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Fatal Cancer Related to Buttock Implants 

All surgical procedures come with a degree of risk, including infections, reactions to anesthesia, and excessive bleeding. This includes cosmetic surgeries as well, including common procedures like breast augmentation surgery. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recent reports have shown that there is a link between textured breast implants and anaplastic large cell » Read More


Insufficient Evidence that Surgical Robots are Effective in Treating Cancer

High-tech surgical robots are one of the latest advances in medicine that surgeons are using to treat patients with certain types of cancer, including breast and prostate cancer. However, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), these robots are not necessarily an improvement from traditional operations. In fact, for some patients, the device may » Read More


High Rate of Maternal Deaths in the United States 

In the United States, the number of maternal deaths in hospitals across the country has been growing at an alarming rate. For women with pre-existing conditions, or who are at or below the poverty level, America is the most dangerous place to give birth compared to other developed countries. A USA Today report found that » Read More


Risks of Medical Errors at Urgent Care Centers

Just as quickly as urgent care centers are popping up across the country, so are the number of medical malpractice lawsuits being filed against these medical facilities. The typical long wait and high costs associated with visiting a hospital emergency room have enticed many people to visit urgent care centers for emergency treatment. Unfortunately, urgent » Read More


Proposed Bill Forbids Non-Consensual Pelvic Exams

Imagine how you might feel if you found out that your healthcare provider performed a pelvic exam, without your consent, while you were unconscious or under anesthesia. As disturbing as this may sound, this is legal in 45 states, including Maryland. Physicians are not required to obtain consent from patients to perform certain exams on » Read More


Steps to Take If You Suspect Medical Malpractice

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, medical errors occur more frequently than you might think. In fact, medical errors are responsible for roughly 10 percent of all fatalities in this country, which translates to approximately 250,000 medical malpractice-related fatalities each year. Thousands more suffer serious injuries that require costly » Read More


Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Fatality in the United States

As patients, we put our trust in the hands of the physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are responsible for our care. Because of that trust, we sometimes forget that doctors are human, and can make mistakes. Unfortunately, depending on the nature of the mistake, they can have fatal consequences. According to a study » Read More


New Legislation Aims to Lower C-Section Rates in Maryland

When unexpected complications arise during the childbirth process, the healthcare professional in charge may recommend a C-section to protect the health of the mother and the unborn baby. C-sections can be life-saving procedures, but they should only be performed when they are medically necessary. In the state of Maryland, 35 percent of all babies are » Read More


Malpractice Cases Involving Negligent Prenatal Care

When complications arise during a pregnancy or during the labor and delivery process, it can be physically exhausting and emotionally devastating to the expectant parents. While every parent hopes for a healthy pregnancy that is free of complications, that does not always happen. In some cases, the mother or the child can become seriously injured » Read More


Financial Incentives Do Not Improve Hospital Performance

Hospitals are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to reduce costs while improving the quality of patient care. Value-based incentive programs (VBIPs) have been used to improve quality and reduce costs by providing financial rewards to hospitals who demonstrate proven improvements, and penalties to those who do not. However, a recent study by the » Read More