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How Many Preventable Deaths Occur at Surgery Centers in the U.S.?

Published on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm in Medical Malpractice.

When you go to a hospital for surgery, you are surrounded by medical professionals who know what they’re doing. Not only do they have complete knowledge of the surgery they’re completing and how your medical history factors in, but they also know what to do in an emergency situation. At a surgery center, that may not always be the case. While most surgical procedures at outpatient centers proceed without error, recent information has uncovered that some do not go as planned. A simple surgery at an outpatient center has the potential to turn deadly from a surgical error when something goes wrong.

The “Rescue Doctrine” – Injury During Rescue is Compensable

Published on Jun 25, 2019 at 3:55 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve ever been in a life or death situation, you know how there’s often little time to act before something catastrophic happens. In some cases, there are those good-willed individuals who are willing to risk their safety to come to the aid of others. When this happens, there are often legal questions that arise after the fact as to whether or not the rescuer should be owed compensation for injuries they sustained because they were acting voluntarily. The answer to this question is yes.

According to the Rescue Doctrine, a rescuer can recover damages from a defendant when the rescuer is injured while helping someone. In order for an injured party to seek compensation through this doctrine, however, they need to be able to prove four specific elements. If you’ve been in a situation where you helped someone in an accident and were hurt as a result, our lawyers may be able to help you prove you are owed monetary damages for your losses.

Underinsured Motorist Claims—Calculating Your Right to Extra Coverage

Published on Jun 18, 2019 at 6:22 pm in Car Accidents.

It’s Maryland law for drivers with registered vehicles to have liability insurance. While you may be a responsible driver, this doesn’t mean that others are driving with full insurance. This can lead to convoluted insurance claims if there’s an accident. While this can be overwhelming to deal with on one’s own, there are people out there who can help you. Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC can help you if you’re facing the challenges of an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim or in Baltimore.

Med Pay versus Personal Injury Protection – The Differences in Coverage

Published on Jun 11, 2019 at 7:33 pm in Car Accidents.

When you’re selecting your auto insurance it’s important to understand your different coverage options. In general, you’ll have Med Pay and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) options. These forms of insurance pay for immediate and necessary medical services in the event a car crash results in injuries. In order to take care of medical issues promptly, insurance companies pay for their own client’s expenses. To understand what coverage is right for you, we’ll discuss the differences between Med Pay and Personal Injury and what’s required of you as a Maryland resident.

What Are the Delayed Implications of a Car Accident Injury?

Published on Jun 6, 2019 at 8:39 pm in Car Accidents.

No matter how you feel after an auto collision, you need to get a medical evaluation from a doctor. You may think that you’re uninjured or feel like everything is okay, but this doesn’t mean you’re completely healthy. It’s common for car accident injuries to have delayed symptoms, meaning they take a while for you to feel or notice.

You may be wondering how this can happen. During a collision, your body fills with adrenaline. The shock of what happened blocks the symptoms of the injuries, leading you to believe that you’re unharmed. But even if you’re able to walk away from an accident, you may find yourself in incredible pain the next day when you wake up. Symptoms could take a few days or sometimes weeks to present themselves.

Car Accident Reporting Laws in Maryland

Published on Jun 6, 2019 at 8:31 pm in Car Accidents.

Our state sees its fair share of car accidents. Because of that, there are a number of laws in place to handle collisions and protect crash victims. In general, a crash needs to be reported if someone sustained injuries, the vehicles cannot be moved, one of the drivers seems to be intoxicated, one of the drivers does not have a license, the wreck was a hit-and-run, or if the accident damaged public property.

There are multiple codes that establish the car accident reporting guidelines, how you can make a post-accident report to the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), and how to report an accident involving a domestic animal.

ERISA-Qualified Health Plans and Subrogation—Why It Matters

Published on Jun 4, 2019 at 7:08 pm in Car Accidents.

Health care is one of the most complicated matters to U.S. citizens. There are many different healthcare options, and people often may not know how exactly their plan works outside of using it to cover their usual prescriptions and doctor check-ups. However, when a serious injury happens from an accident such as a car collision, the victim’s hospital bills can be substantial.

If you’re in the process of filing a car accident injury lawsuit, knowing the laws in place to help those with healthcare plans may help you understand your case better. Let’s take a look at what protects some health care plans, what those protections do, and how they apply to certain situations regarding health insurance.

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Baltimore 2019 Edition

Published on May 28, 2019 at 6:37 pm in Fun Stuff.

As temperatures rise and the summer season begins in Baltimore, the city’s calendar of events fills up quickly with activities for all groups and ages. With the number of summer music concerts, festivals, restaurants, and outdoor activities, you can plan a new experience every weekend through June, July, August, and even September. Whether you’re looking to experience something new or simply want to relax, we’ve compiled the ultimate summer guide for our city. Let’s take a look at what the city has to offer!

Baltimore’s Outdoor Concerts

Outdoor summer concerts are a seasonal staple in Baltimore. Spending a warm evening outside with friends while enjoying your favorite music is always a good time. Every year, Baltimore’s music scene gets bigger and more exciting. With the lineup this year, there’s always different music to experience. Whether you’re seeing a new band or listening to your favorite music, you’ll enjoy Baltimore’s outdoor concert series. Below is the current list of this year’s performances. We’ve separated them by location.

The Concept of “Present Value” of Future Losses

Published on May 21, 2019 at 5:42 pm in Personal Injury.

If you’ve filed a personal injury claim after suffering catastrophic injuries, you may be eligible for compensation from the negligent party that caused your injuries. Calculating that compensation can be difficult if your future cost of care or future lost wages need to be taken into consideration. This is where the concept of present value comes into play.

In order to understand the concept of present value of future losses, you first need to understand how compensation works for personal injury claims. The legal term for compensation is damages. In a typical personal injury case, damages are separated into economic and noneconomic categories.

Economic damages refer to the monetary expenses related to your injury. These can be calculated exactly and there is no limit to the types of claims that can be made or the amount a person can be awarded. The most common types of economic damages include loss of earning, loss of future earnings, medical expenses, cost of future medical care, costs associated with canceled plans, and household expenses.

Subrogation of Health Insurers—What Does it Mean?

Published on May 14, 2019 at 3:31 pm in Car Accidents.

After a serious car accident you weren’t at fault for, you’re likely left with injuries that will need care. Since you weren’t responsible for the accident, insurance will cover your medical costs. However, you may find later that you’re being asked to pay some of those costs back. Subrogation of health insurers is a complex matter and you should have a professional at your side when this matter arises.

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