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Recognizing Signs of Fetal Distress During Labor and Delivery

During the labor and delivery process, unborn babies should be consistently observed through electronic fetal monitoring and visual monitoring of the mother. Through diligent and proper observation, doctors and nurses can recognize signs of fetal distress, an umbrella term for issues that may cause your baby’s health to be in danger. Prompt and effective […]

By |Oct 24, 2017|Failure to Diagnose|0 Comments

Do Deceptive Marketing Practices Play a Role in the Illness of Addiction?

We trust our doctors to make the right decisions when handing out potent medications.  As of 2015, the American Society of Addiction Medicine reported that two million people in the U.S. had a substance use disorder involving prescription painkillers. These days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that doctors only give out […]

By |Jul 17, 2017|Dangerous Drugs, Safety|0 Comments

Hospitals May Be Hurting Us Simply Because of Their Design

Hospitals are supposed to be places where critically ill or injured people can receive constant care and attention. They cost millions to build, are equipped with the latest technology, and offer access to healthcare professionals 24/7. Yet, you would be hard-pressed to find someone – anyone – who likes hospitals, and we bet there […]

Postoperative-Sepsis Is Becoming More Common

Modern medicine is far less likely to kill you than ever. Operating techniques are constantly being refined, technology has made keyhole surgery a reality, and new drugs and sterilization techniques have helped to reduce the risk of infection in medical facilities everywhere. However, all that progress comes at a price; antibiotic resistant bacteria are […]

By |Jan 30, 2017|Doctor and Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Medical Malpractice 101: Diagnosis Errors

Your doctor is responsible for all aspects of your healthcare; that’s why your medical records are so important. Your medical records have several functions, the most important of which is to serve as the official record of all examinations, diagnoses and treatments. In the event of a problem with your care, your records can […]

By |Jan 13, 2017|Failure to Diagnose|0 Comments

How to Report Defective Medical Devices to the Food & Drug Administration

Defective medical devices cost more than just money: they lead to additional time spent in hospitals and away from work, family, and friends. While most medical facilities are required by law to inform the Food & Drug Administration if a defective medical device leads to the death of a patient, Maryland is notoriously lax […]

By |Dec 27, 2016|Defective medical products, Safety|0 Comments

Accountability in Medical Malpractice Claims

Once Johns Hopkins declared that medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the U.S., we saw a decided uptick in the questions our clients would ask about what, exactly, constitutes a medical error. We also noticed more and more people talking about the safety of the procedures they undergo, and wondering […]

Medical Malpractice and the Opioid Epidemic in America

When you talk about America’s “drug problem,” people usually assume you mean illegal drugs: marijuana, heroin, meth, etc. There are a lot of people who struggle with addiction to those types of drugs, but what we want to talk about are painkillers – opioids, in particular. The opioid epidemic in this country is so […]

By |Sep 30, 2016|Dangerous Drugs|0 Comments

The ABCs of Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Maryland

If you have sustained an injury or illness because of the negligence of your doctor, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. But how do you know if you have the “right” to file a medical malpractice claim in Maryland? And what do you need to do in order to file? We […]

By |Aug 29, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The Truth about “Never Events” and Maryland Hospitals

There are some acts of medical negligence that are so outrageous that there can be no excuse whatsoever for them. These are commonly referred to as “never events,” as in they never should have happened. Back in 2007, the Leapfrog Group started tracking the data on these events. In 2015, they released their findings: […]

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