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A Prescription for Disaster?

Plaintiffs’ medical malpractice cases concerning prescription instructions are not always as strong as they appear at first. If you do a little exploration, you may find that what seems to be a prescription for disaster could turn out to be …

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An Increased “Cap?” No way!

Beware of plaintiffs who try to raise the “homerun” number in medical malpractice wrongful death cases… For example, consider the wrongful death lawsuit recently filed against our client, Dr. Dogooder, by the only daughter of an 84-year-old widow, Mrs. Doe, who died …

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Avoid the “related medical specialty” trap…

The “related specialty” trap is prevalent in the medical-legal world.  Plaintiffs often claim that various medical specialties communicate with one another regularly; therefore, they are in “related fields of health care” as required by Maryland law – even if they are …

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Nurse Deposed? Here’s Our Rx for Your RN.

Mr. Smith developed a decubitus ulcer while hospitalized.  The first witness plaintiff wants to depose is Nurse Brown.  Why?  Because plaintiffs’ lawyers think nurses give them the most useful/damaging testimony. Nurses are thought to be good witnesses for plaintiffs for …