Baltimore Personal Injury Law Blog

Parents win malpractice lawsuit against late sonís doctors

When you visit a doctor in Baltimore, you do so with the belief that he knows what he is doing and that he keeps a clean and sterile office, especially if you are having a procedure done. Yet for one man, a visit to a physician’s office caused him to become infected with MRSA, a bacterium that is antibiotic resistant and difficult to treat in humans.

The man had been experiencing back pain, so he made an appointment at a pain clinic where he received an injection in May 2008. The treatment helped his pain for a while, so he went back for another injection in December. This time the medication had no effect on his pain, so he went back in January for an epidural steroid injection.

2 killed, several injured in 49-vehicle pile up

Spring may have officially arrived here in Baltimore, but that fact hasn’t stopped Mother Nature from pounding the area with snow storms. A whole slew of problems can arise on Maryland’s roadways when it snows in the spring. Because temperatures tend to be a little on the warmer side, the snow can quickly turn to slush on the road and lead to slippery conditions.

This seems to be the case for a car accident that occurred in Berkeley County, West Virginia recently. During the morning commute, motorists were hit with a storm that was fast moving. The snow squall caused wet snow to cover the roadways in a thick layer. Whiteout conditions were reported due to the wind blowing the snow around.

Thrift store employee killed in workplace accident

When a worker in Baltimore is killed in a workplace accident, his or her spouse or dependents may be entitled to Death benefits in workers’ compensation. The amount of the benefits will depend on a variety of factors, including if the family members were partially or 100 percent dependent on the worker when he or she died.

A woman’s family may be entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits after she was killed on the job recently. The 55-year-old woman had worked for a thrift store chain for 25 years and through her hard work and expertise, worked her way up to a pricer who traveled to different stores and trained others to do what she did. She had a knack for pricing items and kept an eye on the competition to ensure her employers stayed ahead.

Man awarded $1 million in lawsuit over informed consent

When undergoing a medical procedure in Baltimore, you have the right to determine what type of medical care you receive. This means that your doctor is required to tell you about your treatment choices and let you decide the ones that you believe will work best for you. This is referred to as informed consent and ensures that you are properly educated about your medical condition and options for treatment. It also allows you to decide whether or not to receive the treatment.

A man claims that an anesthesiologist used a Swan-Ganz catheter without consent on a 71-year-old woman during her coronary artery bypass surgery. The anesthesiologist is also accused of not performing the catheterization correctly or monitoring it properly. The woman died on October 28, 2002.

Hit-and-run leaves 2 bicyclists injured

With the promise of spring and warmer weather just around the corner in Baltimore, we are sure to see more bicyclists out and about in the city. It is important for motorists to be courteous toward cyclists and remember that they have just as much right to use the roads as an automobile does. In situations where there is no bike lane, it is the law for motorists to yield to cyclists riding in the car lane.

This law seems to have been ignored which led to a car accident in Davidsonville, Maryland recently. Two women were riding their bicycles west on the Patuxent River Bridge which has little to no shoulder when a vehicle hit one of them, but kept going. Although the car also swiped the second bicyclist, causing her to collide with the first bicyclist who was on the ground, the driver still did not stop.

Family members injured after clubhouse deck collapses

After the long winter we’ve had here in Baltimore it is no wonder why many residents are looking forward to spring and warmer temperatures. Time spent outdoors enjoying the warm spring sunshine can be a special treat after months of snow and cold. Many people like to relax and soak up a few rays outside on their backyard deck.

For one family, a get together on a clubhouse deck turned into a nightmare when it collapsed. The family was gathered for a party at the clubhouse three days before Christmas. As they joined together for a photo, the deck they were standing on gave way, causing the group of 24 to fall 15 feet to the concrete below.

1 dead, 6 injured in multi-car crash in Baltimore

The number of people who rely on automobiles to get to and from work and other places in Baltimore is on the rise. With more vehicles on the road, the likelihood of becoming involved in a car accident increases. Many of these crashes are caused by drivers not paying attention to the road. Distractions are everywhere these days and come in many forms. Talking on the phone, texting, stereos and even passengers can all take a driver’s attention off the road. These distractions can have potentially serious and even deadly consequences.

This was the case for a fatal car accident that occurred in Baltimore recently. The accident happened where Pressman Street and North Fulton Avenue meet. Although the details are not clear and authorities are continuing to investigate the accident, it is known that the accident involved four vehicles. Two cars crashed into each other in the intersection, killing one of the drivers. Two passengers in that car were hospitalized; one was a woman who was in critical condition and the other was a two-year-old who was listed in guarded non-critical condition after sustaining head injuries. In the other vehicle, the driver and passenger sustained minor injuries.

Employee injured while leaving work wins workers' comp case

When an employee is on the job in Baltimore, he has the right to believe he will be safe. This even applies when a worker is leaving work and still on any part of the business’s premises. When his safety is compromised, he may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

A casino employee in New Jersey petitioned for workers’ compensation benefits after being injured in a car accident on her employer’s premises. The woman had finished her shift as a dealer at Harrah’s Atlantic City on September 19, 2012 and was exiting the property in her SUV when she was hit by another vehicle.

3 injured when SUV crashes into Baltimore pharmacy

It’s probably safe to say that most people living in Baltimore don’t worry much about being involved in a car accident while they are shopping inside a store. But for a few people inside a pharmacy in downtown Baltimore, this is exactly what happened recently.

The car accident occurred at a CVS pharmacy located on Light Street. At around 10:47 a.m. on a Friday morning, two vehicles collided. The impact sent one of the automobiles, an SUV, into the front of the pharmacy. The storefront was severely damaged and tire tracks could be seen outside on a flower bed. Three people inside suffered injuries as a result of the accident. A 17-year-old boy’s back was injured, a woman sustained a shoulder injury and a man suffered neck injuries. The drivers of the cars involved were in good condition.

Elderly couple sue city after falling on sidewalk

In Baltimore, sidewalks that are located on public property are the responsibility of the city to maintain. Residents have the right to walk on city sidewalks that are safe and free from defects that present a fall risk.

An elderly couple that was injured when they tripped on a piece of ill-repaired sidewalk filed a premises liability lawsuit against the city of Glendale, California. The married couple, ages 83 and 78, were walking with their arms linked on a section of sidewalk on North Louise Street. The man tripped on a raised portion of the sidewalk near a tree. He fell to the ground, pulling his wife down with him.

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