated, and there are common mistakes people make that result in their claim » Read More

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dangers of Overloaded Trucks on the Roads



A typical tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds or 40 tons with cargo on board. That is around 30 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. Because extra weight can interfere with the safe operation of a commercial truck, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) puts strict weight limits on different types » Read More

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Personal Injury Law in Maryland



If you were injured in a car accident in Maryland, the claims process can be confusing and overwhelming, particularly if you are not even sure where to begin. There are deadlines that you need to be aware of, as well as a wide range of other procedures and laws that can have a significant impact » Read More

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New Legislation Focuses on Improving Car Safety



Between 2017 and 2018, there were over 40,000 fatalities in the United States that were caused by motor vehicle accidents. As a result, there have been several bills proposed that focus on ways to improve car safety, from automatic shutoff technology to efforts that address impaired driving. The House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce... Read More

https://www.lthlaw.com/2019/08/new-legislation-improving-car-safety/

Thyroid Cancer Patients Receive More Treatment Than Necessary



Thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer and has one of the highest survival rates. In fact, over 98 percent of patients are cancer-free five years after they have been diagnosed. However, according to a recent study by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University, close to 25 percent of low-risk thyroid patients » Read More

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

How Can Seniors Stay Safe Behind the Wheel?



The aging process affects everyone differently, but some of the most common physical changes that occur as we age include vision deterioration, hearing loss, decreased motor skills, and slower reflexes. All of these changes can have a significant impact on an older person’s ability to drive safely. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration » Read More

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Drones May Change the Way Medical Supplies are Delivered



If you ever passed a major car or truck accident on a busy highway, you know how devastating they can be. When there are serious, life-threatening injuries involved, it is crucial that emergency medical responders arrive at the scene as quickly as possible to deliver life-saving medical supplies. However, if an ambulance is delayed by... Read More

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Autonomous Vehicles in the Construction Industry May Improve Safety



According to the National Safety Council, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries when it comes to workplace injuries and fatalities. Construction workers are exposed to a wide range of hazards, including falls, electrocution, being struck-by-objects, and caught-in/between accidents. With the rise of autonomous vehicles, construction experts have been applying the software » Read More

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Advanced Safety Technology Leads Motorists to Take Risks



The safety technology that is available in cars today includes everything from adaptive cruise control and blind spot detection to lane departure warnings and emergency brake assist. These safety features help keep motorists safe by preventing serious car accidents. However, according to a recent survey by State Farm, the more safety features that a car... Read More

https://www.lthlaw.com/2019/08/safety-tech-motorists-take-risks/

Are Telecommuters Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits? 



Workers’ Compensation benefits are available for any employee who has been injured while on the job. However, with more people working from home in recent years, some employers are faced with the challenge of determining whether an employee’s home qualifies as an official work site, and if telecommuters are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Recently, » Read More

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Understanding Medical Malpractice Caps in Maryland



Maryland law caps medical malpractice awards when it comes to non-economic damages that are more difficult to quantify than lost wages, medical expenses, and prescription medications. If you or someone you know is considering filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are some things you should know about compensation caps related to non-economic damages. Some of » Read More

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Car Systems that Save Lives



Car travel is the main mode of transportation for many Americans, yet carries inherent risks, including injury and death, in the case of a serious accident. Car buyers today are more concerned with safety features when car shopping. Technological advances have brought a wider availability of systems that warn the driver or provide automatic correction. » Read More

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Parents Play a Significant Role in Keeping Teen Drivers Safe



Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18. In the United States, approximately 3,000 teenagers lose their lives in tragic car accidents every year. According to a recent study from the University of Iowa, the combination of in-vehicle video monitoring and conversations about safe driving between... Read More

https://www.lthlaw.com/2019/08/parents-significant-role-teen-drivers-safe/

Embryo Mix-Up by IVF Clinic Leaves Couple Devastated



A New York couple filed a lawsuit recently against the CHA Fertility Clinic after the clinic impregnated a woman with the wrong embryos. The couple had spent over $100,000 on in vitro services, hoping to fulfill the dream of becoming parents. After a successful in vitro fertilization, the couple became pregnant with twins. However, upon » Read More

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Cyclist and Pedestrian Deaths Increase



According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was a 10 percent increase in the number of bicyclists killed last year, and the number of pedestrian deaths increased by four percent. These statistics suggest that, while today’s cars are safer than ever for the occupants of the vehicle, they still pose a significant » Read More

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Monday, August 5, 2019

New Study Shows Drugged Drivers Do Not Think They Will Get Caught



As more states move closer to legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, new research shows people in the United States are greatly misinformed about the dangers of drugged driving. In 2018, cannabis-related motor vehicle accidents across Maryland had nearly doubled from the previous year, accounting for more than one-third of all drugged driving car accidents in... Read More

https://www.lthlaw.com/2019/08/drugged-drivers-get-caught/

How Can Sleep Disorders Among Nurses Impact Patient Safety?



It is no secret that nurses tend to work long hours, with a typical shift lasting 12 hours or more. For many nurses, one of the benefits of longer shifts means that they can work fewer days. However, long hours and inconsistent sleep patterns can put nurses at an increased risk of sleep deprivation and » Read More

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Friday, August 2, 2019

How Can Exoskeletons Impact Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders?



According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are responsible for approximately one-third of all lost workdays in the United States. The total costs associated with these injuries can run into the billions. In fact, a 2018 Liberty Mutual Safety Index found that overexertion injuries are responsible for $13.7 billion in » Read More

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Speed Limiter Proposal Aimed at Preventing Fatal Truck Accidents



Truck accidents are some of the most destructive accidents due to the massive size and weight of the average commercial truck. When a passenger vehicle is involved in a truck accident, the property damage to the car is often extreme. If the occupants of the passenger vehicle were lucky enough to survive the accident, it » Read More

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Updated Infrastructure Leads to Safer Roads



According to AAA, an estimated 3,185 lives could be saved each year by updating road infrastructure. With many Americans on the road, it is important to update infrastructure. There are currently six roadway improvements that could lower the risk of experiencing a car accident. These improvements will also lead to fewer hospital bills and less » Read More

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