It should be divided based on the loss each victim endured. The mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, companionship, comfort, protection, parental care, attention, advice, counsel, training, guidance or education which the surviving has experienced or probably will...Read more »
4 years ago, I traded in a car for another. It was put under a parents name. I pay the car note and pay for insurance which is under my name. I’ve been hearing that as soon as car is fully paid for, they are going to claim it stolen and take the car. They haven’t allowed me to update... Read more »
The good news is do you have possession of the car. I suspect the police are going to be reluctant to get involved in this family dispute particularly if you have evidence of their plan to wait until you pay it off and then claim the vehicle was stolen (and the evidence you pay for the vehicle and...Read more »
The question is not about winning and losing. You can win a malpractice case with minimal injuries. The problem is finding a lawyer willing to handle a smaller case who is willing to front the expense in the case and accept losing that money if the case is no successful. If the injuries are not...Read more »
It would be nice to have the context of the questions. But, generally, you can absolutely dismiss a case at any time. I would request a dismissal "without prejudice" if you may have any desire to revise the claim.
In Maryland, the biggest difference is the hoops you have to jump through to bring a claim in malpractice cases that are required by the statutory scheme that covers our malpractice claims. But the gist of malpractice is the same as negligence.
There has to be negligence. That is the key. Did they perform the risky procedure like an ordinary, reasonable prudent surgeon would. It is not the outcome that matters. It is whether a mistake was made.
I would depend on the facts of the case. A bad outcome does not mean malpractice. If you could prove that a reasonable, prudent doctor would not have taken the cast off early, you have a theoretical case.
As a practical matter, unless you suffered serious injuries, no lawyer would take this case. Whether you have a theoretical case would depend on whether the doctor knew or had reason to know you might be allergic to that medication.
After I registered at a lab for several blood tests, I was told that they could do all tests except for the Sickle Cell screening. I already registered before they told me that, meaning I was already obligated to pay them. One of my issues is that, by offering all other tests except the Sickle Cell... Read more »
I don't think this is a medical malpractice case. Did you call the lab and tell them you no longer want to take the test and explain why? I doubt they would hold your feet to the fire if you have not yet taken the test.
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