Ronald V. Miller Jr.

Ronald V. Miller Jr.

Miller & Zois, LLC
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect...
  • Maryland
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Maryland personal injury trial lawyer.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Products Liability
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Claims
  • Animal & Dog Law
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
University of Baltimore School of Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Executive Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review
Loyola College
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Legal Answers
71 Questions Answered

Q. If you signed an informed consent can you still sue for malpractice?
A: Yes, yes, and yes. Informed consent just means that you consent to the procedure. You are not consenting to medical malpractice. In fact, we have a motion we regularly file to keep in informed consent that the patient signed out of evidence if it is not an informed consent case.
Q. What are the first steps to take if you suspect inadequate care at a relative's nursing home?
A: This is a pretty broad question. First, I would look at the nursing home itself. How do the Medicare ratings look? Second, I think you research the deficiencies you are concerned about. Then I would talk to the resident about the concerns, if possible. You can ask to review the medical chart if you are authorized to do so. You can also ask for a meeting with the nursing home to let them know there are concerns. Finally, you can call the state authorities. Which of these makes sense or does not make sense in your case? You would have to provide more details before we could give more specific answers.
Q. I had a surgeon leave a half of lump in my breast, breast cancer runs in my family what should I do?
A: This is an important question but it is a medical question at this point, not a legal question. You should ask your doctor and if your are not satisfied with the answer you should collect your medical records and take them to another doctor for a second opinion.
Q. I had a colonoscopy yesterday. I later found out i had to be intubated becuase I stopped breathing.
A: It would be impossible to answer any question like this with such limited information. The key to any medical malpractice case is to review the medical records to see the entire picture. Any other opinions as to what happened to you would be worse than naked speculation.
Q. What does informed consent consist of for a medical procedure?
A: In Maryland, a healthcare provider's duty to communicate information to enable a patient to make an intelligent and informed choice of all material risks and benefits of a proposed course of medical treatment. We can probably answer a more specific question. But just because a risk is listed does not mean you cannot bring a malpractice claim if that harm comes to pass.
Q. I am currently settling a personal injury claim.
A: You are always taking risks proceeding with a lawyer. Without seeing the document, no one is going to be able to give you quality advice. Particularly in this case where the facts are goofy. I can't imagine a scenario where you were drafting the release and then negotiating over the terms. That said, defendants do not want to admit fault in a release and this is not uncommon.
Q. Do I suppose to receive information in mail from court or defendants?
A: That is something you want to correct quickly. Call Health Claims Arbitration (410) 767-8200. They are nice and will work with you to make sure you have everything. Put your correspondence in writing and make the same request of all parties to the litigation.
Q. My child was injured on a school field trip.
A: The question would be whether the fact that he was left unattended was the cause of his injury. This would depend on he circumstances and the victim's age. Bringing a claim against a parent chaperone is going to be a bit of a challenge because the deck is stacked against you. People understand that a parent is just helping out and is not trained to attend to children on a field trip (and, as a parent, how hard it is to do so).
Q. Is my father's nursing home required to have a specific number of staff?
A: Yes. Nursing Home Reform Act places minimum staffing levels. the staffing depends on the size of the facility. You can also look at the Medicare rankings to see how your father's nursing home compares in terms of level of staffing.
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Miller & Zois, LLC
1 South St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Toll-Free: (800) 553-8082
Telephone: (410) 779-4600