Occupational Disease Must Be a Known Risk to a Particular Profession for Employer to Be Liable in Maryland

July, 2024 | By James S. Maloney

Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee is to be compensated by their employer if they become partially or totally incapacitated due to an occupational disease acquired in the course of their employment. Md. Code, Lab. & Emp. § 9-101(g) defines occupational disease as “a disease contracted by a covered employee: (1) as the result…

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation Legislative Updates for 2024

June, 2024 | By Julie D. Murray

The Maryland legislature had another active session and passed three bills during the most recent 2024 legislative session. These bills will go into effect either in July 2024 or October 2024. Below are summaries of these three bills, which will have an impact on employers and insurers. Overhaul of Industrial Noise-induced Hearing Loss Claims HB0669/SB0843…

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Could Claim Payouts Increase with Proposed Noneconomic Damages Cap Increase for Personal Injury Claims?

May, 2024 | By Anthony Benito Blanchfield-Felice

In personal injury cases, understanding the distinction between economic and noneconomic damages is crucial. In Maryland, economic damages encompass quantifiable financial losses directly attributable to the defendant’s actions or negligence. These losses typically include expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and rehabilitation costs. See Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Pro. §…

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Analysis: SCOTUS’ Ruling Keeping Former President Trump on the 2024 Ballot

| By Trevor F. Gee

In September 2023, a group of Colorado voters (hereinafter collectively referred to as “respondents”) contended that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits former President Donald Trump, who seeks the presidential nomination of the Republican Party in this year’s election, from becoming president again.[1] The Colorado Supreme Court agreed with the respondents’ contention…

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