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Doctors Don’t Always Pay After Medical Malpractice

After a serious medical error, the patient may be left requiring medical treatment for life. Serious injuries, including head injuries, birth injuries, and spinal cord injuries can require a lifetime of care, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in medical expenses. In order to recover damages from the negligent doctor,…

Slip and Fall Injuries in the Hospital

Most people think about hospitals as a place to go to recover from an injury. Unfortunately, the hospital can also be a place that is responsible for causing injuries. Many patients are designated as “fall-risk” if they may be at risk of injury for a slip and fall injury, losing balance, or…

Increase in Malpractice Claims Related to COVID

There has been an increase in the number of medical malpractice claims related to COVID-19. Almost 5% of medical malpractice claims filed in the U.S. are related to the coronavirus. The healthcare industry has been pushing to limit liability related to COVID. However, at the same time, some doctors are failing to…

The Cost of a Funeral After a Fatal Accident

Death can be difficult to face even though it is eventual for all of us. As a result, most people don’t plan for events surrounding death, like making a will, making burial plans, or setting aside money for a funeral. This can make it more difficult for the family to deal with…

Truck Driver Fatigue and Accidents

Sitting behind the wheel for a long time can make you tired. Most drivers have experienced fatigue or even falling asleep behind the wheel at least once in their lives. It can be a frightening experience, especially on the highway traveling at more than 60 miles per hour. Truck drivers can experience…

Medical Malpractice Changes in the Last Decade

Medical technology has advanced greatly over the past decade. Medical breakthroughs have included using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve patient care, genomic advancements, and virtual reality (VR) for surgeons. Unfortunately, one area that has not changed much over the past ten years is medical malpractice. Doctors and hospitals are still making many…

The Cost Of Pain After An Injury

How can you put a price on pain? Juries in medical malpractice lawsuits and personal injury accidents are often required to put a dollar value on the pain and suffering an injury victim has to deal with after an accident. Calculating pain damages can be difficult, especially when the pain and suffering…

Genetic Testing Errors Are Common

Genetic testing can be a valuable tool for identifying diseases and predicting birth defects. Testing a patient’s genes can show what many other diagnostic tests cannot. However, learning from a genetic test requires a doctor ordering the right test in the first place. Unfortunately, errors in genetic testing are common, resulting in…

Confusing Medical Terminology Can Increase Risk Of Medical Errors

When a doctor is talking to a patient, it may sound like the doctor is speaking another language. Medical terminology, treatments, medications, and diseases may have scientific terms and common language terms. Sometimes doctors are not concerned with making sure the patient really understands what they are saying, which can lead to…

Trucking Company Violations Causing Accidents

Truck drivers are a vital part of our infrastructure, moving food, products, and goods across the country. Unfortunately, the trucking companies may take shortcuts in safety to try and save money. When trucking companies violate traffic and safety regulations, it can put the public at risk of injury.  Truck Drivers on Prohibited…

Medical Accidents And Distracted Nursing

Doctors and nurses have a lot of responsibility when it comes to patient care. Especially when caring for the most vulnerable, medical professionals must maintain a certain standard of care. Distractions, mistakes, and mix-ups can cause serious injury or harm. Unfortunately for patients, when a medical error causes injury the injury victim…

Healthcare Fraud Hurting Patients And Families

Patients are often shocked when they get a bill in the mail after a routine visit. A major surgery can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Looking closer at the bill, you may see questionable charges or things that appear to be double charges for the same thing, charges for the wrong…

Beloved Port Richmond Crossing Guard Hit By Vehicle

An outpouring of care and concern is being spread by residents of the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia after a familiar face has been injured–a well-loved crossing guard is fighting for her life after an accident. Two individuals are facing charges after the beloved Philadelphia crossing guard was struck by a vehicle while on…

Claim Filed Over Alleged Lethal Propofol Dose

A man whose father died during surgery is bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctors who administered anesthesia drugs, alleging that the physician ordered too many injections of the sedative propofol and then failed to perform CPR and call 911 in a timely manner. According to the lawsuit, the patient was given four…

Medical Malpractice For The Military

Most Americans are protected from medical negligence through a combination of state statutes and common law. These laws require doctors to provide a specific standard of care at the same level of care any other reasonable doctor in their position would provide, thus protecting patients from uneducated or careless decisions by their…

Getting Pregnant Can Be More Difficult After A C-Section

According to Penn State College of Medicine research, women who deliver a child by C-section are less likely to conceive subsequent children. There were previous studies that showed mothers who gave birth by Caesarean section had lower rates of subsequent births, it was unclear if the reduction was due to maternal choice….

Understanding The Difference Between Medical Malpractice & Medical Battery

Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, is a civil claim brought against a healthcare provider. The necessary elements for a claim include that a patient/physician relationship existed, the physician owed a duty of care which was breached, and the breach caused the patient’s injuries. The duty is violated when care does not meet accepted standards…

Doctor Faces Malpractice Lawsuit For Overprescribing Pain Meds

Doctors are generally given a lot of latitude when it comes to their decisions to prescribe pain medications to their patients. However, overprescribing drugs can lead to addiction for the unsuspecting patients. When there is a pattern of overprescribing drugs, the doctor may face federal drug charges as well as medical malpractice…

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Increase Risk For Kidney Failure

Proton Pump Inhibitor, or PPI, as it is more commonly known, is a drug used to treat chronic heartburn and other gastrointestinal disorders related to the production of acid. Brands of this drug include Prevacid, Prilosec OTC, and Nexium. A new study done by the American Society of Nephrology shows an alarming…

STIHL Recalls Hedge Trimmers For Laceration Risk

Yard work is already hard and miserable enough. Adding a significant safety risk because of a defective tool seems like overkill. However, a popular brand has issued a recall of several thousand hedge trimmers because of a faulty trigger switch, which can cause significant injuries because of the defective product. STIHL Recalls…

Following Up: First U.S. Uterine Transplant

Last week we wrote about the United State’s first successful uterus transplant. Lindsey, the 26-year-old patient, was born without a uterus and hoped the transplant would allow her to conceive children. However, recently the unfortunate news broke that the transplant suddenly failed and the uterus was removed. News of the failure came…

OxyContin And Off-Label Drugs For Children

Last August, the Food and Drug Administration caused an uproar when it approved the use of the narcotic painkiller OxyContin for some children. OxyContin is a very powerful painkiller that is often linked to addiction. In 2014, a reported 1.9 million American suffered from a substance use disorder involving prescription painkillers. Many…

Youth Sports Injuries

Schools across America take pride in their youth sports programs. Students from elementary school through high school participate in sports. Many children will start at a young age, and then later proceed onward to higher levels of athletics. Popular sports in the U.S. for children and teens include hockey, soccer, and football….

Philadelphia Police Officer Charged In DUI-Related Accident

A Philadelphia police officer is facing charges of driving under the influence after being involved in a car accident while he was off duty. The accident occurred around 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020, on Roosevelt Boulevard and resulted in the officer’s vehicle flipping over. The officer was given a breathalyzer test at…

Difficulty May Await In COVID-19 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The United States–and the world at large–is in the midst of a period of uncertainty thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are experiencing firsthand an unprecedented time filled with new challenges which are being addressed in unique ways. From delays in elective surgeries to immunity for volunteer healthcare workers, the outbreak of…

Balcony Collapse Injuries In Philadelphia

With the weather warming up, people are seeking relief wherever they can find it. On warm summer nights, sitting out on the balcony can help residents and their friends stay cool. Sitting out on the balcony may not seem like anything dangerous. However, shoddy construction of a building or balcony can cause…

Paralysis From Misdiagnosis Of Spinal Injury Encounters A Federal Cap On Recoverable Damages

In a U.S. District Court in Louisiana, Judge S. Maurice Hicks has allowed a motion for provisional appeal in a case where the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) and Louisiana medical malpractice laws require caps on damages. Michelle and Gregory Scott filed suit after their daughter was rendered paralyzed after…

Mass Torts Prepared In PA Over PFC Contamination

Several of Pennsylvania’s residents in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are preparing for a mass tort lawsuit against 6 chemical companies. The residents involved in the forthcoming lawsuits have been affected by chemical companies spilling harmful chemicals into their local water supplies. The chemicals in question are known as PFC’s, or Perflourinated Chemicals….

Teen Boy Forced To Take Estrogen Without Consent

The family of a teenage boy in Los Angeles has filed a complaint against the county for administering female hormones. According to the complaint, the family alleges their son was prescribed estrogen without getting voluntary consent of their child or the parents. The family says they were never informed of the purpose,…

Pennsylvania Court Orders Reevaluation Of Prison Inmate’s Claim Of Inadequate Medical Care

Dennis McKeithan is serving a 50+ year sentence in Pennsylvania’s SCI Houtzdale prison facility that houses roughly 2,500 inmates. He filed a claim against the contracted medical provider for failing to treat a condition he has known as eczema, which causes the skin to itch and become inflamed. The claim was filed in Clearfield…

Buildings At Johns Hopkins Hospital In Baltimore Evacuated Following Tuberculosis Scare

The Baltimore Fire Department was suddenly notified earlier this week of a tuberculosis (TB) spill at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. A research department within the facility was using a sample of tuberculosis in a frozen form that was accidentally dropped along an internal bridge that spans two buildings. Dozens of emergency personnel responded…

Report Indicates U.S. Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums Remain Stable

A recent report by Medical Liability Monitor (MLM) showed that medical liability insurance coverage premiums remain stable across most parts of the country, as costs dropped by an average of 1.1% for three specialties of medical practice that are traditionally strong indicators. The survey is conducted annually to interpret the true cost of medical…

Understanding The Pennsylvania Medical Care Availability & Reduction Of Error Fund (“Mcare”) Act

The Pennsylvania Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund (Mcare) became law in 2002. Mcare replaced a program known as the Medical Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund (CAT Fund), which was part of the Health Care Services Malpractice Act established in 1975. Mcare required that healthcare providers and entities licensed as hospitals…

Medical Malpractice Suit Follows Snowball Fight

A playful and fun snowball fight gone wrong is not typically the type of event that would land someone in a medical malpractice case. However, an unfortunate accident that occurred while two men were goofing off in the winter weather after work quickly ended their merriment. Joseph Hineman, a Delaware resident, was…

Paramedics Intubate Patient’s Esophagus Instead Of Airway

When the paramedics arrive on the scene of an accident with a patient who is not breathing, one of the first priorities is to get oxygen going to the patient. This often involves an endotracheal intubation. During an endotracheal intubation, a plastic tube is inserted into the individual’s trachea, or windpipe. This…

When The City Is To Blame For A Slip And Fall Injury

After a slip and fall in a grocery store, the grocery store or property owner is generally liable for the accident. However, if you slip and fall and suffer an injury in a government building, who is liable for your damages? If you are injured in a slip and fall injury on…

Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Dead

Just last week, a 47-year-old man died after being hit by a car while riding his motorcycle. The tragic accident occurred right after 2:30 pm in West Philadelphia, near the Diamond and 54th Street intersection. The motorcyclist was riding south on 54th Street when he was hit by a car that was driving…

Senate Bill To Allow Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage For Sports Medicine Providers To Cross State Lines

The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (#808) has been approved by the Senate’s Health, Labor, Education, and Pensions Committee. This non-partisan measure allows for those medical professionals working in sports medicine who travel with athletic teams to retain their medical malpractice coverage regardless of whether they are outside of their original state of licensure….

Bizarre Sequence Of Events Leads To Medical Malpractice Suit For Death Of 7-Month Old

Cecelia Nin was 7-months old in 2013 when she died. Her mother, Kareliz Nin, initially brought Cecelia to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for injuries and possible seizures but was soon released. Shortly thereafter, Nin brought the baby to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center with similar injuries. The hospital suspected abuse and contacted local…

Panera Sued Over Sandwich Mishap

When you go out to eat, you generally expect that your food will be fresh, appealing, and delicious. You would never expect your food to be potentially life-threatening to you or anyone in your family. Unfortunately, for one family in Natick, Massachusetts, this was their reality one harrowing evening. The Russo family…

Zantac Pulled From Shelves Over Cancer Link

Last month, we discussed the California class-action lawsuit against drug manufacturers Sanofi-Aventis and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. These companies produce the popular heartburn medication Zantac. Plaintiffs in the northern district of California claimed that the drug contains unacceptable levels of a drug called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) when taken as instructed for long-term conditions such as peptic ulcer…

Snake Bite At The Happiest Place On Earth

Walt Disney World is a popular vacation destination. The park, which opened its doors in 1971, is 40 square miles, has 62,000 employees, and has 52.5 million visitors every year. Walt Disney World has four amusement parks including the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park….

FDA Intensified Breast Implant Warning

This Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended intensified warnings for certain types of breast implants due to new information about risks associated with the products.  Earlier this year, we discussed the recall of the Biocell breast implants. The implants were found to be associated with a disproportionate number of lymphoma cases, specifically…

Unregulated Medical Spas

Cosmetic medical procedures can be performed in a variety of settings including doctor’s offices, hospitals, and medical spas. Most locations, including doctor’s offices and hospitals, are controlled by both national and state-specific regulations that provide strict guidelines for the qualifications of medical professionals who work there. “Medspas” however are left largely unregulated:…

Fido Isn’t Always So Friendly

Dogs are popularly known as man’s best friend. With over 54 million households owning a dog in the United States, dogs are one of the most popular pets that people have. In general, dogs tend to be loyal, kind, and loving companions. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that…

Car Accident Causes Death Of Young Boy

Hit-and-run crashes are on the rise in the United States, reports USA Today. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatal hit-and-run crashes has increased by 13% between 2009 and 2011. There were 1,274 fatal crashes in 2009, in 2010 there were 1,393 crashes, and in…

Understanding New Insurance Concerns Involving Rideshare Company Liability

The booming rideshare market in the U.S. has rapidly emerged since beginning in 2012. Executives with Uber claim that the company provides roughly 2 million rides each day to those worldwide. As with most new services that enter the market, the insurance providers, regulators, management and workers lagged behind in truly addressing liability concerns….

Pennsylvania Physician Groups Watching Court Ruling Impacting Medical Malpractice Claims

The case of Mitchell v. Shikora will soon be heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Physicians are hoping that the high court reverses a prior ruling, which they say could make them liable for known complications that may occur in surgical procedures. The primary issue involves whether testimony by expert witnesses regarding known complications…

Electronic Cigarettes And How They Can Be Dangerous

When electronic cigarettes first started coming out about a decade ago, they were heralded as a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco, and an effective way to help people quit smoking altogether. According to polls, the use of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. increased exponentially between 2013 and 2015, rising from 2.6% of…

Texas Announces Medicaid Fraud Suit Against Johnson & Johnson

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a civil Medicaid fraud lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (and a subsidiary) for misrepresentations made to the Texas Medicaid program concerning the opioid drug, Duragesic. Duragesic is a transdermal patch containing the painkiller fentanyl. It administers the drug through the skin and is intended…

Patient Suffers Brain Damage After Medical Device Failure

A Bellevue, Washington software developer, Dennis Montgomery, underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm in 2013. The treatment required the use of a medical device known as the “Penumbra Coil 400.” The Penumbra Coil 400 and other similar coil devices are the primary method used to treat brain aneurysms. Normally, all goes well,…

Three States Face Challenges To Medical Malpractice Procedural Reforms

Attempts at medical malpractice reform have been long underway at both the federal and state levels. Many states have developed their own models in efforts to lower costs both of litigation and malpractice liability insurance for providers. The American Medical Association reports that currently in Maryland, Michigan and Kentucky, courts are tasked…

Mystery Vaping Illness Claims Fifth Life

We have been covering the mysterious lung illness, which appears to be associated with vaping, for many weeks now. What began as a group of Wisconsin teens experiencing serious lung issues and developed into dozens of cases of severe lung disease across the United States, it is now a fatal health condition…

How Is Privacy Maintained For My Personal Information & Financial Data In Civil Filings?

Throughout the U.S. in recent years, a widespread problem that has emerged involving unauthorized access and usage of data such as credit card numbers, account information, and social security numbers. Many individuals have been victims of “identity theft” where the criminal may create credit accounts under another person’s identity. Civil court case filings may have documents…

Federal Judge To Rule On Appeal In Wrongful Death Case Involving A Mentally Disabled Maryland Man

A Washington Post story reported on a case involving Richard Rochford, a Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputy, who was working security at a movie theater. In 2013, the manager pointed out to Rochford that a man had entered a movie without paying. Rochford encountered Robert E. Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, and attempted to persuade him to…

When Thousands Were Infected By Blood Contamination

When someone requires a blood transfusion, they rely on another person’s blood to keep them alive. However, blood does not only provide life-giving opportunities. Blood can also carry disease, transmitting deadly diseases to the recipient of the transfusion. Decades after a mass blood contamination epidemic, healthcare officials offer patients and their families…

Investigation Into Misdiagnosis-Fueled Custody Loss

This October, we examined the story of a Texas couple who lost custody of their newborn son because physicians misdiagnosed a genetic medical condition as the physical symptoms of child abuse. While this case was devastating for the parents involved, a year-long investigation suggests that loss of custody due to diagnostic errors is occurring…

Dangers Of Tanning Salons For Sun In The Winter

Going through the winter season in Philadelphia can be gloomy. At the height of winter, during the solstice on December 21st, residents get a maximum of 9 hours and 20 minutes of daylight. This compares to more than 15 hours of sun at the height of summer. With almost 6 hours less…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Rule On Injury Case Where School Seeks Governmental Immunity

The case of Brewington v. Philadelphia School District has reached the Supreme Court. The Commonwealth Court had allowed a Philadelphia Public School student’s family to pursue damages when a 9-year-old boy was injured after running into a concrete wall in a gymnasium that the plaintiff’s felt should have had protective wall padding….

Maryland Legislature Considering $500 Fines For Texting & Driving

Across Maryland, the problem of distracted driving has continued to grow. Lawmakers are looking to pass a law raising penalties for text messaging while driving to $500. The House of Delegates passed the bill recently; however, early indications show it may be difficult for it to pass through the Senate. Similar legislation has previously…

Organizers Hit With Six Lawsuits After Fyre Festival Disaster

The promise of a celebration called Fyre Festival – two weekends of exclusive appearances from the hottest celebrities and most prominent performers – consistently graced the screens of many who are active on social media. Online influencers as well as influential figures in pop culture like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner showed…

Study Finds Increase In E-cigarettes Poisoning Children

E-cigarettes have gained so much popularity, they are somewhat of a worldwide phenomenon. While they can be a helpful device for quitting real cigarettes, the public often overlooks the dangers of these devices. We have made an effort to discuss the dangers of e-cigarette usage in the past. As these products continue…

Unnecessary Dental Procedures

Many people hate going to the dentist. However, proper dental care is necessary to keep a healthy smile. Sometimes a dental procedure is necessary to fill a cavity, fix a broken tooth, or address an infection. Unfortunately, some dentists are performing unnecessarily dental operations to bill Medicare at a higher rate than…

Dentist Accused Of Reusing Needles And Prescription Fraud

Even under the best conditions, going to the dentist can be nerve-wracking. When lying back in the dentist’s chair, you cannot see much of what is going on around you except for the dentist and assistant leaning over you putting things into your mouth. Patients have to trust that the dentist has…

Liability For Property Damage & Personal Injury From Potholes On Pennsylvania Roads

The long winter has taken its toll on roadway surfaces with many motorists encountering large potholes capable of significantly damaging tires, rims, ball joints, struts, exhaust systems and more. The Philadelphia Inquirer cited a report from AAA that annual damage from potholes in the U.S. is an astounding $3 billion. Ryan Slicker was driving…

Pennsylvania Man Awarded $2.75 Million Following An Accident Resulting In A Leg Amputation

Anthony Dos Santos brought a civil personal injury claim against Whitewater West Industries in a Lehigh County court after losing part of his leg in a construction accident. Dos Santos was 23 years old when he and two other workers were moving 40-foot long steel objects with forklifts. Whitewater West is a manufacturer and service provider for amusement…

More People Died From Selfies Than Shark Attacks In 2015

Yesterday a 16-year-old boy was fatally struck by a train while attempting to take a selfie in India. Selfies are normally associated with narcissism and ‘duckfaces’, but a growing trend of deadly selfies has exposed a darker side to these pictures. In 2015, dozens of people died while attempting to take selfies,…

Medical Malpractice And Mental Health

US policy makers are currently renewing efforts to increase health care for mental illnesses. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. According to medical studies, about 20% of all adult Americans, or one in five people, suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Americans file 270 million prescriptions each year for anti-depressants…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules On Statute Of Limitations In Medical Malpractice Survival Actions

The medical malpractice case of Dubose v. Quinlan reached the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently. The court was tasked with determining if the plaintiff’s survival action had been brought in a time-frame that was proper based on state law. The Superior Court had ruled prior that the two-year period in which to file a suit was rightfully…

Fertility Doctor Accused Of Using Own Sperm To Inseminate Patients

A retired fertility doctor who allegedly used his own sperm about 50 times to inseminate unsuspecting patients, pleaded not guilty in late September to two counts of felony obstruction of justice for misleading authorities investigating complaints from children he fathered. Not only did the doctor’s lapse in ethics lead to the criminal…

Bicyclist In Philadelphia Injured In Sinkhole Crash Awarded $3.2 Million

Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson declined the City of Philadelphia’s request for a new trial in the case of Degliomini v. Philadelphia Phillies; however, the $3.2 million verdict previously awarded in trial was reduced to the $500,000 statutory limit for claims against governmental entities. Plaintiff Anthony Degliomini was riding a bicycle in a charity event on a city…

Medical Malpractice And Arbitration Agreements

Litigation can be an arduous and expensive process for all involved parties. To reduce the potential burden, many members within the healthcare industry include clauses within their agreements with patients that stipulate the use of arbitration in place of a trial should a dispute arise. Essentially the agreement asks the patient to…

Gun Manufacturer Ordered To Pay $500,000 To Injured Hunter

A judge recently ruled against the one of the nation’s largest firearm manufacturer, Remington Arms, in a new personal injury case filed by a Louisiana hunter. The case has proven to be a controversial one since there are strict laws that protect gun makers from lawsuits in the state. According to the…

New Jersey Medical Malpractice Case Accuses Doctor Of Disclosing A Patient’s HIV-Positive Status To A Third-Party

Plaintiff “John Smith” brought a civil action against Dr. Arvind R. Datla and Consultants in Kidney Disease in a New Jersey court claiming that Datla, a nephrologist, improperly revealed that the plaintiff (patient) was HIV-positive to another individual without consent. The plaintiff was being treated for kidney failure at the time when the defendant allegedly…

Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Case Involving Birth Injury Settled For $19.5 Million

William and Carolyn Hughes brought a claim of medical negligence in Lackawanna County Court against Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Dr. Lori DelGaudio, and Dr. Teresa Baseski. Their son Billy was left with “catastrophic and permanent injuries” after alleged negligent care during Mrs. Hughes’ pregnancy. The case was recently settled for $19.5 million, which is believed…

$250 Million For Those Harmed By GranuFlo

In February of 2016, Fresenius Medical Care (“Fresenius”) agreed to settle over 10,000 lawsuits that had been filed against it over one of its kidney dialysis products, GranuFlo. The company will pay out $250 million to settle various lawsuits brought by patients and family members of patients who were injured by the…

Washington D.C. Offering Cash Incentive To Residents Who Report Identity Of Those Operating ATVs On Roadways

Washington D.C. police arrested 56 individuals who were operating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the roads and seized roughly 41 of these vehicles. Off-road style dirt bikes and mini bikes are not permitted on public roadways in D.C. Groups of young people riding these vehicles have reportedly been causing problems across the region,…

Local Gas Stations To Warn Against Distracted Driving

The Mid-Atlantic chapter of AAA has launched a campaign to combat distracted driving, and local gas stations will soon play a part. The campaign seeks to educate drivers on the severity of distracted driving, specifically to note that distracted driving is just as serious as driving under the influence of alcohol or…

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