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What If I Am Injured During Emergency Room Care?

Medical malpractice occurs in hospitals and medical offices every day, but patients can be injured in an emergency room as well. Emergency rooms are filled with people, sirens, loud noises, and bright lights. Malpractice may not be apparent when it occurs in an emergency room. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional acts in a » Read More


Are Doctor-Patient Relationships Important in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

If you believe that your doctor was negligent and caused an injury or health complication, you may wish to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. To prove that medical malpractice occurred, you must show that a doctor-patient relationship existed, the doctor was negligent, his or her negligence caused the injury, and the injury led to specific » Read More


What Should I Know About Medical Malpractice Claims and Robotic Surgery?

Surgical procedures have gone through many changes in the past two decades. The use of robotic equipment during surgery has increased in operating rooms. This new technology can be more efficient, but it creates an ethical challenge from a medical malpractice perspective. There are many advantages and disadvantages when it comes to robotic surgery and » 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


Types of Birth Injuries

While most pregnancies are free of complications, and the baby is born without any health issues, birth injuries are not uncommon. In some cases, the injury is minor, and will not involve any permanent or long-term health complications. More severe injuries, however, can have a significant impact on the baby’s health and future quality of » 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


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


Poor Communication Among Healthcare Professionals Lead to Catheter Infections

Catheters are often used during a surgical procedure or when patients are unable to urinate. Indwelling catheters drain urine from the bladder into a bag outside the body. These devices are widely used in hospitals, but if they are not properly monitored by the healthcare professionals responsible for a patient’s care, they can cause infections. » Read More


Maryland Hospital Grades

According to the latest hospital safety ratings released by the Leapfrog Group, 10 hospitals in Maryland received an A grade, based on the number of errors, accidents, injuries, and infections that were reported. However, five hospitals received a D grade, 14 received a C grade, and 11 were given B grades. Fortunately, none of the » Read More


Military Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Challenges the Feres Doctrine

In March 2014, a Navy lieutenant who was employed as a nurse at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington died during childbirth. The pregnant Naval officer went into labor, but suffered complications which caused excessive bleeding. Unfortunately, she died shortly after giving birth. The deceased’s husband, who is a former Coast Guard officer, filed a » Read More