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Alleged IVC filter failure leads to product liability lawsuit

The object of the implantation of IVC filters is to prevent blood clots from moving through a patient's arteries. Reportedly, more than 4,000 product liability lawsuits involving IVC filters are pending against several manufacturers of the devices nationwide, possibly also in Maryland. The widow of a man whose death was allegedly caused by IVC filter failure recently filed one such a claim in another state against the manufacturers Rex Medical, L.P., and Argon Medical Devices Inc.

Recovering damages after dog bites could be challenging

Thousands of people nationwide fall victim to animal attacks every year. Along with severe injuries, dog bites can cause emotional trauma to victims and their loved ones -- particularly if the victim is a child. In Maryland, dog owners are held strictly liable for any injury or death caused to a person or damage done to property -- if the dog is unrestrained on property other than that of the dog owner. Liability may also attach when a dog attacks someone own its own property. Exceptions exist when victims are trespassing on the dog owner's property or torment, tease, abuse or provoke the dog -- in which cases the dog owner may avoid liability.

Crossover head-on car accident in Maryland kills 2

Rock Point Road in Charles County was closed for almost six hours on a recent Friday. This followed a fatal car accident that occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Maryland State Police troopers were called to the scene of a collision between a sedan and a pickup truck. Authorities say a Collision Reconstruction Specialist is involved in the ongoing investigation.

OSHA standards address the dangers of trench collapse

As a construction worker in Maryland, you may face a number of hazards that are rare or unheard of in other professions. Our legal team at McGowan & Cecil, LLC, has often assisted clients who suffered from accidents that happened in the course of their job duties on the construction site.

How many pedestrian injuries take place per year?

As a pedestrian, you may have all sorts of concerns. Whether you are worried about being able to walk to your destination on time or severe heat in the summertime, there are various concerns many pedestrians have in Maryland. Sadly, motor vehicles can be a very serious threat and when they collide with a pedestrian, the outcome can be devastating. Each year, many pedestrians are injured after being hit by a car while they were trying to cross the road or simply walking on the sidewalk.

Selfies behind the wheel: The dangers of distraction

There is no arguing that distracted driving is dangerous and may result in serious car accidents, injuries and even death. People in Maryland and across the country who choose to talk, text and compose emails on their cellphones while driving pose an imminent danger not only to themselves, but to others as well. Yet, some people are taking it even further when it comes to engaging in hazardous behaviors behind the wheel. Drivers are snapping selfies, or taking self-portraits, while attempting to navigate a vehicle.

The dangers of nighttime driving

When the sun sets in Maryland, many people head home for the evening. A number of people, however, still navigate the roadways, run errands, come home from work or go out with friends. Although driving in the dark may not seem much different than daytime driving, people face a greater risk of being killed in a motor vehicle accident at night. According to the National Safety Council, deadly traffic accidents occur three times more often at night than during the day.

Motorcycle safety: Tips for biker safety on the road

As the days get longer and the temperatures become warmer, motorcyclists often begin to ride their bikes more often. This convenient and inexpensive form of transportation can be beneficial to people who are traveling to and from school and work on a daily basis. However, the dangers of riding on a motorcycle are great, as a number of motorists are not familiar with navigating around these small vehicles. Some motorists may not see motorcyclists hiding within traffic or are going too fast to yield or stop for them. There are some steps that motorcyclists can take to minimize their risk of becoming injured or killed in a tragic accident.

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