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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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Baltimore Appellate Judge Reverses $37 Million Jury Award for Wrongful Death

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A Baltimore appellate judge reversed a $37 million judgment in a wrongful death case, according to an article by CNN. This case stems from a 2016 standoff that ended with police officers killing a 23-year-old woman and wounding her five-year-old son. After a jury trial, the woman’s family and estate won a large award…. Read More »

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Wrongful Death of Police Officer Imprisons Maryland Man for 195 Years

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A Maryland man received a 195-year prison sentence for his role in essentially causing the wrongful death of a police officer in a Prince George’s County shooting, reported WTOP. In March 2016, the 25-year-old Maryland man went to a police station in Landover. He took up a position with a .40-caliber pistol and began… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Wrongful Death & Survival Actions in Maryland?

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When a third party acts negligently and causes the death of another person, Maryland state law allows the deceased person’s family to file a wrongful death or survival action. In both cases, surviving family members file a lawsuit on behalf of their deceased loved one. But there are actually subtle differences between these two… Read More »

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Maryland Wrongful Death Lawsuit Leads to $1.67 Million in Damages

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A Maryland jury awarded a Maryland widow $1.67 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, reported The Daily Record. The verdict arrived this September in the Harford County Circuit Court — more than three years after a 57-year-old man died from gastrointestinal issues. This case originated back in 2014. In late February of… Read More »

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