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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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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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