We are constantly bombarded with stories about miracle drugs (often with a long list of dangerous side effects). We see advertisements for cures for everything from the common cold to certain mental disorders to deadly viruses. The truth is, many viral infections can be prevented, but curing them is another story altogether. That is […]
For the last two years, all of the focus has been on Takata, a Japanese manufacturer whose defective airbags have been implicated in the deaths of at least 14 people, and in the injuries of at least 139 others. Honda has also been implicated in some lawsuits.
Not to be outdone, Toyota has recalled more […]
Imagine you have been in an auto accident where you are rear-ended by another driver. The crash was entirely his fault, and you end up in the hospital because of your injuries. Thankfully, you have health insurance, which should pick up the cost of your stay (outside of any deductibles you have, of course). […]
Furniture giant IKEA has recalled almost 36 million dressers and chests which have been implicated in the deaths of three children and the injuries of 19 more since 2014. The pieces are known to tip over, and lawsuits are alleging that the weight of the furniture is crushing toddlers. The recall was announced in […]
Traumatic brain injury, also called TBI, can be caused by a heavy blow to the head with either a closed head injury or a penetrating injury. Unlike an injury to another part of the body, which suffers a blow, heals and almost completely recovers normal function, damage to the brain causes a change in […]
Most people do not go under the surgeon’s knife with the thought that hospital errors have now become the third leading cause of death in the United States. You might not be thinking about the fact that 1000 people will die today due to preventable hospital errors, according to the Leapfrog Group.
There are many […]
Summer is officially here, which means a number of Maryland families will be out on our beaches, soaking up the rays and splashing in the surf. We want everyone to make the most of his or her holidays this year, and that means taking some simple precautions to avoid sustaining a serious injury. We […]
They say the official start of summer is Memorial Day weekend – a holiday often celebrated with a barbeque, or cookout. Whether you consider yourself a grill master or a relative newcomer to the world of BBQs, you should be aware that you can sustain serious injuries if you are not careful. Prevention Magazine […]
On June 9, 2016, a group of scientists from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Maryland, published a paper in The Lancet Neurology about how explosions injure the brain. Senior author Daniel P. Perl, MD, told Medscape Medical News that there was a specific pattern of blast-related injuries, which lead to […]
A seven-vehicle accident in Pasadena, MD on June 17th led to the tragic death of one driver, and caused three other people to be taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The accident was caused by a commercial truck driver who, according to the Capital Gazette, “plowed into other stopped cars [at […]