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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


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


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


Artificial Intelligence Changes How Patients Receive Medical Care

The next time you go to a doctor’s appointment, do not be surprised if your initial consultation is not with a doctor or nurse. Instead, a voice from a new artificial intelligence (AI) application will ask you a series of questions about how you are feeling, if you are in pain, how long you have » Read More


Physician Burnout Becomes a National Epidemic

Medical errors continue to occur in this country at an alarming rate. In fact, studies show that up to 200,000 fatalities are caused by medical errors each year. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that physician burnout is responsible for a significant percentage of these fatalities. The study, published in the » Read More


How Glove Perforations Contaminate Surgical Instruments

When preparing for a surgical procedure, one of the most important steps that medical professionals must take is to ensure that the surgical instruments being used have been thoroughly cleaned and sterilized. However, many surgical instruments have sharp edges, blades, or points that can easily perforate a latex glove. As a result, the instrument can » Read More


Surgical Errors Involving Medical Machines  

Medical errors happen more often than you might think. In fact, it has been reported that medical errors are the third biggest killer in the United States. Over the years, advances in artificial intelligence (AI), including systems that can identify heart-attack risks and others that can recognize certain types of cancer, have helped dramatically reduce » Read More


Pediatric Malpractice

When a child is sick or injured, parents will do what needs to be done to protect their child and obtain the medical care that they need. Unless it is a medical emergency, most parents turn to their child’s pediatrician to provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend the best course of treatment. However, if a » Read More