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Proving Causation in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical malpractice lawsuits typically occur when a medical professional fails to provide the accepted standard of care, causing harm to the patient, either in the form of an injury or an illness. For the patient to reach a successful settlement, proving causation in a medical malpractice case can be difficult. A skilled medical malpractice lawyer » Read More


Study Highlights the Frequency of Medical Errors

In an article published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that health care providers tend to underestimate the rate of diagnostic errors, and often fail to recognize the impact that diagnostic testing has on patients. While diagnostic uncertainty is not uncommon and certain diagnostic errors are an unfortunate » Read More


Study Shows Low-Rated Hospitals are a Growing Risk to Patients

According to a recent analysis of close to 2,600 hospitals across the country, some of the nation’s most poorly rated hospitals are putting patients at an increased risk of dying from medical errors, serious infections, and other safety-related issues because the hospitals have not taken the necessary steps to improve their safety record. This new » 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


Delay in Cancer Diagnosis Has Fatal Consequences

As patients, we put our trust in the hands of the medical professionals who are responsible for our care. What we sometimes forget is that doctors are human and make mistakes. Unfortunately, medical errors are responsible for more than 250,000 fatalities every year in the United States, according to a study by Johns Hopkins. A » Read More


Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

In addition to being highly educated and trained medical professionals, doctors are also human, and capable of making mistakes. They often work very long hours in high-stress situations, which can be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. Exhausted doctors are more likely to make mistakes, some of which are minor, and do not impact the health » Read More


Physicians with Multiple Malpractice Claims Move to Solo Practices

Physicians who have medical malpractice claims against them often try to save their reputation by starting fresh in a new practice. While the common assumption is that they relocate to a new state to leave their tarnished reputation behind, they are more likely to stay put and either join a smaller practice or start a » Read More


Insufficient Evidence that Surgical Robots are Effective in Treating Cancer

High-tech surgical robots are one of the latest advances in medicine that surgeons are using to treat patients with certain types of cancer, including breast and prostate cancer. However, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), these robots are not necessarily an improvement from traditional operations. In fact, for some patients, the device may » Read More


High Rate of Maternal Deaths in the United States 

In the United States, the number of maternal deaths in hospitals across the country has been growing at an alarming rate. For women with pre-existing conditions, or who are at or below the poverty level, America is the most dangerous place to give birth compared to other developed countries. A USA Today report found that » Read More


Risks of Medical Errors at Urgent Care Centers

Just as quickly as urgent care centers are popping up across the country, so are the number of medical malpractice lawsuits being filed against these medical facilities. The typical long wait and high costs associated with visiting a hospital emergency room have enticed many people to visit urgent care centers for emergency treatment. Unfortunately, urgent » Read More