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Failure to Diagnose is Top Cause of Medical Malpractice Cases

A recent study found that the failure to correctly diagnose a patient’s illness is the most common cause of a malpractice suit.  The study, which was reported by Fox News and published in the BMJ Journal, included the U.S., Australia, France and Canada, showed that missed diagnoses were the cause of 26 to 63 percent… Read More »

The Greatest Risk to Teen Drivers

Parents worry when their children get their driver’s licenses. They know that teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a serious accident than any other group.  Of course, parents tell their teenagers not to drink and drive. They emphasize that talking on a cell phone or texting takes a driver’s eyes, and mind,… Read More »

Maryland Court of Appeals Again Says No to Dram Shop Liability: Virginia Has Same Outdated Law

If you have been injured in an accident by a drunk driver, you can sue the driver for any personal injuries and property damage that resulted from the driver’s conduct. In many cases, you may also be able to sue a bar or restaurant that served alcohol to the driver. Under the theory of dram… Read More »

My SSDI Claim Was Denied – What Can I Do?

If you have paid FICA taxes in the past and you are covered by SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), you assume that the benefits will be there if you ever need them. SSDI benefits are not welfare; they are part of a national insurance plan in which workers pay premiums during their careers so that… Read More »

Single-Serving Instant Soups Can Cause Severe Burns in Children

Instant soups are a popular meal or snack for both adults and children. They are inexpensive and only take a few minutes to prepare. A foil cover is peeled back, and boiling water is added up to a line imprinted on the cup. You put the cover back and wait for a minute or two… Read More »

Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Payments?

If you have been injured or have a chronic illness and are incapable of working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments. These payments can replace some of your lost wages, and after two years of receiving SSDI payments, you will be eligible for Medicare, which can help you pay your… Read More »

Second Lawsuit Filed Against Monster Energy Drinks for Wrongful Death

Caffeine has been used for centuries by people who want to stay awake and perform normally at school or work even if they are short on sleep.  Most naturally occurring sources of caffeine are beverages, such as coffee and cola drinks.  In recent years, the stimulant has been added to many other products, from gum… Read More »

Is Your Auto Accident Case Really a Products Liability Case in Disguise?

If you have been in an auto accident, you probably assume that one of the drivers was at fault for the crash. If you saw the other car and stepped on the brakes, but your car did not stop in time, you might automatically assume that you must have not been paying attention. If you… Read More »

A Simple, Easy Way to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

In recent years, a number of studies have shown that tens of thousands of hospital-acquired infections are diagnosed in the United States each year. Doctors are always looking for ways to curb the rate of spread of these infections. All patients, even those who appear to be healthy when they are admitted, are tested to… Read More »

Texting While Driving is Dangerous, But Teens Are Not the Culprits

In the last few years, everyone has been bombarded with the admonition that you should never text and drive. Whether the message is delivered by a PSA or an episode of Glee, the warnings always feature a fresh-faced new driver whose life has been forever altered by their ill-fated decision to take their eyes off… Read More »

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Michael A. Kernbach
9253 Mosby Street, Suite 100
Manassas, VA, 20110 USA