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Maryland women are among the 500 claimants who have filed personal injury lawsuits related to injuries and deaths that were caused by using the Ortho Evra birth control patch. According to legal analysts, however, thousands of women around the world have suffered heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots as a result of using the patch but do not know that the patch was the reason. Many families are believed to have lost loved ones for the same reason.

The FDA announced last week that it had updated the label on the Ortho Evra birth control patch to include the results from one study that reported that women who used the patch were twice as likely to sustain a blood clot than women using the pill. Another test indicated that there was no difference in risk factors between women using both kinds of birth control.

The FDA offers the following Patient Information Sheet for women using Ortho Evra:

The National Transportation Safety Board is reporting that there was an increase in transportation-related fatalities in 2005.

According to preliminary figures released by the NTSB this week, from 2004-2005:

· Deaths from transportation-related accidents went up from 45,092 to 45,636.

In Frederick, Maryland, a 12-year-old boy died on Sunday after his bicycle crashed into a moving car. Thomas Cline was riding his bike near the intersection of old Middletown Road and Route 180 when he crashed into the front passenger side of a car being driven by a 16-year-old Middletown girl. Cline was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are investigating the accident.

The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety Offers The Following Statistics Related To Bicycle Fatalities That Took Place From 1975-2002:

– 660 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2002. This is 9 percent fewer than in 2001 and down 34 percent since 1975.

Below is a sample document of Notice To Take Deposition Duces Tecum. We filed this on behalf of our client in circuit court. This notice indicates that an expert for the opposing side, in this case a physician, will be deposed by the personal injury law firm of Lebowitz and Mzhen in court. We included a list of documents that the deponent had to bring with him on the day of his deposition:


1. All cases, by case name, court and case number, in which you have testified for a plaintiff at trial.

If you have been injured in an accident and are filing a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney will need to request your medical records.

Below is a sample of an HIPAA Authorization and Consent of Information form that we filed on behalf of our client authorizing the release of all their medical records-mental health records, billing statements, radiological films, pathology material, photographs, videos, and other information-to our firm. This document also allows our client’s medical provider to verbally disclose information about our client’s diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. We have redacted the names of our client and their medical provider for purposes of confidentiality.


If you are involved in any kind of vehicle-related accident, chances are that you will find yourself dealing with your insurance company as well as the insurance company of the other party involved in the car accident.

Here is a list of what to do when you are in any kind of traffic accident.

Also see the article Making Notes About Your Accident And Injuries on our web site.

A $51million lawsuit was filed on May 15, 2006 against the state of Maryland by the parents of an inmate who say that guards were too busy watching television and sleeping to intervene when their son was strangled by another inmate on a prison bus in 2005.

The suit was filed at the Baltimore City Circuit Court against Maryland, the heads of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, the Division of Correction, the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center known as Supermax, the driver of the bus, and a number of correction officers.

The parents of Philip E. Parker Jr. say that their son was “dragged” off the bus at the maximum security prison in Baltimore and left on the floor for several minutes before being administered CPR.

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