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A recent ruling by the US District Court for the District of Maryland may have implications for future liability and negligent action lawsuits. The court dismissed claims brought by a deceased worker’s family which alleged that his death resulted from prolonged exposure to a substance containing a powerful carcinogen. The story goes back to the
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Wear It!

  • May 28, 2015
  • Boating Accident
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Summer is the time when many of us like to go boating. But remember, every time you are out on the water, make sure you “Wear It!” Wear your life jacket, that is. Always wearing your life jacket was the focus of this year’s Safe Boating Week (May 16-22, 2015) and also the focus of
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How Effective is That Lifeguard?

  • May 21, 2015
  • Personal Injury
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Here in Maryland, despite living in the greater Baltimore area where you find a lot of pools, a remarkable number of us swim in open water such as the local rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. And with swimming in open water comes the danger of drowning (See: Increase in Drowning Deaths). Drowning
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Liquid Nicotine — A Little Can Be Lethal

  • March 14, 2015
  • Child Injury
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Would you leave a bottle of bleach within the reach of a toddler? Parents know to store household chemicals behind locked cabinet doors or on a high shelf, aware and wary of accidental poisonings that befall curious children. And yet, too many parents are leaving containers of significantly more toxic and enticing liquids where children
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What if one-third of the city of Annapolis were wiped out in one year by drunk drivers? That’s one way to envision the fact that during 2013, 10,076 people were killed in drunk driving crashes somewhere in the U.S. Or look at it this way: In 2013, 141 people were killed just in Maryland accidents
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Alert: Whole Foods Recall

  • February 13, 2015
  • Business
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On February 10, Whole Foods Markets, Inc. recalled tens of thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat products because they have been contaminated with peanut allergens. The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared it a Class I hazard — that is, “a situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious,
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Are We Asking for a Frackastrophe?

  • January 22, 2015
  • Burns & Explosion Injuries
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On December 1, a number of Baltimore residents attended an environmental hearing to weigh in on the potential danger of railroads in area neighborhoods being used for the transport of millions of gallons of crude oil. Houston-based Targa Resources has applied to expand its existing export pier in South Baltimore to store, handle, process and
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What Will We Learn from Bicycle Tragedy?

  • January 19, 2015
  • Accidents
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I’m feeling an uneasy sense of déjà vu. Not quite a year ago, I wrote about a hit-and-run driver who collided with two women riding bicycles in Davidsonville in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. According to recent updates on that accident, one victim was treated for minor injuries but the more seriously wounded woman had to
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Highway Guardrails May Be Dangerous To Your Health

  • November 11, 2014
  • Accidents
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Thanks to a whistleblower case in Texas, the roads may be made safer for drivers in many states. I say “may” be, because the enormity of the problem seems to have state regulators befuddled about what to do next. The whistleblower case involved a particular type of metal cap fitted on the end of millions
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When Pampering Leads To Pain

  • October 20, 2014
  • Injuries
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Millions of people, women and men alike, enjoy the experience of visiting a nail salon or spa for a manicure or pedicure, sometimes opting for one of those relaxing leg massages, maybe while sipping a glass of wine or breathing deeply of a calming lavender scent. Little do they suspect that they could wind up
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