Tuesday, July 14, 2020

What are My Legal Options Regarding Heart Surgery Malpractice?



According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Although medication and heart-healthy lifestyle changes can help treat certain conditions, or prevent them from becoming more serious, for some patients, surgery is the best option. All surgical procedures come with a degree of risk, but heart » Read More

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Is My Vehicle Ready for the Summer?



The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer are well underway, the beaches are open to the public, and many of the COVID-related restrictions are slowly being lifted. After months of strict social distancing, people are ready to get out of the house, see friends and family, and enjoy the warm weather. Whether that means taking a » Read More

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How Can I Plan a Road Trip During the Pandemic?



There is no question that the Coronavirus has put a damper on summer plans, particularly those who booked cruises or trips to international destinations. However, most public beaches are open, as are national parks and other outdoor attractions. In addition, gas is less expensive than it has been in years, hotels are offering reduced rates,... Read More

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Importance of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness in the Workplace



Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental health condition that affects approximately eight million people in the United States, including first-responders, military personnel, health care professionals, and firefighters. When a worker experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, the shock of the trauma can cause debilitating symptoms after the event. If left untreated, the symptoms » Read More

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

How Does the Coronavirus Impact Delivery Truck Accidents?



Retail stores across the country remain closed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and many grocery stores and retailers struggle to keep their shelves stocked with basic necessities, such as toilet paper, canned goods, and other pantry staples. Consumers have turned to online retailers to purchase essential and non-essential items. Oftentimes, these items » Read More

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Can a Patient File a Malpractice Lawsuit Against a Dentist?



Most medical malpractice cases involve medical professionals, such as doctors, surgeons, and anesthesiologists. Medical malpractice cases involving dentists are far less common, but they do occur. There are over 200,000 practicing dentists in the United States, with each dentist seeing approximately 2,500 patients each year. This adds up to roughly 500 million dental patients annually. » Read More

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

What Types of Surgical Errors Warrant a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?



Even the most routine surgical procedures carry an element of risk, including infections, uncontrolled bleeding, reactions to anesthesia, and postoperative complications. Prior to surgery, physicians should discuss the general risks of surgery with the patient, including those that may be specific to the procedure being performed. Despite the years of education and training that surgeons » Read More

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Who is Liable for an Accident Caused by Poor Road Conditions?



Every driver who has hit a pothole on the road knows that it can cause damage to their vehicle, including flat tires, bent wheel rims, and alignment issues. Potholes are just one example of poor road conditions that can cause car accidents. Other examples include wet, icy, or snowy roads caused by weather; construction zones; » Read More

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Does Car Size Determine Safety on the Road?



Today’s vehicles are safer than ever thanks to the wide range of advanced safety features that are equipped in new vehicles. From blind spot detection and lane departure warnings to emergency brake assist and rollover prevention technology, these safety features can help prevent accidents from happening, or make the collision less severe. From luxury SUVs » Read More

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How are Loose Objects Dangerous During Car Accidents?



Most people have a variety of loose objects in their car, including small items such as cell phones, children’s toys, and water bottles, as well as larger, heavier objects such as laptops, purses, luggage, or canned goods. Although none of these items are normally considered dangerous, even a cell phone or a small toy can... Read More

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

SB I-83 Shut Down at Cold Spring Road Exit Due to Fatal Crash



A fatal crash has occurred southbound I-83 near the Druid Park Drive exit in Baltimore shutting down all three traffic lanes. Authorities reported that a truck overturned on the median and caught fire. According to officials, there has been one recorded fatality while two other passengers were taken to a nearby hospital. Traffic was diverted... Read More

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Trench Safety Stand Down Week



In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of trenching and excavation, and encourage the use of potentially life-saving protective systems, such as sloping, shoring, and shielding, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is partnering with the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to urge employers » Read More

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

What Do I Need to Know About Hearing Loss in the Workplace?



Hearing loss is one of the most common and preventable occupational illnesses in this country and around the world. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 20,000 cases of workplace hearing loss every year in the United States. Many of these cases result in permanent hearing loss. Unsafe work » Read More

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What Makes the 100 Days of Summer Deadly for Teen Drivers?



Summer does not officially start until June 21st, but the Memorial Day weekend is generally considered the unofficial start of the summer season. As beaches, lakes, parks, and other outdoor destinations are starting to reopen to the public, teen drivers are particularly excited to get out of the house and hit the road. Ideally, the... Read More

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Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Treatment Related to COVID-19?



Across the country, emergency department health care providers have been working around the clock, often putting their own health and safety on the line to help meet the enormous medical needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the overwhelming toll that the Coronavirus is having on the health care system, we may expect to » Read More

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

How Can I Avoid Day or Night Truck Accidents?



Injuries caused by truck accidents can be devastating. Crashes involving only cars happen more often; however, when a passenger car is hit by a truck, the risk of serious injury and death is far greater. Although the trucking industry is heavily regulated to help improve the safety of our roads, truckers still get into accidents. » Read More

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What are the Causes of Back Injuries?



Some workers never report their injuries, or they do not take their injuries seriously. Any back injury suffered at work should be reported right away. Most back injuries are caused by basic factors. When starting a job, workers may assume they will start their tasks instantly, but that is not the case. Even office workers » Read More

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Why are Pedestrian Fatalities Increasing?



Today’s motor vehicles are safer than ever thanks to advanced safety technology, such as blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, and emergency brake assist. However, despite the improvements to vehicle safety, in 2019, the number of pedestrian fatalities was the highest it had been in over 30 years. Not since 1988 has there been more pedestrians killed » Read More

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

What are the Current Leading Causes of Car Accidents in the United States?



It is estimated that there are six million car accidents each year in the United States, and three million car accident victims suffer injuries. Shockingly, 90 people die every day in car accidents. To reduce the number of car accidents, it is important to recognize the main causes. There are various elements that contribute to... Read More

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Friday, May 29, 2020

What Should I Do in a Car Accident During the COVID-19 Pandemic?



The COVID-19 pandemic has increased everyone’s stress and anxiety. A car accident is already a traumatic event, and the accident scene can be overwhelming to process. What happens if you are involved in a car accident during the pandemic? Social distancing plays a significant role at the scene of a car accident. All drivers should... Read More

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Can Language Barriers Affect Worker Safety?



Maintaining a safe workplace is always important, but this can be challenging if there is a language barrier between employers and their employees. The number of employees with English as a second language has increased within the past decade, along with the number of workplace injuries. As a result of this trend, the United States » Read More

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Can Later Start Times for School Improve Safety?



A study published in the Journal of Clinical of Sleep Medicine suggests that later start times for school can improve safety for teen drivers. Based on this study, researchers at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recommend pushing middle and high school start times back to 8:30 a.m. or later. According to the AASM, » Read More

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Meatpacking Plants to Remain Open During the Pandemic



The meatpacking industry is classified as critical infrastructure in the United States. According to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, 5,300 of its members have been impacted by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). A recent announcement declared that meatpacking plants are to remain open during the COVID-19 crisis. The Centers of Disease Control and » Read More

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Hazards Faced by Animal Clinic Workers



According to a study by CareerCast.com, animal clinic workers may have one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America. Veterinarians and animal technicians are often using hazardous chemicals and equipment while working around animals that are frightened and in pain. Some of these risks can be reduced by implementing safety procedures and training. » Read More

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Monday, May 11, 2020

What If I Am Injured During Emergency Room Care?



Medical malpractice occurs in hospitals and medical offices every day, but patients can be injured in an emergency room as well. Emergency rooms are filled with people, sirens, loud noises, and bright lights. Malpractice may not be apparent when it occurs in an emergency room. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional acts in a » Read More

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Coronavirus Safety Recommendations for Waste and Recycling Workers



To be socially responsible and prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has postponed its SWANApalooza conference that was scheduled to take place at the end of March. According to Johns Hopkins University, over 120,000 people worldwide have been infected with the Coronavirus, and there have been more than » Read More

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

What Damages Can I Claim in a Truck Accident?



When an accident involves an 80,000-pound commercial truck, the occupants of the other vehicle often suffer devastating, even fatal injuries. For those victims lucky enough to survive a truck accident, they often face a long road to recovery. In addition to the serious physical injuries, truck accident victims can suffer mental and emotional trauma from » Read More

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Can Self-Driving Cars Differentiate Between an Object and a Projected Image?



Self-driving vehicle technology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. However, like any new technology, it has flaws that were discovered recently that have people concerned for their safety. Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel discovered that semi-autonomous and fully autonomous vehicles could be tricked into stopping by projecting an image of an » Read More

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Monday, May 4, 2020

What are the Dangers of Passing in the Shoulder Lane?



When you are stuck in heavy traffic and you see other drivers using the shoulder lane, it is tempting to follow suit, particularly if you are in a rush. You may wonder, what is the harm in using the shoulder lane just this once? According to the AAA Foundation, approximately 12 percent of highway fatalities... Read More

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Friday, May 1, 2020

How Can I Stay Safe When Working Alone?



Workplace violence affects thousands of employees every year. In 2017, approximately 18,400 workers were injured and over 450 were killed after being physically assaulted at work. Certain industries are more prone to workplace violence, including health care, service providers, and taxi drivers, but it can happen anywhere. Retail employees who work alone are also at » Read More

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Are Doctor-Patient Relationships Important in a Medical Malpractice Claim?



If you believe that your doctor was negligent and caused an injury or health complication, you may wish to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. To prove that medical malpractice occurred, you must show that a doctor-patient relationship existed, the doctor was negligent, his or her negligence caused the injury, and the injury led to specific » Read More

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Why are Truck Underride Accidents Devastating?



Truck accidents are some of the most destructive accidents that occur. Underride truck accidents are particularly devastating and are responsible for over 300 fatalities in the United States each year. Many of these horrific accidents could be prevented if trucks are equipped with effective underride protection. The Stop Underrides Act of 2017 would require all » Read More

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Why Should I Hire a Lawyer for My Motorcycle Accident?



For some people, there is no better mode of transportation than a motorcycle. However, there is no denying that motorcycles are not nearly as safe if they are involved in a traffic accident. Unlike a car or truck, a motorcycle has no physical exterior that protects riders from the impact of an accident. As a » Read More

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

How Can Falls at Construction Sites Be Prevented?



Construction workers face hazards every day. More than 1,000 construction workers die of accidents at work each year, and nearly 40 percent of those fatalities are due to falls. Many of these accidents could have been prevented. Falls are common in the construction industry simply because there are many places from which a worker can » Read More

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

What Should I Know About Medical Malpractice Claims and Robotic Surgery?



Surgical procedures have gone through many changes in the past two decades. The use of robotic equipment during surgery has increased in operating rooms. This new technology can be more efficient, but it creates an ethical challenge from a medical malpractice perspective. There are many advantages and disadvantages when it comes to robotic surgery and » Read More

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What If I Am Unhappy with My Personal Injury Settlement?



When filing a personal injury claim, you are not guaranteed a sizable financial settlement. There are several factors that can affect a settlement and your financial compensation. The process can take longer than expected, but that does not mean you should not proceed with filing a claim. A skilled car accident lawyer can address all... Read More

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents



Car accidents can cause a range of injuries, from minor scratches and abrasions to broken bones, internal bleeding, and amputations. If the force of the impact causes the victims to hit their head, they may suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries can require extensive medical treatment, or even long-term care if the injury » Read More

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Monday, April 20, 2020

What are the Most Common Injuries of Motorcycle Accidents?



As temperatures start to climb, motorcyclists look forward to getting back on the road. This is a good time to discuss the importance of safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle riders are 26 times more likely to be fatally injured in a traffic accident compared to a passenger in a... Read More

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

What are the Top Causes of Vehicle Fires?



Vehicle fires are more common than you might think. More than 170,000 highway vehicle fires occur each year in the United States, which accounts to over 19 fires every hour. Although other types of fires are more common, vehicle fires are more likely to cause fatalities. Understanding the common causes of vehicle fires can help » Read More

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Friday, April 10, 2020

What are the Safest Cars for 2020?



If you are buying a new car, safety is a priority. To help you, U.S. News & World Report published a list of the safest cars for 2020. Vehicles were rated on a scale of one to 10 based on crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for... Read More

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Why are Ladder Safety Rules Important to Follow?



Falls are one of the most common causes of occupational injuries; falls from ladders account for approximately 20 percent of work-related fall injuries. Depending on the nature of the fall, injuries can include cuts and scrapes, broken bones, and head injuries. Employers should review Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for ladder safety with » Read More

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Should Wearing Helmets Be Optional in Maryland?



There are many reasons why people choose to ride a motorcycle. However, the major disadvantage to riding a motorcycle is the risk of an accident. Unlike a car or truck, there is nothing protecting the motorcycle rider from the impact of the accident. The only protection that riders have is their helmet, which can help » Read More

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What is the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse?



The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is an online database that provides employers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and state law enforcement with real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol violations. The Clearinghouse helps prospective employers identify drivers who have a drug or alcohol violation » Read More

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

What is the Difference Between Negative Treatment Outcome and Malpractice?



Health care professionals are not perfect. They occasionally make mistakes, like all of us. Unfortunately, when they make a mistake, it can cause serious health complications for the patient. However, just because something went wrong, or the patient’s condition deteriorated, it does not necessarily mean the health care professional was negligent. In order to pursue » Read More

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Friday, March 20, 2020

What is the Second Most Common Medical Malpractice Claim?



Even routine surgical procedures come with risks. In addition to the obvious impact on the patient, surgical errors are responsible for a significant number of medical malpractice lawsuits. Medical liability insurer, Coverys Inc., released a report on the impact of surgery risks on medical malpractice claims. The report found that surgical errors are the second » Read More

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Safety Hazards Associated with Landscaping and Groundskeeping Work



Landscapers and groundskeepers are responsible for everything from fertilizing and mowing lawns, planting flowers, and trimming overgrown shrubs to watering the plants, laying fresh mulch, and digging holes for new shrubs. It is hard work and can be physically exhausting. Although landscapers and groundskeepers do not experience the number of occupational injuries as construction or » Read More

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Why are Fewer Children Being Injured in Car Accidents in Maryland?



Kids in Safety Seats (KISS) is a state-wide program to reduce the number of children seriously injured in car accidents in Maryland. With funding from the Maryland Highway Safety Office, KISS helps parents and caregivers understand how to choose the correct seat based on the height and weight of the child. It instructs how to » Read More

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Think Before You Drink on St. Patrick’s Day



St. Patrick’s Day is meant to be a celebration of Irish culture, but for many people, it is an excuse to meet up with friends at a local bar and have a few drinks. This is particularly dangerous when people attempt to drive after having too much to drink. According to the National Highway Traffic... Read More

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Which Auto Safety Issues Am I Overlooking?



One thing that motorists can do to reduce the risk of being in a car accident is to ensure that their vehicle is well maintained. With spring approaching, many drivers are removing snow tires and washing their vehicle. However, there are several maintenance-related safety issues that people often overlook. In addition to becoming costly if... Read More

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Can a Pre-Existing Condition Impact a Workers’ Compensation Claim?



If you are injured at work, you are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits, which will cover the costs associated with your injury. However, if you have a pre-existing condition, it could complicate your Workers’ Compensation claim. This is particularly true if your pre-existing condition is related to your workplace injury. Your employer is responsible only » Read More

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