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August 2017 Archives

Early morning accident investigation continues in Maryland

With Maryland traffic in the morning being crazy and hectic, many commuters chose to leave for work earlier than necessary. Beating the early morning rush and having a peaceful drive to work may be worth missing that extra 30 minutes of sleep. Sometimes, this lack of sleep could place drivers at risk for general tiredness and slower response times in an emergency situation. An accident investigation continues after an early morning crash that injured one and fatally wounded another.

Maryland family alleges school's negligence in daughter's death

Many parents of school-aged children would not think twice about the safety of their kids while they attend school. With systems and plans in place should almost any crisis occur, Maryland school's have a plan with explicit procedures to keep students safe. When kids who suffer from health concerns or have to contend with learning or physical obstacles, there are specific plans for each of these children which is personalized to the needs of their challenge. When schools do not follow protocol and their negligence leads to an injury or death, a school system can find itself as the defendant in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Workplace injuries and the Maryland workers' compensation program

Many Maryland residents head to work at some point during the day to provide a service for the community and to put food on their own tables at home. When heading off to their place of employment, many do not think about the possibility of falling victim to workplace injuries. Regardless of the task performed, the risk is present, as two landscapers recently became victims of electrical shock.

Man suffers serious injury in Maryland motorcycle accident

The most dangerous place on the road for a motorcycle may be an intersection. If other drivers fail to notice the smaller vehicle, the operator of the motorcycle may be in danger of serious injury should a collision occur. A recent accident at a Maryland intersection resulted in multiple injuries.

Maryland workers' compensation for those injured while on the job

Most Maryland business owners understand the importance of implementing and following safety procedures and protocols. Employee safety and the ability to feel safe and valued at work is important in keeping morale and productivity up. Some employers however, refuse to heed the laws and regulations set forth with regard to employee and workplace safety, which can lead to on the job accidents. When a worker is injured on the job, the workers' compensation program is available to help.

Maryland wrong-way head-on collision claims 2 lives

Some roadways that cross the United States are simple and straight. Others seem to mingle and dance with routes, highways and interchanges with confusing and difficult to navigate turns and exchanges. A highly publicized wrong-way crash resulted in a head\-on collision that took two Maryland motorists lives. It has recently led state highway officials to investigate and rethink the networking of highly used roadways.  

Workers' compensation death benefits for Maryland residents

A workplace injury can have serious repercussions on Maryland employees and their families. Medical bills can begin to pile up, and lost wages continue to increase the gap between money coming in and going out. In the most serious situations, some workers can never return to work, and others may lose their lives. The workers' compensation program can help injured workers and their families lessen the financial gap that sustained workplace injuries can create.

Failure to diagnose can lead to death in cardiac arrest

Years of research and countless medical cases have provided the health care industry with research and data to have in place steps and procedures when it comes to diagnosing and treating heart conditions, including heart attacks. When a patient presents at a Maryland hospital with chest pains, shortness of breath, pain that radiates down the arm or uncontrollable sweating, most emergency room physicians will swing into quick action to prevent, diagnose and treat a heart attack. Recently, two doctors in another state reached a settlement with a family when the failure to diagnose a woman with a heart condition led to her death.

Mysterious Maryland car accident leads to death

Auto accidents can occur for many reasons. Crowded highways, inexperienced or distracted drivers, medical issues and those who choose to operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be leading factors. As the population in many Maryland suburban areas continue to grow, the roadways are seeing a steady increase in automobiles. With more people behind the wheel at any given time, the odds are ever increasing for a car accident to occur.

Two road construction workers struck by drunk driver

After closing one lane on a highway in the state, two road construction workers sustained injuries in an accident. The two men were placing cones along the lane when a woman allegedly drove into that lane and hit them. The woman is suspected of being a drunk driver. 

Maryland workplace injuries and financial suffering

Providing for a family or simply making ends meet for one's self can be an overwhelming task in today's economic climate. Hard work sometimes entails long hours, physically demanding labor or mentally intensive tasks. Regardless of the work Maryland residents perform, the risk for workplace injuries is still present. After many conflicting reports, a woman has been identified as one of the latest to suffer an on-the-job accident.

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