Toyota Recalls RAV4s and Lexus Sedans

February 5, 2013

While Toyota is on the hot seat in the public eye for pending wrongful death and personal injury claims related to unintentional accelerating problems in several vehicle models it manufactures, we’ll remind our readers about another Toyota safety recall in case you missed it. Toyota recalled more than 778,000 vehicles in the U.S., specifically the [...]

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Toyota Settles on the Eve of Trial in Sticking Accelerator Case

February 4, 2013

Toyota recently agreed to settle the first of a group of hundreds of pending wrongful death and personal injury claims against the car manufacturer.  Hundreds of plaintiffs claimed their Toyota vehicles accelerated unintentionally, resulting in serious injuries to drivers and passengers. The settled case was brought by the family of Paul Van Alfen and Charlene [...]

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Man with Down Syndrome Dies in Police Custody

February 1, 2013

Robert Ethan Saylor, age 26, died Saturday after being forcibly removed from Regal Cinemas Westview Stadium 16 inFrederick,Maryland. Saylor, who had Down syndrome, refused to leave the theater after seeing a movie, prompting the theater staff to call the authorities. Upon arrival, off-duty officers Lt. Scott Jewell, Sgt. Rich Rochford, and Deputy First Class James [...]

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Night Out at the Masonic Lodge Ends in a Trip for Two to the Hospital

January 30, 2013

A night out at the local Masonic Lodge ended in a trip to the hospital for a Maryland couple. According to reports, Cedrick Lamar Fooks of Bridgeville, Delaware was involved in a fist fight with two people at the Masonic Lodge. After leaving the lodge, Fooks got into his truck and drove up and down [...]

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Man Injured While Protecting a Friend

January 28, 2013

On January 11, 2013, a 19-year-old Essex man was hit by a truck after pushing his friend to safety.  Kwante Betters was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries.  Betters was travelling with Lauren Bielanski when their van stalled.  It was during the search for jumper cables that Betters [...]

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Is It Open Season on Pedestrians? Six Struck in 24-Hour Period

January 25, 2013

The New Year is still young and we are off to set a new record in pedestrian accidents as though someone declared open season on pedestrians in the state of Maryland. In a 24-hour period earlier this week, six pedestrians in Maryland were struck by vehicles in five accidents. The spate began Monday in Germantown [...]

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Highway Workers Killed by Motorist

January 23, 2013

On Wednesday, two Maryland highway contract workers were killed when struck by an out of control driver.  Witnesses indicated the driver swerved sharply just before his vehicle hit the workers.  Our hearts go out to the families of Victor Jackson and Luis Tadeo. Every year in Maryland, construction area accidents claim the lives of 15 [...]

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Woman Dies After Being Hit by a Car in the McDonald’s Parking Lot

January 21, 2013

Beulah Mills died last Tuesday morning after being struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the McDonald’s parking lot in Townson, Maryland. The 63-year-old was walking from a nearby Rite Aid to McDonald’s to meet a friend, which is a common practice for many retired or nearly-retired people in Townson. As Mrs. Mills crossed the [...]

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Jury Awards $591,000 in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

January 17, 2013

The family of a deceased 22 year old University of Wisconsin-Stout student was recently awarded $591,000 for the wrongful death of their son.  The family’s relief was not in the financial award, but in the legal acknowledgment that the defendants were finally being held responsible for their son’s death. In September of 2010, while at [...]

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Pradaxa Contraindicated for Heart Valve Recipients

January 16, 2013

To get an idea of the scope of problems with the drug Pradaxa, you need only look at the 138 lawsuits already filed against its makers. The cases are currently being consolidated into a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) case. Pradaxa is marketed as a blood thinner but is known to cause internal bleeding and hemorrhaging. These [...]

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Illinois Man wins $32 Million Judgment in Workplace Lawsuit

January 15, 2013

In most industrial settings if you look hard enough you will find a yellow binder marked with bright red letters reading “MSDS”. MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheets and are required by OSHA to be available to any worker who might be exposed to a chemical at his or her workplace. An Illinois man [...]

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