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$300,000 awarded in 15-year-old birth injury lawsuit

One woman and her daughter were recently awarded $300,000 in a medical malpractice case. According to the suit, the child suffered fetal depression and hypoxia during her birth, which caused her to have permanent loss of hearing. Similar birth injury cases are presented in courts Maryland each year.

When the mother filed her case, she claimed that the defendants, a couple of doctors, were guilty of negligence during her daughter's birth. She alleges that the doctors delayed in delivering the baby when it was clear that the child was experiencing distress. The victim has had to undergo speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy because of the events that occurred when she was born. She will likely need more care, therapies and surgeries throughout her life.

Maryland accident leads to serious injury for three local teens

Teenagers taking to the roads have many more distractions to keep their eyes and concentration off of the task at hand. Even so, many experienced drivers also are plagued with the same distractions that can lead to fatal mistakes. Three Maryland juveniles suffered serious injury after a car accident when a driver failed to yield the right of way.

The incident occurred just prior to 3 p.m. on June 6, 2017. A driver in a pick-up truck was in the westbound median making a left turn. A small sedan was traveling eastbound when the pick-up executed the turn. The result was a near head-on collision.

Drug use in Maryland leads to car accident death

No state in America is free from the scathing after effects of the drug epidemic which is sweeping the nation. People from all walks of life have been found in possession or under the influence of an illegal substance. What is more chilling for Maryland residents is the uptick of recent fatalities due to the rise of such leisure activities. A local woman was recently sentenced from a car accident that killed a newlywed couple last year on Valentine's Day.

A local woman was recently sentenced to eight years in prison. The 28-year-old woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges which came from an incident that occurred in 2016. She was operating a vehicle that crossed the median and hit another vehicle head-on.

Police say Maryland auto accident caused by negligent driver

Anticipating the day that one can drive to school or take a first drive alone can be exhilarating. Earning that badge of honor that comes in the form of a drivers license is a privilege that many young American teenagers can't wait to earn. But with the license comes a tremendous amount of responsibility. Young Maryland drivers should understand the importance of good driving habits and the devastating effects a negligent driver can have for others out on the road.

Anne Arundel County police were called to the scene of an accident Tuesday, June 6. Around 3:44 p.m., a car driven by an 18-year-old female crossed the center lane and struck an oncoming van almost head on. The resulting accident ejected the young woman from her vehicle. She was pronounced dead by authorities at the scene. The driver of the van, a 57-year-old male, was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Medical malpractice can devastate Maryland families

The relationship between a doctor and patient is one of trust and respect. The patient trusts that the doctor will do everything within his or her to handle the patient's medical care with knowledge, information and continued observation. The medical provider respects the patients wishes and rights not only as a patient, but also as a person, and seeks to provide the best all around care possible. When the trust is broken or the respect is lost, the relationship breaks down as does the care provided. Maryland doctors who do not follow procedure and observe patient care can find themselves in the throws of a medical malpractice lawsuit

A 74-year-old woman is suing a hospital in another state for $6 million after she was left with headaches, vision loss and a lessened control over most cognitive functions. She was diagnosed with a non-cancerous tumor under her skull in May 2015. Her doctor at the time thought that removal of the tumor would be best and scheduled the woman for surgery. In June 2015, the doctor removed the tumor and part of her skull and used titanium plates and mesh to close the surgical site.

Do these things to drive safely in high wind

During the summer months in the state of Maryland, you know that the weather can turn at any point. If you find yourself on the road when high winds move into the area, there are a few steps you can take to improve your overall level of safety.

Before we go any further, here's something you need to know: It's always better to be safe than sorry. If the winds are too strong to control your vehicle, it's best to move your car to safety and wait for the bad weather to exit the area.

Common reasons that people file medical malpractice suits

On occasion, an individual may find it necessary to consider whether to pursue a medical malpractice claim against a physician. It is not an easy decision, but at times a person has no choice but to do so in order to address the financial hardships that a medical mistake has caused. Whether it be from a failure to diagnose, medication errors or other forms of medical malpractice, this is an issue which many people in Maryland and across the country face each year.

One problem that leads to these types of claims is the failure to correctly diagnose a patient's medical condition. When someone is not diagnosed correctly, it can take a lot longer to figure out what is actually wrong and to receive proper treatment. A delay in treatment can mean longer recovery time, failure to recover completely and even death. Diagnosing cancer quickly, for example, is vital for progressive recovery.

Maryland employer could be blamed for workplace accidents

Many industrial fields that employ workers are considered high risk or extremely dangerous. Still, many find these types of employment interesting and the pay to be quite lucrative. Construction jobs seem to be at the highest risk for workplace accidents, as working with one's hands and the use of heavy equipment seem to put these workers in danger almost daily. Maryland laws are in place to help keep these employees as safe as possible while on the job site, that is, when their employers follow the law.

A Fire-Rescue Department in another state was called to the scene of a workplace accident at approximately 10:52 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The incident involved a 52-year-old drilling worker. He was found unresponsive when medics and police arrived on scene.

Warmer Maryland weather increases likelihood of an auto accident

As the weather warms up, so does the traffic on busy Maryland streets and once-quiet back roads. Longer days and summer breaks from school have most out enjoying the warmth and company of friends who, during the cold wintery months, might not have had so much free time. With more people out and on the roads, the likelihood of an auto accident occurring increases. Even the most experienced drivers are not exempt.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to a car crash on June 1, 2017. The call came in around 7:30 p.m. It was reported that a pickup truck and a small car collided at a busy intersection.

Head-on collision in Maryland sends 6 to hospital

A three-day holiday weekend is often a cause for celebration. The reprieve from work for one additional day seems to put even the most disgruntled employees in a chipper mood. But as with any social festivities, caution should be taken when heading out on Maryland roads. The number of auto accidents increase when more people are out, young drivers take to the road and alcohol is thrown into the mix. Six local teens and their families are reeling after a recent head-on collision sent the teenagers to the hospital.

The incident occurred on Monday, May 29, 2017 in Washington County. Maryland State Police responded to a call slightly before 8:30 p.m. It is believed that a minivan was making a left hand turn into a driveway. Apparently, the driver did not realize that another, smaller car was heading straight for them. The smaller car hit the minivan head on.

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