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What is the Difference Between a Missed Diagnosis and a Misdiagnosis?

One of the most common types of medical malpractice cases involve diagnosis errors. When a doctor fails to properly diagnose a medical condition in a timely fashion, the patient’s condition can worsen, and in extreme cases, the patient may die. Although missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis cases are similar in that they cause the patient to » Read More

How Common is Birth-Related Malpractice?

Women who are fortunate enough to receive quality prenatal care throughout their pregnancy often deliver their babies without any major complications. Even when unavoidable complications do arise, doctors are often able to quickly address the issue and prevent the complication from becoming serious or life-threatening. Unfortunately, there are times when negligent medical care causes women » Read More

What Happens to Health Care Providers After a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice is a serious charge brought against a health care provider by a patient who has been injured, or whose health has been compromised while under the provider’s care. Surprisingly, medical malpractice is a fairly common issue that many health care providers face over the course of their career. Oftentimes, however, these cases are » Read More

How can I Navigate a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Maryland?

As the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic has demonstrated, frontline health care workers are invaluable. Nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals are entrusted to make informed medical decisions that are always in the best interests of the people in their care.  Unfortunately, even the most skilled and trained professionals make mistakes. Conditions are misdiagnosed. The » Read More

What Can Hospitals Do to Prevent Malpractice Lawsuits During the Pandemic?

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, which is a shocking statistic considering the fact that patients trust doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals to provide the best care possible. When a health care professional fails to meet the standard of care when treating a patient, and the » Read More

What Do I Need to Know Before Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other health care professionals are well-educated, highly trained individuals who are dedicated to providing the best care for their patients. However, they are also human and capable of making mistakes. When a medical mistake jeopardizes the health of a patient, that patient may be eligible for financial compensation by pursuing a » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against My Dentist?

Dentists are medical professionals, just like doctors, nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologists. That means that they are obligated to provide the standard level of care that another dentist with the same professional credentials would provide under similar circumstances. If a dentist fails to meet the standard of care and the patient suffers a serious injury as » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for a Birth Injury?

Birth injuries are devastating to expectant parents, and potentially life-threatening to the baby. These injuries can occur in utero, during the childbirth process, or shortly after delivery. While some birth injuries are fairly minor, and do not cause lasting health complications, others are much more serious and can compromise the baby’s quality of life. Depending » Read More

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for an Anesthesia Error?

Anesthesia is a complicated practice that involves administering the precise amount of medication that will prevent the patient from experiencing any pain during the procedure. There are many types and combinations of medication that are used, and it is the responsibility of the anesthesiologist to determine the most effective option for the patient. This decision » Read More

What is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence?

As patients, many people do not want to recognize the fact that the doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals responsible for their care are human and capable of making mistakes. Even the most brilliant and respected medical professional can make a mistake. Unfortunately, depending on the circumstances and the nature of the mistake, a » Read More