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March 2017 Archives

Workers' compensation after fatal Maryland accident

Over the last century, safety in the work place has improved dramatically. In the state of Maryland and across the country, employers have gone to great lengths to keep employees safe and employees have come to trust that their employers will adhere to the guidelines. Even with the best laid plans and statues in place, accidents can and still occur. Workers' compensation insurance, which is required to be provided by the employer for their employees, is in place to help families when the unimaginable happens.

Maryland man pleads guilty in car accident that kills 5

Driving under the influence in Maryland has led to many car accidents and fatalities. Those who operate a vehicle while intoxicated put their lives and the lives of others in grave danger. Drivers who operate a vehicle while under the influence have slowed reflexes and are often distracted or simply unaware of their surroundings. A family who has suffered the unthinkable will hopefully find some peace as the driver of the vehicle that caused a car accident that took the lives of several family members goes to court.

Social media in Maryland and personal injury

Social media and the access to millions of people with the click of a button has transformed the way the world works and communicates. From global companies to local Maryland elementary schools, the use of social media and other platforms has become the new way of connecting with others. Unfortunately, with the access by so many to such a broad and often unfiltered means of communicating, the ability by those who have malicious intent to reach and cause personal injury to others, whether directly or indirectly, has reached epic proportions.

Empty pockets for some Maryland medical malpractice claimants

When one is considering a surgery, whether elective or medically necessary, one question that rarely comes up between patient and doctor is that of insurance coverage -- on the doctors part. A bill that was set before Maryland state lawmakers has made its way to the House for consideration. Senate Bill 195 will help a patient know whether or not his or her doctor or a doctor under consideration is insured. The bill proposed would require doctors practicing in the state of Maryland to tell the Maryland Board of Physicians whether they have medical malpractice insurance and that information must be made available on their public profiles. The bill was proposed by a father and son who lost a wife and mother in what they say should have been a simple surgery.

Flying ice from vehicles in Maryland lead to personal injury

Most Marylander's thought they had escaped winters snowy clutch, but a nor'easter dropped roughly 10 inches of snow on much of the state on March 14. Children basked in snow angels and snowball fights, delighted in sleigh riding and indulged in hot chocolate. Those brave enough or seriously determined, chipped ice off windshields and shoveled snow from driveways and curb sides preparing to navigate the roadways. Some motorists, however, hopped in the car and headed out, not realizing what dangerous and probable personal injury projectiles they could be driving with.

Car accident involving a Maryland Transit Authority bus

When driving Maryland roads, either for pleasure or for work, the roads can be a dangerous place. Road construction and other drivers all play a part in making the operation of a motor vehicle a task that requires complete concentration. A car accident can occur at any time and at any place and can be a minor fender bender or a tragedy that seriously injures or fatally wounds drivers or their passengers. Recently, a passenger in a car was seriously injured when the vehicle in which he was riding struck the side of a bus.

Failure to diagnose a costly mistake

With medical care in the United States ranking among the top in the world, there is almost never any doubt when deciding to take a loved one to a medical professional when they are not feeling well. A quick trip to a Maryland doctor often provides a medical diagnosis and sometimes even a prescription for medication to help cure what ails. But what happens when there is a failure to diagnose?

Workers' compensation death benefits in Maryland

Maryland workers and their employers understand the importance of having a safe work environment. Safety on the job requires guidelines and procedures to ensure that employees are safe and the workplace free of predictable dangers. When an unexpected work-related injury or death occurs, victims and their families are typically covered under the workers' compensation insurance program. A recent workplace explosion left one man fatally injured and a male co-worker seriously wounded.

Workplace injuries in separate locations in Maryland kills 2

Accidents can happen at just about any time while working on the job. Keeping Maryland employees safe while at work is at the top of the list for most employers. The guidelines and policies are set in place to help meet the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Even with the best placed policies and the highest of standards, workplace injuries still occur in Maryland. Two men in two separate locations were killed within hours of each other earlier last week while working.

Alcohol use suspected in Maryland car accident

Legislators and police work hard to ensure that the right traffic laws are put into place and observed to keep drivers safe. Most motorists are diligent and cautious when cruising the Maryland roads. Some motorists  make the deadly mistake of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Two Maryland residents recently lost their lives in a car accident where alcohol is a suspected factor.

Veteran files medical malpractice suit against VA hospital

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

Recent workplace accidents: Construction worker killed

Construction accidents in Maryland 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 construction 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.

Motorcyclist dies in recent Maryland auto accident

The damage that car accidents in Maryland cause may range from the minor fender benders to the devastating high-speed, multi-car pileups. If a motorist is killed in an auto accident and the victim's loved ones decide to file a legal claim, this kind of claim is governed by the law of negligence. That is, motorists must exercise reasonable care under the circumstances, and a failure to do so may be considered negligence.

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