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Why you should hire a lawyer before filing for Social Security Disability

Many people file an application for Social Security Disability benefits on their own, and only contact an attorney after being denied. As an attorney that handles Social Security Disability claims, I encourage people to hire a lawyer at the beginning of the process, rather than after being denied once or twice. There are numerous benefits… Read More »

Maryland High Court to Consider Establishing Dram Shop Liability

The Maryland Court of Appeals will soon hear arguments in Warr v. JMGM, where the high court will decide whether to establish dram shop liability in Maryland.  Dram shop liability holds establishments that serve alcohol liable for serving an intoxicated patron who then causes injury due to their intoxication.  Currently, 45 states have some form… Read More »

Plaxen & Adler Brings Lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for Failure to Pay Transfer Taxes to Maryland Counties

Bruce Plaxen and Plaxen & Adler, P.A. has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Montgomery County, Maryland against mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for failing to pay transfer taxes to Montgomery County.  The suit was brought as a potential class action that other Maryland counties may join if they are eligible.  There are… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Benefits — What are Your Options?

If you’ve been injured while working, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries suffered on the job. With few exceptions, businesses in the state of Maryland that employ one or more workers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage for the protection of their employees. Workers’ compensation provides many benefits depending on… Read More »

Elevator Owners Owe You the Highest Duty of Care

In a 2008 decision, Johns Hopkins Hospital v. Correia, 405 Md. 509, 954 A.2d 1073 (2008) the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest court, ruled that owners of elevators owe elevator passengers the highest duty of care available under the law.  The decision mandates that the owner of a passenger elevator is bound to exercise… Read More »

Why You Should Contact a Lawyer Quickly after You’ve Been Injured

When you’ve been injured by negligence, Maryland law requires you to file a lawsuit for your injuries within a certain period of time after you are injured.  These laws, called statutes of limitations, vary according to how you were injured.  Regardless of what the statute of limitations is for your particular case, it is very… Read More »

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Exposes Lack of Compounding Pharmacy Oversight

The recent outbreak of fungal meningitis from contaminated steroids has shed light on the lack of oversight of compounding pharmacies and the flagrant safety violations that can result when drugs are manufactured without proper regulation.  The recent fungal meningitis outbreak has so far sickened hundreds and killed 25 people nationwide. The outbreak resulted from contaminated… Read More »

Plaxen & Adler Fights to Change Maryland’s Dog Bite Law

When a person is bitten by a dog in Maryland, it can be difficult to receive compensation from the dog’s owner for injuries caused by the bite.  This is due to Maryland’s law that requires the person who was bitten to prove that the dog owner knew that the dog was dangerous, which is generally… Read More »

Plaxen & Adler Argues before Maryland’s Highest Court to Change Maryland’s Negligence Law

On Monday, September 10, 2012 Bruce Plaxen of Plaxen & Adler argued before the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest court, to change Maryland’s negligence law for the benefit of people injured by the negligence of another.  Maryland currently has the contributory negligence rule, where a person who is injured through the negligence of another… Read More »