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Rear-End Collisions in Baltimore Area

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When a pick-up truck rear-ended another truck in Glen Burnie in December 2018, the result was not only damage to the vehicles. Two individuals were hospitalized due to injuries sustained in the collision.  Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident.  According to the Washington Post, rear-end accidents are the most frequently occurring type of… Read More »

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Choose Your Doctor Carefully: Avoiding Medical Malpractice

By Hasson D. Barnes |

The relationship between physicians and patients is a sacred one: as patients, we rely on the judgment and experience of our doctors as we seek treatment for medical issues. It is a very personal confidence, and one that, when breached, can leave patients reeling. If you have been injured as a result of a… Read More »

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Serious Consequences of Accidents: Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Traffic accidents occur every day across this country. Many times, individuals experience physical maladies following these incidents, including broken bones, lacerations, whiplash, and contusions. While these are all sobering, perhaps nothing is more life changing than a traumatic brain injury (TBI). When the body’s control center, the brain, is injured, the impacts can be… Read More »

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Filing a Third Party Claim in Addition to Workers’ Compensation

By Hasson D. Barnes |

If you’ve been injured on the job, chances are you’ve filed a claim through Workers’ Compensation. If all goes according to plan, your medical costs will be covered, and you’ll receive roughly two-thirds of your weekly salary while you’re out of work.  But does that really cover everything it should?  Perhaps you’ve considered the… Read More »

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Maryland Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

By Hasson D. Barnes |

As our loved ones advance in age, they often require additional care due to decreased mental and/or physical abilities. As families make the decision to place their loved ones in nursing care facilities, they rightly expect quality medical care in a safe and sanitary environment. When those facilities fail in these measures, resulting in… Read More »

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Consequences of Road Rage

By Hasson D. Barnes |

A Sunday afternoon drive near on the Beltway near Hartford Road turned catastrophic for one woman, who appears to have been collateral damage in a road rage incident that involved two other vehicles. The woman was guilty of nothing more than passing the other vehicles, whose drivers appeared to be involved in an argument…. Read More »

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Visitation Schedules that Benefit Everyone

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Custody and visitation issues can be a thorny topic for couples facing divorce, and the emotions get infinitely more intense when the subject of holiday visitation comes up. While it may seem an overwhelming task, it is, indeed, possible with a little planning. Holidays and Other Breaks While families automatically think of the big… Read More »

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Responding to Medical Malpractice

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When a 19-year-old young man collapsed and fell to the ground while out on a run, his family had to hear the agonizing news that his death was related to a heart arrhythmia that had only recently been diagnosed. His father, Dr. John James, was unwilling to accept the explanation that his son’s death… Read More »

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More Than You Bargained For: When Surgical Supplies are Left Behind

By Hasson D. Barnes |

It’s hard to believe, but thousands of surgical procedures result in instruments and supplies being left behind after an operation every year. Having a sponge, clamp, or other retained foreign body can cause all kinds of havoc with your health. If you or a loved one has had to deal with this type of… Read More »

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Liability Issues in Slip and Fall Accidents

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Let’s say a man is walking through a hotel lobby when he suddenly feels his foot catch on something, sending him crashing to the ground. He thuds to the floor, breaking an ankle, fracturing an elbow, and sustaining a concussion. Patrons and staff in the hotel rush to his aid, noting that a tuft… Read More »

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