May 17, 2019

Maryland General Assembly Passes Laws Designed to Increase Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs and Healthcare

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The healthcare system in Maryland has been provided another opportunity for improvement. Two separate pieces of landmark legislation have arrived on the desk of Governor Hogan for his consideration. New Prescription Drug Affordability Board The outlandish costs of prescription drugs for Maryland residents is addressed by this first bill. It is designed to draw down the costs of some of the most expensive prescription drugs on the market. The bill creates a Prescription Drug Affordability [...]

Mar 26, 2019

Hospital Errors in Maryland Have Dropped, but Improvement Is Still Needed

By |March 26th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Hospital Errors in Maryland Have Dropped, but Improvement Is Still Needed

Millions of Americans visit hospitals each year. Generally, we put a large amount of trust into the hands of medical professionals to help us recover from injuries and illnesses. However, far too often the negligence of medical personnel can increase the risk of adding to our health dilemma with further injury or illness. Fortunately, there is a little bit of good news. It concerns a recent downward trend in hospital errors. The Leapfrog Group conducted [...]

Mar 19, 2019

Distracted Doctoring – a Disturbing Trend Threatening the Health of Patients

By |March 19th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Distracted Doctoring – a Disturbing Trend Threatening the Health of Patients

You’ve probably heard of distracted driving. However, the term “distracted doctoring” may be a brand new concept to you. Like any Professional, Employee or Worker, Doctors may become distracted by the mobile devices they carry. Smartphones can jeopardize the safety and health of their patients. Even though these devices provide much more efficient communication and access to data, the phone can also be a tool of distraction that diminishes work performance. In the medical field [...]

Sep 4, 2018

Failure to Properly Diagnose Sepsis Can Lead to Patient Death

By |September 4th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Failure to Properly Diagnose Sepsis Can Lead to Patient Death

Sepsis is a dangerous condition that requires urgent attention. Too often, the condition is not diagnosed and treated with urgency. Many medical malpractice lawsuits occur in the state of Maryland due to the inability to properly treat or manage a septic patient. Maryland hospitals receive year. Throughout the United States, about 250,000 deaths occur each year due to sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a highly expensive condition [...]

Aug 22, 2018

Electronic Health Records and the Dangerous Problem of “Alert Fatigue”

By |August 22nd, 2018|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Electronic Health Records and the Dangerous Problem of “Alert Fatigue”

The vast majority of medical practices and hospitals have incorporated a system of electronic health records into their healthcare processes. These systems have become essential in our modern healthcare environment. However, there are potential problems within the system that can lead to medical malpractice. The problem of alert saturation Whenever new technology is implemented for the first time, it is not uncommon for problems that crop up that require adjustments by the user. Many times [...]

May 7, 2018

Doctors May Be Responsible for a Birth Injury

By |May 7th, 2018|Birth Injuries, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Doctors May Be Responsible for a Birth Injury

The birth process is nothing short of a miracle, and doctors and medical staff are there to ensure the safety of the mother and baby. Babies are especially vulnerable during birth and delivery. Carelessness with medical instruments or perhaps too much force applied to an arm or leg during delivery could result in a lifetime of disability or physical limitations for a child. Hospitals or other medical facilities in Maryland may not always be  forthcoming [...]

Apr 25, 2018

Common and Preventable Medication Errors

By |April 25th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Common and Preventable Medication Errors

According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error. This makes it the third leading cause of death in the United States. Further, approximately seven million patients are affected by preventable medication errors each year, with a cost of nearly $21 billion annually. Medication errors can fall under the category of medical malpractice and cause a patient to suffer serious injury, complications, or even death. [...]

Apr 23, 2018

Maryland Counties Take Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

By |April 23rd, 2018|Dangerous Drugs, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Maryland Counties Take Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

Several counties in the state of Maryland, including Baltimore City itself, are suing the manufacturers and distributors of powerful drugs used to treat pain. The complaint revolves around the assertion that these companies have contributed significantly to exacerbating the opioid crisis that has ravaged Maryland in particular. The governor has also made it a top priority in 2018 to tackle the opioid epidemic in Maryland. The main component of that effort is to involve legal [...]

Apr 20, 2018

How is Big Pharma Influencing Your Doctor?

By |April 20th, 2018|Dangerous Drugs, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability|Comments Off on How is Big Pharma Influencing Your Doctor?

We trust our doctors to make decisions about our health that can have long-lasting consequences. It is reasonable to assume that doctors intend to help and heal people who are sick and wounded. However, after the long and rigorous years of medical school and in many cases accumulated student debt, most doctors also want their practice to be profitable. Dr. Erika Schwartz, chief medical officer at the Age Management Institute in New York City, in [...]

Mar 26, 2018

Vacuum and Forceps Assisted Delivery and the Risks of Birth Injury

By |March 26th, 2018|Birth Injuries, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Vacuum and Forceps Assisted Delivery and the Risks of Birth Injury

As a woman goes through the labor and delivery process, at times the baby requires a little help to make it through the birth canal. In fact, about three percent of all vaginal deliveries in the U.S. involve some sort of assistance provided to facilitate delivery. A delivery that is excessively prolonged can prove dangerous to the baby and utterly exhausting and painful to the mother. Two types of assisted delivery processes used by medical [...]

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