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Michael Brent Snyder

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Attorney.

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    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Brent Snyder
    2. Joseph T. F. Williams
    3. Marc Edward Stewart
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. Robert Don Fink
    5 lawyer answers

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. This sounds like a situation that never should have occurred. COPD is a very serious condition but your mother was in an institution that should have provided her with the care she needed and deserved. This is the type of case that must be reviewed by a medical expert to determine if there were deviation in the standard of care. As there are laws in Maryland that dictate when a medical malpractice/wrongful death case must be filed, i suggest you contact a...

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  2. How do I get medical records??

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Brent Snyder
    2. Daniel Joseph Miller
    3. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    4. David W. Terry
    5. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    5 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question depends on whether or not your mother is still alive. If she is a alive she can request the records on her own. If not, an estate must be opened and the personal representative of the estate can request the medical records. It would be easier to hire a lawyer in Maryland to open the estate and obtain the records but you can also certainly do it on your own. If you want to do it on your own, I would contact the orphans court in the county where the injury...

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  3. Hospital Deficiency (Patients Rights)

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Don Fink
    2. Michael Brent Snyder
    3. Marc Edward Stewart
    3 lawyer answers

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You should absolutely contact a Maryland Medical Malpractice lawyer immediately as you only have a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death case in Maryland. Your mother's refusal to accept treatment may be a substantial obstacle to the case however as Maryland has contributory negligence laws that are bars to recovery, if the patient contributed (even in the slightest) to the injuries.

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  4. Is this neglect or malpractice?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Joseph D'Aguanno
    4. Michael Brent Snyder
    4 lawyer answers

    I am really sorry to hear about this situation. It certainly seems that more could and should have been done to address this situation rather than simply send him home. There may have been medical neglect and/or malpractice and you should certainly have someone look into this matter more for you. The main ssue that will likely come up is, what are the damages that he suffered specifically as a result of the alleged malpractice as it seems that he is now getting the treatment he needs and it...

  5. What do I have to do or need to prove a wrongful death case?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2. Stephen David Hebert
    3. Bryan M Donahue
    4. Andrew Ronald Gillin
    5. Michael Brent Snyder
    5 lawyer answers

    You must prove a breach in the standard of care that was a direct or proximate cause of the injury and death. As the law can be complicated and each state is different you should contact an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction immediately. Best of luck.