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December 2014 Archives

Seeking SSDI benefits when an injury results in disability

For an otherwise healthy and able-bodied individual, a physical injury can be both personally and financially devastating. A serious and painful injury can result in an individual losing the physical ability to perform normal everyday tasks, be independent and participate in previously-enjoyed activities. In some cases, an individual's injury may make working prohibitive.

Obesity and other disabling conditions often go hand in hand

Millions of Americans fight to maintain a healthy weight and a large percentage are losing the proverbial battle against the bulge. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 69 percent of U.S. adults age 20 and older were considered overweight. What's more, 35.1 percent were considered to be obese.

Statistics show dangers of truck accidents to other motorists


Since commercial trucks are built to haul large amounts of freight from place to place, they are large and powerful. With the ever-growing demand of businesses and industries to transport various items, the numbers of box trucks, tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers has grown over the years. Drivers on Maryland's roads and highways frequently travel next to big rigs with few problems. However, because of their large size, trucks can be deadly when they collide with smaller vehicles, both from the trucks themselves and the sometimes-hazardous cargos they carry.

Failure to diagnose a major issue in area of radiology

Patients in Maryland typically trust their doctors to properly diagnose them and then effectively treat their ailments. Failing to diagnose a patient properly can unfortunately cause one to become seriously ill or even die if his or her illness is not caught early enough. One area of medicine where the failure to diagnose patients is especially a problem is radiology.

Studies indicate new treatments effective in battling debilitating depression

An estimated 10 percent of U.S. adults struggle with depression. For these individuals, feelings of sadness and hopelessness are persistent and color their daily lives and social interactions. Depression is about more than just feeling sad.

Birth injury can change the life of a baby


Delivering a baby is a complex medical procedure and only those medical professionals who specialize in births are allowed to perform them. When a mother who is about to deliver a baby steps inside a hospital or a clinic, the woman expects to receive the best possible care she can get. However, when a birth injury occurs in Maryland or elsewhere, mothers may wonder if they are safe in the hands of obstetricians and doctors.

Medical mistake leads to death of hospital patient

When a patient loses his or her life due to a hospital error in Maryland, the patient's family members have the right to seek justice on behalf of their loved one. One family recently faced this scenario after a hospital in another state reportedly gave a patient incorrect medication. Officials said this medical mistake led to her death.

How common are Maryland medical professional errors?

Whether you are living in Maryland or some other state, you can be a victim of medical error anytime you receive medical treatment. Doctors, nurses and other hospital and clinic staff members are required to exercise caution when they work with their patients, whether making diagnoses, implementing treatments, prescribing medications or performing surgical procedures. Unfortunately, just a single medical error can lead to a lifetime of ill effects -- and even death -- for patients. Although it is intended to benefit patients, sometimes, technology can also harm them.

Death of patient occurs blamed on home health negligence

Losing a loved one due to the negligence of a health-care worker is devastating for Maryland families. Unfortunately, one family in an out-of-state case recently experienced this scenario. The death of patient in this case occurred because a home health care provider allegedly neglected the patient, resulting in her death, which has been attributed to malnutrition.

Does the child of a SSDI recipient also receive benefits under Social Security?

Individuals who suffer debilitating injuries or from serious medical conditions may not be able to work or may only be able to work part-time. In cases where an individual has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition like cancer or major depression or has suffered a work-related back or head injury; he or she may qualify to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

The many challenges facing individuals who suffer brain injuries

Of all the human organs, the brain is the most complex and vital. The brain not only controls all bodily processes, but also allows an individual to think and process information, control muscles and movement, recall memories and feel and control emotions.

Statistics reveal leading causes of motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents are common throughout the United States, including in Maryland. These accidents often cause catastrophic injuries as well as deaths. Riders must be both cautious and skilled enough to operate their motorcycles in dangerous conditions. Drivers of other motor vehicles, on the other hand, must be attentive to smaller vehicles on the road around them. When they fail to recognize motorcycles, the results can be deadly.

Healthy kidney removed from patient due to surgeon error

One surgeon in another state was recently put on probation after he reportedly took out the incorrect kidney in a patient. When a patient in Maryland or another part of the country becomes the victim of a surgeon error, he or she may elect to sue the responsible surgeon. This may not only result in monetary compensation that may help to deal with the situation but it may also help to hold the medical professional accountable.

For individuals diagnosed with Crohn's disease, symptoms can be debilitating

Most Maryland residents can relate to eating something that didn't agree with their stomachs and experiencing discomfort, bloating and even diarrhea. For individuals who suffer from the chronic disease known as Crohn's disease these types of symptoms, and many others, are persistent and if left untreated may worsen over time.

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