What Documents Do You Need in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

March 26, 2021

Medical malpractice lawsuits occur whenever a healthcare provider fails to follow standard procedures, misdiagnoses a medical condition, writes the wrong prescription, or makes a surgical mistake, among other negligent acts. If a patient is harmed, then this could be a case of medical malpractice. With a medical malpractice claim, the injured victim’s attorney has the […]

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Perinatal Asphyxia

August 16, 2020

A decrease in blood flow to the baby’s tissues, or decrease in oxygen in the baby’s blood pre-, during, or post-delivery is called Perinatal asphyxia. Some of the most common causes of Perinatal asphyxia include the following: Placenta has separation from the uterus before delivery (placental abruption) Umbilical cord blood flow due to obstruction Fetus […]

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Birth Injury: Bleeding Around the Brain

August 16, 2020

  Bleeding around and within the brain (intracranial hemorrhage) is typically caused by the rupture of blood vessels that may have originated during birth. These blood-related issues may include: Injuries sustained at birth Decreases of delivery of blood or oxygen to the brain which may result in significant illness in the newborn A severe issue […]

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Common Types of Birth Injuries

August 16, 2020

The consequences of injuries to a baby during difficult labor and delivery may range from mild to severe and may be temporary or permanent. These traumatic birth-related injuries may involve the other parts of the body and specifically, the brain. Some of the most common preventable birth injuries may even result in death. Preventable birth […]

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Avoidable Sepsis Infections Send Thousands to Gruesome Deaths

October 15, 2018

No one tracks sepsis cases closely enough to know how often these severe infections turn fatal, but the toll is enormous. Source: by Fred Schulte, Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News and Joe Mahr, Chicago Tribune / Sep. 6, 2018 Shana Dorsey first caught sight of the purplish wound on her father’s lower back as he […]

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Medicare Takes Aim At Boomerang Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Patients

August 29, 2018

Source: Jordan Rau | Kaiser Health News “Oh my God, we dropped her!” Sandra Snipes said she heard the nursing home aides yell as she fell to the floor. She landed on her right side where her hip had recently been replaced. She cried out in pain. A hospital clinician later discovered her hip was […]

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What is Cancer Misdiagnosis?

October 17, 2017

A cancer misdiagnosis is not as common as one may think. A cancer misdiagnosis occurs when a Pathologist analyzes a patient’s tissue and incorrectly diagnoses the patient with cancer. According to a group of researchers at John Hopkins Hospital that reviewed tissue samples from 6,000 cancer patients across the country, “one out of every 71 […]

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Medical Malpractice in Maryland

August 29, 2017

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider neglects to provide a patient with an appropriate treatment or gives substandard treatment that leads to injury or death. In Maryland, a health care provider can be medically negligent if they injure or treat a patient below the industry standard of care. In […]

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Common Birth Injury and Trauma Causes

February 21, 2017

  Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) providers embrace the responsibility of anticipating any potential problems reasonably foreseeable and were necessitated, the authority to actively intervene during labor and delivery to prevent harm. Negligence—the failure to act in accordance with accepted standards of care—are correspondingly at the center of birth injury. The most common birth trauma and […]

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Slip and Fall in Inclement Weather

January 5, 2017

Slips and falls happen anywhere at any time, but inclement weather can make certain areas hazardous and increase your likelihood of slipping and falling. Maryland Law makes it difficult to successfully bring a slip and fall claim and requires you to prove: Notice – You must prove the owner of the premises knew or should […]

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4 Common Surgical Errors

October 31, 2016

Every year thousands of patients fall victim to surgical error. A surgical error is a form of medical malpractice and is considered a preventable mistake that occurs during surgery. An Institute of Medicine study shows that medical error is the cause of an estimated 98,000 deaths per year. There are many different surgical errors that can […]

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