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Maryland personal injury trial lawyer.
- 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
- Miller & Zois, LLC
- University of Baltimore School of Law
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Activities: Executive Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review
- Loyola College
- SuperLawyers List
- Best Lawyers List
- Best Lawyers of America
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Forty Elite Lawyers in Maryland
- Baltimore City Bar Association
- Prince George's County Bar Association
- Anne Arundel County Bar Association
- Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar
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Articles & Publications
- Insurance Settlement
- James Publishing
Websites & Blogs
- Ronald V. Miller's Website Profile
- Miller & Zois, LLC Website
- Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog
- Hello world!
4 November 2015
- Doctors Start a Malpractice Trial in the Lead
29 October 2015
- $1.8 Million Breast Cancer Settlement
26 October 2015
- Who Can Testify in a Maryland Malpractice Case?
2 June 2013
- New Study Underscores MRSA Risk in Nursing Homes
22 February 2013
- Substituting Plaintiffs in Malpractice Cases
15 October 2012
- Kidney Donor Sues for Malpractice Done to Donee?
9 October 2012
- Malpractice Claims Against Baltimore Hospitals
3 October 2012
- Effort to Kick Malpractice Case in Federal Court Fails
19 September 2012
- Maryland Accident Lawyer Blog
- Recorded Statements
3 June 2013
- Devices to Protect Infants in Cars Just Don’t Work
30 August 2012
- Jury Selection: Thoughts From Ohio
10 July 2012
- Neck Pain Now Equals Neck Pain Later
25 June 2012
- Trampoline Injury Lawsuits
25 June 2012
- How Car Accident Attorneys Put More Money in Their Injury Clients’ Pocket
25 June 2012
- Maryland Law on Spoliation
18 June 2012
- Commerce Secretary Hit-and-Run
11 June 2012
- New IME Guideline in Workers Compensation Cases?
1 June 2012
- Baltimore Injury Lawyer Blog
- How to Make Sure A Corporate Representative’s Deposition Testimony Sticks at Trial
14 August 2013
- Keep your kids alive, buckle them up.
14 June 2013
- So, uh, yeah, the internet is public. Just so you know.
30 May 2013
- What it’s like having me as co-counsel
5 April 2013
- Staying Objective Is Not Always Easy
3 March 2013
- Professionalism on Appeal
7 February 2013
- Some ways I use Apple’s iPad in my personal injury practice
2 January 2013
- The best work day of the year.
26 December 2012
- Citing 50 year-old cases from trial courts that no longer exist isn’t super persuasive, just so you know.
12 December 2012
- Lawsuit Information Center
- Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder Lawsuits
14 November 2016
- Cauda Equina Syndrome Settlements and Verdicts
11 November 2016
- Will Nexium Cause You Kidney Problems?
10 November 2016
- Things That Could Hurt You: Prilosec
13 September 2016
- Mirena IUD Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC) Lawsuits
21 July 2016
- Side Effects From Antibiotic “Wonder Drugs” Spark Medical Concern, Lawsuits
6 April 2016
- Essure Birth Control System May Cause Serious Side Effects
10 March 2016
- Bair Hugger Class Action Lawsuit
3 December 2015
- Negligent Credentialing in South Dakota
28 November 2015
- Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center
- Miller & Zois Helps Create New Nursing Home Law in Maryland
5 August 2016
- Social Host Drunk Driving in Maryland | New Law
20 July 2016
- Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawsuits 2016
20 June 2016
- New Spoliation Opinion
9 May 2016
- Maryland E-Filing Update
2 March 2016
- Is Donald Trump Helping Personal Injury Lawyers?
18 February 2016
- Maryland Rule 1-311
16 February 2016
- When Is a Personal Injury Case Ripe for Settlement?
16 February 2016
- Senator Ted Cruz Personal Injury Lawyer
10 February 2016
- Drug Recall Information Center
- Nexium Kidney Disease Lawsuits
18 November 2016
- Warming Blanket Lawsuit Case Value
6 January 2016
- Potential Invokana Class Action Settlements
2 September 2015
- Viagra Melanoma Legal Claims
12 September 2014
- Prescription Testosterone Concerns
18 February 2014
- $100,000 da Vinci Robot Verdict | What Went Wrong?
11 December 2013
- August 2013 Medication Safety Labeling Changes
23 September 2013
- Fosamax Lawsuit – Defense Verdict
27 August 2013
- Johnson & Johnson AsksTo Centralize State Court Tylenol Liver Injury Cases
26 August 2013
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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