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May 25, 2016

“I Think the Nursing Home is Drugging Grandma”

By |May 25, 2016|Nursing Home Negligence|0 Comments

You go to visit your elderly relative in the nursing home. Over time, you noticed that she is a little less vibrant than she used to be, a little more likely to be asleep when you come by. You chalk it up it age; after all, we all slow down a bit as the […]

May 23, 2016

The FDA is Taking a Stand on Vaping

By |May 23, 2016|News, Products Liability, Safety|0 Comments

The Food & Drug Administration has issued its final rule, “extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others.” From here on out:

You must be 18 to buy any non-cigarette tobacco products and paraphernalia.
You must produce ID that says you are, indeed, 18.
Companies can no longer […]

May 20, 2016

Celebrate National Bike Month by Staying Safe and Alive

By |May 20, 2016|Auto Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Safety|0 Comments

The League of American Bicyclists sponsors National Bike Month every May, and has since 1956. National Bike Week started on May 16, and culminates with Bike to Work Day on May 20. Cyclists are pretty excited – the League offers free posters and web banners, among other bike-related swag – and they should be; […]

May 19, 2016

Falls Can Cause Serious Injuries from Any Height

By |May 19, 2016|Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Safety|0 Comments

On an early morning in late March, Columbus police responded to a call at Ohio State University. A young woman, Kalynn Smith, had fallen from a third-story window. First responders rushed her to the university’s Wexler Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery to repair the worst of her injuries. Thankfully, Ms. Smith recovered […]

May 14, 2016

Speeding Can Be Even More Dangerous than Distracted Driving

By |May 14, 2016|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

A young woman is driving down the road in Georgia. She is using her phone – specifically, she is using Snapchat, a photo messenger – while driving. She has accessed a filter on the app that allows you to see how fast you are going, and she wants to hit 100mph. Instead, she hits […]

May 11, 2016

Malnutrition Plagues Older Adults in Nursing Homes and at Home

By |May 11, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Nursing Home Negligence, Safety|0 Comments

Malnutrition is defined as “the condition that occurs when your body does not get enough nutrients.” It is not the same as starvation, which is a cause of malnutrition – it is the lack of minerals, vitamins, proteins, etc. that your body requires to run. It is also one of the biggest problems facing […]

May 9, 2016

Is Your Teenager Safe Behind the Wheel?

By |May 9, 2016|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Have you seen the commercial for the Chevy Malibu, where the spokesperson tells a group of parents about its new “teen driver technology”? (You can watch it here, if you have not seen it.) The new tech, according to CNN, “is a first for the industry: a built-in system that tracks car data, allowing […]

May 4, 2016

Deadly River Road Crash Leaves a Family in Mourning

By |May 4, 2016|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Three members of a family were killed and a fourth family member received serious injuries in a car crash in Bethesda, Maryland. The four family members were traveling in a Volt, which was traveling east on River Road and attempting to make a left turn when a BMW that was traveling west hit it. […]

May 2, 2016

David Muncy Honored by the Maryland Association for Justice

By |May 2, 2016|News, Personal Injury|0 Comments

Plaxen & Adler attorney David Muncy was honored for his service with the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ) when he was awarded the Section of the Year award for his leadership of the New Lawyer’s Section. The New Lawyer’s Section strives to engage new lawyers who represent injured persons through educational as well as […]

Apr 28, 2016

Deaths of Two Pedestrians Reminds Us All to Be Careful When Sharing the Roads with Cars

By |Apr 28, 2016|Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Safety|0 Comments

On April 1, 2016, two pedestrians were fatally injured in two separate incidents in Maryland. Both people were struck by cars, and both were declared dead at the scene, according to Eye on Annapolis. The first case was a hit-and-run, and there were no witnesses. The second fatal accident appears to be the result […]

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