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March 2014 Archives

Maryland Lawmakers Consider Expanding Workers' Comp Claims

Maryland State House-thumb-250x190-64354.jpgBills that would make it easier for the members of several public service occupations to qualify for workers' compensation are making the rounds in Annapolis. Paid emergency medical service providers and Allegany County correctional officers and state correctional officers would receive a presumption that certain cancers, lung or heart disease or hypertension from which they suffer stemmed from their jobs. And, Maryland state correctional officers would receive a presumption of compensability that heart disease or hypertension that is more severe than the individual's prior condition and that results in partial or total disability or death is compensable under worker's comp.

Maryland Attorney Loses Law License for Criticizing Judges

Law Books.jpgDisbarment - the loss of a law license - is an extreme sanction. Yet, in a recent case, Maryland's top court rejected an attorney's argument that his emailed criticism of several of Maryland's government and legal officials was protected as free speech and upheld the decision to yank James Albert Frost's law license.

Maryland Legislators Consider Increasing Financial Recovery for Personal Injury, Creation of Birth Injury Fund

Maryland's politicians are considering tripling the amount of non-economic damages that can be obtained for plaintiffs in civil caseMaryland State House.jpgs involving catastrophic injuries. Maryland personal injury lawyers applaud the move. However, hospitals and the lawyers who represent doctors have already denounced the measure, with hospitals warning that higher financial recoveries will increase consumer costs.

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