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In a new unreported Maryland Appellate Court opinion, the court reversed the trial court’s reduction of damages in a liposuction medical malpractice lawsuit.

Facts of Blackston v. Doctor’s Weight Loss Centers

This is a somewhat rare case where malpractice occurs in one state and the doctor is sued in another The claim involves a patient who underwent a liposuction procedure in Alexandria, Virginia, and subsequently suffered permanent physical and emotional injuries.

Uninsured motorist coverage (UM) is an essential component of auto insurance that protects you when the at-fault driver who caused you injury or property either has no insurance or carries insufficient coverage to compensate for the damages sustained.

All of us with car insurance in Maryland have uninsured motorist coverage. It is mandatory. This page explains what you need to know if you are bringing an uninsured motorist claim in Maryland.

Everyone with Maryland Car Insurance Has Coverage

We will have a lot of new expert witness battles now that we have moved away from Frey-Reed and joined the rest of the nation using a Daubert standard for experts.  This Calvert County dental malpractice opinion is the latest in what will be a long battle.

Facts of Deane v. Southern Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.A.

In Deane v. Southern Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.A., a patient filed a malpractice claim against an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice and a dentist. She later sued the subsequent treating dentist as well.

The Maryland legislature is currently considering a new law that would force auto insurance companies to offer enhanced uninsured motorist coverage (also known as “stacking” or “stacked” UIM coverage) as the default option for Maryland drivers. The new bill would make this enhanced coverage an opt-out policy feature (similar to PIP) rather than an opt-in feature, which would effectively mean that the majority of insurance policies would have the enhanced coverage.

In this post, we will explain exactly what the new law will do and how it will directly benefit you as a Maryland driver. Please use the follow links for instructions on how you can make your voice heard by telling the Maryland Senate Finance Committee that you fully support this new bill as benefit for Maryland drivers:

Wrongful death lawsuits in Maryland are subject to a 3-year statute of limitations that runs from the date of death. In this post, we will look at wrongful death claims and this 3-year limitation deadline in more detail.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Maryland

The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to seek compensation for the surviving family members who have suffered a loss as a result of the death of their loved one. This compensation can come in many forms, including monetary damages, reimbursement for funeral and burial expenses, and compensation for loss of companionship, support, and other damages.

In the recent decision in Wadsworth v. Sharma, 2022 WL 2763202 (Md. 2022), the Maryland Court of Appeals once again declined to adopted the loss of chance doctrine in wrongful death cases. The decision was based largely on the COA’s long standing tradition of abstaining from judicial policymaking, as the majority opinion noted that it was up to the Maryland legislature whether to adopt this rule. Unfortunately, this decision effectively means that doctors and hospitals in Maryland are immune from malpractice liability when caring for terminally ill patients.

Summary of Facts

Stephanie Wadsworth was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in her left breast in 2006. She underwent a mastectomy, chemo, and radiation therapy and subsequent testing over the course of the next few years indicated that her cancer had been effectively treated.

here is no law in Maryland requiring shoes or prohibiting certain types of footwear while driving. However, driving while barefoot or wearing shoes such as high heels or flip-flops can be unsafe. Improper footwear affects your ability to apply pressure to your pedals or pivot between them. They can even cause you to hit both pedals at once.

Shoes to Avoid While Driving

You should avoid wearing the following types of shoes while driving. These shoes can impair your ability to control your vehicle’s pedals.

The City of Baltimore has joined the thousands of plaintiffs seeking financial compensation for cancer allegedly caused by exposure to a hidden carcinogen in the popular heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine). In this post we will look at the odd nature of the Zantac lawsuit filed by the City of Baltimore and evaluate its chances of success.

About the Zantac Cancer Lawsuits

Zantac is the popular brand name for ranitidine, an antacid drug used for the treatment of heart burn, indigestion and other common conditions. Zantac and generic ranitidine had been around for decades in both over-the-counter and prescription forms. It was one of the most commonly used medications in the U.S. Over 10 million people used Zantac on a regular basis.

In 2010 Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old women’s lacrosse student-athlete at the University of Virginia was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend George Huguely. The tragic case made national headlines and was of particular interest locally because Love was from Baltimore. Huguely was convicted of 2nd degree murder and sentenced to 23 years. Love’s mother and sister brought a wrongful death civil lawsuit against Huguely and last week a jury in Virginia awarded them $15 million. Unfortunately, that judgment will likely never be collected. In this post we will look at the wrongful death case and explain why collecting on the $15 million verdict will probably be impossible.

Murder of Yeardley Love

In 2010 Yeardley Love was a beautiful young student-athlete on the women’s lacrosse team at the University of Virginia. Love grew up outside Baltimore and was living in an apartment near UVA’s campus in Charlottesville. George Huguely was also 22 and played on the UVA men’s lacrosse team. Huguely grew up outside Washington, DC in Chevy Chase.

This post will serve as our insider’s guide for what to expect when dealing with State Farm Insurance on auto accident claims in Maryland. We will also offer some tips and strategies for how to effectively work with State Farm and its adjusters on your Maryland auto tort claims. Our Maryland accident lawyers have handled thousands of State Farm claims over the years and we know exactly what can expect with going up against them.

About State Farm

State Farm is the biggest auto insurance company in the U.S., although in Maryland State Farm ranks second behind GEICO in terms of the number of insured drivers. State Farm was originally founded in the 1920s as a mutual auto insurer for farmers, but it has expanded into all lines of insurance.

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