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March 2014 Archives

Did medical mistake cause death of knee infection patient?

Waiting for a loved one go through a surgical procedure may be intimidating and cause anxiety in Maryland. Learning that the same loved one has passed away due to complications with the surgery is tragic and often infuriating, particularly when the physician charged with the patient's care was negligent. One woman recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after her father died due to an apparent medical mistake.

Injuries to the lower back deemed most prevalent of all injuries

Any Maryland resident who has ever thrown out their back or incorrectly lifted something heavy can attest to the fact that an injury to the lower back is painful and, in some cases, debilitating. It turns out that lower back injuries are also extremely common as a recent study, conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, reports an estimated 10 percent of people worldwide suffer from chronic lower back pain.

Safety tips for Maryland motorcycle riders and motorists

Warm spring weather will cause Laurel, Maryland, residents to get on their motorcycles and ride the roads. Increased traffic on the streets should remind Marylanders that safety should always come first to avoid motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle riders and car motorists can benefit from the following safety tips designed to prevent motorcycle crashes.

Many Maryland SSD recipients may have had their privacy violated

Computer hacking and other types of cyber crime have become some of the most pressing concerns for American businesses, institutions and everyday citizens. Despite our attempts to keep personal information private and secure, hackers have recently proven that they are able to break through the online security systems of stores like Target and that they are able to obtain banking information and Social Security numbers for millions of Americans.

New Maryland bill seeks to strengthen distracted driving laws

Distracted driving is a common problem in Maryland. Cases are so frequent that this behavior behind the wheel has been referred to as the "new drunk driving." However, a newly proposed law in Maryland seeks to add more bite to existing distracted driving laws.

Main reasons for medical lawsuits include failure to diagnose

Failure to diagnose is one of the main reasons that cardiologists face legal action from former patients. Occasionally, failure to diagnose is caused by incorrect test results, other medical issues or heart conditions that can mask more serious heart issues. When patients suffer because of accidental misdiagnosis and medical mistakes, legal action is an option.

Understanding the potential benefits of the ABLE Act

In February of 2013, the newest version of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was introduced in Congress. Though little movement has been made in progressing the bill towards passage since that time, support for the ABLE Act is building slowly but surely.

Will establishing birth injury fund benefit Maryland victims?

New legislation in Maryland has been stirring up controversy and much debate among lawmakers and the legal community. The bill seeks to create assured medical funds for infants born with injuries due to birth. If passed, the bill will entitle victims or loved ones on their behalf to use the funds for medical care. However, if a person agrees to utilize this fund, the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is forfeited.

Prescription drug use in pregnant women could cause birth defects

It has recently been suggested that the use of a certain prescription medication could cause birth defects. Maryland residents may not know that the drug Depakote could cause serious issues for babies. The drug was known to have certain side effects, but possible birth defects was not listed.

Texting while driving led to a fatal motorcycle accident

In Prince George, Maryland, and throughout the country, it is common knowledge that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car. Cars and other motor vehicles have safety features like airbags and seatbelts that reduce the risks of serious injuries in case of an accident or collision with other vehicles. Motorcycles, on the other hand, do not offer those safety features, putting the riders' lives at risks.

SSA background checks to target abuse of SSD beneficiaries

We have previously written about the fact that disabled Americans are often targeted by various fraudsters. Some people misperceive that all disabled individuals are uniquely vulnerable and can be taken advantage of without consequences. This misconception could not be farther from the truth. However, in an effort to protect those disabled people who may be uniquely vulnerable financially, mentally or emotionally, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is expanding a pilot program aimed at reducing the abuse of certain individuals who receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Suit filed against doctor who allegedly caused patient overdose

There is no way a person can master how to treat every possible illness that may attack his or her body, nor do people fully understand how much of certain drugs to take for various medical conditions. This is why patients trust their doctors to treat and properly prescribe medicine to them in Maryland. If a doctor betrays their trust and ends up causing a patient to overdose due to prescribing too much medicine, the family who are left behind may understandably feel let down and experience a combination of grief and anger.


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