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Great News; The Ban On Medical Treatment Has Lifted!

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

It has been over six weeks since Governor Hogan banned elective and non-urgent medical procedures in the State of Maryland. However, the question which remained was, “Is it elective to have an epidural shot or surgery if I am in a tremendous amount of pain?” Well, no need to answer this question any longer,… Read More »

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Hearing Loss and Tinnitis Claims – Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

By Clifford B. Sobin, Esq. Occupational Deafness claims under Maryland Workers Compensation generally involve two different medical problems. The first is actual inability to hear sounds. This is referred to as hearing loss. The second often shows up as “ringing in the ears” and frequently is caused by tinnitus. Despite the fact that they… Read More »

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Medical Treatment Rights Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law For Out Of State Treatment

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

By Clifford B. Sobin, Esq. Last month I discussed medical treatment rights stemming from a compensable Maryland Workers’ Compensation claim. Since medical costs are controlled by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation system, you never have to pay anything for treatment required for injuries sustained as part of your compensable claim – with one catch –… Read More »

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Injuries From Prescription Related Side Effects For Firefighters

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Over the years, I have represented thousands of you for claims arising out of work related, as well as non-work related, injuries and/or diseases. Unfortunately, not only have you had to worry about the injuries and the diseases themselves, other concerns have arisen besides the dangers of your profession. Recently, many of the treatments… Read More »

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Benefits For Burns, Scars & Disfigurements

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Maryland Workers’ Compensation law requires the Employer/Insurer of a worker who is burned, scarred or disfigured while performing his/her job to pay to that worker, compensation benefits. This includes, and is especially relevant to, fire fighters. A fire fighter who is burned, disfigured or scarred while either fighting a fire or performing any other… Read More »

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Advice For The Apprehensive Injured Worker

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

A few times a week I get a call from an injured worker who is considering filing a workers’ compensation claim with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission but is concerned about the repercussions that may take place after filing their claim. While it is understandable, and in certain circumstances a very real concern that… Read More »

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Correctional Officers And Hypertension: Protect Your Rights

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Being a correctional officer is one of the most dangerous and stressful jobs in the world. Think about what these women and men do every day. They walk through prison gates; the doors are locked BEHIND them, and are asked to protect us from the most dangerous criminals in Maryland. They are not carrying… Read More »

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Pay My Bills! Or, Brother Can You Spare A Dime, For Just A Little While?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

After you have been injured in a car crash, someone has to pay your bills. That someone is generally YOU. It doesn’t matter whether you were at fault or if someone else caused your injuries, the legal responsibility to pay those bills is yours. So what do you do? First, if you have personal… Read More »

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Hearing Loss And Tinnitis Claims – Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Occupational Deafness claims under Maryland Workers Compensation generally involve two different medical problems. The first is actual inability to hear sounds. This is referred to as hearing loss. The second often shows up as “ringing in the ears” and frequently is caused by tinnitus. Despite the fact that they both impact your ability to… Read More »

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How Does The Social Security Administration Evaluate Disability Claims Based On Fibromyalgia?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Early in my career, I used to warn potential clients that fibromyalgia was a “diagnosis of exclusion.”Many physicians seemed to be making the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, when everything else was ruled out.There did not seem to be actual objective evidence of fibromyalgia, just an inability to diagnose anything else.Proving disability in these cases was… Read More »

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