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					Maryland is one of the smallest states in the US and it ranks 16th
amongst the states in the US for number of asbestos mesothelioma lawsuits
filed.      Maryland courts and legal system tend to favor the plaintiffs
in the asbestos related suits, about 9 of twelve recent cases decided in
favor of the plaintiff, and about 5 of them getting verdicts of 1 million
dollars and above.


  Determination of Liability       Courts in Maryland adopt a pure
contributory negligence system to determine Liability. Under this system,
a plaintiff is not allowed to get compensation if it is determined that
they contributed to their own injury in any way whatsoever.       Thus, if
a jury determines that a plaintiff's own negligence contributed to his or
her injuries in any way, even if it is only 1% of the fault, the
plaintiff {asbestos victim} will not get any compensation for his or her
injuries.       Maryland legal system also makes their courts to adopt the
common law doctrine of joint and several liability in case with multiple
defendants. Under joint and several liability, each defendant may be held
responsible for the entire amount of judgment given, regardless of
his/her fault in the injury.       Maryland Asbestos Litigation - Recent
examples       Copland and Alford v. Sparrow's Point Steel Mill (Bethlehem
Steel): A Baltimore County Circuit Court awarded a total of $3.925
million to the estates of deceased brake workers in the first brake
asbestos case in Maryland       Hunter v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas: A
Baltimore City jury awarded $4.3 million in non-monetary damages to an
electrician who died of mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in
Kaylo, pipe insulation made by Owens-Corning Fiberglas. His wife was
awarded $2 million for loss of consortium.       1996 - MD - in a landmark
suit, Ford Motor Co. ordered to pay more than $14 million to widows of
two brake mechanics who were exposed to asbestos while working on brake
linings in Ford motor vehicle       This is a list of recommended
Baltimore-Maryland Mesothelioma Lawyers:       1-MacDonald Law Office, LLC
www.macdonaldlaw.com       2-Martell, Donelly,Grimaldi,Gallagher
www.martelldonellyva.com       3-Steven Cooper, Chartered www.Steven
cooperlaw.com       4-Law office of Robert A.Deport
www.robertdeportlaw.com       5-Law office of Paul V Bennet, PC
www.PaulV.Bennet.com       6-Law office of Christopher Marts PC
www.Christmartslaw.com       7-Find Legal Connection www.Legal
connection.com       Bello kamorudeen For complete information on
mesothelioma visit http://www.mesotheliomacorner.blogspot.com


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