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February 2017 Archives

New study regarding long-term effects of traumatic brain injury

Researchers from an out-of-state children's hospital recently found that when a child suffers from a TBI, that child may potentially experience repercussions of that injury for many years. Specifically, the study found that when a child experiences a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, he or she is two times more likely to develop attention problems years down the road. Maryland residents may be surprised to learn that, according to the study, there are over 630,000 teens and children in the U.S. that go to the emergency room each year to be treated for TBIs.

Family of deceased mother allege doctor of medical malpractice

When a Maryland doctor makes a mistake in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient, it raises a number of concerns. First and foremost is the well-being of the patient and the impact of the mistake on his or her condition. Eventually, the incident may raise a different sort of red flag when the patient asks whether the doctor's mistake amounted to medical malpractice.

Workplace accidents: 1 dead, 1 hurt in construction tragedy

Construction accidents in Maryland and elsewhere can arise from a variety of sources. Falls, dropped tools, cranes, overhead power lines, motor vehicles, scaffolding, as well as the use of heavy machinery and equipment are among the most common sources of workplace accidents. However, other dangers such as confined spaces, carbon monoxide, trench cave-ins and improper training can also lead to serious and, sometimes, fatal injuries.

Child suffers traumatic brain injury in accident

The complications of a brain injury are sometimes referred to as hidden disabilities, as those impacted may not feel any direct effects as they recover. These types of injuries may take months or even years before the actual symptoms appear. Some victims may appear to have made full recoveries while others may still experience chronic problems with their concentration and memory. As the prognosis for a traumatic brain injury is often uncertain, anyone suffering a TBI in Maryland is best advised to seek proper medical attention as quickly as possible.  

Recent Maryland auto accident kills 1 pedestrian

The damage that car accidents in Maryland cause may range from the minor fender benders to the devastating multi-car pileups. Personal injury and wrongful death claims concerning an auto accident are governed by the law of negligence. That is, motorists must exercise what is referred to as reasonable care under the circumstances. A failure to do so typically constitutes negligence.

Recent Maryland car accident kills 2, injures another

The damage that Maryland car accidents cause range from the minor fender benders to devastating high-speed multi-car pileups. When serious injuries or deaths occur, legal claims in relation to a car accident are governed by the laws of negligence. Motorists must exercise reasonable care under the circumstances, and a failure to do so typically constitutes negligence.

Teen dies after dental procedure, medical malpractice alleged

Every day in Maryland and elsewhere, countless numbers of people trust doctors and other health professionals with their health and lives. That is a reasonable assumption, as those professionals in the medical community have a sworn duty to provide safe, ethical and accurate medical treatment for their patients. However, that does not always happen and sometimes medical malpractice occurs as a result.

iPhone Touch Disease Class Action Lawsuit

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ was released, there were a lot of excited consumers eager to get the latest iPhone. But for a lot of people that excitement soon started to fade when their phones were no longer working the way they were supposed to. Many noticed a change in the touch screen's responsiveness. They found all their contacts, apps and other personal information was literally right at their fingertips and they couldn't access it. It would be some time later before they'd realize that their phones were inflicted with "iPhone Touch Disease."

Recent Maryland car accident kills 1

When individuals are the victims of vehicular accidents in Maryland, the effects may be life altering. The injuries suffered, whether temporary or permanent, may result in those individuals not being able to work in the short term or ever again. In the event the car accident proves fatal and was caused by another driver's negligence, the victim's loved ones may have legal options available to them.

Recent workplace accidents: 19-year-old construction worker dies

Generally, it is a requirement that most Maryland employers carry insurance in the event an employee is injured or becomes sick on the job. When workplace accidents happen, the employer's workers' compensation benefits apply whether or not the accident or illness was the fault of the worker. In the event of a fatality, workers' compensation death benefits will be awarded to the family.

Teen collapses and dies -- parents allege medical malpractice

When a Maryland doctor makes a mistake in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient, it raises a number of concerns. First and foremost is the well-being of the patient and the impact of the mistake on his or her condition. Eventually, the incident may raise a different sort of red flag when the patient asks whether the doctor's mistake amounted to medical malpractice.

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