Maryland's Medical Malpractice Landscape After McQuitty

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 10:38 AM EST) -- In last year's McQuitty v. Spangler decision, the Maryland Court of Appeals illuminated Maryland’s wrongful death statute and its implications for future medical malpractice claims. Considering the underlying dispute for the third time, the court determined whether the “definition of wrongful act” under Maryland’s wrongful death statute “precludes beneficiaries from maintaining a wrongful death action when the decedent obtained a personal injury judgment predicated on the same underlying facts during his lifetime.” Spangler v. McQuitty, 449 Md. 33, 39, 141 A.3d 156, 160 (2016).

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