Stealing patients’ pain medications is something that has gone on for many years, but lately the opioid epidemic has shone a brighter light on the problems of drug diversion. The path to the patient for prescription pain medications is complicated, and the medications pass through many hands before they reach the patient. If a […]
In December 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new, fast-track pathway for medical devices seeking approval for marketing to the public. The Food and Drug Administration has an existing fast track process, which is called 501(k), but the new fast track process (per the FDA) will create an even faster […]
Hospice care is palliative. It is reserved for those patients whose end is near, and who wish to spend their final days in comfort – usually at home. While all patients deserve compassion, there is something special about hospice patients, who trust their caregivers to help them in their end stages – and to […]
Police officers, firefighters, and other public safety workers are often exposed to increased risks, dangers, and health hazards. Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws recognize the added stress public safety workers face, and afford public safety employees additional benefits because of those stresses. We wanted to outline those benefits here, so that the people who protect […]
If you get hurt while you’re driving either to work or home from work, generally that’s not going to be a covered workers’ compensation claim. It’s called the “going and coming rule,” which means when you’re going to and coming from work, you are not generally covered by workers’ compensation.
However, there are exceptions to […]
When you hear about a train derailment on the news lately, you often hear the phrase “positive train control.” This potentially life-saving system, if installed and operational on rail lines, could save the lives of train passengers from coast to coast. For a variety of reasons, most railway systems do not have “positive train […]
The current state of dog bite law in Maryland is that if a dog attacks someone, it’s presumed that the owner of the dog knew the dog was dangerous prior to that attack happening.
This is a big change from how it used to be, where if a dog attacked somebody, the injured victim had […]
Every automobile policy in Maryland has uninsured motorist coverage to protect you if the at-fault driver does not have insurance. Every policy in Maryland also has under-insured motorist coverage so that if the at-fault driver does not have enough insurance, you still will be protected. There are many avenues for us to seek other […]