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What is the Difference Between Negative Treatment Outcome and Malpractice?

Health care professionals are not perfect. They occasionally make mistakes, like all of us. Unfortunately, when they make a mistake, it can cause serious health complications for the patient. However, just because something went wrong, or the patient’s condition deteriorated, it does not necessarily mean the health care professional was negligent. In order to pursue » Read More


What is the Second Most Common Medical Malpractice Claim?

Even routine surgical procedures come with risks. In addition to the obvious impact on the patient, surgical errors are responsible for a significant number of medical malpractice lawsuits. Medical liability insurer, Coverys Inc., released a report on the impact of surgery risks on medical malpractice claims. The report found that surgical errors are the second » Read More


Choosing the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death behind cancer and heart disease. This is a shocking statistic because patients literally put their lives in the hands of health care professionals. Also, close to one-third of physicians in the United States have been named in medical malpractice lawsuits. If you were the victim of » Read More


Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

If you were injured or your health was compromised while under the care of a medical professional, the thought of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit may be overwhelming. Unfortunately, medical mistakes do happen, and if negligence was involved, you should consider taking legal action against the health care professional in charge of your care and/or » Read More


Primary and Outpatient Care Settings Affected by Medical Errors

It is a common misconception that medical errors occur only in hospitals. However, according to a white paper that was recently released by the Foundation for the Innovation and Development of Health Safety, approximately four out of 10 patients are affected by medical errors in the primary care and outpatient health care setting. The study » Read More


Infant Lifetime Care Trusts

Multi-million-dollar medical malpractice settlements associated with birth injuries are having serious financial consequences for health care providers in Maryland. These huge settlement amounts are making it difficult for hospitals like Johns Hopkins to cover the malpractice insurance costs that continue to skyrocket. Self-insured providers also worry that they will have to cut back on obstetric » Read More


Family Requests Autopsy After Sudden Death Raises Questions

After losing their mother suddenly, the surviving family members of a 53-year-old Pennsylvania resident had a lot of questions about how she died. The month before the patient died, she was dancing at a wedding and seemed to be in good health. Two weeks later, she was in the hospital, where she remained for approximately » Read More


How Can I Avoid Being the Victim of a Medication Error?

When a health care provider prescribes medication for a patient, there are several factors that must be considered before administering the medication. For example, the physician must review the patient’s health history, determine if the patient has any allergies, consider possible drug interactions with medications the patient is already taking, and potential side effects of » Read More


Common Myths About Medical Malpractice Claims

Health care professionals have a duty of care to protect patients from harm. While most health care providers take this responsibility very seriously and provide the best possible care, medical mistakes can happen. In fact, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. » Read More


What are the Health Risks of a Delayed C-Section?

The number of babies that have been delivered via Cesarean section (C-section) in the United States has been growing steadily for the past few decades. In fact, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), there was a 60 percent increase in C-sections from 1996 to 2011. Whether a C-section is planned early » Read More