Another Deadly Gas Explosion in Maryland

Local news sources are reporting a deadly explosion in Baltimore this morning has left at least one person dead, multiple trapped residents, and several more injured people. The Baltimore Fire Department called it a “major gas explosion.”  Investigations as to the cause of the explosion and recovery efforts continue. As I posted in 2016 following a deadly apartment explosion in Silver Spring, Maryland, the injuries from such incidents can be very serious. Burn injuries are considered some of the most traumatic personal injuries a person can suffer. At least a million people in the United States are injured from burns…

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Timely Facts About Fall Sports Head Injuries

From Little League to the NFL, traumatic brain injuries are increasingly of concern in all levels of athletics. Highlighted below, recent statistics shed light on the scope of the problem: Injuries On the Rise Traumatic brain injuries have plagued athletes for decades, but all signs point to an increase in prevalence. Data from the High School Reporting Information Online injury surveillance system indicates that participation in main high school athletic categories increased 1.04 fold between 2005 and 2015; meanwhile, concussions in these sports increased a shocking 2.2 fold. Not Just Football When most people think about sport-related brain injuries, they…

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Defective Circumcision Equipment Permanently Impairs Young Man | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

A jury in Florida issued a decision last week that, L.G., a Florida infant, was entitled to judgment against Mogen Circumcision Instruments, manufacturer of the popular Mogen clamp.  The device severed the glans of the infant’s penis during a routine circumcision causing permanent and severe medical complications for this young child. The company had previously stated that such an injury was impossible, but the journal Pediatrics, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, published a 1996 case study detailing a similar injury.  Fortunately, in that case, a skilled urologist was able to reattach the approximately 2mm of glans.  In 2000,…

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Brain Injuries in Children on the Rise | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result from sports and recreation activities in the U.S. each year. Of those children, approximately 165,000 require hospitalization. The most frequent causes of TBI are related to: car accidents falls sports related injuries; and abuse/assault. It can be difficult for a parent to diagnose this type of injury as many children do not demonstrate visible impairments after a head injury. The symptoms depend on the extent and location of the brain injury and can vary greatly. Children who suffered TBI may experience some or…

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