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Can doctors be held criminally accountable for malpractice?

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Personal Injury on February 17, 2017.

Mary Efurd was hoping to finally find relief from the pain of a debilitating injury. In 2012, she turned to Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon with 17 years of training and experience. Confidence in gaining the long-awaited relief she needed was short-lived. When she awoke from the procedure to fuse two of her vertebrae, she could not stand and complained of crippling pain. A few days later, she underwent surgery for the second time. Dr. Robert Henderson took over where Duntsch left off. Or what he left behind. Henderson was

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Is your car the safest place to be in an accident?

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on February 14, 2017.

Winter 2017 has been particularly brutal for drivers throughout the country. While many are accustomed to traveling in inclimate conditions, others are discovering the challenges on snowy and ice roads for the first time. Weather-related accidents are on the rise and drivers are doing everything they can to protect themselves from injuries. Their first line of defense is their cars. The assumption exists that older automobiles were sturdier and stood up better to accidents. Many claim that the material used to manufacturer today’s vehicles puts drivers at risk. That sense of

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Are airlines’ responsible for pilots “going rogue?”

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Wrongful Death on February 7, 2017.

Following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S.-based airlines implemented a two-pilot policy. The idea of one pilot controlling the plane alone ignored the dangers of possible incapacitation, mental illness, or simply pilots “going rogue.” Airlines outside of the U.S. chose not to follow suit. Perhaps they didn’t conceive of a co-pilot locking out the pilot who had temporarily left the cockpit. That lack of conception became a harsh reality. A Tragedy That Could Have Been Avoided Two years ago, Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the Germanwings Flight 9525 he

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Billion-dollar consequences for negligent acts

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on January 27, 2017.

Airbags are designed to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a motor vehicle accident. However, when a product meant to prevent harm causes physical injuries, trust placed in the manufacturer is misplaced, if not irrevocably shattered. In what spurred the largest automotive recall in U.S. history two days prior, the U.S. Justice Department penalized a Japanese automotive manufacturer and supplier of airbags for misconduct to the tune of a $1 billion. Products That Protect Result In Injuries And Death Prosecutors determined that Takata knowingly provided misleading test reports on

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Three injured in multi-vehicle crash on Chesapeake Bay Bridge

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on January 26, 2017.

Most people commuting on their way home from work are just glad their workday is over. They’re looking forward to having dinner with their family, going out with friends or simply just relaxing in front of the television. What they don’t expect is to be involved in a major accident that ties up traffic for hours. Residents of Maryland may be interested to hear of an accident involving multiple vehicles that resulted in injuries to three individuals. Around 6:00 p.m. a vehicle in the westbound lanes of the Chesapeake Bay

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Pedestrian accidents still a major problem nationwide

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on January 20, 2017.

After decades of depending on cars to get around, a growing number of Americans are rediscovering the benefits and joys of walking. It’s good for your health and good for the environment. Unfortunately, more often than not, being a pedestrian in most major U.S. cities is dangerous or even deadly. Because America’s infrastructure was designed and built around the automobile, our city streets are not just inconvenient for non-automobile travelers; they are actually dangerous. This problem is the focus of an annual report from an advocacy group called Smart Growth

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Driverless cars: convenience or catastrophe?

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents on January 19, 2017.

Total Recall, Demolition Man and other feature films set in a future America forecasted the promise of driverless cars. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, a movie that took place in 1940s Hollywood, revealed a more sentient autonomous vehicle named Benny the Cab. The smaller screen also depicted self-operating cars that featured K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider and the famed Batmobile from the original Batman series. In 2017, fantasy has become reality. However, with that reality comes potential risks when it comes to the operation of actual driverless cars. Questions remain. How safe

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Seeking legal compensation after a fatal accident

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Wrongful Death on January 18, 2017.

Sometimes, for example in the case of a terminal illness, a person has time to prepare for a loved one’s death. This is not an easy feat to do, but many in Rockville do so every day. However, sometimes a person in Rockville loses a loved one suddenly, perhaps in a fatal accident. Either way, losing a loved one is never easy. What can make losing a loved one especially hard is if your loved one’s death could have been prevented. Accidents caused by negligent drivers, medical malpractice and defective products

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Feds close to finalizing driver safety guidelines for smartphone manufacturers

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Car Accidents on January 18, 2017.

We all know how distracting smartphones can be. Yet while they pose an almost unlimited potential for distraction and danger, smartphones can tell us where we are, where we are going, and link to a car’s Bluetooth system for hands-free dialing. Simply put, smartphones are evolving to work within vehicles. They are not going away. Too often, however, the devices are not used optimally for safety. For example, in some newer model vehicles the driver can hear the navigation on the phone telling him or her to turn left over

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Improper truck maintenance can have catastrophic consequences

On behalf of Law Offices of Steven H. Dorne posted in Truck Accidents on December 27, 2016.

The commercial trucking industry is an important part of our economy, especially during this time of year. Although this industry has made our lives more convenient, it also comes with dangers. Many of these dangers are averted when commercial carriers follow the regulations that are designed to help reduce the risk of trucking accidents. A failure to do so can have tragic consequences. Maintenance gone wrong One such failure involves a lack of proper maintenance. Improper maintenance can impact a vehicle in many ways. For example, a recent article in

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