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  • Pennsylvania Woman and Her Child Win $4 Million Award for Birth Injury Caused By Medical Negligence
    Pennsylvania Woman and Her Child Win $4 Million Award for Birth Injury Caused By Medical Negligence

    Recently, a jury in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania awarded a woman and her daughter $4 million for a birth injury attributed to an obstetrician’s negligence. The doctor ignored Erin McCarthy when she ...

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  • Medical Malpractice Case Allowed to Proceed Against Cardiologist, After Court Reviews Question of When Plaintiff
    Medical Malpractice Case Allowed to Proceed Against Cardiologist, After Court Reviews Question of When Plaintiff "Discovered" Injury

    A federal district court in Maryland denied motions to dismiss a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice and fraud against a cardiologist and the medical center where he treated the plaintiff. The ...

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  • Maryland Applies Different Cap on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims than in Other Personal Injury Claims
    Maryland Applies Different Cap on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims than in Other Personal Injury Claims

    Maryland, along with many other U.S. states, imposes caps on the amount of noneconomic damages that juries may award in personal injury lawsuits. This limits the amounts that plaintiffs may recover ...

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  • Recent Article Argues That Birth Injury Lawsuits Are Beneficial, While Tort Reforms May Be Harmful, to the Medical Profession
    Recent Article Argues That Birth Injury Lawsuits Are Beneficial, While Tort Reforms May Be Harmful, to the Medical Profession

    A recent article challenges the notion that big malpractice awards , for birth injury or otherwise, automatically cause problems for the medical profession. While the article focuses mainly on New ...

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  • Contributory Negligence Doctrine Upheld in Maryland, Barring Recovery in Medical Malpractice Cases Where Defendant Was Not 100% at Fault
    Contributory Negligence Doctrine Upheld in Maryland, Barring Recovery in Medical Malpractice Cases Where Defendant Was Not 100% at Fault

    Unfortunately, Maryland is one of only a few states in the U.S. that continues to follow the “contributory negligence” doctrine, which affects the rights of every patient who has ever suffered due to ...

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  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Rules That Illinois Mother Is Time-Barred From Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Arteaga v. United States
    Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Rules That Illinois Mother Is Time-Barred From Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Arteaga v. United States

    A Seventh Circuit case from earlier this year highlights the importance of learning about the statute of limitations before you file a medical malpractice lawsuit for birth injury. In Arteaga v. ...

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