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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

What Should I Do If My Rideshare Driver is Drunk?

This past New Year’s Eve, a young couple wanted to make sure that they got home safely from the party they attended, so they arranged for a ride with a Lyft driver. The passengers noticed that the driver was swerving in and out of lanes and driving well over the speed limit. The driver was... Read More

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

How Can I Avoid a Car Accident?

Even the safest, most responsible drivers can be involved in a serious car accident when they least expect it. From inclement weather conditions to the irresponsible driving habits of other motorists, there are some things that you cannot control. According to statistics from the National Safety Council, motorists have a 1 in 114 chance of... Read More

OSHA Updates Program to Focus on Preventing Amputations in Manufacturing

Amputations are among the most devastating workplace injuries that occur in industrial and manufacturing industries. They can cause severe physical and emotional trauma to the injured worker and, depending on the nature of the injury, prevent the worker from returning to work. Many of these injuries are preventable if employers make safety a priority by » Read More

What Should I Know About Car Seat Installation?

One of the most effective ways to protect your children when they are in the car is to make sure that they are properly secured in an age and weight-appropriate car seat. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in children but using a car seat can help prevent serious injuries and » Read More

Monday, February 3, 2020

What are the Health Risks of a Delayed C-Section?

The number of babies that have been delivered via Cesarean section (C-section) in the United States has been growing steadily for the past few decades. In fact, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), there was a 60 percent increase in C-sections from 1996 to 2011. Whether a C-section is planned early » Read More

FMCSA Increases Annual Random Controlled Substances Testing Percentage

In January 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reduced the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing from 50 percent of the average number of driver positions to 25 percent. Effective January 1, 2020, the agency will double the minimum rate for random controlled substance testing, reestablishing it to 50 percent. » Read More

Understanding the Risks of Combustible Dust Explosions

When it comes to occupational material that can be extremely hazardous, what often comes to mind are acids, heavy metals, pesticides, and other caustic substances. It may come as a surprise to know that dust can be quite hazardous as well. When dust accumulates, and a small fire or explosion shakes up the dust, it » Read More

Strategies for Reaching a Successful Car Accident Claim

At some point in your life, it is likely that you will either be involved in a car accident or witness one first-hand. Car accidents continue to be an unfortunate reality on roads and highways across the country, which is why it is in your best interest to be prepared for such an event, rather » Read More

Distracted Driving Remains a Serious Safety Issue in the United States

Even though most states have strict laws against using handheld devices while driving, too many motorists continue to engage in this unsafe and irresponsible behavior. While it may only take a few seconds to send a text, it only takes a moment of distraction for a devastating accident to occur. In fact, according to federal... Read More