Maryland’s Nursing Homes Fall Short Of Nation’s Best

February 4, 2019

Source: Deb Belt | Patch National Staff Placing a loved one in a nursing home is among the hardest decisions you’ll ever make. Here’s how nursing homes in Maryland stack up. Putting Mom or Dad in a nursing home is one of the most complicated and emotionally painful decisions you may ever have to make. […]

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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse in Maryland

January 17, 2019

All nursing home facilities in Maryland are licensed and regulated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Code of Maryland Regulations outlines the duties and standards nursing homes must adhere to, and specifically restricts activities and behaviors that could harm residents. When caretakers fail to adhere to these rules, your loved one could […]

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I Was Hit by An Uninsured Driver – Now What?

January 17, 2019

With literally tens of thousands of car accidents in the United States every year, one can only hope not to be involved in one. Regardless of practicing safe driving habits, sometimes a car accident is unavoidable. If you have the misfortune of being involved in a crash, it can sometimes be a small comfort to […]

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Maryland Winter Weather Driving Tips

January 4, 2019

Did you know that more than 116,000 Americans are injured and 1,300 are killed per year due to snowy road conditions? Maryland winters are known to bring severe inclement weather to the area. Even the smallest amount of snow, sleet or ice can make driving hazardous. To ensure that you are not negatively affected by […]

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Our Pride Gives Back

December 19, 2018

Potter Burnett Law adopted a family for the holidays through the Anne Arundel Bar Association Angel Tree program. Each year in December, the AABA office transforms into Santa’s southern workshop and every corner is filled with bags full of gifts for local children in need.  The Angel tree program is co-sponsored by the Circuit Court for Anne […]

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Most Headlights In New Cars Are Inadequate, Study Finds

November 30, 2018

Source: 4 WBZ, CBS Boston The majority of 2018 model cars come with inadequate headlights and most “good-rated” headlights are optional or bundled to cost more money, a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found. “Consumers shouldn’t have to buy a fully loaded vehicle to get the headlights they need to safely […]

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7 Tips to Avoid a Thanksgiving Car Accident

November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving in Maryland and the rest of the United States is traditionally the heaviest travel period of the year. Not only do airports get crowded, but the roadways get pretty busy too as people hit the road to visit family and friends. If you plan on driving to reach your destination for Thanksgiving dinner this […]

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Less Than 4 Hours of Sleep? 15 Times More Likely to Cause a Car Collision

November 12, 2018

Not getting enough shut-eye each night can be detrimental to your health. It can also affect your ability to drive, according to a new report. Over the past several years, numerous studies and public health and safety campaigns have focused on reminding us just how dangerous driving while tired can be. Although fatigue and a […]

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Maryland Settles With Nursing Homes That Discharged Patients

November 9, 2018

Source: Washington Post, Savannah Williams and Brooks Dubose | AP ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The state of Maryland on Thursday announced a $2.2 million settlement in its suit against the owners of Neiswanger Management Services, a nursing home company that routinely discharged patients when their Medicare coverage ran out and they had no income for further care. Capital […]

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Halloween Safety Tips from Potter Burnett Law

October 15, 2018

We’ve all heard Halloween horror stories. What’s even scarier, however, is when stories like these involve you or a loved one. While this holiday can be a lot of fun for all ages, it’s important to make sure that you take a few simple precautions in order to mitigate potential safety risks. Unattended candles, dangerous […]

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