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Lawsuit claims medical malpractice led to blindness

People seek medical care for a variety of different reasons, ranging from health maintenance to treatment of emergent conditions. Regardless of the reason for seeking care, patients in Maryland and across the country have the reasonable expectation that doctors will appropriately diagnose and treat their medical conditions -- especially those that could lead to significant long-term harm if not treated. Unfortunately, a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in another state claims that physicians failed to adequately treat a woman, leaving her with blindness.

Reports indicate that the plaintiff in the case sought treatment from one of the defendants in Sept. 2015. At that time, she was suffering from papilledema, a condition in which the optic nerve swells because of increased pressure related to the brain. She claims that the doctor failed to initiate emergency action, instead telling her to wait until she saw a neurosurgeon.

Premises liability: Poorly maintained lot causes woman's death

Many young couples in Maryland and across the country enjoy spending time together in the company of their friends. Unfortunately, an evening turned into tragedy for a couple in another state who had been enjoying a night of dancing. A premises liability lawsuit filed in response to the incident claims that a young woman died because a company neglected to properly maintain a parking lot.

The incident happened during the early morning hours on a day in June 2019. A 23-year-old Marine was reportedly spending time with his 22-year-old wife and friends at Coyote Bar and Grill. As they were walking through the parking lot at the end of the night, the man was reportedly carrying his wife.

2 injured in dog attack; owner tentatively identified

To many pet owners in Maryland and across the country, their pets are important members of their family. Despite this attitude, pet owners must also keep in mind that any animal could act unpredictably, and they could hold responsibility for pets' actions. In fact, a recent dog attack that injured two people in another state remains under investigation.

The incident in question happened during the afternoon hours of a day in January. According to reports, police responded to the scene after receiving several calls about a dog attack. Upon arrival, officers reportedly discovered two people being attacked by a dog.

Medical malpractice lawsuit settled before trial starts

When people in Maryland are experiencing a great deal of pain or other symptoms of illness, they put their trust in doctors to discover and treat the cause. While most health care workers are experienced professionals, a mistake can have serious consequences. Unfortunately, a recently settled medical malpractice lawsuit claims that negligence was a factor in a woman's death.

The case involved the death of a 34-year-old woman. According to court documents, the woman visited an emergency room due to severe abdominal pain. Reports indicate that doctors performed surgery and endoscopy as a result of a stomach ulcer. A biopsy was taken during these procedures, but the lawsuit claims that doctors did not take a sufficient number of tissue samples and that the sample was taken from an incorrect location, resulting in an incorrect finding that the samples were benign.

What steps should you take after a car accident?

A car accident is a traumatic and intimidating event. It can leave you with injuries, damage to your personal property and other issues that can affect multiple areas of your life. The days and weeks after this type of event are important, especially if you believe that you could have grounds to move forward with a personal injury claim at some point in the future.

If you think you could have a claim because another person caused your accident by acting negligently or recklessly, what you do after an accident is important. It is in your interests to know how to proceed so that you avoid complications with your civil claim and maximize the compensation available to you. You have the right to fight for a full and fair recovery after this type of event.

Maryland pedestrian accident sends teenager to hospital

Buses are equipped with a variety of different safety measures to help ensure that other drivers can easily see them. Additionally, there are several different laws in place designed to protect children as they board school buses. Unfortunately, when drivers fail to obey these laws, the lives of children are put at risk. In fact, a Maryland teenager was recently hospitalized following a pedestrian accident that happened while he was attempting to board a school bus.

The incident happened just after 7 a.m. on a day in mid-December. Reports indicate that the 17-year-old male victim was crossing the street at a crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle. His goal, according to reports, was to board a school bus.

Jury rules in favor of family in nursing home negligence suit

Families are often left in the position of making difficult decisions to ensure that their family members receive the care that they need. In fact, many families in Maryland and across the country often come to the conclusion that they are no longer able to meet the needs of an aging loved one, prompting them to make the decision to place them in a nursing home. While most of these facilities are dedicated to providing quality care their residents' needs, some families find themselves wondering if their loved one was the victim of nursing home negligence.

Unfortunately, a family in another state found themselves asking if their mother was the victim of such negligence following her death. She reportedly fell in Jan. 2016 while under the care of staff at a convalescent home. Reports indicate that she died two weeks later due to injuries she suffered in the fall.

Woman in critical condition following dog attack

For many people in Maryland and across the United States, pets are considered a member of the family. However, no matter how much people may love their pets, they are ultimately expected to ensure that their animals do not cause harm to others. Unfortunately, a woman in another state is currently in critical condition after she was reportedly the victim of a dog attack.

The incident happened on a day in mid-November. Reports indicate that the 76-year-old victim was walking in a park when she was attacked by three pit bulls. Witnesses were able to break up the attack and notify police of the dogs' general location after they ran off. The victim was transported to the hospital.

The issue with prescription drug errors

Patients look to their physicians to provide them with assistance. Sometimes, that comes in the form of a prescription. However, when the patient receives the wrong medication or dosage, it becomes a medical error that can have dangerous results.

While it is not widely discussed, this is a serious issue. There are a few key facts to understand about prescription drug errors. 

Legal remedies due to premises liability in Maryland

Many people may not fully realize the amount of time they spend on each day on property owned and maintained by other people or entities. Despite being on property owned by someone else, a person has a reasonable expectation of safety. If someone is injured as a result of negligence on the part of a Maryland property owner, he or she may decide to consult with the attorneys at Richin & Gaines, P. A., who have experience with premises liability lawsuits.

Often when someone falls in Maryland, they may assume that it was as a result of his or her own actions. However, those who own or manage the property may hold some or all liability. Factors to be examined when determining liability include whether there was poor lighting, unsafe parking lots, icy sidewalks, broken stairs or unsafe elevators that contributed to a person's injuries.

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