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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Legal Issues are Associated with Truck Accidents?

Filing a personal injury lawsuit after being involved in a car accident is often straightforward if it is clear who was responsible. The lawsuit is between the injured victim and the at-fault driver. However, if a motorist is injured in an accident involving a large truck, there may be several parties involved. It is likely » Read More

What Should I Tell My Teen About Car Accidents?

Getting a driver’s license is a major milestone for the average teenager. However, it is also a big responsibility. From speeding and tailgating to distracted driving, teens often engage in unsafe driving behaviors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens between the » Read More

What Should I Do After a Hit-And-Run Accident?

Hit-and-run accidents occur when a motorist hits another vehicle, pedestrian, or cyclist and then leaves the scene of the accident without stopping, which can cause problems for the driver who was hit. Most importantly, if the driver was injured, and the at-fault driver failed to stop and call for help, the injured motorist may be... Read More

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Choosing the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death behind cancer and heart disease. This is a shocking statistic because patients literally put their lives in the hands of health care professionals. Also, close to one-third of physicians in the United States have been named in medical malpractice lawsuits. If you were the victim of » Read More

IIHS Top Safety Pick Award Recipients

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) releases an annual list of vehicles that receive high scores in a range of safety tests. In response to an increase in pedestrian deaths, this year’s list includes vehicles that earned high scores in pedestrian safety, nighttime visibility, and passenger safety. Vehicles must achieve Good or Acceptable ratings... Read More

Monday, March 9, 2020

Daylight Saving Time Increases the Risk of Drowsy Driving Accidents

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Although this may not always be true, it means that, by the end of March, the signs of spring are evident. Also, the days are longer thanks to daylight saving time, which occurs this year at 2:00 a.m. on March 8.... Read More

Friday, March 6, 2020

How Long Does the Personal Injury Claims Process Take?

Every car accident is different, and the details of the accident are going to determine how long it will take to settle a personal injury case. For example, if the accident caused major property damage and severe injuries, it may take much longer to settle the case than if the individuals involved in the accident... Read More

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

If you were injured or your health was compromised while under the care of a medical professional, the thought of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit may be overwhelming. Unfortunately, medical mistakes do happen, and if negligence was involved, you should consider taking legal action against the health care professional in charge of your care and/or » Read More

NHTSA Approves Autonomous Vehicle That Does Not Meet Safety Standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently approved a request from Nuro, a Silicon Valley-based robotics company, to deploy a low-speed self-driving vehicle. This is the first time that the agency approved a vehicle that does not meet the federal safety standards for cars and trucks, which requires them to have side or rear-view... Read More

New Autonomous Car with No Driving Controls

Honda and General Motors (GM) have introduced the Origin, a fully autonomous vehicle that has no steering wheel, pedals, windshield wipers, or back sight mirrors. The outside of the vehicle looks more like a small bus or train car than a passenger vehicle. Cruise Automation, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM, designed the Origin as » Read More

Protecting Health Care and Social Services Employees from Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is a serious issue that affects thousands of workers every year. Unfortunately, up to 74 percent of workplace assaults occur in the health care and social services setting. Those employed at urban emergency departments, geriatric long-term care facilities, and acute psychiatric care facilities are at particular risk for being assaulted at work. Fortunately, » Read More

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Maryland Among the Worst States to Own a Car

Maryland is known for many top attractions. Unfortunately, Maryland is also known for being one of the worst cities for motorists. In fact, according to a study by, Maryland was ranked as the sixth worst state to own a car. From heavy traffic to high insurance costs, the study brings attention to why Maryland... Read More

How Can Companies Protect Older Workers?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of workers in their 70s has increased by approximately five percent over the past 20 years. This trend is likely to continue. For some seniors, retiring is not an option financially, so they have no choice but to continue to work. Whatever the reason, senior workers are » Read More

New Technology to Prevent Drowsy Driving in the Trucking Industry

Drowsy driving is a serious issue among truck drivers because of long hours behind the wheel, driving through the night, and pressure to meet tight deadlines. Despite rules that require truck drivers to rest between shifts and not exceed a certain number of hours behind the wheel, drowsy driving continues to be a problem that » Read More

Financial Implications of a Car Accident

Car accidents continue to be an unfortunate reality, despite advances in safety technology. They can cause significant property damage and severe injuries. In addition to physical injury, the financial impact of a car accident can be devastating, particularly if one or both motorists have little or no insurance. There are steps motorists can take to » Read More

Saturday, February 29, 2020

What Legal Rights Do Passengers Have When Injured in a Car Accident?

Car accidents cause serious injuries, particularly if the vehicles involved were traveling at high speeds. When there are multiple passengers in the vehicle that was hit, the passengers are just as likely to suffer severe injuries as the driver. However, many people are not aware of their legal rights if they were injured as a... Read More

Friday, February 28, 2020

Why Should I Seek Immediate Medical Care After a Car Accident?

Car accidents can cause a range of injuries, from minor cuts and scrapes to broken bones, internal bleeding, and traumatic brain injuries. In some cases, the symptoms may not be obvious right away, particularly immediately following the accident when adrenaline is running through your veins, masking the pain and discomfort. You may be tempted to... Read More

Head Injury Prevention in the Workplace

Serious head injuries in the workplace are more common than expected, particularly in construction, manufacturing, at a warehouse facility, or as a first responder. Whereas some head injuries are relatively minor, and the worker can expect to recover fully, others can cause permanent brain damage. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which raises awareness of » Read More

Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim After a Fatal Car Accident

Advances in safety technology have made today’s motor vehicles safer than ever. From blind spot detection and lane departure warnings to emergency brake assist and adaptive cruise control, these are just a few examples of safety features that are available in new cars. Unfortunately, car accidents continue to occur as a result of human error » Read More

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Truck Upgrades Make Fleets Safer and More Cost-Effective

Many commercial trucking companies are replacing their older trucks with newer, more eco-friendly trucks that come equipped with a range of advanced safety technology. Although the cost to invest in a fleet of new trucks is significant, the truck companies will see immediate cost savings in fuel and maintenance. More importantly, the improved safety technology » Read More

Establishing an Effective Safety Management Program for Contractors

Over the next decade, contractors are expected to make up approximately half of the workforce. It can be challenging to manage workplace safety, since every contractor has varying degrees of experience and knowledge about occupational health and safety. According to reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), too many organizations do not adequately » Read More

Young People More Likely to Cause Drowsy Driving Car Accidents

Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving, yet most motorists can probably remember a time when they drove home late at night, or after a long shift at work, and began to feel the physical and mental effects of being tired. From the heavy eyelids and slower reaction time to the decreased » Read More

Primary and Outpatient Care Settings Affected by Medical Errors

It is a common misconception that medical errors occur only in hospitals. However, according to a white paper that was recently released by the Foundation for the Innovation and Development of Health Safety, approximately four out of 10 patients are affected by medical errors in the primary care and outpatient health care setting. The study » Read More

Backup Drivers in Self-Driving Cars

It is just a matter of time before self-driving vehicles operate on public roadways. Companies such as Tesla, Waymo, and Google are leading the way in autonomous vehicle development. However, before these vehicles become a regular sight on roads and highways across the country, they must go through rigorous testing. Part of this testing often... Read More

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Maryland State Police and MDOT Intensifying Efforts to Prevent Speeding

Speeding is one of the top causes of serious and fatal car accidents in the United States. In fact, speeding and aggressive driving are responsible for one out of every three car accidents. However, most, if not all these accidents can be prevented if motorists obey the rules of the road and make safety a... Read More

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tesla Faces Lawsuit for Unintended Accelerations

Tesla is known worldwide as an innovator in the automobile industry, particularly for its advances in self-driving vehicle technology. However, the company has also faced several lawsuits after its vehicles were involved in car accidents, including some that involved fatalities. A new lawsuit was filed against Tesla recently, which alleged that certain Tesla vehicles engaged... Read More

Infant Lifetime Care Trusts

Multi-million-dollar medical malpractice settlements associated with birth injuries are having serious financial consequences for health care providers in Maryland. These huge settlement amounts are making it difficult for hospitals like Johns Hopkins to cover the malpractice insurance costs that continue to skyrocket. Self-insured providers also worry that they will have to cut back on obstetric » Read More

Safety Hazards Associated with 3D Printers

Today’s 3D printers have the capability of printing everything from jewelry and musical instruments to artificial limbs and other medical devices. The technology is groundbreaking, and the applications are endless. However, employees who work with 3D printers may be exposed to hazardous material that can cause a range of serious health issues. Unfortunately, people generally » Read More

When is an Injury Considered Catastrophic?

Car accidents can cause a range of serious injuries, from lacerations and broken bones to internal bleeding and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While these injuries can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, the injured person will usually make a full recovery and return to their daily activities. Catastrophic injuries are different from serious » Read More

Monday, February 17, 2020

What are the Health Risks of Working Long Hours?

People who work long hours on a regular basis are often exhausted and stressed out. For many of these people, having the weekend to enjoy some rest and relaxation is all they need to de-stress and recharge. However, for some workers, putting in long hours can cause health problems. According to a recent study, working » Read More

Steps to Take If You are Involved in a Tow Truck Accident

Like ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars, tow trucks are considered first responders since they assist law enforcement and other emergency responders by quickly and safely removing a vehicle that was damaged in a traffic accident. As a result, motorists are expected to give tow truck drivers the same courtesy that they give to ambulances, » Read More

Family Requests Autopsy After Sudden Death Raises Questions

After losing their mother suddenly, the surviving family members of a 53-year-old Pennsylvania resident had a lot of questions about how she died. The month before the patient died, she was dancing at a wedding and seemed to be in good health. Two weeks later, she was in the hospital, where she remained for approximately » Read More

Soft Tissue Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

If you were involved in a car accident, you know that even a minor fender bender can be a stressful and traumatic event. In most cases, fender-benders and other minor car accidents do not result in serious, life-threatening injuries. However, they can cause soft tissue injuries, which occur when the impact of the crash causes » Read More

How Can I Reduce Toxic Pollutants Inside My Vehicle?

We all know that cars, trucks, and other vehicles emit a significant amount of pollutants, including carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide into the air. However, what many people may not realize is that dangerous levels of these pollutants lurk inside our vehicles as we drive. This can have a serious impact on the health of... Read More

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Standardized Names Needed for Advanced Safety Technology

Thanks to the latest developments in safety technology, today’s cars are safer than ever. From automatic emergency braking to blind spot warning, these safety features help prevent car accidents by alerting the driver of a potential hazard. However, each of these features have multiple names, some of which do not accurately describe what it does.... Read More

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Who is Liable for a Car Accident in Bad Weather?

Car accidents are often caused by motorists who are distracted, drowsy, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or who are driving in a reckless or aggressive manner. In these cases, determining liability is a straightforward process. However, when a car accident is caused by inclement weather, things get a bit more complicated. According to... Read More

What Should U.S. Workers Know About the Coronavirus?

The coronavirus is a respiratory illness that has been linked to a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China. To date, over 130 people in China have died from the virus, and there are thousands of confirmed cases in China, and several other countries, including the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control » Read More

How Can I Avoid Being the Victim of a Medication Error?

When a health care provider prescribes medication for a patient, there are several factors that must be considered before administering the medication. For example, the physician must review the patient’s health history, determine if the patient has any allergies, consider possible drug interactions with medications the patient is already taking, and potential side effects of » Read More

Monday, February 10, 2020

What are the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating and destructive accidents that occur on busy roads and highways across the country, often resulting in extensive property damage and serious injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to highway collisions, the average passenger vehicle is no match for an 80,000-pound commercial truck. Many of these accidents can be » Read More

New Safety Tool Offers Improved Security Measures for Uber Passengers

Uber recently announced the launch of Uber RideCheck, a new safety feature that works with GPS data and other sensors in drivers’ smartphones to track possible accidents, or if there is an unusually long stop while a ride is in progress. If the system detects a problem, the driver and passenger will receive a notification... Read More

Understanding Liability in Rear-End Car Accidents

Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is likely because so many drivers are distracted by their phones, GPS units, and other electronic devices. When a driver’s attention is not on the road ahead, they are more likely to rear-end a vehicle » Read More

Occupational Risks of Working with Solvents

Every day, millions of workers in the United States are exposed to different types of solvents, which are chemicals used to thin or dissolve paint, grease, epoxies, adhesives, and coatings. These chemicals can cause a range of health issues, depending on the type of solvent and if they get into the worker’s bloodstream. Employers have » Read More

Common Myths About Medical Malpractice Claims

Health care professionals have a duty of care to protect patients from harm. While most health care providers take this responsibility very seriously and provide the best possible care, medical mistakes can happen. In fact, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. » Read More