Proving Nursing Home Negligence

It’s not enough to be convinced of a problem when it comes to the law. You also need to be able to provide proof. Some matters face tougher challenges on this front than others, few are as difficult to untangle as nursing home negligence. A nursing home exists as both a residential institution and a medical one. These overlapping needs create a lot of paperwork. On top of that, elders placed in an assisted living situation already have issues regarding injury and awareness. It’s difficult –and painful for the resident and family—to address whether deteriorating is a result of poor care [...]

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Medical Malpractice|

Nursing Home Abuse: Precautions to Take for Loved Ones

The line between negligence and abuse remains a fine one. The major distinctions fall along the lines of intention and severity of harm. It’s important to avoid both when finding care for your loved ones. If you suspect a family member is the victim of nursing home abuse, it’s easy to overreact, making the problem more difficult in multiple ways. First, any investigation into the abuse could be hindered. Second, accusations and suspicion could lead to problems for your elders.  If you suspect abuse or negligence are at play, proceed with caution to ensure a quality of safety and care. Precautions [...]

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Medical Malpractice|

Workers’ Compensation at Home: Employees Telecommuting

The statistics on working from home and telecommuting continues to grow as information technologies increasingly decentralize the workplace. A decade ago, only 24% of workers had home offices and/or performed workplace activities from home. Last year, this number rose to 60%. This includes full time telecommuters and workers that spend at least half of the week performing duties not in the workplace. It makes sense for businesses to move equipment and bodies out of the office.  One under-explored aspect of the telecommuting phenomenon is liability and responsibility when it comes to workers' compensation.  The fewer people that work in the building, [...]

September 5th, 2019|Categories: Workers' Compensation|

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

No matter how much research you do beforehand, the conditions at an assisted care facility can change over time. What once was the right fit for your loved ones can slide from mismanagement or an inability to adapt to current treatment standards. How can you tell when nursing home negligence has occurred? More importantly, how can you spot the warning signs before they result in problems for your loved ones? First, it’s important to remember that not all signs indicate a systemic or chronic issue. Addressing problems as they arise helps prevent deteriorating. Fear of what could be going wrong sometimes [...]

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Malpractice, Medical Malpractice|

Purpose of an Independent Medical Examination

After being injured on the job, time often feels like it slows down but is also passing too quickly. Bills and expenses pile up rapidly and relief from any help seems to always be further away.  Part of this feeling comes from the number of hoops one must jump through to get a worker’s compensation claim processed. It’s hard enough to understand the thick layer of bureaucracy that exists in the process at the best of times, let alone when in the moment.  Dealing with the seemingly endless exams and meetings to get compensation money released is one reason to hire [...]

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Accidents, Workers' Compensation|

Confronting Nursing Home Negligence While a Loved One Resides There

Fixing a situation while in the middle of it is far more difficult than from the outside. You hardly expect to diagnose and repair a problem with your car or computer while the thing is running. Social situations are more difficult. Dealing with the problem of nursing home negligence puts you in a difficult position. You must address issues to protect your loved ones, but, short of removing them form care, you will need to deal with the problems in an ongoing fashion. Fear of reprisal to those under care in the case of a report is one reason that negligence [...]

August 7th, 2019|Categories: Diseases, Medical Malpractice|

Understanding Fault in Slip and Fall Personal Injury Accidents

When you suffer an injury due to a slip, trip, or fall on someone else’s property, it can be difficult to know exactly who is at fault, and as such, responsible for your injury. Whether your injury was due to uneven ground, a wet floor, or even faulty stairs, you may be entitled to damages through a personal injury case in Maryland. However, there are a few things you need to consider before filing your claim. Everyday Occurrences If it’s pouring down rain, or there are several inches of snow on the ground, it is natural that floors are going to [...]

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

There are many different cases in which personal injury law may come into play. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence or because they purposefully did something to hurt you, then you will have legal rights to compensation. In those situations, you will need to seek a personal injury attorney in Maryland to represent you. Below, we will discuss some of the most common types of personal injury cases that you could be involved in. Car Accidents Of all the personal injury cases, the vast majority are those that involve car accidents. If an accident takes place because someone [...]

Premises Liability – What You Need to Know

If you have been injured due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you may have a personal injury case under Maryland laws. If you are trying to determine whether you can file a claim due to premises liability, you will need to understand your rights and responsibilities. What is Premises Liability? Premises liability is the responsibility of the owner in being responsible for any damages resulting from a risk or danger that resulted in your injury. In this type of case, the expectation is, generally, that you had expectations of being free from potential danger while on the property. There [...]

Why Your Personal Injury Case Is Unique

If you recently got involved in an accident, you may notice that friends and co-workers will start telling you about someone else they know who got in an accident and how much compensation they got. As tempting as it might be to compare your case with a friend’s or acquaintance’s past case, you can’t do it. Your case is completely unique, and you shouldn’t base your settlement expectations on another case even if it sounds very similar. There are dozens of things that can affect how much money you are compensated in your personal injury case, and all of these factors [...]

How to Deal With a Hit and Run Crash

If you have been the victim of a hit and run, you may feel even more frustrated and angry than if you had been involved in a more straightforward accident. Hit and run crashes aren’t just a costly nuisance. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 1,980 fatal hit-and-run crashes in the United States, resulting in over 2,000 deaths. Consider yourself lucky if you’ve never been involved in a hit and run incident. However, if you have recently been involved in a hit and run, either as the victim or the perpetrator or if this happens to you [...]

June 20th, 2019|Categories: Accidents|

Insurance Claim Secret Tactics to Watch Out For

When it’s another person’s fault that you get injured, it’s usually their insurance company who’s responsible for paying for your injuries. Unfortunately, insurance company delay tactics commonly get in the way of getting the compensation you need. Insurance companies are businesses that, like any other, are primarily concerned with their bottom line. They don’t want to pay you any more than they have to. You should realize that when the insurance adjuster calls, it isn’t because they want to give you the fair compensation you need and deserve. They’re assuming you are naïve about the law and your legal rights. They’re [...]

June 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Insurance|Tags: |