A car accident that results in connective tissue injuries, but not broken bones, is sometimes referred to by the insurance company as a MIST case, an insurance company acronym that stands for “minor impact soft tissue.” Most of these cases involve car crashes that result in $1,500 in property damage or less or are cases…

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One of the more severe complications that can pose a threat to the health of both the mother and child is a uterine rupture. When this rupture occurs, the oxygen supply to the child is severed, resulting in a critical, time sensitive situation for the child, as well as considerable maternal bleeding that threatens the…

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When you receive notice from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to appear for your consultative examination (CE), you have made it to another stage in the process of obtaining your Social Security Disability benefits. However, this notice also lets you know that your medical records currently provide insufficient medical evidence allowing the SSA to make…

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A recent and tragic accident in Annapolis highlights the need for motorist awareness when sharing the road with cyclists. The Baltimore Sun reports that, over the weekend, one cyclist was killed and two others suffered serious injuries when an SUV crashed into a group of seven at East College Parkway and Bay Head Road. Authorities…

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) does allow for an interesting exception to its overall disability rules. The administration recognizes that some workers who have done unskilled physical labor for a large part of their life may be entitled to benefits when they normally would not be. Workers qualify for the worn-out worker exception if: They…

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Opioids and fatal accidents in Maryland

Over recent years, Maryland has seen a significant increase in the epidemic of opioid addiction. At the same time, a corresponding increase in traffic fatalities has not occurred among drivers found with these drugs in their systems. This is according to a recent report evaluating data from the Maryland state medical examiner. The study was…

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Numerous lawsuits have been and are being filed against Monsanto, a large agrochemical giant, for the alleged harm their herbicide Roundup Weed and Grass Killer has caused to its users. For many years now, it has been suspected that glyphosate, a chemical in the poison, was carcinogenic. Bayer, which owns Monsanto, has denied all along…

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The rear end collision is the most common type of car crash in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that about 6 million car crashes occur in the U.S. each year. Of these 6 million crashes, 4 in 10 are rear end collisions. The statistics equal out to about seven…

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