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Oct 2, 2014

New Potential Police Sensor Guns Can Detect if You’re Texting

By |Oct 2, 2014|Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

Maryland does not permit drivers to use hand-held cell phones while driving– not for telephone use, and not for texting. The truth is that many drivers continue to text under the assumption that the police won’t be able to see them.

This may be about to change. ComSonics, a Virginia-based tech company that specializes in […]

Sep 29, 2014

EndDD.org Recognized for Amazing Work to Protect Innocent Lives

By |Sep 29, 2014|Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving, Safety|0 Comments

If you haven’t heard of EndDD.org – End Distracted Driving – you should have; it’s an incredible program doing incredible work to put an end to injuries and needless deaths because of distracted driving. The program is the work of Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson, whose 21 year old daughter Casey was killed by […]

Sep 26, 2014

Springbrook High Football Players Suffer from Serious Burn Injuries

By |Sep 26, 2014|Burn Injuries, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

A number of football players at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, MD have suffered first- and second-degree burns because their coaching staff didn’t read a warning label. The negligence of the staff has led to at least one player being hospitalized for his injuries, and has incurred the ire of parents whose children […]

Sep 26, 2014

The Only “Extra” from HealthExtras Is Their Deception

By |Sep 26, 2014|Class Action Lawsuits|0 Comments

There are a number of companies out there which advertise low-cost catastrophic disability insurance. The premise behind these companies is that you pay a small fee per month or year, almost always on a credit card, and you’re covered for a million dollars’ worth of accidental disability insurance. These companies are underwritten by larger […]

Sep 18, 2014

Hospital Transparency is Necessary for Patient Safety

By |Sep 18, 2014|Medical Malpractice, Safety|0 Comments

In August of 2014, USA Today reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would stop releasing information regarding certain life-threatening errors made by hospitals. The CMS had previously stated it would do no such thing – but lo and behold, it started plans to withhold the information.

But federal regulators have changed […]

Sep 9, 2014

Why Ray Rice’s Suspension Can Lead to Some Good

By |Sep 9, 2014|Safety|0 Comments

Whether promoting motor vehicle safety, patient safety, the end of preventable medical errors, or safer products to the public, Plaxen & Adler, P.A. believes in keeping families safe. That includes our mothers, sisters and daughters. Safety starts at home and domestic violence is intolerable.

Ray Rice’s inexcusable actions, however, are getting the word out about […]

Sep 2, 2014

Motorcycles and Helmets Are Going High Tech

By |Sep 2, 2014|Auto Accidents, Motorcycle Injuries|0 Comments

Maryland is one of 47 states that require motorcyclists to wear a helmet. (Iowa, Illinois and New Hampshire are the only exceptions.) Maryland also requires protective eye wear, unless the motorcycle is equipped with a windshield. Despite the precautions, however, motorcycle riders are still much more likely to suffer severe injuries if involved in […]

Aug 28, 2014

Ensuring Our Ravens Can Stay in Flight After an Injury

By |Aug 28, 2014|Brain Injuries, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Here at Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we bleed purple. We support the Baltimore Ravens. But we’re also the first to admit that football is a dangerous sport, and that the current and retired players seem to have a slew of health problems associated with the punishing routines they put themselves through each year.

According to […]

Aug 20, 2014

Can the Metric System Help Reduce Medication Errors?

By |Aug 20, 2014|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

When I was a young boy going to Elementary school in the 1960’s and again in High School in the 1970’s, we were told to learn the metric system because world adoption of the Metric System was imminent. It might finally be time to learn. That’s because a number of trusted institutions have advocated […]

Aug 15, 2014

Possible Link between War-Related Brain Injuries and Epilepsy

By |Aug 15, 2014|Brain Injuries, Personal Injury|0 Comments

The brain is a delicate and complicated organ. Even now, we still don’t always understand exactly why it behaves the way it does. But a new study conducted at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio finds that war veterans who sustained even minor traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have an increased […]

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