Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Safety Tips for Motorcycling with a Group

There is no question that riding a motorcycle is more than simply a mode of transportation. There is a sense of freedom and adventure associated with riding a motorcycle that you do not get from driving a car. Unlike a car, truck, or SUV, which can fit numerous passengers, a motorcycle is generally built for... Read More

Poor Communication Among Healthcare Professionals Lead to Catheter Infections

Catheters are often used during a surgical procedure or when patients are unable to urinate. Indwelling catheters drain urine from the bladder into a bag outside the body. These devices are widely used in hospitals, but if they are not properly monitored by the healthcare professionals responsible for a patient’s care, they can cause infections. » Read More

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dozen Children Injured in Potomac School Bus Accident

A dozen children sustained injuries in a school bus accident that occurred in Potomac, Maryland. On Tuesday morning, a school bus carrying 40 passengers collided with a work truck on River Road. The driver and 12 children went to local hospitals for medical treatment of minor injuries. School buses transport students on a daily basis... Read More

Recent Statistics Show Decline in Crane Accidents

Cranes can lift, lower, and move large, heavy objects that no other piece of equipment is able to do. They play a crucial role in the construction industry. However, if a crane collapses or tips over, the crane operator and the workers who are in the vicinity of the accident will likely suffer devastating injuries. » Read More

Safe Driving Habits for Your Commute to Work

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents are one of the leading causes of death for Americans between the ages of one and 54. Approximately 37,000 people are killed each year in car accidents. If you are one of the millions of commuters who drive to work every day, there » Read More

Monday, July 29, 2019

Waze May Cut Emergency Response Times

The Waze traffic application is widely used by customers to get directions and avoid traffic issues, such as road closures or heavy traffic caused by accidents. However, it can also be used to help reduce the amount of time it takes for emergency responders to arrive at the scene of an accident. Researchers from UCLA... Read More

Friday, July 26, 2019

Life-Saving Improvements to Car Safety Benefit Men More Than Women

Recent research conducted by the University of Virginia found both good and bad news about the risk of fatal injuries in car accidents involving men and women. While cars are undeniably safer than they were a decade ago, the changes made to improve crash safety do not benefit women as significantly as they do men.... Read More

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Four Patient Deaths Associated with Endotracheal Tubes

Teleflex Incorporated issued a worldwide recall on several of its endotracheal tubes after the company received reports of four deaths and serious injuries associated with the products. The Class 1 recall, which involves products that cause serious adverse health consequences or death, affected certain lots of Hudson RCI Sheridan Endotracheal Tubes, which were used to » Read More

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Actor Sues Tesla After Defect Causes Serious Car Accident

The day after purchasing a new Tesla Model 3, Mena Massoud, the star of Disney’s live action “Aladdin,” was involved in a serious car accident. The actor was changing lanes on Hollywood Boulevard when the vehicle’s front wheel came off, causing the car to spin out of control and hit a tree. The insurance company » Read More

Mosquito Dangers for Workers

Mosquitoes are more than just pesky insects that leave itchy, irritating bites behind. They are also carriers of many harmful diseases, such as the West Nile virus, malaria, dengue, the Zika virus, and the Chikungunya virus. Infected mosquitoes can spread these diseases through a human population with their bites. Most people bitten by an infected » Read More

Use Caution When Approaching a Flooded Road

Over the past few weeks, heavy rains in the area caused serious flooding in areas throughout the state. In Carroll County alone, flooded roadways, downed wires, and fallen trees caused the Carroll County Department of Public Safety to close numerous roads for hours at a time following a recent downpour. Safety officials urge all motorists... Read More

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Drug Use Among Truck Drivers

Approximately 300,000 commercial truck drivers should be purged from the industry because of drug use. According to the Trucking Alliance (TA), drug use is a likely reason that truck accidents are on the rise. The TA bases their stand on a recent survey, which reveals the number of truckers presently on the road who would » Read More

Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis Leads to Serious Health Complications

A common misconception about Lyme disease is that you will immediately develop a bulls-eye rash or flu-like symptoms if you are bitten by a disease-carrying tick. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, those who develop these symptoms are lucky because they will likely get treated before the disease has a chance to » Read More

Monday, July 22, 2019

Overdose and Car Accidents Top the List of Preventable Deaths

Every year, the National Safety Council (NSC) compiles a list of states that have the lowest and highest rates of preventable deaths using data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The NSC found that California had the lowest rate of preventable deaths, while West Virginia had the highest. Maryland was listed as fourth for... Read More

Friday, July 19, 2019

Seeking Compensation for Injuries Involving Paralysis

Car accidents can cause a range of injuries depending on the seriousness of the crash. Minor fender benders can cause cuts and scrapes, or a mild case of whiplash, whereas high speed, multi-vehicle accidents can cause broken bones, head injuries, and life-threatening internal injuries. More severe types of injuries involve spinal injuries that result in... Read More

Thursday, July 18, 2019

How a Death in the Workplace Impacts Employees

The average person spends a significant amount of time at work. For people who work in high-risk jobs, like construction workers, police officers, and firefighters, this means that they are often exposed to serious injuries and illnesses, some of which are fatal. In addition to the initial feelings of shock and grief, people can experience » Read More

Maryland Increases Fine for Passing Stopped School Buses

Earlier this month, Maryland passed new legislation permanently increasing the fine for motorists passing a stopped school bus. Drivers stopped by police for passing a stopped school bus with flashing red lights will receive a $500 fine. Drivers caught on camera passing a school bus will receive a $250 fine. Montgomery County stop-arm cameras recorded » Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Volvo Tests Bicycle Helmets with Simulated Crashes

Luxury vehicle automaker, Volvo, recently teamed up with Swedish helmet manufacturer POC to test bike helmets in ways that have never been done before. In news that may come as a surprise to bicyclists, apart from the recent Volvo-POC tests, today’s bicycle helmets are not tested in simulated crashes with automobiles. Standard tests simulate helmets... Read More

Recovering Compensation for a Birth Injury

Over the course of a woman’s pregnancy, the last thing the expectant mother plans for is a serious birth injury. Unfortunately, complications can occur during pregnancy and the child birthing process that can compromise the health of both the mother and the baby. Depending on the type of trauma, the baby can suffer relatively minor » Read More

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Over 100 Trucks Taken Out of Service in Maryland in a Single Day

It should come as no surprise that truck accidents can cause massive property damage and devastating injuries, particularly to the occupants of the passenger vehicles involved. Many of these accidents are caused by trucks that have not been properly maintained. To remove unsafe commercial vehicles from the roads, making them safer for other motorists, the » Read More

Speeding in Bowie

Numerous studies show that speeding is a contributing factor in many car accidents. Speeding also increases the likelihood of fatalities when an accident occurs. Sadly, a 14-year old pedestrian was recently struck and killed by a car when jogging across a crosswalk in Bowie, Maryland. Neighbors report that cars often speed on this road. Speeding » Read More

Protecting Workers from Misclassification of Employment

In today’s economy, more companies are using freelancers, or independent contractors, to save money. Because these individuals are not technically employees, they are not eligible to receive health insurance, Workers’ Compensation benefits, or unemployment insurance. When both the employer and the independent contractor are open and honest about their employment status, there is no confusion » Read More

Monday, July 15, 2019

Concussion Symptoms Following a Car Accident

When a car crashes into another vehicle, the impact of the accident can cause significant property damage and serious injuries, particularly if the vehicles involved were traveling at high speeds. While seatbelts, airbags, and other safety technology can reduce the severity of certain injuries, the impact of the collision can cause the head to hit... Read More

Friday, July 12, 2019

How Comorbidities Impact Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

When an employee becomes injured at work, they will file a Workers’ Compensation claim and collect financial benefits based on the nature of the injury. However, if the employee suffers from a range of other conditions, or comorbidities, the claims process can become increasingly complex, even if the health condition is not directly included in » Read More

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Compensation Options for On-The-Job Car Accidents

If you are injured in a car accident while you are working, there are a couple of options available for collecting compensation. Any time you are injured while you are officially on the clock, you will likely be eligible to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits through your employer. However, you may also pursue a personal injury... Read More

Can My Car Color Influence Crash Risk?

The vehicles we choose can send a message about our personalities and lifestyles, but did you know that the color of the car you drive can influence your likelihood of getting into a car accident? When we think of vehicle-safety features, seat belts, airbags, and antilock-braking systems come to mind, but who thinks about the » Read More

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Surgeons’ Unprofessional Treatment of Colleagues Can Impact Patient Safety

In the medical field, surgeons are known for being some of the most brilliant, talented, and technically gifted individuals. Unfortunately, they also have a reputation for being rude, condescending, and unprofessional towards fellow colleagues, including nurses, physicians, and other members of their team. While some surgeons claim that this type of behavior can be productive » Read More

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How Do Unions Improve Safety Conditions in the Workplace?

The number of workplace fatalities has gone up in recent years, despite the efforts of many employers to raise awareness of safety hazards and conduct safety training seminars. In fact, in 2016, over 5,000 workers were fatally injured in the United States, making it the third year in a row that there was an increase » Read More

Tips for First Time Drivers

Whether you are a teenager getting your first driver’s license, or a well-established adult getting behind the wheel for the first time, attention to safety is essential to enjoying the experience. Driving is a privilege that offers independence and freedom, but it comes with a huge responsibility. Knowing the rules of the road and being » Read More

Monday, July 8, 2019

Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you were injured in a car accident, to collect compensation for your injuries, you will need to file a personal injury claim. Oftentimes, people think that the best and most cost-effective plan is to proceed with the claims process on their own. However, depending on the nature of the accident, and the injuries that... Read More

Friday, July 5, 2019

Comedian Reflects on Tragic Truck Accident

Nearly five years ago, actor and comedian, Tracy Morgan, was involved in a devastating traffic accident that claimed the life of his good friend, and caused Morgan to suffer serious injuries, including several broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. After performing his comedy show in Dover, Delaware, Morgan and his friends were traveling northbound » Read More

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Xbox Teen Driver Training Program

Studying driver manuals and behind-the-wheel experience are essential tools for learning how to drive, but there is new technology that may help teenage drivers. Driving Essentials XE was recently created by Virtual Driver Interactive. This company makes simulation-based driver training products for different industries, and their client list includes AAA, the United States Postal Service, » Read More

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Backseat May Not Be as Safe as You Think

For years, it has always been assumed that the backseat is the safest place to be in the event of a car accident, since the front seat passengers experience most of the force of impact in a frontal crash. The mere fact that backseat passengers are farther away from the force of the crash means... Read More

Why was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

If you are injured at work, you may be concerned about how you are going to pay for your medical bills, as well as other household expenses if you are unable to return to work for a long period. Fortunately, Workers’ Compensation benefits provide financial relief, including medical expenses, lost wages, physical therapy, and vocational » Read More

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Patient Awarded $11.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In April 2009, an 18-month-old girl was brought to Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts by her father after she started vomiting and showing signs of dehydration. According to court documents, a radiologist performed a chest x-ray and determined that the patient likely had bronchiolitis v. atypical pneumonia. However, he failed to diagnose her enlarged heart, which » Read More

Monday, July 1, 2019

IIHS to Redesign Side-Impact Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) began its side-impact crash testing in 2003 after close to 10,000 people were fatally injured each year in devastating T-bone collisions. The current federal test does not account for the growing number of pickup trucks and SUVs, which can cause severe head injuries when one of these vehicles... Read More