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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Maryland on
Q: My doctor prescribed me a medication that I ended up being allergic to. Can I sue for medical malpractice?
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answered on Mar 30, 2018

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Medical Malpractice for Maryland on
Q: Informed a specific lab test was unavailable after I was already obligated to pay. Discrimination? What are my options?

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 »

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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.

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: Can I sue a cyclist who hit me on a sidewalk? There were no marked bike lanes.
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answered on Mar 30, 2018

Certainly, there may be facts to support your claim. You just have not offered enough facts about your case but there are many scenarios like this where the cyclist could be responsible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: I was involved in an accident with another driver who is lying about wearing his seat belt.

Will I be penalized for his excessive injuries?

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answered on Mar 23, 2018

Yes. It does not matter under Maryland law whether he was wearing a seatbelt or not. You are still responsible for his injuries even if he told the truth.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: If a neighbor claims you scratched their car while putting a chair in the backseat and you leave not knowing you did thi

And come back to a note on the door saying you left two scratches on their car a d the make and model of the accused car should I remove the apology note saying sorry we didn't know anything happened and didn't mean to cause any harm should I remove the apology note or do you think... Read more »

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answered on Mar 23, 2018

From a legal standpoint, you are best to just let it go because saying anything could get you into trouble. If you are less worried about the legal and more interested in being a good neighbor, go with your first idea.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: If I was Parking and a driver make a sharp left turn and I back into him am I going to loose my case

I was parking on a corner and the driver coming to wards me made a sharp left turn I was backing up 3 mph and he shorted the turn now if it was another car on the other part of the corner he would have hit it

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answered on Mar 23, 2018

It is really tough to follow exactly what happened here.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Libel & Slander for Maryland on
Q: traffic accident, involving a bump to another car, no damage to either car, but driver and son tried to claim injuries.

insurance company denied claim. I want to sue the driver and son for embarrassment, emotional distress, claiming fake injuries and filing fraudulent injury claims

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answered on Mar 23, 2018

You will never find a lawyer to take this claim and your chances of success are extremely low.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Maryland on
Q: During 90 day probation, if employee came to work sick and was sent home can that absence being used against them

60 days into a new job- I came into work throwing up but ready to work. The doctor I was working for asked me to go home. Now during my review they are using that against me saying it was an unexcused day.

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answered on Mar 8, 2018

This is a employment question not a malpractice question and you should probably pose your question to the employment lawyers on here.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: I was driving and fish tailed on ice and the car behind me hit me..who is at fault?
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answered on Mar 1, 2018

I would need more facts. But a good guess is that you both are at fault. You should drive appropriate to the conditions and the rear-ending vehicle should have left enough distance behind you.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Maryland on
Q: MY wife wants off of insurance for car my son-in-law and I bought. She is an excluded driver. Can she be sued at all?

Just in case me or my son-in-law has an accident and they come after me. Can our house be taken or she be sued as well

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answered on Mar 1, 2018

Your wife is not a possible defendant just for being on the same insurance policy. She can be sued if she is he owner or operator of the vehicle.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: After you settle a car accident from the at-fault party can I take the money that is recieved and still file a claim?

I was in an accident where my side view mirror was damaged and some cosmetic scrapes along side the driver's door. No one was hurt so I opted to file a claim with their insurance. At the time of this post, I am awaiting payment. Their appraiser came out a took a report/pics. I figured the... Read more »

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answered on Mar 1, 2018

You can if you did not sign a release. Often in property damage cases, the insurance company does not require a release which leaves the door open for a lawsuit. You cannot collect twice. For example, if they paid you $2,000 and you got a $5,000 verdict at trial, you would get $3,000.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Maryland on
Q: I have an 8 1/2 year old default judgment that I was never served with. Can the judgment be Vacated

My ex and I were sued from a car accident that she was in. The affidavit of service states that they served my mother with papers and has her name on the paper. My mom does not recall accepting or signing any court papers and told the process servers that I no longer lived there. My ex was not... Read more »

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answered on Mar 1, 2018

I agree with Bennett, it will be an uphill climb. But it does sound like you never received personal service.

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Was injured in an accident in DC but am a resident of MD - where would any lawsuit be filed?
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answered on Mar 1, 2018

Can't answer the question in a vacuum. You can certainly sue in D.C. You may be able to sue in Maryland depending upon the driver's residency and contacts with Maryland.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Can someone be arrested for causing a serious car accident even if they weren't drinking?
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answered on Mar 1, 2018

Drinking would not be the only reason. But a normal guy in a normal situation wakes up on the morning and goes to work and kills someone? That person is not going to jail.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Can a passenger in a vehicle claim "pain and suffering" even if she did not receive medical attention?

Hi there - I was in a car accident last month, along with my mother. The other driver was at fault - they passed the red light, when I had green. They hit me on the driver side and the car was totaled. I had to receive medical attention, but luckily it was just a sprained shoulder and neck (no... Read more »

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answered on Mar 1, 2018

Yes absolutely. She has a viable claim if she was hurt. Whether the insurance company will pay on that claim is a different matter.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Can you sue someone and also press criminal charges if they negligently caused a car accident?
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answered on Mar 1, 2018

Of course. You really can't "press criminal charges" in a case like this. You can seek criminal charges but that is a decision for the police and the prosecutors.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: i was just in a car accident, my vehicle was hit by a small truck but i am not on the car insurance policy as a driver

Can i still sue the other driver who hit at the scene he was given 3 citations for reckles driving

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answered on Mar 1, 2018

It does not matter whether you are insured or even if you have a license in a case like this? The focus is on who is at fault for the crash.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Maryland on
Q: I got food poisoning while on a special diet in a hospital - does that constitute medical malpractice?
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answered on Dec 12, 2017

Presuming a breach of the standard of care, this is probably medical malpractice. Any smart lawyer bringing this claim would bring it as a medical malpractice claim.

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