Falls, for older Americans, are one of those occurrences that can shatter their quality of life. Falls, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. The CDC reports that one in four Americans over age 65 falls each year, and every 11 seconds, an adult is treated […]
The tragedy at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills , the nursing home where eight residents died and more than a hundred were at-risk of injury during Hurricane Irma was absolutely horrific. What looked like a case of a tragic accident when first reported has become, as more details are uncovered, a far more […]
Since 1997, Maryland has made seat belt usage mandatory for drivers and passengers – but that does not always stop people from riding around without them. One of the best things we can do for our children is to teach, and then reinforce through our own actions, the importance of wearing a seat belt […]
The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) reports an average of 635 fatalities per year and over 55,000 injuries in Maryland car accidents alone. Maryland has a lower injury rate than the national average for car crashes, but the fact remains that many people are hurt each year in Maryland car accidents, and some of […]
A few weeks ago, the House passed a dangerous Bill – HR 1215 – that would severely limit the rights of people who have sustained an injury because of a defective medical device. Now, a new deal between the Food & Drug Administration and medical device makers is making its way to Congress – […]
The news has been dominated by stories about the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate’s version of the AHCA. But that does not mean the House has not been busy. With a vote of 218-210, Representatives recently passed HR 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017. Should this Bill be passed in […]
September 4, 2017 is Labor Day. Established as a federal holiday in 1894 by Grover Cleveland, Labor Day celebrates the labor movement in our country, and the power and ingenuity of the American worker. It’s also the unofficial end to the summer, which means a lot of students will be gearing up to return […]
Only a few short weeks ago, we wrote about how there was finally some good news for people affected by Takata’s airbags. It appears we were premature in that assessment. On Jun 25, 2017, Takata filed for bankruptcy in both the U.S. and Japan, citing liabilities of between $10 and $50 billion, per the […]
Personal injury protection is an optional coverage that certainly we recommend that everybody purchase. If you have personal injury protection, it will cover your medical expenses and lost wages that you have immediately after an accident. The coverages are usually in Maryland $2,500. Some carriers will write a policy for $5,000 or $10,000.
It requires […]
Famed baked beans manufacturer Bush’s recently recalled three products from the market. According to a spokesperson from the company, there are “potentially defective side seams on the cans.” The ill-fated seams have the potential to introduce harmful bacteria to the product inside.
Announced on July 22, 2017, the recall includes Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, […]