Spinal fusion surgery significantly increases the potential value of any back injury claim.  Our Maryland personal injury lawyers see a lot of back injuries, and we have seen first-hand how spinal fusion surgery can double or triple the settlement value of these cases.

This post looks at lumbar spinal fusion settlements and verdicts in cases where the victim was required to undergo spinal fusion surgery in their back.

Back Injury Lawsuits

In this post, we will look at the effectiveness of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) as a surgical option for the treatment of chronic back pain. ACDF is a special type of back surgery in which a spinal disc is actually removed in order to relieve nerve root pressure and eliminate chronic pain.

ACDF Surgery

ACDF SURGERY LAWYERACDF surgery involves 2 steps: (1) anterior cervical discectomy; and (2) fusion. The anterior cervical discectomy involves the surgical removal of the targeted spinal disc in the cervical region of the spine. The discectomy is “anterior” because the surgical entry point is done in the front of the neck instead of through the back of the neck like in most back surgeries.

This post will help you understand how epidural steroid injections impact the settlement compensation payouts in motor vehicle accident cases where the victim suffers a herniated or bulging disc.

A disc herniation is a disc injury frequently caused by car accidents. The impact of a car accident often exerts significant force and pressure on the spine. This pressure can cause a tear, rupture, or bulge of the spinal discs, which act as pads or cushions for the spine. Epidural steroid injections, often called corticosteroid injections or epidural steroid injections, are commonly used to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain in various areas of the body, including the back.

The question many victims have is how much epidural steroid injections increase settlement amounts and jury payouts. Our lawyers give insight into how compensation is calculated in these cases.

The conversation surrounding the #MeToo movement on social media has made many reconsider inappropriate behavior inside and outside professional environments. The much-publicized trial of disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar – and his conviction on seven counts of sexual abuse– she’d light on the kind of incidents experienced by many female patients. Here’s what you need to know about sexual assault by a treating medical professional.

Sexual assaults by doctors are not necessarily medical malpractice claims.  They are assaults.  But when we have these cases, we will likely file them as malpractice cases.  The defenses are often grounded in malpractice, and we often bring negligence claims against the medical practice or hospital for not properly supervising the doctor in light of prior complaints against the doctor.

Our doctor sex abuse lawyers have a sexual battery case in a suit now where the doctor required a chaperone due to prior allegations, but one was not provided to our client.  The doctor eventually lost his medical license.

Anytime you are involved in a significant car accident, or even just a minor fender bender, it is always a good idea to seek medical attention. Even if you don’t feel any pain or discomfort right away, you might be in major pain an hour later. In this post, we will examine the question of whether accident victims should go to the hospital emergency room …. Or a local urgent care facility for treatment after a car accident.

The ER is Better for More Serious Injuries

If you suffer serious or life-threatening injuries in the car accident, you should always go to the emergency room rather than an urgent care center. Emergency rooms are specifically equipped to handle critical situations such as severe burns, major fractures, traumatic injuries, uncontrolled bleeding, and respiratory distress. For less severe injuries or symptoms resulting from a car accident, urgent care is a viable choice. Even if you do not feel an urgent need for medical attention due to the rush of adrenaline post-accident, it is advisable to visit urgent care to ensure any hidden injuries are addressed. Obtaining medical documentation promptly is essential for insurance purposes and potential personal injury claims if injuries have been sustained.

This page is for truck accident lawyers seeking additional insurance by bringing in the broker or shipper.  Too many attorneys ignore the broker-shipper liability path to higher settlement amounts.  This page explains the path to bringing in these defendants and gives 2023 updated case law.

The Realities of the Trucking Business

The trucking business is a dog-eat-dog world.

Injuries affecting the brain stem can have devastating consequences, leading to the loss of motor skills, cognitive function, intense pain, and even fatalities. Regrettably, the repercussions don’t solely end there. A brain stem injury can profoundly impact not just physical and mental health but also one’s financial stability. Should you or a family member suffer a brain stem injury due to another party’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking damages.

The idea of pursuing legal action after a severe brain stem injury can feel overwhelming. Such injuries can occur in various scenarios, including car accidents, hazardous work environments, or due to the use of faulty products. Our brain injury attorneys have a track record of securing maximum compensation and holding accountable those responsible for negligence across diverse personal injury cases. Our team offers a complimentary consultation for those seeking guidance.

About Brain Stem Injuries 

An invisible danger often lurks in the air at construction sites —silica dust. Its fine particles, when inhaled over prolonged periods, embed themselves deep into the lungs, setting the stage for a debilitating condition known as silicosis. This progressive lung disease doesn’t just rob an individual of their breath but can radically transform their life, subjecting them to a myriad of medical treatments, financial strain, and emotional distress. This page will look at silicosis lawsuits.


Silicosis, a debilitating lung disease resulting from the inhalation of silica dust, has long been a scourge of industries such as mining, construction, and foundry work. This potentially fatal condition, characterized by lung inflammation and scarring, has paved the way for a myriad of legal battles as affected workers seek justice for the negligence or oversight of employers.

Any discussion of how much money a medical malpractice case in Maryland is worth begins with our cap on non-economic damages in malpractice.

The pain and suffering cap for 2023 in Maryland medical negligence cases is $875,000.  This same $875,000 cap applies to wrongful death cases where there is only one surviving family member.

If there are two or more surviving family members, then the non-economic damage cap rises to $1,093,250.  The cap applies to the year the negligence or death occurred, so it will be less for incidents before 2023.   (Click on the first link above to see the malpractice cap in Maryland for each year.)

This post will go over some basic legal concepts that you need to know about doctor-patient confidentiality.

Confidentiality between patients and physicians is a fundamental tenet of modern healthcare and medical practice. Knowing that your doctor will keep your personal information confidential is absolutely necessary for effective medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Patients would not feel free to disclose certain things to their doctors without this safeguard.

Most people are generally aware of the concept of doctor-patient confidentiality law. We sort of just expect our doctors to keep our personal information confidential, and we understand that some ethical rules require them to do that. But few people are very familiar with the legal underpinnings of doctor-patient confidentiality. Confidentiality is more than just an ethical ideal that physicians are supposed to adhere to for their patients. Patients have an affirmative legal right to confidentiality. Most states have statutory laws protecting patient confidentiality.