Jun 29, 2016

Are You Asking the Right Questions Before You Have Surgery?

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

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, […]

May 31, 2016

Doctors May be Worse for Your Health than Actual Illness

By |May 31, 2016|Failure to Diagnose|0 Comments

In the BMJ article heard ‘round the world (or ‘round the medical malpractice world, at least), researchers claim that medical error is now the third leading cause of death in the country. Doctors are now more deadly to humans than anything else except heart disease and cancer.

It is not as if we did not […]

May 7, 2016

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Adverse Events

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

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 […]

Apr 27, 2016

Missing Ribs, Experimental Surgeons and the Truth about Medical Malpractice

By |Apr 27, 2016|Health and Medical News, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

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 […]

Mar 25, 2016

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

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

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 […]

Feb 26, 2016

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

By |Feb 26, 2016|Doctor and Medical Negligence, Health and Medical News, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

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 […]

Jan 20, 2016

Medical Malpractice and the Emergency Doctrine

By |Jan 20, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The emergency doctrine, sometimes called the imminent peril doctrine or the sudden peril doctrine, is a “principle that allows individuals to take action in the face of a sudden or urgent need for aid, without being subject to normal standards of reasonable care.” It is what allows a man who sees a person choking […]

Dec 19, 2015

Dangerous Drugs: Testosterone Replacement Therapy

By |Dec 19, 2015|Dangerous Drugs|0 Comments

Certain illnesses and conditions can cause a man’s testosterone level to drop; sometimes, it is simply a matter of aging. Low testosterone levels can present with fatigue or erectile dysfunction, and can affect both your mood and your ability to keep your weight under control. For these reasons (among others) doctors may prescribed testosterone […]

Nov 30, 2015

Dangerous Drugs: Penile Injections

By |Nov 30, 2015|Dangerous Drugs, Defective medical products, New Drugs and Treatments, Safety|0 Comments

Men who suffer with erectile dysfunction may be prescribed drugs like Cialis or Viagra. When medications do not work, however, a doctor may prescribe a different course of action. Intracavernous pharmacotherapy (ICP), also known as a penile injection, is supposed to help those with severe E.D. – like a man recovering from prostate cancer […]

Nov 7, 2015

Maryland Court of Appeals Upholds $20.6 Million Verdict on Behalf of Child Born with Cerebral Palsy

By |Nov 7, 2015|Failure to Diagnose|0 Comments

The family of now 13 year old Jaylan Norfleet can rest a little easier today, as the Maryland Court of Appeals has rejected the last appeal of MedStar Harbor Hospital. Jaylan Norfleet was born in 2002, but the original verdict of $20.6 million was not decided until 2012. Three years later, Medstar Harbor Hospital […]

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