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January 2016 Archives

What signs indicate that a dog might bite?

Dogs are considered man’s best friend but this does not mean that they are always going to act the way you think they will. Whether you are walking around a neighborhood in Prince Georges, visiting someone who has a dog or encounter a dog being walked by its owner, it’s important to know the signs of a potential bite.

Electrocution remains a large risk for MD construction workers

Working on a construction site in Prince Georges can be dangerous, even when employees are taking preventative measures. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration points out that one of the risks is that of suffering electrocution. In fact, the problem is so serious that electrocution is listed as one of construction’s fatal four causes of fatalities. Holding the No. 2 spot, electrocution, along with falling, struck by object, and getting caught in or between objects, was responsible for 58.1 percent of all deaths that occurred in 2014 to construction workers.

Do you have to be completely blind to receive SSD benefits?

Under the rules for Social Security Disability benefits, eligibility is not contingent on total blindness. Generally, Social Security defines blindness as someone who has a “central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.” This condition must apply to your stronger eye, not the weaker one. You may also be able to apply for benefits if you can provide information to show that your “visual field subtends an angle of 20 degrees or less.” So what exactly does this mean in layman’s terms?

FDA responds to consumer concerns on pelvic mesh

Medical devices are supposed to help people in Maryland who struggle with health issues. There are hip and knee replacements, filters that trap blood clots before they reach the heart, pacemakers to stabilize the heart, walkers and canes, and dozens of other inventions. However, despite the promise that these devices are safe to use, thousands of people around the country have filed complaints that allege the devices caused serious harm and in some cases, death.

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