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Nov 27, 2015

Why You Should Care about Volkswagen’s Emissions Recall

By |Nov 27, 2015|Auto Accidents, News, Products Liability, Safety|0 Comments

Volkswagen AG makes a number of popular models of cars – the Passat, the Jetta, the beloved Beetle – that run on diesel. Its recent admission “that 11 million cars and light commercial vehicles worldwide [were] equipped with a diesel engine line known as the EA 189 [which] had the illegal software” designed to […]

Nov 23, 2015

FDA Warns that Diabetes Drug Invokana May Cause Bone Fracturing

By |Nov 23, 2015|News, Products Liability, Safety|0 Comments

Invokana (canagliflozin) and Invokamet (canagliflozin and metformin, combined) are popular medications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. On September 10, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration strengthened its warning about the drugs to “reflect the risk of bone fracture and decreased bone mineral density” that comes […]

Nov 19, 2015

2015 Is Shaping Up to be a Deadly Year for Drivers

By |Nov 19, 2015|Auto Accidents, News, Personal Injury, Safety, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compiles statistics every year about auto accidents, including the number of fatalities on the road. (By the end of this year, we should have a set of statistics for 2014.) While the complete data will not be available until 2016, the NHTSA has issued some statistics for 2015 […]

Nov 16, 2015

The Causes and Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

By |Nov 16, 2015|Brain Injuries, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when an outside force either penetrates or strikes your skull or body hard enough to physically jar your brain. Though often classified as “mild” or “severe,” there is no real, definitive progression of problems that one can expect from a TBI; what only causes short-lived dizziness or […]

Nov 13, 2015

Misdiagnosing Lyme’s Disease Can Be Fatal

By |Nov 13, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Safety|0 Comments

With the arrival of the cooler months, we start to think that we are “safe” from the deer ticks which carry Lyme’s disease – but that is not necessarily true. Some ticks can remain active as long as the temperatures are above freezing. There has been an uptick in reported Lyme’s cases over the […]

Nov 11, 2015

Defective Medical Devices: Stryker Hip Replacements

By |Nov 11, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Safety|0 Comments

The Stryker Corp. is based in Michigan, and manufactures around 57,000 products. Their products are all related to the medical and surgical fields, with a focus on reconstructive surgery. In 2009, Stryker recalled three hip replacement products:

Rejuvenate Modular-Neck Hip Stems
ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems
Accolade TMZF Plus Hip Stem

These three products were recalled because of […]

Nov 9, 2015

We Can All Learn from Tori Spelling’s Lawsuit against Benihana

By |Nov 9, 2015|News, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

Benihana is a popular hibachi chain restaurant; we have one in Baltimore and one in Bethesda, and there are more all over the country. In April of 2015, the actress Tori Spelling was at a Benihana with her family when she slipped and fell onto the grill. A recent news report by ABC Radio […]

Nov 5, 2015

Dangerous Commercial Trucks besides Tractor Trailers

By |Nov 5, 2015|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety, Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Baltimore sees its fair share of big rigs, but mostly on the Beltway and the interstates. On the suburban and city streets of Baltimore, you are more likely to run into a different type of commercial truck. Just because the vehicle is not an 18-wheeler, however, does not mean that a collision will have […]

Nov 2, 2015

Hospitals Must Ensure Their Doctors Do Not Abuse Drugs

By |Nov 2, 2015|Medical Malpractice, News, Safety|0 Comments

Last year, we looked into a Time Magazine op-ed by a doctor who claimed his coworkers were often under the influence of drugs or alcohol when they saw patients. USA Today had run a similar story, pointing out that doctors under the influence of prescription drugs were able to access those medications right in […]

Oct 30, 2015

U.S. Senate Should Release Findings from Opioid Painkiller Investigation

By |Oct 30, 2015|Medical Malpractice, News, Safety|0 Comments

We have often discussed how pharmaceutical manufacturers who produce dangerous drugs prioritize profit over public safety. In 2012, the Finance Committee of the Senate sent letters to a number of these big companies, believing there to be “collaboration and financial ties to seven medical groups” and three drug manufacturers, according to the Associated Press. […]

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