A Baltimore family was recently awarded $55 million in damages from Johns Hopkins Hospital for its role in the birth of a child who suffered serious brain damage. The medical malpractice award was made largely on the basis of testimony about the conduct of the hospital's nurses and doctors in the two-hour period before the child was delivered.
Heavy traffic in Baltimore and other areas of Maryland is enough to make anyone a little cranky. Whether you're a daily commuter or are running late for an evening date or other appointment, you may have gotten frustrated by traffic jams or specific drivers on the road. But there's no excuse for the kind of road rage that leads to intentional car accidents like the one a Frederick County, Maryland, man is accused of causing last weekend. In addition to damaging several vehicles, the accidents caused numerous injuries.
The family members of three people killed in a Baltimore fire truck accident will split a $40,000 settlement approved by the city's spending board. The figure is the highest amount allowable for motor tort claims involving police and firefighters responding to emergencies.
A Baltimore-based asbestos removal company has been accused of failing to protect employees from health hazards associated with the substance. An advocacy group has filed a complaint with the federal government on behalf of the workers.
However well people may drive, where they live affects what they pay for car insurance. That is one reason drivers in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. cannot afford any moving violations on their records. They already live among the most unsafe drivers in the United States, according to Allstate's 2010 Best Driver's Report.