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Mar 26, 2019

Hospital Errors in Maryland Have Dropped, but Improvement Is Still Needed

By |March 26th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Hospital Errors in Maryland Have Dropped, but Improvement Is Still Needed

Millions of Americans visit hospitals each year. Generally, we put a large amount of trust into the hands of medical professionals to help us recover from injuries and illnesses. However, far too often the negligence of medical personnel can increase the risk of adding to our health dilemma with further injury or illness. Fortunately, there is a little bit of good news. It concerns a recent downward trend in hospital errors. The Leapfrog Group conducted [...]

Mar 21, 2019

Drowsy Driving Can Be as Deadly as Drunk Driving

By |March 21st, 2019|Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Drowsy Driving Can Be as Deadly as Drunk Driving

In March 2018, the driver of a Family Dollar store tractor-trailer fell asleep and crashed his rig into a tanker truck, resulting in a serious fire that almost took the driver’s life. The big-rig driver barely escaped, but suffered some injuries. The tanker truck driver was not injured. However, not all incidents involving drowsy driving end with this fortunate of an outcome. Each year in the United States, 6000 car accidents resulting in fatalities are [...]

Mar 19, 2019

Distracted Doctoring – a Disturbing Trend Threatening the Health of Patients

By |March 19th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Distracted Doctoring – a Disturbing Trend Threatening the Health of Patients

You’ve probably heard of distracted driving. However, the term “distracted doctoring” may be a brand new concept to you. Like any Professional, Employee or Worker, Doctors may become distracted by the mobile devices they carry. Smartphones can jeopardize the safety and health of their patients. Even though these devices provide much more efficient communication and access to data, the phone can also be a tool of distraction that diminishes work performance. In the medical field [...]

Mar 15, 2019

Complicated Liability Issues Involving Construction Zones and Car Accidents

By |March 15th, 2019|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on Complicated Liability Issues Involving Construction Zones and Car Accidents

A crash in Aberdeen, Maryland in mid-October 2017 resulted in an extensive disruption of traffic. The crash, which occurred in a construction zone area at the intersection of Route 22 and Beards Hill Road, downed a light pole and disabled the operation of traffic lights. The incident forced drivers to avoid the intersection for several hours and follow an alternate traffic pattern. All too often, the environment around construction zones is prone to vehicular accidents. [...]

Mar 11, 2019

Common Questions at Social Security Hearings

By |March 11th, 2019|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on Common Questions at Social Security Hearings

Many applicants lose their initial request for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits. The next step is to appeal the denial to the hearing office for a hearing before an administrative law judge. An experienced Disability lawyer helps prepare the applicant’s case in different ways. The lawyer works with your doctors to properly document your medical evidence. The attorney also helps prepare the applicant by reviewing the questions he/she will likely be asked. The categories [...]

Feb 7, 2019

Maryland’s Contributory Negligence is Bad for Pedestrians

By |February 7th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|Comments Off on Maryland’s Contributory Negligence is Bad for Pedestrians

When you are hurt by another person’s negligence, you should be able to make a claim for damages. Maryland’s contributory negligence laws, however, could prevent you from recovering compensation for your injuries. Plaintiff David Wilson understands just how unfair these laws are. He and a co-worker named Eugene Pharr were walking to work at Patuxent Naval Air Station in St. Mary’s County. The road he traveled had no sidewalk, so Mr. Wilson and Mr. Pharr [...]

Jan 8, 2019

5 of the Most Common Car Accident Injuries

By |January 8th, 2019|Auto Accidents|Comments Off on 5 of the Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents are one of the major causes of injuries in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, over 40,000 were killed in a motor vehicle accident in 2017. This almost mirrors the number of fatalities in 2016, and is 6% higher than the number of deaths in 2015. As well, in 2017, nearly 4.6 million people were seriously injured enough to necessitate medical attention. Some of the most common injuries people sustain [...]

Jan 3, 2019

Common Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Shoulder Dystocia

By |January 3rd, 2019|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Common Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia is a childbirth occurrence in which the head of the baby comes out naturally, but the baby’s shoulders become lodged behind the mother’s pelvis. This can occur as a result of the size of the baby shoulders and body, the size of the mother’s pelvis, or the angle at which the baby proceeds through the birth canal. A medical emergency response is required when this event occurs due to the fact that the [...]

Dec 23, 2018

Congratulations to This Year’s Plaxen & Adler, P.A. Super Lawyers Honorees

By |December 23rd, 2018|Our Firm|Comments Off on Congratulations to This Year’s Plaxen & Adler, P.A. Super Lawyers Honorees

Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is proud to announce that all four of our attorneys have been named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list: Bruce Plaxen: Founding partner of Plaxen & Adler, P.A. This is Bruce’s 13th consecutive year being named to Super Lawyers. David Muncy: Partner at Plaxen & Adler, P.A. This is David’s third consecutive year being selected for Rising Stars. Joshua Plaxen: Associate at Plaxen & Adler, P.A. This is Josh’s first time [...]

Oct 29, 2018

Long-Term Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

By |October 29th, 2018|Workers Compensation|Comments Off on Long-Term Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Our clients often have questions about what is, and what is not, covered by workers’ compensation in Maryland. Here, we give you a brief outline of what you might be entitled to receive. What Work Injuries Are Covered? People call us and they will often want to know if their injury that occurred at work is going to be covered by workers’ compensation. They're concerned about how it happened. They're concerned about where it happened. [...]

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