Health care costs at hospitals in the United States are skyrocketing causing some Americans to travel outside of the country for their medical procedures. According to Kaiser Health News, over a million Americans per year are now seeking medical care outside of the U.S. for procedures they cannot get, or cannot afford here at home.
Giving back to the communities we serve is an essential part of who we are at D’Amore Law. We take great pride in helping our clients in cases where things have gone terribly wrong. However, we also find tremendous joy in helping our neighbors through the power of giving. This culture comes from the founder of the firm, Paul D’Amore. Paul is passionate about lending a helping hand to those in need throughout the Baltimore area.
Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death in children. A recent study found everyday consumer products could be leading to higher rates of non-fatal traumatic brain injuries (T.B.I.) in children. Published in the medical journal Brain Injury at the end of July, the study found that over four million pediatric T.B.I.s reported in the United States between 2010 to 2013 were linked to consumer products as a cause of injury, more than 72 percent of all non-fatal T.B.I.s.
Labor Day weekend is upon us, and Maryland law enforcement is prepared for the uptick in drunk drivers. According to Patch, Montgomery County officers arrested 12 people last week for drunk driving in an early crackdown before the holiday weekend. In Harford County, police officers will be conducting a special sobriety checkpoint on the night of August 30, to catch even more intoxicated drivers before they can cause harm.
Red lights on traffic signals are not polite suggestions to stop if you have time. Stopping at a red light is the law in every state across the country. However, despite this fact, studies show at least two people die every day in accidents involving red-light runners.
More than 900 children have died in the United States from vehicular heatstroke, approximately nine every day. In 2018, our country saw the highest number of hot car deaths in the past two decades, with a total of 52 lives lost. According to KidsandCars.org, Americans have already seen 26 hot car deaths this year, and five of them occurred in just the last week.
Drowning is one of the most common causes of death in children across the country. A fact that is scary enough. But in the summer of 2017, the heartbreaking story of a young Texas boy who died an entire week after swimming from “dry drowning” gave parents another reason to lose sleep.
The beginning of July brought more than just scorching summer temperatures to the state. According to The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post, several new state laws went into effect as of July 1 that could significantly affect the lives of residents across the state. Between new tax credits, state employee raises, and the possibility of lower prescription drug costs, here are the most life-changing laws Marylanders need to know about: