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4 Essential Elements of Medical Malpractice Claims in Maryland

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Medical malpractice is a term that gets a lot of press these days. It seems like doctors across Maryland are constantly on trial, defending against claims of improper treatment and other failures. Media coverage thrusts the most egregious examples of medical malpractice into the spotlight, providing salacious details about grizzly medical mistakes. But the… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Define Medical Malpractice Laws, Limits and Damages?

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The laws governing medical malpractice exist at the state level. This means that the definition of medical malpractice varies from state to state. In Maryland, specifically, medical malpractice is a type of personal injury claim. Furthermore, Maryland law imposes certain time limits and damages caps for medical malpractice claims. What Qualifies as a Medical… Read More »

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Maryland Medical Malpractice and the Reasonable Person Standard

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A fascinating case involving medical malpractice and the standard of care is playing out in the Maryland courts at the moment. On a larger level, this case could have a widespread impact on how juries evaluate medical malpractice claims in the future. In order to make sense of this legal development, the following sections… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice and Hospital Safety in Maryland

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Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional commits a serious error and injures a patient. Minor mistakes such as human error do not generally reach the level of medical malpractice. Rather, this legal doctrine exists to address serious mistakes that result in patient harm. In most cases of medical malpractice, patient… Read More »

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Maryland Rules for Qualified Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases

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Maryland imposes a number of specific requirements for medical malpractice cases that deviate from the standard processes for other personal injury claims. One of those requirements involves the use of qualified experts. In most medical malpractice cases, a qualified expert is a doctor who reviews the treatment of the victim. The qualified expert testifies… Read More »

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Examining the Standard of Care for Medical Malpractice Cases

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A medical malpractice case is a type of personal injury claim. Essentially, medical malpractice can happen whenever a doctor of similar healthcare professional commits an error. If that error results in harm or injury to a patient, then the patient may be able to sue for medical malpractice. An essential component of any medical… Read More »

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Maryland

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The following blog entry will provide an in-depth look at a specific area of medical malpractice in Maryland — nursing home abuse and neglect. When a person enters a nursing home or other long-term care facility in Maryland, certain rights and duties come into play. Recognizing that residents of nursing homes and similar facilities… Read More »

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Longstanding Medical Malpractice by Imposter Doctor at Maryland Hospital

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A 25-year stretch of medical malpractice came to a close after federal authorities revealed that a Maryland doctor used a false identity to secure board certification and other credentials. More than 100 patients have banded together to file a class-action lawsuit, alleging negligent oversight by the Maryland hospital who employed the imposter for five… Read More »

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Exploring the Limits on Damages for Medical Malpractice in Maryland

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Medical malpractice is a subsection of personal injury law that allows patients to recover compensation for negligent actions in the healthcare context. It is vital to note that the patient must suffer harm or injury to be eligible for medical malpractice claims. Simple errors that do not injure or otherwise harm the patient fall… Read More »

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The Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in Maryland

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When a doctor or other health professional commits an error that results in harm, the victimized patient may be able to seek compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim. As medical malpractice is basically a claim of negligence, it is not a one-size-fits-all process. The individual characteristics of each victim’s case make a big… Read More »

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