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How to Proceed with a Medical Malpractice Suit in Maryland

Unlike in some other states, an injured patient cannot simply file a medical malpractice suit in Maryland against a healthcare provider and proceed directly to court. Maryland requires plaintiffs to overcome specific procedural hurdles before a medical malpractice case can proceed in court. For example, in order to proceed with a medical malpractice case for significant injuries, a Plaintiff...

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What Are the Chances of Winning a Lawsuit Against a Hospital in Maryland?

When you go to the hospital, you expect to be treated with the appropriate level of care. However, this is not always the case. Medical malpractice happens more often than you may think, as around 85,000 cases of medical malpractice are filed each year. Further, around one in five Americans report having suffered from a medical error. When you receive substandard...

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What Are the Areas of the Spine That Are Most Commonly Injured?

The spine is a complex structure composed of vertebrae, discs, nerves, and muscles. It provides support, flexibility, and protection for the body and is vital for normal function. Unfortunately, the spine is susceptible to various injuries, with certain areas more prone to damage than others. Learn more about the most common spine injuries, how they can affect a victim,...

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What Happens When a Brain Injury Goes Untreated?

Your brain is the ultimate control center for your body, affecting movement, coordination, memory, emotions, and everything in between. Even minor head and brain injuries can affect brain function. Additionally, an untreated brain injury can cause further disruption and affect the likelihood of recovery for the victim. If you or a loved one have an untreated brain injury, seek...

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What Is the Average Medical Malpractice Settlement in Maryland?

Medical malpractice can result in serious injury or death.  If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you may wonder, “how much is the average medical malpractice settlement?” It is difficult to determine the average settlement amount for medical malpractice cases because every case is unique.  Indeed, the amount of compensation a patient may receive depends on various...

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Negligence in Nursing Examples | Malpractice in Nursing

Nurses are a crucial component of most medical facilities, including floor nurses monitoring patients in the hospital, nurse practitioners treating patients at clinics, mobile nurses providing in-home care, and nurse midwives who deliver babies, just to name a few.  All of these types of nurses, and countless others, are expected to perform their duties within the standard of care....

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How to Sue a Hospital in Maryland for Medical Malpractice

Identifying who is responsible when a medical malpractice claim arises can be challenging. Many victims don’t know whether to sue the individual doctor or hospital for their injuries. They also might not know where to begin when they attempt to file a lawsuit. Contact Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico if you have questions about a medical malpractice claim. Our...

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Types of Brain Injuries from Medical Errors 

Brain injuries caused by medical errors can affect people of all ages. For instance, newborns can suffer hypoxic brain injuries from a lack of oxygen during delivery. Children can suffer from traumatic brain injuries from sports, playground clashes, or falls when learning to walk. Adults injured in car accidents may have brain damage from head trauma that requires immediate...

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8 Things You Should Know About a Birth Injury Lawsuit

As a parent, your child’s well-being is always a top priority. When you suspect your child has suffered a birth injury, it is a terrifying and stressful time for you and your family. Understandably, you might be considering filing a birth injury lawsuit. If a medical provider is responsible for your child’s injuries, you have the legal right to...

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Maryland Wrongful Death Settlement Calculator

When calculating wrongful death damages and settlements, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Unfortunately, there is no wrongful death settlement calculator. The simple reason for this is that wrongful death settlements are calculated based on the facts and circumstances of each case, making generalizations nearly impossible. What Are Wrongful Death Settlements? A wrongful death settlement can resolve a wrongful death...

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