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Bi-Annual Safety Report Reveals Top Grade Maryland Hospitals

Twice a year, the non-profit company, Leapfrog, releases its safety ratings report for hospitals across the country. The company uses a range of sources to measure safety, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. While only 32 percent of the 2,600 hospitals » Read More

Family of Chris Cornell Sues Doctor for Medical Negligence  

In May 2017, singer Chris Cornell took his own life in his hotel room after performing at a concert in Detroit. While the singer had a history of drug abuse, Cornell’s family believes that he was prescribed a dangerous mix of prescription opioids and anxiety medication. The lawsuit also claims that the doctor who prescribed » Read More

Widower Appeals to Supreme Court to Allow Pursuit of Medical Malpractice Case

Pursuing a legal claim against the U.S. military health system can be extremely difficult for surviving members of a deceased military member’s family. A recent case filed in the U.S. Supreme Court is hoping to change that. The surviving spouse of an active duty Navy lieutenant who suffered fatal complications during childbirth in a Navy » Read More

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, people across the country are preparing for the holidays, making travel plans, and reflecting on the things they are thankful for, including family, friends, and their good health. However, for thousands of people across the country who suffer from pancreatic cancer, November is also a time to bring » Read More

Hospital Infections Put Stroke Patients at Risk for Readmission

According to a recently published article, stroke patients who have developed an infection are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital compared to other patients. The researchers found that urinary tract infections were among the most common types of infections, but others also contributed to the fact that stroke patients have a 20 percent » Read More

Research Shows Cardiology Malpractice Lawsuits are Climbing

Over the past 10 years, there has been a steady increase in the number of medical malpractice lawsuits, particularly among cardiologists. In an article published in the American Journal of Cardiology, researchers found that there were over 1,500 liability claims filed by patients between 2006 and 2015. The survey was conducted to analyze malpractice trends » Read More

Mothers’ Health Often Overlooked During Childbirth  

In the United States alone, close to four million babies are born every year. Many women go into labor on or close to their due date and deliver their baby without any health complications. However, the childbirth process can be unpredictable, and things can go wrong, putting the health of the baby and the mother » Read More

Artificial Intelligence Changes How Patients Receive Medical Care

The next time you go to a doctor’s appointment, do not be surprised if your initial consultation is not with a doctor or nurse. Instead, a voice from a new artificial intelligence (AI) application will ask you a series of questions about how you are feeling, if you are in pain, how long you have » Read More

Investigation into Fatalities at Drug Treatment Centers

After struggling with an opioid addiction, a 22-year-old single mother from Arizona checked herself into the Serenity Care Center in suburban Phoenix for treatment. According to her family, she wanted to get clean for her 2-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, she began showing signs of distress shortly after checking into the treatment center. She asked to be » Read More

Physician Burnout Becomes a National Epidemic

Medical errors continue to occur in this country at an alarming rate. In fact, studies show that up to 200,000 fatalities are caused by medical errors each year. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that physician burnout is responsible for a significant percentage of these fatalities. The study, published in the » Read More