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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


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


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


Johns Hopkins Medical Centers Failing Their Own Safety Measures

The Johns Hopkins Medical Centers possess a reputation for patient safety excellence. The network of medical centers within their system consists of four centers in Maryland, and two others based in Washington, D.C. and St. Petersburg, Florida. Their seemingly stellar reputation stems from the creation of a medical checklist that reportedly saved many lives. Doctors » Read More


Medical Errors are One of the Leading Causes of Fatality in the United States  

Heart disease, cancer, and other serious illnesses claim the lives of thousands of people in this country every year. However, you may be surprised to know that a significant percentage of fatalities in this country are caused by medical errors. In fact, researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that, every year, there » Read More


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


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