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Eligibility for Filing a Wrongful Death Action in Maryland

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Under Maryland law, wrongful death is a type of personal injury action designed to compensate family members for the death of a loved one. These actions are only available if the death resulted from a negligent or wrongful act. Additionally, Maryland law outlines various factors concerning the eligibility to file a wrongful death action… Read More »

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Maryland Student Fatality Leads to Wrongful Death Settlement

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The Worcester County Board of Education recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit involving a 2016 student fatality, according to an article by The Dispatch. School officials declined to comment on the monetary value of this settlement. This wrongful death lawsuit originated in January of 2016. At that time, a 15-year-old boy with a seizure-related… Read More »

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What is the Damages Cap for Maryland Wrongful Death Actions?

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When a person dies due to the actions of a third party, surviving family members can file a wrongful death action to recover compensation for their losses. In these situations, the surviving family members usually request economic and non-economic damages. Though Maryland law does place a cap on the amount of certain damages available… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Action Filed Against Maryland Beach Town After Fatal Accident

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Almost two years after a beach accident killed a Texas woman, her surviving family members filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Maryland against the town of Ocean City, according to an article by The Dispatch. The family members are seeking $1 million in damages after beach cleaning equipment allegedly caused the fatal accident. This… Read More »

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What is a Survival Action Under Maryland Law?

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Survival actions are somewhat related to wrongful death lawsuits but with an important distinction. When a person dies due to negligence, it is possible to file a legal action and request damages. In a wrongful death action, any surviving family members can sue for their own damages, pain, and suffering. A survival action is… Read More »

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Analyzing the Legal Backdrop of Wrongful Death Actions in Maryland

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Wrongful death actions in Maryland provide an avenue for surviving family members to recover for the unjustified death of a loved one. As with many other U.S. states, Maryland law restricts this type of legal action to specific circumstances. In precise terms, the death in question must stem from a wrongful act. Additionally, the… Read More »

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Notice of Wrongful Death Claim Filed Against University of Maryland

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The family members of a deceased University of Maryland student appear to be proceeding with a wrongful death claim against the school, according to an article by The Washington Post. The female student in question contracted adenovirus and later died as a result of illness. The potential of a wrongful death action comes on… Read More »

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Maryland Wrongful Death Lawsuit Ends in $1.9 Million Award

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The surviving family members of a Maryland woman slain in a truck accident garnered a $1.9 million wrongful death award, according to an article by Patch. The truck driver who caused the accident was allegedly under the influence of prescription drugs and fell asleep at the wheel. This fatal accident dates back to June… Read More »

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4 Features of Wrongful Death Actions in Maryland

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Wrongful death is a legal cause of action available under the umbrella of personal injury law. In essential terms, wrongful death actions are available to the surviving family members of a deceased person. If a wrongdoer caused the fatality in question, then the surviving family members may be able to file a lawsuit and… Read More »

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Maryland High Court to Review Parental Immunity for Wrongful Death

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The Court of Appeals of Maryland has decided to review whether parents are immune from wrongful death lawsuits concerning their children, according to an article by The Daily Record. Referred to as the doctrine of parent-child immunity, Maryland law prohibits children from suing their parents in most circumstances. In terms of factual background, this… Read More »

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