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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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Runaway Semi Drops into Business

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When an unoccupied tractor-trailer rolled down a hill in Lochearn, startled observers watched as it slammed through the side of a beauty supply store. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. All too often when vehicles crash into buildings, the result is a catastrophe. To be sure, 500 people die and another 4,000 are hospitalized with… Read More »

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Auto/Bicycle Collisions in Maryland

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Two young children are fatherless, after a horrendous hit-and-run accident where a Subaru Forester careened into a bicyclist in West Baltimore. The driver of the Subaru left the scene, but returned moments later to answer questions for police. It seems she was drunk at the time, and texting on her mobile device. Statistics  Sadly,… Read More »

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Wrongful Death

By Hasson D. Barnes |

It is impossible to imagine the devastation associated with losing a loved one in an accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. In addition to the emotional toll of such incidents, families are faced with overwhelming financial burdens connected to medical costs and funeral expenses. In some situations, matters are… Read More »

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Traumatic Brain Injury

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur over a period of time when the brain was exposed to extreme jarring, such as in the case of boxers, or they can be the result of a single tragic event, such as an automobile collision. It is a sad fact that roughly 1.5 million people suffer from… Read More »

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New York Limousine Crash a Cautionary Tale

By Hasson D. Barnes |

It was the most deadly traffic accident in the United States since 2005. Seventeen unsuspecting party-goers lost their lives, along with their chauffeur and two innocent pedestrians. How could a night of merriment to take such an awful turn? Who was responsible for the tragedy, and what recourse do their families have at this… Read More »

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Now Found In Combat Veterans

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Traumatic brain injuries as they occur in NFL players have received widespread attention of late, especially in conjunction with a condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disorder typically caused by sustaining multiple concussions which leads to severe depression, memory loss, and sometimes severe aggression/anger issues. CTE has landed a number… Read More »

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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Claims for Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Sadly, far too many elderly residents die in nursing homes every year due to neglect or sometimes intentional infliction of harm. In fact, according to one study, 30 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. have been cited for thousands of instances of abuse each year, abuse that includes bedsores, dehydration, preventable accidents, inadequate… Read More »

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