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Family sues over DPW worker’s drowning death at Baltimore wastewater plant

A new lawsuit claims that the wastewater facility where a Department of Public Works supervisor drowned in 2019 was a “deathtrap” that was so poorly maintained it was all but guaranteed to harm employees. The DPW employee, Trina Cunningham, died ...

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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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Baltimore County agrees to pay $6.5M in fatal police shooting

Baltimore County has agreed to pay $6.5 million to the family of a man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop on an interstate highway two years ago. The agreement settles the family’s federal lawsuit alleging that ...

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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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