Yes. If the other driver was careless and is at fault, and if you have a valid MD automobile insurance policy, your uninsured motorist's (UM) coverage on your own auto policy will provide insurance coverage for all of your injuries and damages. It will then be up to your auto insurance...View More
The insurance company claim numbers will not help you determine the status, if any, of your case within the court system. The court will assign a case number that has nothing to do with claim numbers assigned by insurance companies. I would suggest that you go online to the "Maryland...View More
More facts would have to be known to answer your question. But generally speaking, an informed consent is one piece of evidence that must be considered when determining whether malpractice has occurred. No matter what the informed consent may provide in terms of possible risks and complications,...View More
It could. Here's why: In Maryland, if you were partially at fault in causing your injuries, you may be barred from any recovery under the law known as contributory negligence. But, having said that, your question does not provide any facts, and so, it is not possible for me to have an...View More
Yes, if you have collision insurance coverage under your automobile insurance. However, you will likely have a deductible that you will have to pay. Deductibles are commonly between $250.00 and $1,000.00.
You would start by getting the medical records and having them reviewed by a medical expert to determine if your dad was getting proper medical and nursing care, and if the bed sores or ulcers were as a result of substandard care. Another issue will be whether your father's medical needs...View More
Yes, in Maryland, a child (no matter how old the child is) maintains the right to sue for the wrongful death of a parent if medical malpractice or medical negligence was the cause of the parent's death.
It sounds like you have been presented with a bodily injury settlement on behalf of the at fault driver's insurance company. No, you cannot take a settlement and then seek more at a later time. The reason is that the insurance company will have you sign a release as part of the settlement...View More
Typically, those two terms are used interchangeably and indicate medical and nursing care that fall below the accepted standards of care due to carelessness and lack of attention by the professional nursing home staff.
In Maryland, any individual (i.e, physician or nurse) or corporation (i.e., hospital or nursing home) that is defined as a health care provider in the Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article 3-2A-01 can be held responsible for medical negligence or malpractice.
Assuming the other driver has property damage coverage and was at fault in the collision, then his/her insurance should pay for the total loss of your car and rental car for a reasonable period of time while you find and purchase a new car. If the other driver was at fault but had no insurance,...View More
I am sorry to hear about your wife. In Maryland, a chiropractor is defined as a health care provider. If the chiropractor was negligent, or committed medical malpractice and your wife suffered an injury as a result - including a stroke - the claim would be for medical malpractice or negligence.
Typically, where there exists basic substandard nursing and medical care at a nursing home that causes injury to a resident, the remedy is obtained through a civil case, as opposed to a criminal case. One of the reasons for this is that it is unlikely that the nursing home intentionally hurt your...View More
I am not sure I understand the question. Of course, a dead person cannot sign a document, and any suggestion by a nursing home that someone has signed a document after dying raises issues, such as the potential of fraud. More generally, the enforceability of arbitration clauses is determined...View More
Yes, you will need your medical records, and likely a whole lot more. In Maryland, there is a requirement that a medical expert review the pertinent medical records and other facts and provide an expert report indicating that you suffered injuries as a result of the breach or breaches of the...View More
Yes, every patient has an absolute right to his or her medical records. Now, whether you will find evidence in the medical records of non-sterile equipment, that will be the challenge I think. Good luck.
It sounds like you are asking if the lack of an autopsy in Maryland eliminates a potential claim for nursing home negligence in a survival action (for your mother's pain and diminished quality of life due to the alleged abuse) and/or wrongful death action that you could potentially bring if...View More
More information would be needed to know if the insurance company is acting reasonably. Assuming that you provided the insurance company with all of the necessary information, including medical records and medical bills related to the car wreck, support for any lost wages, and a comprehensive...View More
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