Aug 5, 2020

What Is the Difference Between “Duty of Care” and “Breach of Care”?

What does a doctor actually owe you as a patient when you are under their care? This is a question raised by many who have suffered at the hands of their medical provider. There is a difference between the duty of care and breach of care when it comes to medical malpractice. Understanding what a [...]

Jul 29, 2020

New Study Shows Promise for Early Detection of Newborn Brain Trauma

Brain trauma is one of the most devastating diagnoses a doctor can give to the parents of a newborn child. Conditions like cerebral palsy, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, umbilical cord issues: these are the conditions that nightmares are made of. Even “mild” brain trauma is serious, and can lead to difficulties for the rest of the [...]

Jul 22, 2020

Ex-Felons Can Resume Serving as Jurors in Washington, D.C.

Over the last decade, there has been a concerted effort throughout the country to restore certain civil rights to people who have served their time after a felony conviction. Most of these efforts have involved voting rights, though there have been pushes to “ban the box” and to ensure that ex-felons can access public assistance, [...]

Jul 17, 2020

Barry J. Nace Honored with Leonard M. Ring Champion of Justice Award for 2020

 Paulson & Nace, PLLC is proud to announce that partner Barry J. Nace is this year’s recipient of the Leonard M. Ring Champion of Justice Award. The award, presented by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), recognizes an AAJ member of at least 10 years who epitomizes “outstanding integrity and overall character and has [...]

Jul 7, 2020

Maryland Nursing Home Fined $70,000 for Failing to Protect Patients from COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic that started in early 2020 hit the Maryland nursing home population extremely hard. In fact, the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy suffered an outbreak that resulted in 126 infections and 29 deaths among patients and staff. Now, the facility is facing $70,000 in fines from the state for failing to [...]

Jul 1, 2020

The Time for Stricter Drug Regulations Has Come

No matter how much or how little television you watch, it’s impossible to avoid viewing a commercial about a drug that has caused some type of serious disease. The latest news out of the pharmaceutical industry is the recall of ranitidine drugs, the best known of which is Zantac. The recall is just another in [...]

Jun 24, 2020

Business Interruption Insurance and Civil Authority

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting businesses nationwide including companies in and around Washington DC. While some government assistance has been approved through the Small Business Association, most business are struggling to pay their overhead bills, keep employees on staff, and provide online and essential services. Businesses, are looking for ways to stay afloat. One avenue [...]

Jun 17, 2020

Long Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Body

COVID-19 has presented health officials across the globe with challenges related to the disease, including determining how it will impact those who suffer from it in the long term. COVID-19 has presented serious complications for people of various ages, including pneumonia, organ damage, organ failure, and death. As we learn more about COVID-19 and its [...]

Jun 10, 2020

Can COVID-19 Cause Birth Injuries?

The immediate answer to this question is no; COVID-19 cannot cause birth injuries directly. However, there are circumstances that could arise due to COVID-19 that could lead to neonatal injuries for the baby. Over the past few months, studies have been conducted to determine if pregnant women, women who gave birth during the pandemic, and [...]

Jun 3, 2020

D.C. Council Sides with Insurance Companies Regarding Business Interruption Coverage

The COVID-19 pandemic has left lasting impacts on the entire country. These impacts are more than just health issues, high mortality rates, and high unemployment numbers. Businesses forced to close by executive orders from their state governor have lost out on income. These businesses, many in the restaurant industry, are taking matters into their own [...]

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