The World Isn’t Ready for Robot Lawyers

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, many Americans have taken the do-it-yourself attitude to multiple aspects of their life – including their legal affairs. People have downloaded online wills and estate plans, used online scheduling programs to help with their child custody, and used programs to start their own businesses. But a new program by…

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Common Mistakes That Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims

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Medical malpractice is a serious issue that impacts many people throughout Maryland every year. Claims against doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals for their negligence can lead to you receiving compensation for your injuries. There are many different circumstances that can lead to a medical malpractice claim, including the improper administration of medication, wrong-site surgeries,…

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Dementia and Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

Dementia and Financial Abuse in Nursing Homes

Financial abuse is a form of elder abuse where an older person is financially taken advantage of by friends, family members, or nursing home staff. Unethical people like telemarketers and fraudsters also make a habit of financially exploiting the elderly through telemarketing scams. One of the most unfortunate aspects about financial abuse against the elderly…

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Trevor Noah explains the Texas Two Step

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson’s latest attempt to avoid liability in its wave of talcum baby powder lawsuits is drawing attention from the media and lawmakers. Their legal strategy, colloquially called the Texas Two-Step, takes advantage of a quirk in Texas law that allows corporations to effectively sidestep financial consequences from legal claims and payouts.…

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The Latest Hospital Grades Are Out. How Did Maryland Do?

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The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit healthcare watchdog group that grades more than 2,700 hospitals twice a year. The hospitals receive a letter grade from A to F based on their ability to protect patients from avoidable errors, accidents, or injuries. Maryland’s hospitals scored pretty well this round, though a high score does not indicate…

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Proposed Changes to Vision Standards for Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a report from its medical review board concerning its plans about the federal driver vision standards. The agency plans to tighten federal driver vision standards for drivers with vision loss in one eye, while finding ways to simplify the process for qualified drivers. The agency first expressed…

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The Nursing Shortage Is at Crisis Levels

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From truckers to construction workers to grocery store clerks to nurses, mentioning that the front-line workers have “stepped up” during the pandemic is an understatement. Front-line workers have had to deal with issues such as burnout and fatigue while still being required to remain professional and perform their tasks to the best of their ability.…

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What You Should Know About Aduhelm, the New Alzheimer’s Drug

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made one of its most controversial decisions in the middle of the summer about Aduhelm, a new drug that is supposed to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The drug supposedly removes buildup of beta-amyloid proteins, which scientists believe are the root cause of brain cell death in patients with Alzheimer’s. Per…

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FDA Issues Order Against E-Cigarette Makers

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E-cigarette companies strategize different marketing tactics that will help their nicotine-filled products appeal to the youth. One marketing tactic that is commonly executed is the use of appealing flavors associated with their products. Some e-cigarette companies name their flavored vapes after delicious treats, such as Apple Crumb and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, to make them more…

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