As the National Football League lockout drones on, injured players need to use their workers' compensation benefits. Like other Maryland workers who are injured on the job, they are entitled to compensation for their work-related injuries.
For years, we have known about the dangers of drop-side cribs. Today, advocates for consumer safety are hailing what seems to be long overdue change. A revision to the safety standards of baby cribs, the first in three decades, is hoping to eliminate these dangerous products from the shelves.
Baltimore authorities are continuing to investigate a serious car accident that sent a 27-year-old police officer to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with severe injuries, including multiple fractures to her legs.
A two-car crash in Columbia sent a Howard County police officer to the hospital earlier this week. The crash also involved a teenage driver who, authorities believe, caused the accident by not obeying traffic signs. The accident reflects the concerns of many who believe teenagers are too young to drive responsibly.
Pregnant women and infants are especially vulnerable during childbirth. Like in other medical situations, people who entrust their health to a physician have the right to expect that their physicians will give them the best possible care. Unfortunately, physicians can make mistakes, and medical malpractice can have terrible effects on a person's quality of life. When medical malpractice happens during childbirth resulting in a birth injury, the results can be downright tragic.
Many homeowners and construction workers throughout Baltimore and Maryland rely on power tools to get important projects done. One of the most important tools in any extensive building project is the table saw. The table saw is an old standby and most models have not changed very much over the years, but that may be changing.
An accident involving three vehicles and a tractor-trailer hauling cement closed part of Interstate 270 recently. The crash occurred near a road construction site, proving once again that drivers must be especially careful during summer road construction season to avoid car accidents.
Police are investigating the death of a Hampstead, Maryland, man after the forklift he was operating crashed into a shelving unit. The Maryland workplace accident happened at the Random House Publishing warehouse in Westminster while the man was moving books stacked on pallets.
Now that summer has unofficially arrived in Maryland, pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles and other seasonal vehicles are returning to the road after a long winter in hibernation. Unfortunately, the additional traffic on the road can lead to additional accidents on the road. In a most unusual bicycle accident, a Maryland ice cream truck driver is being charged with running down a bicyclist.