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Prince George’s Co. Jury Awards $2.46 Million in Wrongful Death Case

A Prince George’s County jury on Tuesday awarded nearly $2.5 million to the family of a Bowie man who died less than a week after arriving at a hospital with what appeared to be high blood sugar. The verdict in favor of Daniel Toussaint’s family and estate includes $1.8 million in future lost wages, according to... Read More


Featured on Baltimore Magazine 2017Women who move Maryland

Attorney Arfaa Featured in Baltimore Magazine: Women Who Move Maryland.
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Camera Catches Shoving Match with Group Home Worker Before Teenager’s Heart Stopped

As she waited in a Delaware hospital for her daughter to die, Carla Thomas watched a silent video of the teenager’s last conscious hour. The video showed Janaia Barnhart, 15, bouncing down the stairs of the group home where she lived, Thomas said. The girl from Hyattsville, Maryland, had mental illness ... Read More


Md. teen who died days away from transfer from Delaware, attorney says

Janaia Barnhart's almost three years in a Delaware group home were coming to an end. Barnhart, 15, started Sept. 12 in a good mood, according to her Baltimore attorney. It was a good start for a girl who was in the facility that cares for and educates children and adults with cognitive and behavioral disabilities ... Read more


Mother of 2 Suffers Miscarriage, Slips into Coma: GBMC, Hopkins Face $28 Million Lawsuit

Mother of 2 Suffers Miscarriage, Slips into Coma: GBMC, Hopkins Face $28M Lawsuit A trip to the ER for what appeared to be morning sickness forever changed the life of one local woman. Her treatment has sparked a $28 million lawsuit. In the summer of 2012 Tamara McVay had reason to celebrate. The 33-year-old mother of two had just found out she was expecting. As the fetus began... Read more


Jury Awards Parents $21 Million in Harbor Hospital Birth Lawsuit

Jury Awards Parents $21 Million in Harbor Hospital Birth LawsuitBoy born premature, later developed cerebral palsy. The lawsuit claimed the hospital was negligent in its care of the baby, who was born premature in 2002. The lawsuit said the boy, who is now 9, was deprived of oxygen during the delivery and has since developed cerebral palsy. “Several of our experts said that by... Read more


Prince George’s Jury Awards $15.6 Million in Birth Injury Case

Prince George's Jury Awards $15.6M in Birth Injury Case By Steve Lash. A Prince George’s County jury has awarded more than $15.6 million to the family of an 11-year-old girl who was born with severe brain damage as a result of botched prenatal care at Prince George’s Hospital Center. The circuit court jury concluded late Thursday that a nurse midwife at the Cheverly hospital... Read more


D.C. Jury Awards $5 Million for Failure to Screen for Cancer

A District of Columbia Superior Court jury recently awarded more than $5 million to the family of a man who died of colon cancer last year, finding that his doctor was liable for failing to properly screen him for cancer for 16 years. Ronald Berger, 69, died in December following four years of chemotherapy treatment... Read more


Amputee Wins $2.35 Million in Malpractice Suit

Amputee Wins $2.35M in Malpractice Suit By Danielle Ulman Daily Record Legal Affairs, Writer. A Silver Spring woman, whose misdiagnosis resulted in partial amputations of one foot, another leg and a few fingertips, has won $2.35 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against two doctors at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. A Montgomery County Circuit Court jury found last week that an... Read more


Jury Finds ER Doctor Liable for $1.44 Million

By Barbara Grzincic. A board-certified doctor of emergency medicine should pay $1.44 million to the family of a Rodgers Forge man who died a day after spending six hours waiting to be admitted to the hospital, a Baltimore County jury said. The widow and daughters of Thomas D. Murphy, 59, argued that his death from... Read more


Parents Damages for Stillbirth Set at $800K

By Steve Lash. A Baltimore jury has awarded $400,000 each to two bereaved parents after finding a Glen Burnie gynecologist liable for the stillbirth of their child. Jayme Krenzer and Houston Frey, through counsel, successfully argued that Dr. Pascale Duroseau committed medical malpractice by failing to monitor Krenzer’s pregnancy appropriately, to order tests and hospitalization... Read more


Listing in Yellow Pages not Enough to Establish Personal Jurisdiction in Maryland

The fact that a Virginia doctor was listed in the Persian-American yellow pages serving the Washington metropolitan region was not sufficient to establish jurisdiction over her in a Maryland court, the Court of Special Appeals has held. The intermediate appellate court decided that a Prince George’s County Circuit judge properly denied Behjat J. Jafarzadeh, also... Read more


Troy Douglas’ Family Suing BGE

Troy Douglas’ Family Suing BGE BALTIMORE CITY – Troy Douglas Way is named for the young boy who was crushed under a brick wall. Since the home at North Lakewood Ave. exploded nearly three months ago, the 8-year-old’s family has been told very little. All he knows is a natural gas leak caused the collapse. “Here in Baltimore, we’re used... Read more