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Do doctors pay for their mistakes?

If you have ever suffered undue injury at the hands of medical professionals who you trusted to cure or treat your symptoms, you may wonder how to hold them accountable and if they will ever truly pay for their mistakes. The truth is, it isn't likely. Despite numerous lawsuit victories against doctors regarding medical malpractice claims, a comparably small percentage have received any board sanctions regarding the obvious occurrences of malpractice.

Everyone loses as alleged racers face sentencing

There are no winners when it comes to justice after the wrongful and untimely death of your loved ones. At the end of the day, your loved ones are still gone. However, any time you hold people accountable for their actions, you set a precedent and send a message that has the potential to reach more people and save more lives.

How can I justify my suspicions of nursing home neglect?

As those we love age, they can develop needs that require extensive care. For many reasons, the family of the elderly person may not be able to provide the care they require. In those cases, the difficult decision to place their care in the hands of others is made. Sometimes this is the only solution to ensure those we love receive the care they need, and we must decide on the best nursing home for them to live in so that they can be properly cared for. Most nursing homes provide an excellent standard of care, and we are confident in knowing they are well looked after. However, even after careful selection of a home, elder abuse can happen. While the thought of such an occurrence can be extremely difficult to face, it is important that our suspicions are verified early on so that the abuse can stop.

Large truck accidents can have life-changing consequences

Large trucks and other commercial vehicles are governed by regulations set out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. When vehicles are not in compliance with Maryland's motor carrier safety regulations, truck accidents can result, and the truck driver and/or the company they work for can be held liable. The annual death toll of people in cars and other passenger vehicles caused by a collision with a large truck is staggering; partly because many of the instances occur on busy highways and often involve multiple vehicles.

7 common causes of trucking accidents

Collisions involving commercial-sized trucks are among the most catastrophic on Maryland roads and highways. This is because they are very large, heavy and may be transporting hazardous cargo. In the event of an accident, each of these elements has the potential to cause enormous amounts of damage.

Medical malpractice and holding the medical system accountable

When faced with an issue regarding our health, we trust our well-being to medical professionals. Much more often than not, this trust is well placed. However, there are instances where it is not. Health professionals are human, and they make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes have far-reaching repercussions, affecting victims of medical malpractice in life altering, severe and sometimes shocking ways.

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