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‘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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Uber denies legal duty owed to Maryland driver killed by passenger (access required)

Ridesharing company Uber’s courthouse denial of legal responsibility for their drivers’ safety drew a strong response Tuesday from attorneys for the three children of an Uber driver killed by a passenger in Oxon Hill in 2019 and who are suing the company for wrongful death.

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Federal suit alleges prison failed to protect inmate from cellmate attack (access required)

The daughter of a Hagerstown man who was killed by his cellmate just days before his conviction was overturned has filed suit against the state, alleging prison officials did not sufficiently protect her father. Roger Lee Largent died Feb. 17, 2017, ...

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