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Medical Malpractice Payouts Increase from 2012 to 2013

Posted on April 15th, 2014

In the first time since 2003, medical malpractice payouts increased year-over-year in both total number in amount, in what Forbes calls “a sign that the significant amount of medical malpractice law reform in the states has abated.” The majority of payouts that stem from a medical malpractice case are reported to the National Practitioner Data [...]

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Determining if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case

Posted on April 15th, 2014

As your Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys, we take determining the merit of your case very seriously. This is because if we find that your case has merit, we will pursue the case all the way to its conclusion, be it an out-of-court settlement or in-court verdict. So how do we determine whether or not a [...]

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What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Posted on April 4th, 2014

A catastrophic injury is a life changing injury that will seriously affect the victim, often leaving them permanently disabled. Injuries to the nervous system, spinal cord, brain, neck, back and organs can be catastrophic in their effects. Catastrophic injury victims and their families undergo a significant amount of stress both physical and emotional. The financial [...]

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What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Posted on April 4th, 2014

Wrongful death can be claimed when the death of one person is the legal fault of another. In the case of medical malpractice, wrongful death could be claimed if a patient died as a result of medical negligence on the part of the doctor. In a wrongful death action there are two types of claims. [...]

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First Responders and Medical Malpractice

Posted on March 21st, 2014

First responders are medical personnel such as EMTs that show up at the scene when immediate medical assistance is required. Their job is to give the injured person immediate medical attention at the scene and transport him or her to a hospital where they can receive further, more extensive medical attention. Medical personnel can be [...]

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Hospitals, Doctors, and Medical Malpractice: Who is at Fault?

Posted on March 14th, 2014

If a doctor commits malpractice at a hospital he or she can be sued no matter the status of his/her employment at the hospital. Several times however, the doctors are independent contractors of the hospital rather than actual employees. Because the hospital does not employ the doctor, the hospital sometimes may not be liable for [...]

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Consent Forms and Malpractice Suits

Posted on March 7th, 2014

Many medical procedures require you to sign a consent form before the doctor will perform the procedure. Essentially, these forms highlight the potential known risks that are associated with the procedure and the effects it could have on you, the patient. By signing the form, you acknowledge these risks and state that you understand that [...]

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Does Misdiagnosis Equal Malpractice?

Posted on February 28th, 2014

One frequently asked question regarding medical malpractice is whether a misdiagnosis constitutes medical malpractice. The answer depends on several factors. In general, an otherwise competent doctor who does his or her due diligence but makes a misdiagnosis did not commit medical malpractice. There’s no legal requirement that a doctor must be correct in every diagnosis [...]

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Causes of Birth Injury: Trauma

Posted on February 28th, 2014

Trauma during labor and delivery is another cause of birth injuries, and can often cause other problems such as reduced oxygen levels that exacerbate the damage already done. This blog will cover the causes and effects of trauma, resulting in birth injury. Trauma During Labor and Delivery During labor and deliver there are many forces [...]

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Causes of Birth Injury: Reduced Oxygen

Posted on February 12th, 2014

Birth injuries can result from a number of conditions including reduced oxygen, trauma, and reduced glucose. All of these conditions can result in brain injuries such as cerebral palsy, and often two or more happen hand in hand. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the causes and effects of reduced oxygen flow to [...]

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