What Is Laboratory Malpractice?

Laboratory Malpractice

Laboratory personnel have a myriad of responsibilities, from collecting and testing samples to interpreting and recording results. It is the responsibility of the laboratory personnel to administer test results in an accurate, understandable, and timely manner. Failure to do so could result in an act of medical malpractice. Laboratory errors are more common than you…

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When Science Comes with Risks: Couple Sues Over IVF Embryo Mix Up

IVF Injury - Medical Negligence

An IVF mix up in California recently made headlines, illustrating the devastating fallout that can occur when human error and science collide. Although these incidents are rare, when they do occur, families are torn apart. In vitro fertilization (IVF) helps couples with fertility issues conceive their own children, an expensive and physically arduous process. When…

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Common Mistakes That Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims

medical malpractice and medical mistakes

Medical malpractice is a serious issue that impacts many people throughout Maryland every year. Claims against doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals for their negligence can lead to you receiving compensation for your injuries. There are many different circumstances that can lead to a medical malpractice claim, including the improper administration of medication, wrong-site surgeries,…

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The Latest Hospital Grades Are Out. How Did Maryland Do?

Hospital Grades Maryland

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit healthcare watchdog group that grades more than 2,700 hospitals twice a year. The hospitals receive a letter grade from A to F based on their ability to protect patients from avoidable errors, accidents, or injuries. Maryland’s hospitals scored pretty well this round, though a high score does not indicate…

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The Nursing Shortage Is at Crisis Levels

Nursing Shortage Covid - Medical Malpractice - Negligence

From truckers to construction workers to grocery store clerks to nurses, mentioning that the front-line workers have “stepped up” during the pandemic is an understatement. Front-line workers have had to deal with issues such as burnout and fatigue while still being required to remain professional and perform their tasks to the best of their ability.…

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What Makes a Good Medical Expert?

Medical Experts in Malpractice Claims

In a recent medical malpractice case, a plaintiff requested that the judge enforce an instruction called “res ipsa loquitur,” where jurors would automatically declare a physician negligent based on the mere presence of an injury. While there may be cases and scenarios where res ipsa loquitur – which translates to “the thing speaks for itself”…

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IUDs Causing Excruciating Pain in Patients

IUD Injury

Lately, there have been many medical malpractice cases where doctors have been accused of overestimating the pain tolerance of their patients. Sadly, a current issue with intrauterine devices (IUDs) is yet another example of healthcare providers who failed to take the concerns of their patients seriously. IUDs are small devices placed inside a woman’s uterus…

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Misdiagnosis of Gas Turns Out to Be Massive Tumor

Stomach Cancer Misdiagnosis

How would you feel if the negligent actions of your doctor were responsible for irreversible damage to your body? That was the predicament in which 33-year old fashion blogger Chante Burkett recently found herself. It started in December of 2020, when Burkett began to experience symptoms like severe pelvic pain, vomiting, and a semi-hard stomach.…

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Doctors Said Her Pain Was All in Her Head. They Missed Her Cancer.

Cancer Misdiagnosis

Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis cases are some of the most tragic types of medical malpractice, as well as some of the most infuriating. Knowing that a serious or fatal condition may have been prevented if a medical professional had done their job properly is heartbreaking to come to terms with. Unfortunately, this happens to patients…

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