Alleged slip-and-fall accident leads to suit against Subway

Published on Feb 16, 2018 at 1:16 pm in General Blogs.

A woman in another state recently claimed that she suffered injuries after slipping and falling at a Subway restaurant. She asserted that the fast food restaurant’s negligence led to her injuries and has therefore filed a lawsuit against the eatery. Anyone in Maryland who suffers injuries in a slip-and-fallaccident resulting from a property owner’s carelessness has the right to take legal action.

The recent out-of-state incident took place in July 2017. According to the woman’s lawsuit, the woman was ordering food at the Subway restaurant. All of a sudden, she slipped and fell on the floor.

Report states little oversight to prevent nursing home negligence

Published on Feb 8, 2018 at 1:16 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

In many aspects, families may consider an assisted living facility a better alternative to the traditional nursing home setting. Unfortunately, a new federal report states that, in spite of billions of dollars going to pay for this type of care for Medicare and Medicaid patients, there is little guidance or oversight provided to prevent nursing home negligence or abuse. The new report covers these designated institutions in every state, including Maryland, and calls for more regulation.

Seek medical care after a car crash even if you feel fine

Published on Feb 7, 2018 at 1:18 pm in General Blogs.

It’s normal to feel shaky after a car accident, from the unexpected jolt of a rear-end collision or simply the commotion of a fender-bender. But as the shock wears off, you may feel OK, even relieved it wasn’t worse. You’ll probably be more concerned about the damage to your car.

Take the time to seek medical care (or to make sure that a loved one does). There could be hidden injuries such as a fracture or internal bleeding or concussion. It is also important to establish a doctor’s report that clearly ties any injuries to the car accident. 

Workers’ compensation may benefit man hit by cement cylinder

Published on Feb 1, 2018 at 1:18 pm in Workers Compensation.

A man in another state recently suffered injuries while working at a construction site. The accident occurred on a Monday afternoon. Fortunately, workers in Maryland and elsewhere may be able to take advantage of workers’ compensation to help them to address their injuries quickly and efficiently.

In the recent out-of-state case, a man was apparently doing sewer project work associated with a subdivision that was in the process of being built. However, while he was inside a deep excavation hole, a cylinder made from cement collapsed onto him. The cylinder fell after reportedly shifting somehow.

4 steps to take after a bus accident

Published on Jan 25, 2018 at 1:07 pm in General Blogs.

You may take public transportation to and from work or your college classes. Perhaps you join friends or family  now and then for a trip on a motor coach.

The vast majority of bus trips are safe trips. However, accidents do happen. Here are four steps to take if you are aboard a bus that is in an accident.

Should penalties for dangerous driving behavior be stronger?

Published on Jan 8, 2018 at 1:11 pm in General Blogs.

After compiling highway accident figures from 2016, the National Safety Council found that traffic deaths increased 6 percent over 2015. The Council also conducted a survey about driving behaviors that revealed some unsettling results.

The NSC report shows that drivers are becoming increasingly complacent about drinking and driving as well as cellphone use while behind the wheel, despite knowing they are taking risks — with their own lives and others’.

Stay safe while driving through a highway construction zone

Published on Jan 5, 2018 at 1:12 pm in General Blogs.

Highway maintenance and rebuilding projects can be a nuisance to drivers. However, it is more important to think of the consequences if you do not take adequate safety precautions while passing through a construction zone.

Thousands of accidents occur in construction zones, causing the deaths of construction workers. Many times it is motorists and passengers who are injured or killed. We can all help to keep construction zones safer.

Prescription meds: Another chance for nursing home negligence

Published on Dec 28, 2017 at 1:01 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Maryland has its share of elderly who suffer from disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, among other conditions that affect mental capacity. Families with older members who suffer from these conditions often find themselves looking for a nursing home that can provide the care that relative needs. During such a search, family members may make inquiries about nursing home negligence or abuse and look for any signs of it as they tour facilities. The problem is that not all negligence or abuse can be easily detected.

For example, inappropriate use of certain prescription medications could easily occur right under a family’s noses. Residents and their family members alike often trust doctors who care for nursing home patients. However, it is possible that a medication is being prescribed without necessity that could cause significant harm to a loved one.

New apps deter teenagers from texting while driving

Published on Dec 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm in General Blogs.

Many teens (and a lot of adults) are not keeping their eyes on the road and their focus on driving because they are sending or receiving text messages. This extreme form of distracted driving has caused thousands of car accidents. Sometimes those texting teens are injured or killed. Sometimes they injure pedestrians or innocent people in other vehicles.

A collection of smartphone apps seek to prevent distracted driving accidents from happening. Read on for more about these offerings, any one of which could help prevent a roadway tragedy.

Has your VA doctor been accused of medical malpractice?

Published on Dec 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm in General Blogs.

Many veterans here in Maryland utilize U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers for their health care. For service and sacrifices as former members of the United States Armed Forces, they deserve the best care available. Sadly, a recent report indicates that the VA may knowingly hire doctors, including surgeons, who have been accused, and in some cases found guilty, of medical malpractice in the past.

For instance, one neurosurgeon at a VA hospital in another state has been accused more than 12 times of malpractice (and entered into many settlements of those claims) in two different states. Some of the patients involved in those claims ended up dead, paralyzed or maimed, and they, or their families, say it was due to his mistakes. Even with such a track record, the VA hired him to provide medical aid to the country’s veterans.



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