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Drug was intervening cause in medical malpractice death, Md. appeals court says

A jury validly found an Abingdon pain-relief physician not liable in the death of a patient whom she had injected with a contaminated steroid, because the medicine itself was an intervening and superseding cause of the fatal illness, Maryland’s second-highest ...

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Md. high court rejects contractor argument, restores medmal verdict

A divided Maryland high court has reinstated a medical malpractice verdict against Prince George’s Hospital Center, saying it shares the $6.1 million in liability for an emergency room surgeon’s negligence even though he was an independent contractor and not an ...

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Jury awards $13M in Harford County malpractice case stemming from 2004 birth

A Harford County jury awarded more than $13 million to a mother and her son, a now-18-year-old who suffered brain injuries during his birth at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in 2004. The lawsuit claimed that medical staff at the ...

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Wrongful death does not apply to lost years of life, Md. high court rules

A patient’s terminal illness does not give rise to a wrongful death claim based on the argument they would have lived years longer had the diagnosis been correctly made and life-extending treatment begun earlier, the court ruled.

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Schochor & Staton rebrands as Federico and others head to Delaware firm

Prominent medical malpractice law firm Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., announced Tuesday that it has changed its name to Schochor & Staton, P.A., a move that coincided with the departure of one of its named partners and other attorneys to ...

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Maryland high court to weigh if ‘wrongful death’ applies to lost years of life

Maryland Court of Appeals

Maryland’s top court will consider whether a patient’s terminal illness can give rise to a wrongful death claim based on the argument that they would have lived years longer had the diagnosis been made and life-extending treatment begun earlier. The ...

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