When you seek medical attention for an injury or illness, you expect your doctor to be able to diagnose your condition. If your doctor misdiagnoses or is unable to diagnose your condition and you suffer harm as a result, he or she may be held liable for… Read More
Many patients go to hospitals to have surgery or for treatment for a serious illness or injury. However, some patients develop infections while in the hospital that can compromise their health. In some of these situations, the hospital may be held liable… Read More
There are often risks associated with many types of medical treatments. Patients may suffer additional injuries or complications that could cause their condition to worsen or lead to other problems. This is why medical professionals are required to give… Read More
Medication errors are some of the most common forms of medical malpractice. They can result in severe injury and possibly even death in some situations.
While you may not be able to prevent a doctor from making a mistake, there are many steps you can… Read More
A claim for medical malpractice arises when the health care a patient receives falls below the accepted standard, based on the area of specialty and the geographic region. Many medical malpractice claims are based on a doctor or other health care professional’s… Read More
One of the most common forms of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis of an illness. This occurs when a health care professional misdiagnoses a patient with the wrong illness or fails to make any diagnosis.
When this happens, patients do not receive vital… Read More
Hospitals in Maryland rank among the worst in the nation for avoiding medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections, according to a new report by the Leapfrog Group. The state’s hospitals placed 48th out of 49, with three states, including Washington,… Read More
When you're being treated by a healthcare professional, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects you from having your personal medical information shared with anyone. Under some circumstances, HIPAA prohibits your information… Read More
The death of a loved one is an exceedingly difficult loss with which to cope. When that death is the result of medical negligence, that loss is compounded and you may feel frustrated, confused and angry because of what happened. Statistics from the Institute… Read More
Undergoing an operation that requires anesthesia means putting your trust in the physicians administering it. Frighteningly, anesthesiologist mistakes can mean a patient receives too much or not enough of the very drugs necessary for their operation to… Read More