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Jul 28, 2014

The Backlog of Social Security Disability Cases in Maryland is 3rd Highest in Nation

By |Jul 28, 2014|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Obtaining Social Security Disability is difficult enough, but in Maryland it’s harder than almost any place else. In Central Maryland, it can take up to 17 months for claimants to have their appeals heard – longer than it takes in most major cities.

So why the delay? Opinions vary, but the Social Security Administration (SSA) […]

Jul 22, 2014

Bruce Plaxen & Harry Adler Selected as Super Lawyers for 2014

By |Jul 22, 2014|Our Firm, Uncategorized|0 Comments

My partner Harry Adler and I at Plaxen & Adler, P.A. were recently selected as Super Lawyers for 2014 in the area of personal injury law. No more than 5% of the attorneys in each state will receive the honor each year and Harry and I have each been honored by Super Lawyers on […]

Jul 22, 2014

Johns Hopkins Hospital Settles Dr. Nikita Levy Lawsuit for $190 Million

By |Jul 22, 2014|Class Action Lawsuits|0 Comments

The lawsuit brought by thousands of former patients of against Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital who was accused of secretly photographing his patients’ genitals during examinations, settled for $190 million. Dr. Levy was accused of videotaping and photographing patients using cameras he hid in a pen that he wore around […]

Jul 18, 2014

In Nice Weather, Cyclists Need to Exercise Caution

By |Jul 18, 2014|Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Now that the weather has turned sunny and warm, more and more people are enjoying the great outdoors by riding their bicycles. But cyclists need to be cautious when riding, as the number of car/bicycle-related accidents in Maryland is on the rise. The last Saturday in June saw three different accidents between drivers and […]

Feb 5, 2014

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

By |Feb 5, 2014|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

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 […]

Feb 15, 2013

Maryland High Court to Consider Establishing Dram Shop Liability

By |Feb 15, 2013|Dram Shop Liability|0 Comments

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 […]

Feb 6, 2013

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

By |Feb 6, 2013|Class Action Lawsuits|0 Comments

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 […]

Dec 3, 2012

Workers’ Compensation Benefits — What are Your Options?

By |Dec 3, 2012|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

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 […]

Nov 26, 2012

Elevator Owners Owe You the Highest Duty of Care

By |Nov 26, 2012|Personal Injury|0 Comments

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 […]

Nov 19, 2012

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

By |Nov 19, 2012|Personal Injury|0 Comments

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 […]

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