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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

Patients Are Virtually Guaranteed to Fall Victim to a Diagnostic Error

In May of 2016, Dr. Martin Makary of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine co-authored a study that showed medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Among the most common types of medical mistakes are diagnostic errors – a missed, delayed or incorrect assessment of an illness of […]

Are You Asking the Right Questions Before You Have Surgery?

There has been much discussion about medical errors in the news, especially since the now-infamous Johns Hopkins report that listed medical mistakes as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. was published. Until doctors, hospitals and legislators start fixing the problem and coming up with ways to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable, […]

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

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Adverse Events

Back in 2014, the Baltimore Sun ran an article about the underreporting of adverse events in Maryland hospitals. At the time, there seemed to be no way of knowing whether or not hospitals in our state were accurately reporting those numbers. There still isn’t. Maryland hospitals are not required to report safety data, so […]

By |May 7, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Missing Ribs, Experimental Surgeons and the Truth about Medical Malpractice

Two incredible stories came across our desks this week with regards to medical malpractice. The first dealt with a doctor at Yale Hospital in Connecticut, who removed the wrong rib of a patient during a surgical procedure, and left metal coils inside the patient’s body. According to Medical Daily, the doctor added insult to […]

Just Say “No” to a No-Fault Birth Injury Fund

The U.S. Constitution and Maryland’s state Constitution grant us the right to pursue compensation through a lawsuit when we have been hurt as a result of someone’s negligence. It is a basic civil right. In most circumstances, people would be appalled if they discovered that some legislators were trying to do away with their […]

By |Mar 25, 2016|Birth injuires, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Could You Develop Alzheimer’s as a Result of Medical Malpractice?

For years, scientists and doctors have studied Alzheimer’s as a (sometimes genetic) condition affecting the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease with no cure and no way to determine whether or not a person will develop it, unless it is one of the rare genetic forms. A person […]

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