Oct 15, 2018

A Few of the Most Dangerous Roads in Maryland

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Maryland ranks 43rd in the nation for deadliest roads, according to the financial news and opinion site 24/7 Wall St. The report examined motor vehicle crash death rates for 2016 in every state across the nation to determine the most dangerous roads. The State of Maryland ranked near the bottom of the rankings in a position between Hawaii and Connecticut. Though we seem to rank low on the list, that does not mean our roads [...]

Oct 12, 2018

Boating and Alcohol Consumption – A Deadly Mix

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According to the 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, nationwide boating fatalities reached 658, a decrease of 6.1 percent from 2016. As well, alcohol was the top contributing factor for boating accidents that resulted in loss of life, accounting for 19 percent of boating fatalities. Regarding boating activities and the simultaneous consumption of alcohol, the National Safe Boating Council warns: The effects of alcohol are increased during boating activities. These effects [...]

Oct 8, 2018

Domino’s “Paving for Pizza” Campaign Is Working

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(Photo Credit: City Lab) Leading pizza company Domino's Pizza revealed a unique campaign: they’re fixing potholes for cities around the US. The initiative, called "Paving for Pizza," is calling for customers to nominate their cities to qualify for the road repairs. Domino’s USA president Russell Weiner put it this way: "Have you ever hit a pothole and instantly cringed? We know that feeling is heightened when you're bringing home a carryout order from [...]

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, [...]

Nov 14, 2017

Dangerous Stretch on I-29 Linked to the Death of a 71-Year-Old Pedestrian

By |November 14th, 2017|News, Pedestrian Accidents, Safety|0 Comments

On November 9th, a 71-year-old woman named Elaine Rowena Allen was struck by as many as two cars while she was trying to cross I-29 near Hillwood Drive, in Silver Spring, Maryland. ABC7 reports that Ms. Allen “was hit by a Ford E250 van driven by a 75-year-old man who stayed on the scene, and she may have been hit by another vehicle as well.” Ms. Allen’s death is a tragic loss, and the type [...]

Oct 10, 2017

The Dangers of Changing a Tire on the Side of the Roadway

By |October 10th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Safety|0 Comments

It is an occurrence that happens every day: a person is driving down the roadway when the vehicle tire goes flat. Out of necessity, he or she pulls over to the side of the highway and change it. Unfortunately, this common occurrence can quickly turn tragic when other drivers on the roadway fail to exercise proper precautions. When stopped on the side of a roadway to change a tire, take steps to ensure your own [...]

Oct 6, 2017

Road Rage v. Aggressive Driving

By |October 6th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Safety|0 Comments

At some point or another, you have probably been the victim of another driver’s wrath. Slamming down on the horn, tailgating, the screaming of obscenities – these are not the actions of a rational driver, and if you have ever been stuck on the Beltway during rush hour, you may have experienced this. An especially angry or aggressive driver may be exhibiting a phenomenon commonly known as “road rage.” These drivers are not using their [...]

Aug 31, 2017

Takata’s Bankruptcy Is Bad News for Everyone, and the Numbers Prove It

By |August 31st, 2017|News, Products Liability, Safety|0 Comments

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 New York Times. The effects of this decision may be far-reaching. While the company plans on selling itself off piece by [...]

Jan 20, 2017

How to Avoid the Common Causes of Medication Errors

By |January 20th, 2017|Medical Malpractice, Safety|0 Comments

In 2016, we learned that medical errors had become the third leading cause of the death in the nation. There are many different kinds of error that contribute to that figure, including errors with medication. Avoiding medication error is no longer as simple as sticking to a schedule and taking the right pill at the right time. With more prescription medications on the market than ever before, the chances of adverse interactions or a simple [...]

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