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How do Medical Malpractice Settlement Negotiations Work in Maryland?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Medical Malpractice Jan 31, 2023

Most medical malpractice claims are not resolved before a lawsuit is filed. However, even though a lawsuit gets filed, most of the time the case is resolved through a settlement.  This means settlement negotiations often determine how much compensation…

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Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim if I Signed a Waiver of Liability Before Surgery?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Medical Malpractice Jan 20, 2023

You have probably signed a waiver of liability before. For example, you may have signed such a document before going jet skiing or joining a gym/fitness center. You may have even signed a waiver before undergoing surgery at a hospital or outpatient facility. These…

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Do You Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Claim For a Medication Error?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Medical Malpractice Jan 13, 2023

Medical professionals have many tools at their disposal, but one of their most important tools is medication. Medications are used during surgical procedures, such as anesthesia used to numb the area doctors are operating on. Primary care physicians and…

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Can You Seek Medical Malpractice Compensation for a Lack of Informed Consent?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Medical Malpractice Dec 14, 2022

Under Maryland law, doctors are required to give patients informed consent about the risks of treatment before providing treatment. If doctors do not provide informed consent, and the patient suffers damages because of the treatment provided, there may…

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When Might Surgical Errors Rise to the Level of Medical Malpractice?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Medical Malpractice Dec 08, 2022

Surgery is always risky, even if doctors say it is a minor procedure. There are many things that could go wrong and cause you to suffer serious injuries. There are also times when surgeons or others in the operating room are negligent and engage in medical…

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What You Need to Know About Claims for Hospital-Acquired Infections

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Medical Malpractice Nov 18, 2022

One of the dangers of surgery or other invasive procedures is infection. If an infection is not caught early, there is a risk of sepsis, septic shock or even death. Even if doctors catch it in time to slow it down and stop it, infections can complicate…

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Can Doctors Be Held Liable for Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Medical Malpractice Nov 11, 2022

One of the most important things a doctor does for his or her patients is to diagnose their injuries or medical conditions. Once a condition is diagnosed, treatment can begin and hopefully the patient can begin to recover or at least be on the path to…

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Could Nurses Face Liability for an Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Medical Malpractice Oct 28, 2022

When people hear about medical malpractice cases, they often think about doctors being careless or failing to provide appropriate treatment. While doctors are involved in their fair share of medical malpractice cases, nurses can also commit malpractice…

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What You Should Know About Medical Expert Testimony in a Maryland Medical Malpractice Case

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Medical Malpractice Oct 13, 2022

Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complex personal injury cases, for a variety of reasons. For example, injury attorneys often recover compensation for car crash victims without needing expert witness testimony. However, Maryland requires…

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How Long do Maryland Medical Malpractice Cases Take to Resolve?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Medical Malpractice Sep 21, 2022

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as every case is unique. However, medical malpractice cases often take a year or more to reach a resolution. Some estimates say these cases can take between 18 and 24 months to reach a resolution. There…

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