National Safety Month

Over 400 people die every day in the United States from accidental injuries. In 2018, unintentional injuries became the third leading cause of death for the first time in history, only beat by heart disease and cancer. According to the National Safety Council (N.S.C.), 47.2 million Americans reported injuries in 2017. Of these, 169,936 resulted in fatalities, and 100 percent of these deaths were preventable.

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The Best and Worst Hospitals in Maryland!

Maryland has some of the best medical facilities in the nation. But not every hospital is up to par. In the biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades Report released last week, Maryland hospitals ranked 30th across the country for health and safety.

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Are Stretch Limousines Safe?

Here in Maryland, it’s homecoming season. I have three teenagers. Plans are being made for “the ask” (the over-the-top production of how one goes about asking their chosen date to attend) “the dress”, (self-explanatory) and “the ride” (who will have the most memorable limo arrival).   All harmless high school fun, right? And the limo, while it may be pompous, does hold a certain “well, at least they won’t be driving” attraction for us worried parents, right? Maybe not.

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How Do I Find a Good Doctor?

Whether you just received a scary diagnosis or moved to a new town, consult a variety of sources to find a trustworthy doctor. Here are seven resources to aid your search.

1. Board certification search tool
Among the first steps for evaluating quality is to check to see whether a physician is board certified, says

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Do I have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine found medical errors to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to medical malpractice insurance giant Deitrich Healthcare, medical malpractice payouts totaled $3.9 billion in 2014.

Wondering whether you have been the victim of medical malpractice? Take this quiz to learn

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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

The decision to pursue legal action against a doctor, individual, company, or hospital is a difficult one. It may take time for you realize the full extent of your injuries, or for you to work up the energy to consult a personal injury attorney. However, waiting too long to take action for a car accident

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If You Signed an Informed Consent Form, Can You Still Sue for Malpractice?

A visit to a doctor or hospital requires filling out a lot of paperwork. Sometimes the amount of time it takes to fill out the paperwork is longer than the medical visit itself.

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