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3 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Maryland on
Q: If a pharmacy filled my prescription by gave me the wrong medicine and it made me sick,

could I sue the issuing pharmacist for medical malpractice?

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Vadim A. Mzhen answered on Dec 1, 2016

I would need to know more facts, but on its face, it appears that the pharmacy committed an error for which you are entitled to receive compensation to the extent that you were harmed by taking the medication that was incorrectly dispensed to you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for Maryland on
Q: Are there limitations to the rights that nursing home residents have? Does it vary based on the individual nursing home?
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Vadim A. Mzhen answered on Dec 1, 2016

I am not sure what specific rights your question addresses. Generally speaking, a nursing home resident has the right to be provided with nursing care that meets the accepted standard of care for nursing facilities. Whether that standard of care is violated depends on the specific facts of every... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: Will I be punished or cited for not having insurance after a car accident, even if I wasn't at fault?
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Vadim A. Mzhen answered on Dec 1, 2016

Having car insurance is a legal requirement in Maryland. Any time you come into contact with police, whether as a result of a car accident or under any other circumstances (e.g., stopped for speeding), you risk being charged with a traffic violation of driving without insurance, which is a... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: I'm getting lowballed by an insurance company -- can I take what they offer now and still ask for more?
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Vadim A. Mzhen answered on Nov 30, 2016

Usually, as part of any settlement, the insurance company requires that the claimant sign a release forever giving up all claims related to the given incident. If, in your case, the insurance company will ask you to sign a release, then you will never be able to make any additional claims for any... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Maryland on
Q: If I have surgery and then my doctor tells me I have to have another surgery to correct complications from the first

procedure, is that considered medical malpractice? Do the results of my second surgery matter since it was the first one that was done wrong?

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Vadim A. Mzhen answered on Nov 4, 2016

By itself, the fact that you need corrective surgery does not necessarily mean that the doctor committed medical malpractice. The doctor may have done everything in accordance with the accepted standards for that type of surgery, even though the outcome is not what was hoped for. If in fact the... Read more »

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Q: My husband was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and then subsequently transferred to rehab --

he's fallen out of bed twice in the past four weeks and had to be admitted into the ICU. Do I have an abuse case here?

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Vadim A. Mzhen answered on Nov 4, 2016

I am sorry to give you a stereotypical lawyer answer, but whether or not your husband has a claim for injuries against the rehab facility depends on many details. I assume that it was the second fall that caused the injuries that sent your husband to ICU. In order to bring a valid claim, it... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: I was hit on a crosswalk by a drunk driver running a red light - i was bruised but not severely injured.

Do I still have the option to sue for mental distress?

Vadim A. Mzhen
Vadim A. Mzhen answered on Nov 4, 2016

Being bruised constitutes physical injury. You are entitled to receive compensation for that physical injury, even if the injury is not "severe." You are also entitled to receive compensation for any mental distress caused by this incident, including pre-impact fright, if any, and post-impact... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Do I get less of a payout from insurance if my car was hit when it was parked?
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Vadim A. Mzhen answered on Nov 1, 2016

The amount of compensation that you are entitled to does not change based on whether your vehicle was parked or in motion at the time of the collision. With regard to property damage, you are entitled to get the amount equal to the repair cost of your vehicle. While your vehicle will be in a... Read more »

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