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October 2017 Archives

Workers' compensation for Maryland worker buried to chest in dirt

Workplace accidents and injuries can have a serious impact on an employee and his or her family. Medical bills can pile up, and the loss of income due to the inability to work during the recovery period can lead to financial stresses for the injured and their loved ones. With the aid of the Maryland workers' compensation program, workers who have suffered an injury while on the job may be eligible for financial compensation.

Workplace injuries can leave Maryland employees unable to work

Being injured while on the job is still a very common occurrence. Employees can be injured while performing almost any type of work-related activity. Even with the standards implemented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workplace injuries still affect many Maryland residents. When an accident happens while one is on the job, seeking benefits through the workers' compensation program to help cover lost wages while one is unable to work is how most employees make it through the difficult financial time.

4 Maryland residents dead after high speed car accident

Many factors can contribute to motor vehicle collisions in Maryland. Driver negligence, driving under the influence, speeding and the distraction of technological devices in the vehicle can all play a role in car accidents that are simple fender benders to those that claim lives. Driving a vehicle recklessly puts other motorists and the operator in great danger, as the condition of the roads can change in a matter of minutes. Police have recently identified the four victims in a car accident that is allegedly the result of excessive speeding.

Medical malpractice in Marylan could be filed after death

Maryland mothers expecting a new baby often put a lot of research into baby furniture, car seats and the doctors they choose to help bring their little bundle of joy into the world. Bringing forth life into the world seems like such a common thing, and the advances in medical technology and well care have made advances by leaps and bounds. With the knowledge and insight we have into human medical needs and conditions, it is often a sad case when a practicing physician is charged with medical malpractice.

Maryland workers' compensation increases with repeated claims

Workplace injuries occur, especially in the manufacturing and construction sector. Most employers have in place standards, policies and procedures, and workplace training to help keep their employees safe. Some companies refuse to spend the extra time and money to invest in the necessary devices and training to help ensure that employees are safe while performing their duties. Should an injury occur while one is working on the job, the Maryland workers' compensation program is in place to help.

Medical mistakes in Maryland can leave veterans with no choice

Many Maryland doctors often have their practice or moonlight at their local Veterans Affairs Medical Center. By doing so, the doctors alleviate the need to carry their own medical malpractice insurance and payroll that can often run the doctor thousands of dollars. Sometimes, doctors will start out working with the VA and then venture out on their own. A recent investigation by USA Today apparently found that one center has been allowing doctors to quietly resign after repeated medical mistakes that have caused unnecessary pain and suffering for veterans.

Maryland woman may suffer brain damage after Las Vegas shooting

The recent Las Vegas shooting has been in the news, on the minds and in the hearts of many. The reasons why such a sad occurrence was carried out seem to pale in comparison to the damage and heartache that has been a result of the act. A Maryland woman who was a victim in the shooting is holding on to her life and, if she survives, may suffer brain damage.

Fatal Maryland workplace injuries and survivor benefits

Workplace accidents can happen at any time while one is working. Most Maryland employers make it a top priority to keep their employees safe while they are working on the job. Guidelines, policies and trainings are put into place to help meet the standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Even with the best placed policies, highest standards and relentless training, workplace injuries still occur.

Multiple vehicle car accident in Maryland involves minors

It may be tempting to ignore the posted speed limit signs when driving a familiar or often-traveled road. The posted speed limits may seem to some like merely a suggestion, but the speed limit has been tested and proven to allow safe passage on and along the roadway when followed. Ignoring these signs can have serious or even fatal repercussions, as a woman from Maryland learned in a recent car accident.

Permanent disability for Maryland babies born with a birth injury

Birth experiences vary from woman to woman and can end in joy or in total devastation. Most parents are prepared in advance should their child need medical intervention immediately after birth and throughout childhood. They have time to prepare themselves and their families. Some Maryland deliveries take a turn for the worse and immediate lifesaving measures must be taken to save the child and/or the mother. Sometimes these traumatic births will lead to a permanent disability that will require medical care for the rest of the child's life.

Maryland paramedics can be charged with medical malpractice

Maryland families prepare for the arrival of a baby in many ways. Reviewing or implementing a will and updating life insurance policies may be just a few "must-do's" when expecting, next to setting up the nursery and picking out baby names. When a parent dies shortly after the birth of the child, the family can be left reeling and wondering why this happened.  A young mother's estate has finally been settled when a jury ruled in favor of a $6 million medical malpractice lawsuit after she lost her life7 days after the birth of her premature son.

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