In Maryland, the family members of a person who has died as a result of a person or company’s negligent acts can file a personal-injury lawsuit to recover compensation for lost wages, funeral costs, medical bills and loss of companionship. As you can imagine, these cases are emotionally draining and difficult for many family members to endure.
Also, Maryland laws make it difficult to recover compensation as a survivor because they allow a case to be dismissed if there is any doubt as to whether or not the victim’s actions contributed to their death.
If you are planning a wrongful-death lawsuit, you’ll want to find a reliable Baltimore personal-injury lawyer. At Duboff & Associates, we work hard to provide our clients all the support they need throughout such sensitive times.
We have more than 30 years of experience trying these types of cases, so you can count on us to provide sound legal advice that is rooted in practice. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney from our firm, call 443-912-0002.
Family Of Man With Down Syndrome Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Against Maryland
Fox News reports that Robert Ethan Saylor went to watch a movie at his local theater last year. The 26-year-old, who suffered from Down’s Syndrome sat through the movie he paid for and decided to stay for the next showing. An employee came and asked him to leave, and when Saylor refused, three security officers, who were all off-duty police officers, came to remove him.
Saylor struggled with the guards who handcuffed him and wrestled him to the ground where he began to have difficulty breathing and eventually died from lack of oxygen. Now, his family is suing the off-duty cops, the theater and the state over the incident, alleging that Saylor would still be here today if the authorities had handled the situation differently.
Nursing-Home Abuse, Deaths Scrutinized By Government Report
The Fiscal Times reports that the government released a report detailing its findings after investigating nursing-home abuse. The conclusions were surprising: More than half of the injuries sustained by elders in nursing homes are preventable. More than 20 percent of patients suffered severe injuries that led to lasting physical problems. These numbers are absolutely unacceptable.
Nursing-home staff has a duty to provide a safe environment and proper care for residents, and the news is littered with both intentional and unintentional stories of negligence that lead to death or serious injury. If you believe that your loved one’s injuries are the result of nursing-home abuse or neglect, call us.
We are proud to stand up for victims of nursing-home abuse, doing our part to spread awareness of these cases and helping to end the neglect and abuse that so many of our elders face every day. To learn how we can help you, call 443-912-0002.