Risk of Commonly Prescribed Drugs  

As we age, we become more susceptible to certain medical conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, urinary incontinence, and depression. One treatment option for these conditions is the use of anticholinergic drugs, which block the effects of the chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other nerves. However, a recent study found that the anticholinergic » Read More

Direct Transport to Specialized Care Hospitals

If someone is suffering from a heart attack, immediate access to life-saving medical care is crucial. In some states, emergency medical services (EMS) are required to transport the patient to the closest hospital for treatment. However, if that facility does not offer the specialized treatment needed, the patient’s condition may worsen. Other states allow EMS » Read More

Complications with Popular Birth Control Device

A Baltimore woman was forced to have a full hysterectomy and had her toes amputated after her intrauterine device (IUD) shifted and broke into pieces inside her body, causing serious complications. The device was inserted shortly after giving birth to her daughter and did not give her any problems until nearly three years later when » Read More

Maryland Hospitals Have Reduced Errors

Hospitals strive to provide exceptional care to all patients. After being ranked in the bottom five of the country’s safest hospitals, the state of Maryland has taken proactive steps to improve their safety rating by reducing medical errors and preventing injuries and infections. According to a safety assessment by the Leapfrog Group, the changes have » Read More

Defective Medical Devices

There are a wide range of innovative medical devices on the market today that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and with an improved quality of life. Just as we put our trust in the healthcare professionals in charge of our care, we trust that the medical device is going to be safe and effective. » Read More

Maternal Morbidity

Having a baby is one of the most joyful experiences in a new parent’s life. However, when something goes wrong, and the mother suffers from health complications postpartum, the situation can become quite serious very quickly. In the United States, a growing number of women who have just given birth are at an increased risk » Read More