Ten ranking Democratic federal lawmakers are urging the Labor Department to respond to state workers' compensation laws changes that have reduced benefits and protections for injured workers in recent years. The goal is to provide federal oversight of workers' comp. In a letter to the Labor Secretary, the lawmakers, among them Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, cited...Read More
How Often Do Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis Occur?
A new report from the Institute of Medicine seems almost unbelievable: Most people will experience at least one misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives. The report calls for urgent changes in health care, as misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis can have devastating consequences. Getting the correct diagnosis at the right time is critical....Read More
Researchers Study Use of Stem Cells in Treating Spinal Cord Injuries
Researchers are exploring a new therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury.
What Is the Process for Using Stem Cells to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries?The therapy uses a population of cells derived from human embryonic stem cells containing progenitor cells that support nerve... Read More
Can We Prevent Accidents with Jake’s Law in Maryland?
Car Accident Lawyers Support Greater Penalties for Texting While DrivingDistracted driving has become a national epidemic, causing fatal and serious car accidents across the country. In Maryland, the problem has led lawmakers to consider harsher penalties for texting while driving. As car accident attorneys who see the needless destruction of people’s lives after... Read More
Concussion Treatments Are in High Demand From Athletes and Veterans
Researchers Continue to Search for Answers to Help Concussion VictimsThree years ago, a patient of Dr. Paul G. Harch, a doctor who researches concussion treatments, had suffered a concussion from a simple fall where she had hit her head. The result of that one fall was unshakeable headaches, swings in mood and trouble concentrating.... Read More
Tracy Morgan Gives First Interview About Deadly Truck Accident
One year ago, Tracy Morgan and five other passengers were heading back from a stand-up comedy gig in New York when their limo-bus was impacted by a Wal-Mart semi-truck traveling down the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash killed Morgan’s long-time friend and fellow comedy writer James McNair and left Morgan with severe injuries and...Read More