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Maryland Appellate Court Reverses Decision: Standards for Expert Testimony

Posted on October 10th, 2014

In a decision made publicly available last year, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals announced the reversal of a decision in the case of Fusco V. Shannon, allowing the plaintiff to have a retrial after a jury found in favor of the defendant. The Appellate court ruled that the lower court applied the wrong standards [...]

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How Drug Testing Doctors Could Prevent Medical Malpractice

Posted on October 9th, 2014

Your doctor is the person that you go to when there are no options left to you and you know that you cannot take care of yourself. You trust your doctor to help you to improve your health. When that trust is broken, it naturally causes some worry. Even worse is when your doctor knowingly [...]

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Three Key Components of a Medical Malpractice Claim

Posted on October 9th, 2014

In order for a medical malpractice claim to have the potential to be successful, it must have three key components. These are: a failure to meet the standard of care, an injury that resulted from this failure, and significant damages to the patient’s physical and mental well-being. Three Key Components of a Medical Malpractice Claim [...]

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$20.6M Verdict Upheld in Maryland Birth Injury Malpractice Case

Posted on October 9th, 2014

In a recent birth injury medical malpractice case, a $20.6 million verdict was upheld by the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. The jury’s verdict was originally $21 million, with $20 million in economic and $1 million in non-economic damages, but the non-economic damages were reduced to $605,000 per the cap on medical malpractice non-economic [...]

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Medical Malpractice Statistics to Know

Posted on October 9th, 2014

This week, we’ll take a look at some medical malpractice statistics including the specialties with the highest percentage of claims annually, the top specialties in which a claim resulted in payment to a plaintiff, and the states with the highest rate of medical malpractice payouts. What Areas Have the Highest Claims and Payouts? Claims According [...]

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How Common Are Diagnostic Errors According to Specialty?

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Diagnostic errors are the failure to correctly diagnose a patient’s health condition, and is considered medically negligent. Often, this leads to a worsening of this condition in the patient, in which case the diagnostic error would be considered medical malpractice. It is estimated that between 10-20% of cases are misdiagnosed and that 75% of misdiagnosed [...]

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Baltimore Medical Malpractice: Former Raven Wins Case in North Carolina

Posted on September 29th, 2014

In a medical malpractice case with Baltimore ties, former Baltimore Raven Samari Rolle has won a medical malpractice case filed in North Carolina against an orthopedic surgery practice. Rolle was a former cornerback in the NFL who played four years (2004-2008) with the Baltimore Ravens. In September of 2008, he received a spinal surgery for [...]

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New Medical Malpractice Book Reveals Surprising Malpractice Statistics

Posted on September 29th, 2014

A new update to The Center for Justice and Democracy’s “Briefing Book: Medical Malpractice By the Numbers,” has just been released. This is the third update since the book was released and contains 110 pages of information regarding “medical malpractice litigation, health care costs and “defensive medicine,” physician supply and access to health care, medical [...]

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Medical Malpractice in Baltimore: What to Do if You’re a Victim

Posted on September 17th, 2014

Do you think you may have been a victim of medical malpractice in Baltimore? Learn the basics of medical malpractice, and what to do if you feel you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice in Baltimore in this week’s blog. What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider fails to meet [...]

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Can a Doctor Continue to Practice After a Medical Malpractice Payout?

Posted on September 17th, 2014

Doctors who are either found guilty of medical malpractice in court or settle for damages before a verdict is reached are still allowed to practice after the fact. And though it may come as a surprise, the vast majority of doctors do continue to do so. Despite the fact that hospitals, state licensing boards, and [...]

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