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Apr 25, 2018

Common and Preventable Medication Errors

By |Apr 25, 2018|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Common and Preventable Medication Errors

According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error. This makes it the third leading cause of death in the United States. Further, approximately seven million patients are affected by preventable medication errors each year, with a cost of nearly $21 billion annually.

Medication errors […]

Apr 23, 2018

Maryland Counties Take Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

By |Apr 23, 2018|Dangerous Drugs, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Maryland Counties Take Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

Several counties in the state of Maryland, including Baltimore City itself, are suing the manufacturers and distributors of powerful drugs used to treat pain. The complaint revolves around the assertion that these companies have contributed significantly to exacerbating the opioid crisis that has ravaged Maryland in particular.

The governor has also made it a top […]

Apr 20, 2018

How is Big Pharma Influencing Your Doctor?

By |Apr 20, 2018|Dangerous Drugs, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability|Comments Off on How is Big Pharma Influencing Your Doctor?

We trust our doctors to make decisions about our health that can have long-lasting consequences. It is reasonable to assume that doctors intend to help and heal people who are sick and wounded. However, after the long and rigorous years of medical school and in many cases accumulated student debt, most doctors also want […]

Apr 18, 2018

Plaxen & Adler is Proud to Announce David A. Muncy’s Election to Parliamentarian for the Maryland Association for Justice

By |Apr 18, 2018|News|Comments Off on Plaxen & Adler is Proud to Announce David A. Muncy’s Election to Parliamentarian for the Maryland Association for Justice

At Plaxen & Adler, P.A., we are proud to announce that David A. Muncy, one of our partners, has been elected to the office of Parliamentarian for the Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ). Through his work, David demonstrates his commitment to fighting for justice on behalf of the injured. Now, in his new role […]

Apr 16, 2018

Could V2V Technology Help Prevent Motorcycle Crashes?

By |Apr 16, 2018|Auto Accidents, Motorcycle Injuries|Comments Off on Could V2V Technology Help Prevent Motorcycle Crashes?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be killed in highway crashes than those in other vehicles. Motorcycles are obviously much more dangerous than cars. The motorcycle industry has continually developed ways to make motorcycles safer for cycling enthusiasts.

Safety innovations for motorcycles include safer helmets, […]

Apr 13, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Truck “Platooning”

By |Apr 13, 2018|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on The Pros and Cons of Truck “Platooning”

We’ve been hearing a lot about self-driving, or autonomous, cars lately. Experts tell us that in the near future we’ll be zipping around the streets in driverless cars, with the promise of safer highways, less traffic, and a drop in car accidents. It seems the future is closer than we thought.

It’s not just the […]

Apr 9, 2018

Invokana Lawsuits Blame Diabetes Drug for Ketoacidosis and Amputation Side Effects

By |Apr 9, 2018|Dangerous Drugs|Comments Off on Invokana Lawsuits Blame Diabetes Drug for Ketoacidosis and Amputation Side Effects

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Invokana (Canagliflozin) for the treatment of adults with Type 2 diabetes in March 2013. Manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Invokana is the first in a new class of medicines called sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors to be approved in the […]

Apr 8, 2018

Inattentional Blindness and Distracted Driving: Tips for Keeping Your Eyes and Attention on the Road

By |Apr 8, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Distracted driving has become a public safety catastrophe. The newest buzzwords, “inattentional blindness,” has been used to describe what happens when a person is talking on their phone while also trying to drive a vehicle. Inattentional blindness, according to the Transportation Research Board, is the failure to notice unexpected events due to an individual […]

Apr 8, 2018

Accidents Caused by a Drunk Driver

By |Apr 8, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

The civil justice system gives you a venue to seek compensation after a serious injury. If you were hit by a drunk driver in Maryland, you can file a claim against the driver’s car insurance policy and pursue a fair settlement. If the insurance company is unwilling to compensate you adequately, you can file […]

Apr 6, 2018

OxyContin Drug Maker Purdue Stops Marketing Opioids to Doctors

By |Apr 6, 2018|Dangerous Drugs, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on OxyContin Drug Maker Purdue Stops Marketing Opioids to Doctors

Drug manufacturer Purdue Pharmaceuticals has announced that it will halt the marketing of OxyContin, one of the opioid painkillers that has fueled the opioid crisis in the U.S. since the late 90s. Amid lawsuits claiming that their marketing materials overstated the benefits and understated the risks of opioid use – claims the company denies […]

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