Contributory negligence: An anomaly with staying power

General Assembly has declined to discuss altering the common-law doctrine

In retrospect, the Maryland family’s lawsuit alleging a drug company’s anti-diabetes medication killed their loved one was over before it began. Diep An’s years of smoking blocked any chance his widow and three children had of collecting the more than $1.75 million a Baltimore City Circuit Court jury tentatively awarded them in 2013 against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, ...

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