There are many reasons why a driver might not stop at a stop sign. The driver may be distracted and improperly speaking on a handheld phone or texting, a practice that is against the law in Maryland. A driver might miss a stop sign due to fiddling with the radio or talking to passengers. In many cases, a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol. Sometimes, a driver is elderly and does not realize that reflexes and attention to detail may be slowing. Whatever the reason, the result is often the same, a car accident that results in serious injuries.
Energy drinks pumped full of caffeine are all the rage among young people. The beverage aisles in local convenience stores are full of cleverly promoted drinks claiming to provide a burst of nonstop energy. While teenagers are prohibited from purchasing alcohol and cigarettes, there are no regulations when it comes to buying energy drinks which are generally considered to be harmless.
If you've ever been the victim of a dog bite in Maryland, or know of someone who has, you know how bad a situation like that can be. And while the initial situation is traumatic, the aftermath is filled with enormous medical costs, long recovery time, and the uncertainty of whether the pet's owner will be held responsible for your injuries.
An important question was up for debate amongst Maryland legislators this month who have long since argued over creating equality between workers' rights and employers' rights. The question posed was: are employees who file workers' compensation claims really as protected from wrongful termination as they thought?
When emergency dispatchers arrived on the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident earlier this month, they discovered a 25-year-old Baltimore man unconscious and unresponsive. A check of his pulse confirmed their fears: he was deceased.
We've all heard the horror stories: someone goes in for a simple surgery only to discover upon waking that they are missing a limb. Generally, people across the nation, including here in Maryland, assume that medical mistakes like this happen more often in movies than they do in real life. But a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore suggests that these mistakes could be happening more than we think.