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Apr 17, 2015

Dangerous Drugs: Xarelto

By |Apr 17, 2015|Personal Injury, Products Liability, Safety|0 Comments

In 2011, Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) released an anti-coagulant called Xarelto. This particular blood thinner came as a one-dose pill, which revolutionized how doctors prescribed this type of medication. The FDA approved Xarelto for people who might be at risk of:

Blood clots after knee and/or hip replacements
Pulmonary embolisms
Deep […]

Apr 16, 2015

House of Representatives Protects Doctors Over Patients

By |Apr 16, 2015|Medical Malpractice, New Laws, News, Safety|0 Comments

Congress may not agree on much, but a bill which passed through the House of Representatives at the end of March had “overwhelming bi-partisan support,” according to a recent article in the New York Times. The Medicare Bill passed in the House 392 to 37, and will move into the Senate for a vote […]

Apr 14, 2015

The Maryland General Assembly Helps Injury Victims

By |Apr 14, 2015|New Laws, News, Personal Injury|0 Comments

The Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation to change the liability limits for claims against local governments and Maryland State Government. Currently under the Local Government Tort Claims Act (LGTCA) a person who is injured by the negligent conduct of an employee of a local government or municipality is limited to collecting a maximum […]

Apr 10, 2015

Voices of Victims Finally Heard in Washington D.C.

By |Apr 10, 2015|Medical Malpractice, News, Safety|0 Comments

The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued its 2015 work plan, which contains measures to increase oversight into how patients are being cared for at hospitals around the country. The plan is comprehensive, addressing problems associated with Medicare, Medicaid, compounding facilities within hospitals and public […]

Apr 8, 2015

New Study Throws Doubt into Long Accepted Practice Regarding Concussions

By |Apr 8, 2015|Brain Injuries, News, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

When a person suffers a concussion as the result of trauma, it is standard practice for doctors to restrict that patient’s physical activity for five days after the injury. But a new study published in Pediatrics claims that patients who wait longer to resume activity may actually suffer more than patients who only rest […]

Apr 6, 2015

St. Jude Medical Inc. Settles Riata Lawsuits for $14.25 Million

By |Apr 6, 2015|Medical Malpractice, News, Products Liability, Safety|0 Comments

Not to be confused with the famous non-profit hospital, St. Jude Medical is the manufacturer of heart devices. It has recently agreed to settle around 950 claims in 70 lawsuits alleging their Riata defibrillator leads were degrading prematurely, according to the Star Tribune. The claims cite problems with the Riata and Riata ST silicone-only […]

Apr 1, 2015

Maryland at Top of List for Workers’ Compensation Payouts

By |Apr 1, 2015|News, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Across the country, working men and women are suffering because individual states keep cutting the amount of money they can receive after a serious accident on the job. Thankfully, Maryland workers do not have that problem, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The article, which looks at a new interactive database created by ProPublica, […]

Mar 31, 2015

Medical Devices Contain Antibiotic Resistant “Superbug” CRE

By |Mar 31, 2015|Liability, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Safety|0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call it the “nightmare bacteria.” It has been implicated in the deaths of hospital patients in both Los Angeles, California and in Seattle, Washington. It is also the basis for new lawsuits against medical device manufacturers.

The “superbug” is Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), bacteria which “kill up to half […]

Mar 29, 2015

Doctors in Maryland Would Like to Deliver Babies with Immunity From Suit, Even if They are Negligent

By |Mar 29, 2015|Birth Injuries, Medical Malpractice, News, Our Firm, Safety|0 Comments

The Maryland Legislature is currently considering House Bill 553, which would create the “No-Fault Injured Baby Fund” which takes away the right to sue a doctor that negligently injured a baby that suffered a neurological injury while it was being born in exchange for a system of compensation meant to compensate the infant for […]

Mar 26, 2015

Drivers Should be Wary of Construction on I-95 in Baltimore

By |Mar 26, 2015|Auto Accidents, News, Safety|0 Comments

No one would deny that I-95 in Baltimore needs some work; aging and broken drainage troughs and concrete need to be replaced, and there are structural repairs to be made. For the next two years, however, drivers must be on their guard while navigating through the work zones, as new dangers can arise in […]

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