Nov 7, 2015

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

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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 has [...]

Oct 3, 2015

Dangerous Medical Devices: Power Morcellators

By |Oct 3, 2015|Defective medical products, Health and Medical News, Safety|0 Comments

A power morcellator is a tiny device that allows surgeons to remove uterine fibroids and perform hysterectomies laproscopically. By using this device, a surgeon can perform a procedure in a minimally invasive way, which means faster recovery times and less pain for women patients. A power morcellator may also be used in nephrectomies or splenectomies [...]

Sep 12, 2015

Shortcuts with Electronic Health Records (EHRs) May Be Injuring Patients

By |Sep 12, 2015|Doctor and Medical Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Safety|0 Comments

When we think of medical malpractice, we think first of errors made by doctors – an incorrect test reading here, a nicked artery during surgery there. But according to Medscape, it is the way in which an electronic health record (EHR) is filled out that leads to errors. The EHR has replaced the old-fashioned, hand-written [...]

Aug 24, 2015

Medical Malpractice Alleged in Death of 85 Year Old Nursing Home Patient

By |Aug 24, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse|0 Comments

The family of Esther Gray is suing ManorCare Health Services-Woodbridge Valley in Catonsville for medical malpractice, claiming their neglect led to the death of the 85 year old patient. In a video that can be described as both heartbreaking and horrifying, Esther Gray is seen and heard moaning and crying out for help while her [...]

Jul 31, 2015

Medical Malpractice vs. Common Risk

By |Jul 31, 2015|Failure to Diagnose|0 Comments

As medical malpractice lawyers, it often falls to us to help victims of medical malpractice obtain the compensation they need to move forward after an act of negligence or abuse leaves them seriously injured. Determining whether or not the circumstances surrounding your experience constitute malpractice or not is one of the most important things we [...]

Jun 1, 2015

Are Electronic Health Records to Blame for Medical Malpractice?

By |Jun 1, 2015|Doctor and Medical Negligence, Health and Medical News, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The country’s largest medical malpractice insurer is called The Doctors Company, and they have released new data indicating that electronic health records, or EHRs, are becoming increasingly common in medical malpractice claims. In fact, they say that claims involving EHR errors or problems have essentially doubled over the last year. These errors are affecting patients’ [...]

Mar 23, 2015

American Medical Association Wants to Delay Electronic Prescription Law

By |Mar 23, 2015|Doctor and Medical Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Prescription errors, Safety|0 Comments

A measure was passed in New York that would eliminate handwritten prescriptions completely and significantly curtail phone-based orders. The expansion of the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP) law would go into effect on March 27, 2015, and is the first of its kind in the country. Now, the American Medical Association (AMA) is [...]

Jan 30, 2015

The State of the Union and Precision Medicine

By |Jan 30, 2015|Health and Medical News, New Drugs and Treatments, Prescription errors, Safety|0 Comments

President Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 20th referenced a Precision Medicine Initiative, which the President hopes will bring American scientists and doctors closer to discovering a cure for diseases like diabetes and cancer. The term “precision medicine” refers to the targeting of diseases caused by specific factors or mutations in a smaller [...]

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