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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


New Legislation Aims to Lower C-Section Rates in Maryland

When unexpected complications arise during the childbirth process, the healthcare professional in charge may recommend a C-section to protect the health of the mother and the unborn baby. C-sections can be life-saving procedures, but they should only be performed when they are medically necessary. In the state of Maryland, 35 percent of all babies are » Read More


Financial Incentives Do Not Improve Hospital Performance

Hospitals are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to reduce costs while improving the quality of patient care. Value-based incentive programs (VBIPs) have been used to improve quality and reduce costs by providing financial rewards to hospitals who demonstrate proven improvements, and penalties to those who do not. However, a recent study by the » 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


Alarm Fatigue Among Healthcare Providers Jeopardizes Patient Safety

When a patient is admitted to the hospital, oftentimes, they are hooked up to a range of machines that monitor heart rate, oxygen levels, and other important vital signs. Many of the medical devices used to monitor a patient’s health are equipped with alarms that will alert the healthcare provider if something is wrong. While » 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


Dental Procedure Turns Tragic for Two-Year-Old Patient  

Kool Smiles is a privately held dental company that provides a range of dental services for low-income families. From regular cleanings and routine X-rays to more involved procedures like roots canals and crowns, Kool Smiles claims that they offer high quality dental services at a low cost families can afford. When the family of a » 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


Larry Nassar Argues Sexual Abuse of Gymnasts was Medical Malpractice

Disgraced gymnast physician Larry Nassar was sentenced up to 175 years in prison for his decades of sexual abuse of hundreds of female athletes. After pleading guilty in court, he claimed that he only did so because he lost support from the medical community, not because he felt genuine remorse for the physical and emotional » 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