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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
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 WalletHub.com, 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
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