Seven of every 1,000 babies born in the US suffer from a birth injury. Many of those injuries are caused by negligence or medical malpractice and could have been avoided. One of the most common and dangerous types of birth injuries is oxygen deprivation. Sadly, it's also one of the most avoidable infant injuries.
Maryland lawyers must tread carefully when advertising their services. In fact, Maryland attorneys are cautioned against using the words specialist or expert to describe or advertise the types of cases they handle. While this protects consumers from false advertising, it leaves many lawyers and their potential clients in a difficult situation. When lawyers can't adequately describe their services, the people who need them are less likely to find a lawyer with significant experience in a particular area.
On September 7th, a Philadelphia jury awarded plaintiff Elle Ebaugh a $57 million award in her case against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc., manufacturers of a of an allegedly defective pelvic mesh product that left Ebaugh with permanent damage to her urinary tract.
The landmark verdict is the largest plaintiff award so far handed