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Tag Archives: medical malpractice

House rejects bill to repeal ’20 percent rule’ in med-mal cases

ANNAPOLIS – The House of Delegates on Monday resoundingly defeated a proposed repeal of a decades-old rule requiring that doctors be barred from testifying in medical-malpractice cases if they have spent more than 20 percent of their professional time as ...

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Md. lawmakers still undecided on murder, med-mal, marriage bills

With the state’s most populous city facing a homicide epidemic, the fate of legislation aimed at preventing and stiffening penalties for repeat gun offenders will come down to the final hours of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly on Monday.

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Amputee’s federal lawsuit against Prince George’s hospital moves forward

An Upper Marlboro man’s lawsuit under a federal anti-patient-dumping statute will proceed after a judge found claims that Prince George’s Hospital Center’s failure to perform surgery in a timely manner may have led to the amputations of the plaintiff’s legs. ...

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Md. high court reduces deference owed to plaintiff’s forum choice

The plaintiffs’ choice of where to sue is owed little deference when they live in a different Maryland jurisdiction, a sharply divided Maryland high court has held in allowing an Eastern Shore family’s medical malpractice case against a Baltimore hospital ...

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Jury awards $1M to Prince George’s woman diagnosed with cancer after lack of follow-up

A Prince George’s County jury has awarded $1 million to a Fort Washington woman who developed lung cancer after her gynecologist failed to properly follow up on results of a hysterectomy. The jury deliberated for approximately 90 minutes Thursday before finding ...

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