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Hospice Care

Hospice care is end-of-life medical care that is designed to ease suffering and keep patients as comfortable as possible. In the United States, hospitals vary in terms of how and when they decide to move stroke patients from a treatment facility to hospice. A recent study found that doctors are more likely to recommend hospice » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Nursing Malpractice

When putting your health and safety into the hands of a trained medical professional, you expect that person to perform his or her duties to the best of their ability. Nurses are responsible for carrying out a wide range of duties that are crucial to the patient’s wellbeing, including checking vital signs, updating charts, and » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Medication-Related Errors

In an effort to reduce medication-related errors – which have become all too common in recent years – CRICO Strategies recently released a report entitled, Medication-related Malpractice Risks, which examines the causes of medication-related errors as well as the health and financial impact they have. A number of organizations are taking steps to address this » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Drug-Resistant Fungus

According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), a potentially deadly superbug fungus has reared its ugly head at a number of U.S. hospitals on the east coast. This organism can be spread from patient to patient, as well as via environmental surfaces. It is often difficult to identify, which makes it particularly » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Prescription Errors on the Rise

Every day, thousands of people have their prescription filled at pharmacies across the country. From antibiotics and pain medication, to antidepressants and other medications that treat diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and high blood pressure, these medications provide relief from a wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases. However, these same medications can cause serious health » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Misdiagnosis of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes the brain to stop producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter that controls a person’s ability to regulate their movements and their emotions. Some of the most common symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, including muscle rigidity, tremors, changes in one’s gait, and slurred speech, are often mistaken as signs of » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Checklist Reduces Medical Mistakes

Every year in hospitals around the country, patients suffer injuries or die as a result of surgical errors. Many of these medical mistakes could have been prevented if the surgical team had a pre-operative system in place that could lower the risk of complications. According to research from Harvard University, hospitals in South Carolina reduced » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Rising Payouts in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

According to a new study, payouts are on the rise for medical malpractice lawsuits. Researchers reviewed statistics from the National Practitioner Data Bank, which tracks medical malpractice payments, to accumulate the numbers. During 1992-1996, the largest payout for a malpractice suit was nearly $290,000, and rose almost 25 percent at the highest level to over » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: VA Patients at Risk

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for Veteran’s Affairs has released a preliminary report detailing the inadequate administration of the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. According to the report, conditions including unsanitary storage of sterile medical supplies puts patients at unnecessary risk. Although the OIG is not finished with its survey of the » Read More

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Drug Resistant Bacteria from Hospital Drains Can Cause Outbreaks

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria growing in dark, wet hospital drains sounds like the beginning of a B-movie, where an impossible to kill superbug lurks in the pipes, spreading disease that ultimately wipes out the human race. While this is far from reality, researchers have discovered that resistant superbugs can grow and thrive in hospital drains. When contaminated » Read More