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Are Helmets Required by Law While Riding a Motorcycle in Maryland?

by Yale Spector


Regardless of the state you live or ride in, helmet laws can be confusing and frustrating to many motorcyclists. While they can be annoying and uncomfortable, it’s no secret that one of the best things you can do to reduce personal injury and even death while riding a motorcycle is to wear a helmet. Each …


Vacuum Extraction Delivery: What Expecting Mothers Need to Know

by Yale Spector


Having a child is one of the most exciting and nervewracking events in a person’s life. When complications arise during labor, sometimes a doctor may need to use different tools or devices to ensure safe delivery. Common medical techniques used to assist a woman in complicated labor include a process called vacuum extraction delivery. In …


5 Qualifications for a Valid Medical Malpractice Case

by Yale Spector


It’s not uncommon to be confused about the general rules and principles that apply to many medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice can happen to anyone and it can take many forms. It falls under the tort of negligence and occurs when a patient is harmed by a doctor through actions like operating on a wrong …


12 Firework Safety Tips

by Yale Spector


Summer is in full swing and the 4th of July will be here before we know it. Whether you celebrate with a BBQ, pool party or a fireworks show, it’s important to observe certain safety precautions. Fireworks are an Independence Day staple, but with their beauty comes some danger. Fireworks can cause serious injuries, danger …


5 Steps to Take If You’ve Been Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case

by Yale Spector


According to a study conducted by John Hopkins University, more than 250,000 deaths occur every year in the United States because of medical error. This accounts for 10% of all US deaths and is the third highest cause of death today. Medical malpractice happens when an individual is harmed or injured by a doctor who …


Surgical Errors That Can Lead to Medical Malpractice

by Yale Spector


Surgical errors and medical mistakes are far more common than we think. Thousands of patients suffer from surgical errors every year and because of this, it is a leading cause of death in the United States. In a recent study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, (NCBI) they found that approximately 400,000 hospitalized …


Injury at Work Attorney

by Yale Spector


Workplace injuries are extremely common. Every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job. Because of this, life altering accidents can happen at any time. These injuries can be repetitive like strained or torn muscles in your back or knees to something more severe like falls, broken bones, hearing loss and even death. Workers …


Knowing the Warning Signs of Cerebral Palsy

by Yale Spector


Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a type of disorder that affects a developing brain, hindering muscle movements, balance, coordination and posture. In many cases it can also affect speech, hearing, sensation and vision. Usually congenital, meaning it is present from birth, CP can also be acquired through a difficult birth or significant head trauma in the …


Medical Negligence and Malpractice During the Holidays

by Yale Spector


The holidays are an extremely busy time in most people’s lives. From traveling to extreme weather conditions to cooking up homemade meals for the family, accidents are bound to happen. Accident statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that in 2018, between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, over 1,000 driving fatalities …


Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Avoid Auto Accidents This Season

by Yale Spector


According to AAA, the American Auto Association, last Thanksgiving season we saw more than 48 million Americans on the road traveling by car. This number has been steadily increasing over the years, with the 2019 holiday season projected to be just as many, if not more people out on the roads. The Thanksgiving holiday travel …