The Daily

Joint Tortfeasors

Your lawyer should have the experience to identify all of the potential contributing causes to an injury in order to bring a completely meritorious case against all tortfeasors. Frequently, having all the contributing tortfeasors at the table will result in agreement about shared responsibility – even among the Defendants. This may mean suing a pharmaceutical or medical equipment manufacturer along with a physician who prescribed or used that product. There can be problems if your lawyer fails to sue all the responsible parties.

A jury validly found an Abingdon pain-relief physician not liable in the death of a patient whom she had injected with a contaminated steroid, because the medicine itself was an intervening and superseding cause of the fatal illness, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled.

The link to the Maryland story is here.