Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Recent Case Results April 2018


Back in March of 2016, one of our clients was involved in a horrific rear-end accident. The van that struck him had an impact so great that Jaws of Life were required to free him from the vehicle. The accident left him with a back that was broken in two places, internal bleeding, and a collapsed lung. Needless to say, our client needed extensive medical attention. After a significant amount of treatment, our client was starting to feel considerably normal. It was then that our Senior Claims Paralegal, Amy Greenwood, was able to settle this claim by obtaining the defendants policy limit. Our client was more than appreciative for the work and time that Amy and Portner & Shure had put into his case.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Employee Spotlight April 2018


Maria Lizarzaburu, works in the Frederick office. She has been with Portner & Shure since October 2016. Born in Peru where she lived for 10 years then moved to Maryland. Her family means everything to her, has a 10 year old son and recently married her childhood friend from Peru.
She loves helping people which makes her great with our clients. She is a paralegal assistant to Mrs. Jennifer Sauer. She enjoys the simple things in life and seeing other people happy. It’s been a pleasure having her as a part of our team.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

DKA Signs and Symptoms Related to Invokana


People with type II diabetes are often prescribed a common drug called Invokana.

However, the FDA has warned that drugs like Invokana can have harmful side effects, such as amputations and diabetic ketoacidosis, in other words a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma or even death.

Ketoacidosis usually develops slowly, but when vomiting occurs, this life-threatening condition can develop in a matter of hours. Other symptoms of ketoacidosis includes dry mouth, hyperglycemia, constantly feeling of tiredness, difficulty breathing, confusion, and several others.

Many patients who have suffered from taking Invokana have now filed lawsuits.  The lawsuits state that Invokana’s manufacturer, Johnson and Johnson, failed to warn patients about the side effects and misrepresented the risks.

Are you taking Invokana?  Have you suffered an injury?  You may be entitled to compensation.  Call the attorneys here at Portner & Shure today for a free case evaluation.


Beware of Nursing Home Negligence


New studies show that the number of nursing home injuries based on negligence, mistreatment and neglect increases every year. Check carefully the past incident reports and claims against any facility you plan to use for a family member. Beware that your grandparent’s health could take a rapid decline due to neglect. For example, the bed sore on your grandmother’s back that caused her to die from sepsis, may have been the result of a nursing home employee’s failure to move her body and do proper inspections.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Litigation News March 2018


This month in litigation news, our Attorney, Mr. Kevin Ruby, tried a case where liability was not being accepted and the defendant was a judge for the State of Maryland Court of Special Appeals. The case ended up in litigation because the defendant was stating our client had caused to the accident. Our firm tried several times to set a court date for our client, however other judges in the state would not hear the case due to conflict of interest, stating they knew the defendant and therefore, would not hear the case. It was not until we made a request to specifically set our client’s case to be heard before a visiting judge. That judge found in our clients favor, and ruled the defendant 100% at fault for the accident. This just proves that Portner & Shure is willing to litigate any case, no matter who may be involved.

What Clients are Saying March 2018


Excellent service! Honestly if I ever get into an accident again they will be the first to call! My paralegal, Christine Airey helped me with everything I needed and answered my million questions! In busy times it's nice to know this was something I didn't have to stress to dearly in my recovery. Everything was handled and I am able to recover without the hassle of the messy details! I highly recommend the law firm I used!

This case was handled out of our Columbia, MD office by our paralegal, Mrs. Christine Airey

Employee Spotlight March 2018


Please join us in welcoming one of our newest attorneys, Ms. Molly Cross. Ms. Cross graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2016 with a concentration in Litigation and Advocacy. While attending law school, she was inducted into the Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society and served as a Rule 16 Student Attorney for the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic, where she represented clients in administrative and district court proceedings. Ms. Cross was also a co-captain and competing member of the National Trial Competition team. Ms. Cross continues to volunteer her time as an assistant coach for the team.  Before law school, Ms. Cross graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University where she studied Political Science and Japanese.

Prior to joining Portner & Shure, Ms. Cross gained experience clerking at a law firm in Baltimore City focusing on civil rights litigation. She later served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Cathleen M. Vitale of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. 

Ms. Cross is admitted to the Maryland State Bar and is a member of the American Inns of Court. Her areas of practice include personal injury and criminal defense. We are more than excited to have Ms. Cross as a part of our team.