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Steps to Take If You Suspect Medical Malpractice

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, medical errors occur more frequently than you might think. In fact, medical errors are responsible for roughly 10 percent of all fatalities in this country, which translates to approximately 250,000 medical malpractice-related fatalities each year. Thousands more suffer serious injuries that require costly » Read More


Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Fatality in the United States

As patients, we put our trust in the hands of the physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are responsible for our care. Because of that trust, we sometimes forget that doctors are human, and can make mistakes. Unfortunately, depending on the nature of the mistake, they can have fatal consequences. According to a study » Read More


New Legislation Aims to Lower C-Section Rates in Maryland

When unexpected complications arise during the childbirth process, the healthcare professional in charge may recommend a C-section to protect the health of the mother and the unborn baby. C-sections can be life-saving procedures, but they should only be performed when they are medically necessary. In the state of Maryland, 35 percent of all babies are » Read More


Malpractice Cases Involving Negligent Prenatal Care

When complications arise during a pregnancy or during the labor and delivery process, it can be physically exhausting and emotionally devastating to the expectant parents. While every parent hopes for a healthy pregnancy that is free of complications, that does not always happen. In some cases, the mother or the child can become seriously injured » Read More


Financial Incentives Do Not Improve Hospital Performance

Hospitals are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to reduce costs while improving the quality of patient care. Value-based incentive programs (VBIPs) have been used to improve quality and reduce costs by providing financial rewards to hospitals who demonstrate proven improvements, and penalties to those who do not. However, a recent study by the » Read More


Medical Consent for Minors

In the state of Maryland, a parent must provide consent if their child requires any type of medical treatment or surgical procedure. This includes a range of medical procedures from plastic surgery, mental health counselling, and blood donations to abortions and tattoos. However, there are circumstances where a minor is not required to obtain parental » Read More


Alarm Fatigue Among Healthcare Providers Jeopardizes Patient Safety

When a patient is admitted to the hospital, oftentimes, they are hooked up to a range of machines that monitor heart rate, oxygen levels, and other important vital signs. Many of the medical devices used to monitor a patient’s health are equipped with alarms that will alert the healthcare provider if something is wrong. While » Read More


How the CDC’s Prescribing Guidelines are Hurting Patients

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their guidelines for prescribing opioid medications. To prevent misuse of these potent and addictive medications, the guidelines impose supply limits on the number of pills that can be dispensed by a primary care physician, and the number of refills a patient can receive. While » Read More


Risks Associated with Home Births

The child birthing process is one of the most incredible, overwhelming, life-changing experiences for a woman. It is also an extremely personal process. Some women prefer to deliver their baby in a hospital surrounded by doctors, nurses, and high-tech medical equipment, in case something goes wrong. Others choose to deliver at home with the help » Read More


Pursuing a Stroke-Related Malpractice Case

A stroke is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood flow to the brain has been disturbed, either by a clot or bleeding in the brain. It is the third leading cause of fatality in the United States, fatally injuring approximately 150,000 people each year. Thousands more are left with severe, permanent » Read More