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

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

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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Divided Senate panel debates physician-assisted suicide bill

Sen. William 'Will' Smith

ANNAPOLIS – A Senate committee appeared deeply divided Thursday over legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to request and receive life-ending medication from their physicians who conclude they have at most six months to live. Sen. William C. “Will” ...

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