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Hospital negligence leads to infant's cerebral palsy

Some Maryland parents may have read about a woman and her 3-year-old daughter, who were recently awarded a $20 million settlement in regards to an out-of-state medical malpractice suit. This is the largest malpractice settlement in that state's history. However, it is not necessarily the award the mother was pleased about, but, rather, the hope that it will bring about a change in policy to prevent the kind of hospital negligence that lead to her child's serious injury.

Man dies from overdose of pain med, medical malpractice suit says

A police detective who was seriously injured in a car accident and was given pain medication apparently died from receiving too much of the medication. Now, that man's widow is seeking legal retribution. Similarly, when a Maryland resident suffers due to a victim's medical provider's proven negligence, he or she is typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible party or parties.

Daughter awarded $4 million in compensation after father's fall

An out-of-state jury recently handed down a $4 million verdict to a woman whose father was killed after he fell in a long-term medical facility. After a week-long trial, the jury awarded the medical malpractice compensation for punitive damages against an out-of-state hospital of which the facility was a part. The suit had been filed on behalf of the decedent's daughter, who was the executor of his estate. A Maryland resident who has been involved in a similar situation is typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible party or parties.

Wrong rib removed in surgery, medical malpractice suit filed

What was thought to be a relatively simple procedure became complicated after a surgeon removed the wrong part of a patient's body and then allegedly lied about it, according to a medical malpractice suit filed against the surgeon who performed the operation. The operation was to remove a woman's rib, but the resident, a doctor in training, removed the wrong one. Similarly, when a Maryland resident is caused serious harm by a medical professional's negligence, the victim is typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the party or parties believed to be responsible.

After surgical error, woman seeks damages of $15 million

A woman who was seriously injured two years ago as a result of a surgery gone awry recently filed a medical malpractice suit against the hospital at which the surgeons who performed her operation were employed. Via the suit, she is seeking damages of $15 million for the surgical error. When Maryland residents suffer similar negligence, they are typically entitled to file medical malpractice suits against the party believed to be responsible.

Out-of-state hospital faces medical malpractice suit

A former patient of an out-of-state hospital filed a medical malpractice suit against it recently. The suit alleges that surgical items were left inside the patient after an operation at the hospital. Similarly, when Maryland residents suffer harm at the hands of healthcare professionals, the victims typically choose to file medical malpractice suits against the party or parties deemed responsible.

Parents sue hospital for medical malpractice

The teenager's parents recently filed a medical malpractice suit against a hospital. The suit, which was filed on a recent Thursday in February alleged not only medical malpractice, but civil rights violations as well. When a medical professional in Maryland commits an error that causes injury to the patient, the patient or the patient's family may be entitled to file a medical malpractice suit. 

Child injured due to medical malpractice

An out-of-state hospital has recently been ordered to pay $9 million as a result of a medical malpractice settlement. The suit involved a pregnant woman who went to the hospital, where she later suffered a birth injury, the suit alleges. When Maryland residents receive negligent care that results in their injury or death, they may be entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible party.

Hospital faces medical malpractice suit after death of teen

A 15-year-old out-of-state high school athlete was taken to the emergency room after he began complaining of shortness of breath and weakness. He received treatment for an asthma attack and was then sent home. Within a few hours, however, his heart went into cardiac arrest, and he died shortly thereafter. The hospital where he was treated as well as the physician who treated him are now facing a medical malpractice suit. When Maryland residents are injured or die due to negligent medical care, they or their loved ones are typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit.

Man who lost leg receives $2.1 million medical malpractice award

An out-of-state man recently received an award for a medical malpractice suit filed after a hospital visit cost him his leg. The 28-year-old man received $2.1 million for both economic and non-economic losses he incurred as a result of the medical malpractice. When residents in Maryland are victims of medical malpractice, they are typically entitled to file medical malpractice suits against the negligent parties. 

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