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What Do I Need to Know About Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

A common misconception about medical malpractice cases is that any time a health care provider makes a mistake, it amounts to medical malpractice. However, to file a malpractice lawsuit, you must have grounds to make a claim. There are several things to consider if you are unsure about whether you have grounds to make a » Read More


Study Shows Low-Rated Hospitals are a Growing Risk to Patients

According to a recent analysis of close to 2,600 hospitals across the country, some of the nation’s most poorly rated hospitals are putting patients at an increased risk of dying from medical errors, serious infections, and other safety-related issues because the hospitals have not taken the necessary steps to improve their safety record. This new » Read More


Maryland Hospital Grades

According to the latest hospital safety ratings released by the Leapfrog Group, 10 hospitals in Maryland received an A grade, based on the number of errors, accidents, injuries, and infections that were reported. However, five hospitals received a D grade, 14 received a C grade, and 11 were given B grades. Fortunately, none of the » Read More


Delay in Cancer Diagnosis Has Fatal Consequences

As patients, we put our trust in the hands of the medical professionals who are responsible for our care. What we sometimes forget is that doctors are human and make mistakes. Unfortunately, medical errors are responsible for more than 250,000 fatalities every year in the United States, according to a study by Johns Hopkins. A » Read More


How Does Telemedicine Impact Health Care?

As technology continues to evolve, telemedicine is becoming a more common practice in the health care industry. More health care organizations are implementing telehealth platforms for non-urgent services. In fact, close to 90 percent of healthcare organizations in this country rely on telemedicine. However, physicians have a responsibility to determine whether this type of practice » Read More


Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

In addition to being highly educated and trained medical professionals, doctors are also human, and capable of making mistakes. They often work very long hours in high-stress situations, which can be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. Exhausted doctors are more likely to make mistakes, some of which are minor, and do not impact the health » Read More


Improperly Sterilized Dental Tools Put Patients at Risk

Good dental hygiene starts with regular visits to the dentist. This usually involves a thorough cleaning, x-rays, and a check-up with the dentist. However, this routine visit can cause potentially serious complications if the dental tools are not properly sterilized. Unfortunately, this is what happened in several dental clinics in Philadelphia and Washington state. Thousands » Read More


Why is Colon Cancer Often Misdiagnosed in Younger Patients?

Colon cancer generally affects patients who are over the age of 50, unless there is a family history of the disease, or the patient is African American or a native of Alaska. For years, the American Cancer Society’s colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommended that patients begin screening for the disease at the age of 50. » Read More


Military Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Challenges the Feres Doctrine

In March 2014, a Navy lieutenant who was employed as a nurse at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington died during childbirth. The pregnant Naval officer went into labor, but suffered complications which caused excessive bleeding. Unfortunately, she died shortly after giving birth. The deceased’s husband, who is a former Coast Guard officer, filed a » Read More


Physicians with Multiple Malpractice Claims Move to Solo Practices

Physicians who have medical malpractice claims against them often try to save their reputation by starting fresh in a new practice. While the common assumption is that they relocate to a new state to leave their tarnished reputation behind, they are more likely to stay put and either join a smaller practice or start a » Read More