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What is Forced Arbitration and Why is it Generally Bad for Consumers?

November 10, 2021 | Uncategorized

Do you read the fine print before signing agreements on-line such as putting a loved one in a nursing home, consent forms for surgery or emergency treatment or employment agreements? “Forced arbitration clauses are...

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4 of the Worst Medical Malpractice Cases

August 30, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice typically occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from the applicable standard of care. These mistakes are often due to oversight or missed information. However, in some situations, there is such a flagrant...

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5 Myths About Medical Malpractice Claims

August 30, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

As an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who handles cases in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, Bertram Law Group hears its fair share of myths about medicine and malpractice claims. We want to be sure that...

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Can You Appeal a Medical Malpractice Verdict?

August 30, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are complex and often hinge on expert witness testimony. This can explain why these cases are appealed more often than most other types of personal injury cases. If you are worried...

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How To Get My Medical Records in Maryland

July 28, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

You will need all of your key medical records if you want to pursue a medical malpractice claim in Maryland. Medical records are valuable evidence of your medical condition, your treatment, and any changes...

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Can Active Duty Sue the Military for Medical Malpractice?

July 26, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

This article was originally published in Sept 2020 but was updated in July 2021 for accuracy and relevance.  Military personnel and their dependents seeking treatment from a doctor at a military facility have a...

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Aziyo Bone Matrix Putty – Tuberculosis Recall Lawsuit

A contaminated bone repair product used in orthopedic and spinal surgeries may be responsible for a recent tuberculosis outbreak that left more than 100 people infected and at least eight dead, news reports say....

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Virginia Pediatrician Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Patients

May 27, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

A Woodbridge pediatrician was recently arrested in connection with sexual assaults on two female patients that occurred multiple times between 1992 and 2020. The case shines a light on a crime that often goes...

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5 Medication and Pharmacy Error Stories You Should Know

May 12, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration receives more than 100,000 reports regarding medication errors each year. Medication errors occur when healthcare professionals make a mistake in prescribing, dispensing, or giving medications. Researchers estimate that...

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Virginia’s Medical Malpractice Cap on Damages

May 10, 2021 | Medical Malpractice

For years, we have known that Virginia’s medical malpractice cap resulted in unfair outcomes. However, the Washington Post recently featured an opinion piece from an attorney who clearly outlines the issues with this system....

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