Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Unnecessary Breast Cancer Treatment

Mammograms are a vital tool in preserving women’s health. Early detection of breast cancer can make a significant difference in the effect of treatment. A recent Danish study, however, reveals a surprising risk associated with mammograms. Approximately one in three women who are diagnosed with a tumor are unnecessarily treated. Some Growths Do Not Require

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Stress Increases Risk for Car Accident

It is common knowledge that stress can have a negative impact on a person’s health. Highly stressed people are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, an increased risk of heart disease, weight gain, depression, and insomnia, to name a few. What may come as a surprise to some is the fact that stress

Monday, February 27, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Side Underride Crashes

Few motor vehicle accidents are more devastating than side underride crashes. These occur when a car collides into the side of a tractor trailer, ripping the top off the vehicle and leaving little chance of survival for the occupants of the car. The gruesome nature in which the victims die often include decapitation, among other catastrophic

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Why Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

Getting into a car accident can be inconvenient at the very least, and devastating in a worst case scenario. Whether you are involved in a fender bender or a more serious wreck involving severe injuries, you want to be sure that you are compensated for any damage to your vehicle and for any injuries you

Friday, February 24, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Common Hand Injuries

If you take a moment to think about how often you use your hands throughout the day from holding a cup of coffee, to typing an email on the computer, to unbuttoning a shirt you can imagine how inconvenient it would be if you lost the use of them due to an injury.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Elderly Risk of Injuries

As Americans are living longer and healthier lives, there are more older drivers on the roads today than in previous years. In 2015, there were over 40 million senior drivers in the United States. Studies show that elderly drivers tend to make more responsible choices than young drivers, including staying off the roads during inclement

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Congress Funding for Backlog

For those who have become disabled and are unable to work, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides much needed financial relief. Unfortunately, too many applicants have had to wait months, even years, for a decision on their claim. The problem with the backlog has gained the attention of members of Congress, who have decided to

Maryland Lawmakers Propose Curfew for Drivers Under 18

On Thursday, Maryland lawmakers proposed to make a new curfew for drivers under the age of 18. If the proposed bill gets approved, young drivers would have a curfew of 10 pm, instead of the current 12 am curfew. The bill was proposed to keep young drivers safer. According to AAA, the incidence of crashes

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Stroke Misdiagnosis

If you or someone you know has suffered from a stroke, you know that it is a very serious medical emergency that requires immediate treatment in order to prevent permanent disability, memory problems, or other serious health complications. If a stroke victim is diagnosed and treated soon after showing symptoms, it is likely that he

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers Discuss Seat Belts

Car safety has come a long way over the years with the development of new technology like blind spot detection, lane departure warnings, and self-driving cars. However, one of the most effective life-saving features that have been in every car for decades is the seat belt. In the event of a car accident, the seat

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Risks of Drowsy Driving

We all know that getting behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol is never a good idea. Drunk driving is responsible for too many serious injuries and fatalities, and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) fight hard to discourage people – especially underage individuals – from drinking and driving. However, what many people

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Safety and Semi-Autonomous Cars

As the technology surrounding autonomous and semi-autonomous cars continues to develop, so do the questions and concerns about the overall safety of these vehicles. This new technology is being introduced for the first time so some of the concern likely stems from a general fear of the unknown. However, a new study suggests that it

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Most Common Pre-Crash Texts

Chances are, those that admit to texting behind the wheel know that it is a bad habit that can lead to serious car accidents and severe injuries. Yet so many drivers continue to do it, particularly younger drivers who feel the need to stay in constant connection with friends and family. Unfortunately, distracted driving, including

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Liability in Left Turn Accidents

When you get in your car to drive somewhere, whether it is to work, to school, to run errands, or to visit friends, at some point you will reach an intersection where you will need to make a left turn. Depending on where you live, it may be an extremely busy intersection with multiple lanes

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Workplace Car Accident

As the population continues to grow in this country, the roads and highways are also becoming busier with people in a hurry to get to where they need to be. Unfortunately, when there are more cars on the roads, there is a greater risk of serious car accidents. If you are injured in a car

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Opioid Abuse Reform

In response to the ongoing, widespread opioid epidemic in this country, reform efforts have been put into place that aim to curb the abuse of prescription opioids used for pain management. This has had a major impact on Workers’ Compensation claims over the years. To address questions regarding the effectiveness of these efforts, the Workers’

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Skin Damage Injuries

For workers tasked with the daily handling of dangerous chemicals the risks cannot be understated – and no single body part is affected more often than the skin, Baltimore Workers’ Compensation lawyers say. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tens of thousands of skin diseases are reported to the agency each year at

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyers: Why People Lose Benefits

When an individual has a disability that prevents him or her from being able to work, Social Security disability benefits can offer peace of mind by providing much needed income during that difficult period of time. The amount received will depend on the recipient’s age and whether or not he or she paid enough Social

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: “Dead in Bed” Lawsuits

Imagine going to the hospital to visit a loved one who is recovering smoothly after a routine surgery, only to find out that he or she passed away unexpectedly within hours of your visit. While this may sound like a highly unlikely scenario, it is an alarming trend that has been occurring in hospitals across

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Common Crash Site

Commuters who regularly drive on the Jones Falls Expressway portion of Interstate 83 have probably seen, or been directly involved in a car accident at the location at some point over the years. In fact, the site is so infamous that the towering Pepsi sign, which has become somewhat of a crash site landmark, has

Monday, February 13, 2017

Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers: Reducing Speed and Crashes

The average 18-wheeler weighs a staggering 80,000 pounds, or 40 tons, which is approximately 20 to 30 times heavier than the average passenger vehicle. Tractor-trailers also require up to 40 times more distance to come to a complete stop than a car.  If one of these large trucks loses control on a busy highway, or

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Fatal Car Accidents in Anne Arundel

When it comes to fatal car accidents, 2016 was not a good year for Anne Arundel County. Early reports indicate there were 40 people killed on county roads, and at least one pedestrian fatally injured in the city of Annapolis. This is three more fatalities than the prior year, and as the final statistics for

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Female Doctors

The next time you or a loved is admitted to the hospital, you may want to consider requesting a female doctor. According to new research, patients who are treated by female doctors have better survival rates and are less likely to be hospitalized again after they have received treatment, compared to patients treated by their

Friday, February 10, 2017

Truck Driver Suffers Fatality After Driving Off Chesapeake Bay Bridge

On Thursday afternoon, a truck driver suffered a fatality after he drove off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Although witnesses saw the 47-year-old man from Greenville, North Carolina, alive and standing on top of the floating tractor-trailer’s roof, when the US Navy retrieved him via helicopter, he was in the water and unresponsive. On the way

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Sleep Deprivation and Car Accidents

A new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that as little as one hour of lost sleep increases your risk for getting into a car accident. AAA also reported that 50 percent of all traffic accidents are caused by drowsy drivers, which is a disturbing statistic given that the Centers for

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Serious Motorcycle Crash Sends Two to Hospital

A serious motorcycle crash on Wednesday afternoon sent two individuals to the hospital. In Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, a motorcycle and car collided, which resulted in one driver being taken to Sinai Hospital via ambulance, and a Medevac helicopter transporting the other victim to the Shock Trauma unit. Both parties sustained serious personal injuries

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Mandatory Ignition Interlock Laws

Ignition interlock systems have been used since the early 1990s as a tool to prevent drunk driving offenders from getting behind the wheel again while intoxicated. Once installed in the vehicle, the device can detect alcohol on the driver’s breath. If the blood alcohol level is above the legal limit, the vehicle will not start.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Reducing Hospital Errors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 250,000 people lose their lives each year from medical errors. As humans, we all make mistakes, including doctors. But for the victims of medical mistakes, that line of reasoning can have far-reaching consequences. To address this issue, leaders in the medical community are working towards

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Zero Roadway Fatalities

At a 2016 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Summit, officials announced that more people lost their lives in roadway crashes in 2015 compared to the previous year, a statistic that is unacceptable to those who dedicate their lives to highway safety. Officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland State Police, and National Safety Council

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Machine Related Injuries

Construction workers face a wide range of potential injuries on a construction site, including dangerous falls from scaffolding, serious electrocutions, and being struck by falling debris. Depending on the employee’s job responsibilities, construction workers may also be required to operate heavy machinery. While machine-related injuries are one of the least common among construction injuries, they can

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers: Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Commercial truck drivers are known to drive long hours, often on not enough sleep. When a driver is fatigued, he or she is much more likely to become distracted or fall asleep at the wheel, causing severe, potentially fatal truck accidents. Truck drivers who suffer from sleep apnea face an even greater risk of being

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Communication Apps

According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this past summer, there was a 7.2 percent increase in fatal car accidents in 2015 compared to the previous year, a jump that is higher than it has been in the past 50 years. Unfortunately, the fatalities include almost every type of vehicle

Monday, February 6, 2017

Audi Recall Cites Fire Hazard and Airbag Issues

Audi cited fire hazards and airbag issues as the primary reasons for a recall involving roughly 600,000 cars that was recently issued. Volkswagen, who owns and manufactures Audi vehicles, recalled almost 350,000 A5, A5 Cabriolet, and Q5 SUVs for the model years 2013-2017 for fire hazards involving the coolant pump, which may spark a fire

Baltimore Birth Injury Lawyers: Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

When something goes wrong in an otherwise routine pregnancy, it is imperative that the mother and unborn baby receive immediate medical attention. If this treatment is delayed for any reason, it can have devastating consequences, including severe, permanent brain damage. Unfortunately, this is what happened to a Chicago family 12 years ago when their son

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers: Disability Claims on the Rise

Over the years, the number of individuals who receive Social Security Disability benefits has grown at a steady rate. In 1990, less than 2.5 percent of Americans were receiving these benefits, a number which has more than doubled to 5.2 percent as of 2015. A number of factors have contributed to this rise, including a

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Technology Can Lead to Driver Distraction

The latest advances in technology offer products that are well designed, easy to use, and above all, safe. However, in the automotive industry, many of these technological advances, including crash detection systems, and driverless cars have helped improve safety and reduce the incidence of serious car accidents. But, the advancement of mobile devices has created

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Comorbidities and Claims

Harbor Health Systems published a study about the impact that comorbidities have on claims costs. The results were based on an analysis of over 7,000 Workers’ Compensation claims that were associated with comorbid conditions, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, addiction, mental health, tobacco use, and others. The study found that the claims that were associated with

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Technology Can Lead to Driver Distraction

The latest advances in technology offer products that are well designed, easy to use, and above all, safe. However, in the automotive industry, many of these technological advances, including crash detection systems, and driverless cars have helped improve safety and reduce the incidence of serious car accidents. But, the advancement of mobile devices has created

Friday, February 3, 2017

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Medical Marijuana

As of November 2016, 28 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes. And several other states have approved the use of cannabidiol, a component of marijuana, while still prohibiting the use of THC, the chemical compound responsible for the “high.” As efforts to legalize the use of

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Aggressive Behavior and Driving

It is well known that extreme road rage can have very dangerous consequences, especially when the situation gets out of control. However, what many people may not realize is that even minor acts of aggressive behavior, like swearing or making a rude gesture at another driver, can increase your risk of being in a car

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Man Critically Injured in Apartment Fire

A man was critically injured in an apartment fire that took place on Tuesday afternoon in Parkville, Maryland. The fire broke out around 4 pm, and the man was rescued and then taken to a local hospital for treatment. Officials will investigate to determine the cause. In an apartment fire, burn injuries and smoke inhalation

Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers: Stricter Drug Testing Rules

Whenever someone gets behind the wheel of motor vehicle after taking drugs or consuming too much alcohol, they are putting their lives and the lives of other drivers on the road at risk. This is especially true for commercial truck drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol because a truck accident involving