Maryland Drivers – Please Be Extra Cautious on the Roads this Halloween halloween safety, trick or treating safety, halloween driver safety, halloween pedesetrian safety, baltimore halloween safety, maryland child safety, baltimore pedestrian accident lawyers, baltimore personal injury law firm

Halloween is just around the corner. Statistics show that Halloween is one of the most dangerous times of the year for young pedestrians. Maryland drivers should be ready to take special precautions on the road this year to ensure that everyone can enjoy the holiday safely. Children traveling in groups with their friends on Halloween may not always practice proper pedestrian safety. That means it is up to drivers to make sure that they slow…

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Prince George’s Hospital NICU Shut Down After Infants are Exposed to Dangerous Bacteria

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, MD has been shut down following the discovery of a dangerous, and potentially deadly, form of bacteria. Infants at the NICU are currently being transferred to other hospitals in an effort to prevent the spread of bacterial infections. At this time, nine infant patients have been transferred out of the Prince George’s Hospital Center NICU. Infants in the NICU may have been…

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Millions of Children in the United States are Exposed to Lead baltimore lead paint law firm, baltimore lead poisoning lawyers, lead paint attorneys maryland, lead poisoning, lead paint exposure lawyers baltimore

Lead paint poisoning has been an epidemic in Baltimore. According to the CDC, 4 million homes in the U.S. have children who are being exposed to lead. No safe level of lead has been defined. Children are more likely to ingest lead than adults, and are more vulnerable to the effects of lead. Children who have excessive hand to mouth activity, and put toys, paint chips, dust, or soil in their mouths are at even…

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HIE and Cerebral Palsy Impact Thousands of Infants Every Year baltimore birth injury law firm, birth injury lawyers baltimore, cerebral palsy lawyers baltimore, birth injury law firm maryland, HIE law firm

Birth injuries and birth trauma are far too common in the United States. Every year, thousands of infants will be born with life-threatening conditions that are the result of a medical mistake by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional. The most serious birth injuries are caused when a lack of oxygen damages a child’s brain. At the Yost Legal Group, our legal team wants to educate people about the dangers of these injuries, as…

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Understanding Kernicterus, a form of Brain Damage that occurs in Newborns as a Result of Jaundice baltimore birth injury lawyers, birth injury law firm maryland, brain damage attorneys baltimore, birth injury, kernicterus law firm

Many babies are born with the yellow-tinted eyes and skin indicative of jaundice. Jaundice is caused by high levels of bilirubin, which is the yellow substance created as the body rids itself of old red blood cells. The yellow tint of jaundice can be harder to see in babies with darker skin color. The best way to measure bilirubin is to take a small blood sample from a baby’s heel. If the bilirubin level is…

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Children Exposed To Lead Are More Likely To Commit Violent Crimes baltimore lead paint lawyer, lead exposure law firm maryland, baltimore lead poisoning attorneys, lead paint, lead exposure, lead poisoning, lead paint safety

Lead poisoning has been known for decades to cause brain damage and new research shows that lead poisoning is linked to violent crime. Lead is a toxin that damages the parts of the brain that control impulses, emotions, and a person’s ability to pay attention. Studies from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Pittsburgh found that children exposed to lead are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults because of brain damage…

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FDA Issues Safety Warning About Medicinal Clay Product Due to Elevated Levels of Lead baltimore lead poisoning lawyers, baltimore product liability law firm, defective product lawyers maryland, product safety, fda warnings

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to avoid “Bentonite Me Baby” by Alikay Naturals due to a risk of lead poisoning. “Bentonite Me Baby” is marketed as medicinal clay that can be ingested or applied topically for the treatment of several conditions. However, safety testing of this product revealed that that “Bentonite Me Baby” tested positive for elevated levels of lead. Read more about this product warning here.

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Center for Disease Control Calls for More Research About the Safety of Using Antidepressant Medications During Pregnancy birth injury lawyers baltimore, maryland birth trauma law firm, dangerous drug attorneys baltimore, birth defects, SSRI medication, CDC, Treating for Two initiative

In the CDC’s most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the agency calls for greater research on antidepressant drug use during pregnancy. The CDC’s research in the past has indicated that there may be a link between the use of SSRI antidepressant medications during pregnancy and an increased risk of serious birth defects in children. The CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is working to improve the health of mothers and…

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Children in Cities Across Michigan are Testing Positive for Dangerously High Levels of Lead in their Blood flint Michigan lead contamination, lead poisoning law firm baltimore, maryland lead paint attorneys, lead poisoning, lead safety lawyers

The water contamination crisis in Flint, MI has affected thousands of people by exposing them to hazardous levels of lead in drinking water. And Flint is not the only city in Michigan where children are testing positive for elevated levels of lead in their blood. Throughout the state, children in cities including Grand Rapids, Adrian and Detroit have also tested positive for elevated blood-lead levels. In certain parts of Detroit, nearly 21% of children that…

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Helpful Halloween Safety Tips from The Yost Legal Group baltimore car accident lawyers, halloween safety tips, maryland pedestrian accident law firm, baltimore drunk driving accident law firm, stop drunk driving

This Saturday is Halloween, and children and families all over Baltimore are preparing their scariest decorations and costumes. Unfortunately, statistics show that Halloween is one of the most dangerous times of the year for young pedestrians. According to the Center for Disease Control, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween compared to any other day of the year. Data compiled by USA Today also found…

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