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Maryland’s Most Imprisoned Communities

The Justice Policy’s report on corrections spending in Baltimore City, Maryland. A recent report published by two area nonprofits shows how much Marylanders are spending each year on incarceration, and the communities from which those who are incarcerated come. The cost is high, unsurprisingly: $288 million in taxpayer dollars each year. But more interesting to… read more


5 Tips to Prepare for Your First Meeting with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

No one ever wishes to be injured as a result of medical negligence. Nonetheless, the lives of thousands are affected every year as a direct result of medical errors. How would you handle such a situation? Where would you go for answers? How do you cope? And most of all, how do you move on… read more


The Maryland Birth Injury Fund – A Raw Deal for Children Injured by Medical Malpractice

Earlier this year, a task force generated by the General Assembly has issued a report recommending that the State of Maryland create a so called “birth injury fund” to help babies injured during birth. This appears to be the latest ploy by the insurance industry to deprive patients and consumers of their right to seek… read more


Pediatricians and the Un-immunized: The Moral Question

In light of the most recent measles outbreak, a parent’s right to choose to vaccinate or not vaccinate has become a topic of hot debate. What has also become a hot topic is a physician’s right to refuse to treat patients who have not been vaccinated. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states their members “dedicate… read more


Health Courts – An Exaggerated Solution to a Fabricated Problem

Phillip K. Howard, a lawyer and chairman of the government reform coalition Common Good, recently published an opinion piece in Rhode Island’s Providence Journal titled ” Why America Needs Health Courts.” Mr. Howard suggests that creating health courts is necessary to reduce the health care costs associated with medical malpractice litigation. [1] Many have come… read more


Court of Special Appeals Reverses Circuit Court Decision

On Friday, March 1, 2013, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversed a decision of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City which granted summary judgment to the defendant on the basis of what they argued was a deficient Certificate of Qualified Expert (“CQE”) filed by our client, the plaintiff. The ruling, which now allows the… read more


First Case of Hepatitis C in Maryland after Nationwide Investigation

After months of blood tests and investigations, the Baltimore VA Medical Center became the first hospital in Maryland to confirm that a patient had contracted hepatitis C from infected needles tainted by a staff medical technician. In July, a nationwide investigation began in hopes of identifying a number of hospital patients who may have unknowingly… read more