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Maryland High Court Confirms One Satisfaction Rule in Medical Malpractice Case

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The Court of Appeals of Maryland confirmed that the One Satisfaction Rule prevented a victim from pursuing medical malpractice claims against both an insurance company and hospital at the same time. In this decision, Gallagher v. Mercy Medical Center Inc., the Court of Appeals reviewed and agreed with similar decisions from the lower courts…. Read More »

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Maryland Patient Receives $2 Million Award in Medical Malpractice Case

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A jury in Montgomery County decided there was a lack of informed consent in a medical malpractice case and awarded $2 million to an injured Maryland patient, according to an article by the Maryland Daily Record. Though the final award will likely decrease slightly due to the state cap on damages in medical malpractice… Read More »

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Does Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Have a Lower Risk of Medical Malpractice?

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A recent study determined that direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine services have an extremely low likelihood of medical malpractice claims, according to an article by MD Magazine. In the medical context, DTC refers to retail companies that provide medications directly to patients, with or without a prescription. Titled, Reported Cases of Medical Malpractice in Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine,… Read More »

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Legal Review of Maryland Medical Malpractice Claims

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When a healthcare provider inflicts harm or injury on a patient in Maryland, medical malpractice allows the patient to seek compensation and damages from the provider. In most cases, Maryland state law requires the injured patient and healthcare provider to engage in an arbitration process to resolve the dispute quickly. At the conclusion of… Read More »

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Is There a Limit on Damages for Medical Malpractice Claims in Maryland?

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When a patient suffers a qualifying injury from their doctor, compensation from a medical malpractice claim can help that patient become whole again. As it becomes more and more complex to provide adequate healthcare in modern times, there has been a corresponding rise in medical malpractice claims and lawsuits in Maryland. Maryland law allows… Read More »

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Arbitration of Medical Malpractice in Maryland

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Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider, such as a doctor or physician, injures a patient. If the health care provider deviated from the normally accepted standards of care within the medical community, then the injured patient may be able to recover damages. Under Maryland law, there is an arbitration process in place… Read More »

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Maryland Medical Malpractice Case Leads to $1.3 Million Jury Award

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A jury in Montgomery County, Maryland, handed out a $1.3 million damages award in a medical malpractice lawsuit, reported the Daily Record. This case stemmed from a failure to diagnose a fatal heart attack in a 23-year-old male patient. The incident that gave rise to this medical malpractice lawsuit occurred on March 12, 2016…. Read More »

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3 FAQs on Medical Malpractice in Maryland

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Medical malpractice is a complicated facet of personal injury law. As modern medicine has become more and more complex, so too has the law regulating liability for patient injuries. In this ever-evolving medical field, it can be difficult to discern between human error and actual malpractice. To help provide some context, the following sections… Read More »

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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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