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High Price of Medical Errors

Medical errors are the third leading cause of fatality in the United States, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. As patients, we trust that we are in good hands, and that our healthcare professional is going to provide the exceptional medical care we deserve. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Medical errors have » Read More


Misdiagnosing the Common Flu

From aches and pains to the chills and high fever, the common flu can feel uncommonly miserable. Fortunately, today’s flu vaccines are effective against most strains of the flu, and new vaccines continue to be developed. However, there are several serious health conditions that cause flu-like symptoms, including strep throat, bacterial meningitis, and pneumonia, but » Read More


How Standard of Care Impacts a Medical Malpractice Case

When you make the decision to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must be able to prove that the healthcare professional in charge of your care was negligent in some way. One of the first questions that will be asked is whether the healthcare professional failed to follow the medical standard of care when treating » Read More


Nursing Home Abuse

When families can no longer provide the medical care needed for an elderly loved one, they are often faced with the difficult decision of sending them to a nursing home facility where they will receive 24-hour care. The staff at a nursing home can closely monitor the residents’ health and provide the skilled and compassionate » Read More


Practicing Physicians May Have Suspended Licenses in Other States

As patients, we place a great deal of trust in our healthcare providers. In most cases, that trust is warranted. However, most people would likely consider it a violation of trust if they found out that their physician had his or her license suspended in another state as a result of serious medical errors or » Read More


Medical Errors in Cosmetic Surgery

The cosmetic surgery industry is a booming business. In 2014 alone, there were 10 million cosmetic surgeries performed, resulting in over 12 billion dollars spent on these procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, when a medical mistake happens during a plastic surgery procedure, the patient can suffer serious consequences ranging from » Read More


The Risks of Ignoring Package Inserts for Medications

All prescription medications come with a package insert, which provides detailed information about the medication, the conditions it treats, and potential side effects, as well as possible drug interactions. Some prescribers believe that the prescribing information is more of a legal document written to protect the drug manufacturers. As a result, they may not take » Read More


Bi-Annual Safety Report Reveals Top Grade Maryland Hospitals

Twice a year, the non-profit company, Leapfrog, releases its safety ratings report for hospitals across the country. The company uses a range of sources to measure safety, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Leapfrog Hospital Survey. While only 32 percent of the 2,600 hospitals » Read More


Family of Chris Cornell Sues Doctor for Medical Negligence  

In May 2017, singer Chris Cornell took his own life in his hotel room after performing at a concert in Detroit. While the singer had a history of drug abuse, Cornell’s family believes that he was prescribed a dangerous mix of prescription opioids and anxiety medication. The lawsuit also claims that the doctor who prescribed » Read More


Widower Appeals to Supreme Court to Allow Pursuit of Medical Malpractice Case

Pursuing a legal claim against the U.S. military health system can be extremely difficult for surviving members of a deceased military member’s family. A recent case filed in the U.S. Supreme Court is hoping to change that. The surviving spouse of an active duty Navy lieutenant who suffered fatal complications during childbirth in a Navy » Read More