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March 2012 Archives

New charges filed against driver in crash injuring mom and baby

The Worcester County State's Attorney's Office issued new charges last week in the Ocean City car crash that resulted in serious injuries to a mother and her infant child. The 47-year-old driver was under the influence of drugs, according to authorities, when his pick-up truck rear-ended the victim's car as she was stopped at a red light.

Threats to harm students taken seriously

It's hard for anyone to understand why anyone would want to go on a shooting rampage and kill innocent people, but with today's media coverage of such events, it seems like it is happening more often. Schools are on high alert and take every threat seriously not only for the safety of their student populations, but to protect themselves from potential wrongful death lawsuits.

Two families win award in wrongful death suit

Two families were awarded $100,000 in the wrongful death lawsuit in the deaths of two of their family members in 2007. While the families won their case and will split the award, they are still left with a sense of loss, but the hope is that with the case being settled, both families can move forward.

Study finds that surgeons may have alcohol dependency issues

A new study has revealed what most of us may not want to hear if we are about to have surgery. Researchers have found that 14 percent of male surgeons and 26 percent of female surgeons are dependent on alcohol. Not the most comforting statistic when you have an impending operation scheduled. You may be thinking that you don't want to be the next medical malpractice statistic.

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