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Increase in High Blood Pressure Among Pregnant Women

Researchers from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School released a study recently that showed an alarming rise in blood pressure among pregnant women. A number of factors contributed to this increase, including the fact that women are having children later in life. They also found that African American women are at a greater risk » Read More


Patient Sues Doctor and University for Negligent Treatment

If it is caught early, breast cancer is one of the more treatable types of cancer. With the right treatment and follow-up care, the long-term prognosis for breast cancer patients is often positive. However, if a health care provider fails to recommend a treatment option that can prevent the cancer from spreading, this will allow » Read More


Duodenoscope Transmitted Infections Put Patients’ Health at Risk

Duodenoscopes are medical devices used during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to help health care providers diagnose and treat serious conditions and diseases, such as cancer or gallstones in the pancreas or bile duct. These flexible, lighted tubes are threaded into the top of the small intestine via the mouth, throat, and stomach. They are effective » Read More


Alarm Fatigue Among Nurses Leads to Serious Medical Mistakes

Nurses who work in busy hospitals or intensive care units have a range of responsibilities, including checking vital signs, administering medication, monitoring patients’ ventilators, and making sure that feeding pumps are working properly. All these machines are equipped with alarms that alert nurses when a patient needs medical attention. However, according to research, 72 to » Read More


Family of Neil Armstrong Awarded in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Famed astronaut, Neil Armstrong, is best known for being the first person to walk on the moon. Recently, Armstrong’s family received media attention after settling a medical malpractice case against a hospital in a wrongful death lawsuit. According to Armstrong’s family, the 82-year-old former astronaut, Korean War veteran, and Congressional Space Medal of Honor recipient » Read More


What Should I Know About Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Maryland?

If a patient is injured, or their health was compromised in any way after being treated by a health care professional, they may want to consider filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Maryland is unique compared to other states for several reasons. For example, Maryland is a contributory negligence » Read More


Proactive Steps to Avoid Medical Mistakes

Medical mistakes are surprisingly common in this country. In fact, according to a recent study, one in 20 patients are exposed to injuries caused by medical mistakes, many of which were preventable. Twelve percent of those patients suffered permanent disabilities or death. Human error is an unfortunate reality of the health care field, however, approximately » Read More


Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmetic surgery refers to elective procedures undertaken to change someone’s physical appearance, such as a rhinoplasty or breast augmentation. There are risks associated with cosmetic surgery, and surgical errors can have a serious impact on the patient’s appearance and their overall health. Choosing the right practitioner can go a long way toward preventing errors; a » Read More


Common Birth Injuries

While no expecting parent likes to think of the possibility of their baby being injured at birth, injuries are far more common than most realize. It’s estimated that five birth injuries occur for every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. What is a Birth Injury? A birth injury refers to any form of harm or » Read More


Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit While Incarcerated

Prison inmates lose certain freedoms while they are incarcerated, but they are still entitled to proper medical care if they become injured or ill while they are in prison. Too often, however, inmates receive substandard care, or they are ignored entirely by nurses, physicians, and mental health workers who work at correctional facilities. If a » Read More