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Complications with Popular Birth Control Device

A Baltimore woman was forced to have a full hysterectomy and had her toes amputated after her intrauterine device (IUD) shifted and broke into pieces inside her body, causing serious complications. The device was inserted shortly after giving birth to her daughter and did not give her any problems until nearly three years later when » Read More

Maryland Hospitals Have Reduced Errors

Hospitals strive to provide exceptional care to all patients. After being ranked in the bottom five of the country’s safest hospitals, the state of Maryland has taken proactive steps to improve their safety rating by reducing medical errors and preventing injuries and infections. According to a safety assessment by the Leapfrog Group, the changes have » Read More

Defective Medical Devices

There are a wide range of innovative medical devices on the market today that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and with an improved quality of life. Just as we put our trust in the healthcare professionals in charge of our care, we trust that the medical device is going to be safe and effective. » Read More

Maternal Morbidity

Having a baby is one of the most joyful experiences in a new parent’s life. However, when something goes wrong, and the mother suffers from health complications postpartum, the situation can become quite serious very quickly. In the United States, a growing number of women who have just given birth are at an increased risk » Read More

Diagnostic Errors

According to a recent report published by Coverys, a malpractice services provider, diagnostic errors were responsible for 33 percent of all medical malpractice claims from 2013 to 2017. Over half of those claims involved poor clinical decisions. While surgical or procedural claims and medical management claims came in second and third, respectively, diagnostic-related claims are » Read More

Birth Injuries and Developmental Disorders

A group of researchers has found that a significant number of children with autism or attention deficit disorders also experienced some type of injury during the birth process. This link was found after doctors and medical researchers conducted in-depth research into the possible causes of autism and attention deficit disorders. While some birth injuries can » Read More

Medical Mistakes Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the US

According to a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, medical errors cause over 250,000 deaths each year in the United States, and other research suggests that the statistics could be as high as 440,000. The discrepancy is due to the fact that medical errors are not generally specified on death certificates by physicians, » Read More

When Is a Chiropractor Guilty of Medical Malpractice?

People see chiropractors for a variety reasons, from seeking treatment for chronic neck and back pain, to being proactive about maintaining their overall health and wellness. A reputable, qualified chiropractor takes a more holistic approach to health that focuses on maintaining a healthy musculoskeletal and nervous system. One of the main benefits of seeing a » Read More

The Link Between Talcum Powder and Cancer  

Talcum powder, or baby powder, is a product that most people have in their medicine cabinet. In addition to other common uses, like providing relief from diaper rash, it is widely used by women as a moisture-absorbing personal hygiene powder. Few products have had a more wholesome image than Johnson’s Baby Powder, but that image » Read More

Bedsores and Ulcers Signs of Neglect

Sending an elderly relative to a nursing home can be a difficult and emotional decision, both for the patient and the family members. Ideally, the nursing home facility that you have chosen will have a skilled and compassionate staff that will provide a safe and nurturing environment for your loved one. There are some facilities, » Read More