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Lack of Communication Cited as Primary Cause of Birth Injuries

Parents spend months preparing for the arrival of their new child to ensure that the child, upon arrival into the world, is secure and healthy. Part of that preparation is partnering with doctors and nurses to ensure a smooth and safe birthing process. Despite this preparation, serious birth injuries affect about 1.5% of US births, that is 60,000 births of…

Product Recall: What it Means for Consumers

The Law Offices of Peter Angelos is committed to providing information related to defective products, as such products have the potential to cause serious injuries and death to unknowing consumers. There are various agencies, laws and regulations in the United States that govern the dissemination and safety of consumer products. When it is discovered that a product is defective, these…

Medical Malpractice Claims: What Patients Should Know

Reports suggest that medical error and medical malpractice have become one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Here, the Baltimore personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos provide information regarding medical malpractice in America. In 2016, researchers at Johns Hopkins University published a study in The BMJ, which named medical error as the…

Understanding Mesothelioma and Asbestosis

Over the last century, millions of Americans have been exposed to asbestos—a dangerous mineral formerly used in a variety of consumer and industrial products. Asbestos fibers can enter the body when inhaled or ingested. Mesothelioma Asbestos fibers can damage the mesothelium. This can eventually lead to the development of mesothelioma and asbestosis. Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer…

Personal Injury Attorney: What is Wrongful Death?

When an individual dies as a result of the negligence or at the fault of another person including a medical professional, a representative may file a wrongful death claim against that negligent party. The claim is a civil action brought against the negligent party for damages that occurred as a result of the death. Each state has its own regulations…

Diagnosing Mesothelioma

The mesothelioma attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos describe the process of diagnosing mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare form of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure—even brief exposures. The disease affects the lining of the lungs, the abdomen or heart, and eventually hinders those organs’ ability to perform essential functions. The vast majority of…

What Patients Need to Know About Actos

The pharmaceutical liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the dangers of Actos—a common Type 2 Diabetes medication. Actos, a common Type 2 Diabetes medication manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, has remained at the center of thousands of patient injury lawsuits over the past several years. These lawsuits claim that Takeda Pharmaceuticals withheld information about the link between…

What You Should Know About Qui Tam

The Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos in Maryland represents individuals in bringing claims against companies and organizations that have violated the law by defrauding the government. Qui tam is a provision allowing individuals with knowledge of a company’s fraudulent activity to file suit against that company. However, the individual filing the complaint typically has not been harmed by the…