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Tag Archives: medical malpractice

‘Wrongful death’ applies to loss of life, not years, Md. appeals court says (access required)

A doctor’s failure to diagnose a patient’s terminal illness cannot give rise to a wrongful death claim based on the argument that the patient would have lived years longer had the diagnosis been made and life-extending treatment begun earlier, Maryland’s ...

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Appeals court overturns $205M verdict against Hopkins (access required)

A Maryland appeals court Monday overturned a $205.38 million birth injury verdict against Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, saying the mother disregarded medical advice that her child be delivered via cesarean section rather than by induced vaginal delivery due to ...

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Snyder accepts law license suspension amid criminal, ethics charges (access required)

Facing a federal attempted extortion charge and related allegations of ethical misconduct, prominent medical malpractice attorney Stephen L. Snyder has agreed with the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission to take on no new clients and to the temporary suspension of his ...

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Prominent lawyer fights claims he violated ethics rules in seeking $25M fee (access required)

Did a well-known malpractice lawyer commit a potentially disbarrable offense in seeking – perhaps with the threat of a damaging public disclosure – a $25 million consulting gig with the University of Maryland Medical System while representing a woman whose ...

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Baltimore birth injury firm announces opening of Chicago office (access required)

Baltimore-based Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt LLC announced last month that it will be opening a Chicago office to expand its birth injury and medical negligence practice. The firm, which boasts more than $400 million in birth injury verdicts and ...

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Hospitals tout new approach on birth injury bill after record Hopkins verdict (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland hospitals will take a new crack at getting lawmakers to create a fund to compensate families of babies injured during birth, an attempt that has taken on new urgency following a record $229 million verdict against Johns ...

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Jury awards $5.8M in wrongful death case against UMMS (access required)

A Baltimore jury awarded more than $5.8 million to the family of a woman who died from complications following a heart valve replacement at a University of Maryland Medical System facility in 2016. Elsie Mae Mason had valve replacement surgery on ...

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