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January 2014 Archives

Truck accident near Maryland state line injures three people

Trucks are used by various industries in the United States for different purposes, mostly for delivering freight. Drivers of these huge vehicles are expected to make their deliveries on time, which is why some of them are always in a rush, posing risks to other motor vehicles on the road. In Prince Georges, Maryland, there have been a number of truck accidents over the years. Many of those crashes resulted in serious injuries and deaths of drivers in smaller vehicles. Truck drivers often walk away unscathed or with minor injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Maryland children should get justice after surgeon error

Parents of an elementary student may have to continue their fight for justice for their child. After a surgery that was meant to help him, an apparent lack of communication and a possible surgeon error may have left a little boy with life-long problems. Parents in Maryland can surely understand that having a child almost always gives a person the incentive to fight for what is right and just for their child.

Man receives $776k verdict in wife's surgeon error case

A 72-year-old man was recently awarded $776,000 in a tragic surgical error case. In the lawsuit, the man alleged that his wife contracted fatal, end-stage liver disease in 2011 due to a surgeon error. The lawsuit, like similar lawsuits in Maryland, blamed the woman's surgeon for her death. The suit alleged that she would not have contracted the liver disease if the medical malpractice had not occurred.

Reacting to the massive SSD fraud case in constructive ways

Last week, we noted that a massive scandal is rocking the Social Security Administration (SSA). If the allegations against them are true, up to 1,000 individuals may have defrauded the SSA out of roughly $400 million dollars in Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Essentially, the accused individuals either applied for benefits in fraudulent ways or facilitated fraudulent applications by knowingly acting in fraudulent ways in their capacities as attorneys, mental health evaluators and physicians.

Tractor-trailer accident causes traffic issues and injury


Different industries in Prince Georges, Maryland rely on trucks for deliveries and transportation of different merchandise. Big rigs are truly useful vehicles, but in the hands of an irresponsible driver, a truck can cause havoc on roads and highways. Local residents who have witnessed a truck accident know how serious the damage can be, causing serious injuries and deaths to the other vehicles involved.

Massive SSD fraud case involves members of NYPD and FDNY

Social Security fraud is relatively rare. Though occasionally individuals applying for benefits or receiving benefits intentionally commit fraud against the system, the vast majority of Social Security Disability (SSD) applicants and recipients legitimately qualify for their benefits. Unfortunately, stories of fraud can rock the system to its core from time to time, even if these stories are truly rare.

Dentist faces medical malpractice lawsuit after patient's death

In Laurel, Maryland and throughout the country people typically visit their doctors whenever they have health concerns. People know that health care providers are trained professionals who strictly follow standard procedures for the safety of patients; however, numerous reports of medical errors clearly show that doctors are still human - and bound to commit mistakes.

Deadly work accident in Maryland investigated

Maryland-based readers may have heard about this horrible industrial accident. According to a Dec. 31 report, an industrial accident that took place at Reynolds Excavating resulted in the injury and death of a 73-year-old man. According to the news, the man was driving a dump truck when it overturned, killing him.

Maryland residents may choose to fight back against doctor error

Any parent would agree that the loss of a child could possibly be the worst feeling ever. The death of any loved one can be traumatic, but when that loss is a child, it can be substantially overwhelming no matter what age they are. If the death is caused by medical negligence or doctor error in Maryland, the family of the victim may file a lawsuit against those who are ultimately responsible.

Several changes underway for SSD process: Part II

Last week, we began a discussion about several significant changes that are underway at the Social Security Administration (SSA). We noted that The Wall Street Journal recently published a piece indicating that the SSA may be finally updating the grid used by administrative law judges to determine whether applicants are eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. In addition, we mentioned that the SSA will soon be proposing a rule aimed at reigning in problematic disclosure-related practices committed by attorneys and other interested parties.

Maryland residents learn of fatal failure to diagnose case

Maryland residents may be interested to learn of a case where the parents of a young woman are filing a suit against the hospital where their daughter died. They claim there was a failure to diagnose her condition properly after she went to the hospital complaining of a headache that had lasted 10 days. The failure to diagnose the cause of the headache in a timely manner ultimately led to her death.

Christmas Day car crash sends six people to hospital

Accidents do not take a vacation. On Christmas Day, a four-vehicle crash in Maryland left six people, including two minors, injured and hospitalized. The late afternoon accident, which involved a pickup truck, two cars and another truck, closed the road to traffic for almost two hours.

Several changes underway for SSD process: Part I

The federal government consistently revises its policies and procedures. Much of this regulatory and legal evolution does not dramatically impact the general public. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently revising its application and qualification policies and procedures for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Unlike other procedural changes, these have the ability to significantly impact an untold number of Americans who would like to apply for or remain qualified beneficiaries of SSD payments.

Birth injury results in $28 million verdict


Many people in Laurel, Maryland understand how costly and complicated childbirth can be. Many expecting parents painstakingly allot a substantial amount of money to ensuring that their child will be born safely. However, doctors may fail to recognize signs that something is wrong during the birthing process, which may result in permanent injuries to the child.

SSI recipients to receive an increase in benefits in 2014

As most Americans already know, the federal budget has been slashed repeatedly and in a number of ways over the past several years. Though many departments and services have been affected by budgetary cuts, the beneficiaries of certain governmental benefits have been among the hardest hit. Fortunately, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries are receiving a rare increase in their benefits in 2014 rather than a decrease.

Son records nursing home abuse of his mother

Many Maryland families must make decisions for the care of elderly loved ones and sometimes this means housing the older family member in a nursing home. Anyone who makes this choice does so believing that their relative will be properly cared for but, sadly, this is not always the case. One family found this out when they discovered the abuse of their relative at the hands of two of her caregivers. This is just one of far too many examples of nursing home abuse.

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