University of Baltimore Law Review


The locality rule in medical malpractice cases has evolved into varied hybrid forms throughout the United States. While the majority of the states has adopted more liberal versions of the rule, Maryland has stood fast in its application of a strict locality rule. The author discusses the history and rationale of the rule in Maryland, contrasts it with the prevailing national trend and propounds reasons for the strict locality rule's abandonment. The subsequent article takes an opposing viewpoint.