May 17, 2019

Maryland General Assembly Passes Laws Designed to Increase Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs and Healthcare

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The healthcare system in Maryland has been provided another opportunity for improvement. Two separate pieces of landmark legislation have arrived on the desk of Governor Hogan for his consideration. New Prescription Drug Affordability Board The outlandish costs of prescription drugs for Maryland residents is addressed by this first bill. It is designed to draw down the costs of some of the most expensive prescription drugs on the market. The bill creates a Prescription Drug Affordability [...]

Jul 23, 2018

The Need to Improve Electronic Health Records for Better Interoperability and Innovation

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The Trump Administration, at a national health information technology conference in March, announced a new effort to help patients gain control of their own health care data and records, enhance data interoperability, and promote innovation for better health outcomes. Various reactions are coming in from different sides about how the government should facilitate this transition. Former Vice President Joe Biden, and now present co-chair of the Biden Cancer Initiative, recently authored an op-ed piece for [...]

Jun 20, 2018

A Couple Tragically Dies in Sunderland, MD Multi-Vehicle Collision

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Issues involving speed and unsafe driving have resulted in numerous crashes throughout the decades. A recent study produced by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) evaluated passenger vehicle crashes in the United States from 2005 to 2014 and discovered that speeding was the determining factor in 112,580 deaths, equating to 31 percent of all traffic fatalities. This factor – speed – along with an unsafe driving maneuver may have resulted in a fatal multi-vehicle crash [...]

Jun 13, 2018

The Dementia-Specific Advance Directive Could Make Life Easier for Families and Their Elderly Loved Ones

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When you put your affairs in order, there are a few standard steps. You create a Will or a trust, name your beneficiaries and your power of attorney, and fill out an advance directive – a written statement that outlines what your wishes are when it comes to your healthcare. Advance directives may say that you don’t want a breathing tube, or that you should not be resuscitated. They can state what to do if [...]

Apr 18, 2018

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

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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 as Parliamentarian for MAJ, he can express his commitment in a more powerful and effective way. MAJ is a legal industry [...]

Mar 9, 2018

Eat Dirt: Why Scientists Are Turning to Soil for a Cure to Superbugs

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There have been multiple reports over the last few years about humanity’s growing resistance to antibiotics – but that is not entirely accurate. It is not us; it’s the bacteria themselves which have grown resistant to the drugs. This type of evolution is normal, but the overprescribing and misuse of antibiotics has exacerbated the issue. To help combat these “superbugs,” a microbiologist named Sean Brady is looking to the earth for help. The February issue [...]

Feb 23, 2018

Plaxen & Adler Attorneys Fight for State Correctional Officers’ Rights in Annapolis

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On February 13th, the attorneys of Plaxen & Adler, participated in Justice Day sponsored by the Maryland Association for Justice and spent the day in Annapolis meeting with state legislators to directly advocate for rights of injury victims. One of the most important bills we focused on was Senate Bill 48: Workers’ Compensation – Permanent Partial Disability – State Correctional Officers. SB 48 provides enhanced workers’ compensation benefits for a state correctional officer who sustains [...]

Feb 19, 2018

Stolen Pain Pills Are Stealing Patients’ Quality of Life

By |February 19th, 2018|Medical Malpractice, News, Safety|0 Comments

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 patient is in pain and prescribed pain medications, the hospital has the responsibility to make sure that the patient receives the [...]

Feb 14, 2018

The FDA’s New Medical Device Proposal May Exceed its Legal Authority

By |February 14th, 2018|News, Safety|0 Comments

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 route to market and foster innovation. But does it comply with current law? Under the 501(k) and Premarket Approval (PMA) process, [...]

Feb 12, 2018

Substandard Hospice Care Leaves Dying Patients in a Lurch and Family Members Frustrated

By |February 12th, 2018|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

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 help their families grieve. In America, however, we are failing our hospice patients. Time Magazine’s recent piece – “No One is [...]

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