There are several types of birth injuries to which babies may be subjected due to a licensed health care provider's negligence, and one such type of injury is a brachial plexus injury.
The most common type of brachial plexus injury suffered by newborn… Read More
The birth of a child should be an exciting and joyous event in the life of a couple, but sometimes the hopes and dreams parents hold for their children are shattered when their child is injured due to a doctor's negligence.
Approximately 7 in 1000 children… Read More
This is a well written opinion piece by a physician who lost his leg due to medical negligence.
Op-Ed ContributorLosing My Leg to a Medical ErrorBy FREDERICK's. SOUTHWICKPublished: February 19, 2013 112 Comments
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Outpatient cosmetic and surgical procedures done at unregulated facilities can be dangerous. This is a growing problem in Maryland because there is no state licensure requirement for outpatient surgical centers. By contrast, hospitals where surgical procedures… Read More
On Monday June 25, 2012 a Baltimore City Jury returned a $55 Million Dollar Verdict in a cerebral palsy birth injury medical malpractice case. The lawsuit involved allegations that the obstetrical team at Johns Hopkins should have done an emergency Caesarean… Read More
Debates about the ever-increasing costs of healthcare range from the influence of medical malpractice lawsuits, to the performance of "defensive" medical procedures by doctors, to the bilking of the American public by insurance companies and drug manufacturers.… Read More
The answer is no. And if you're wondering why it even matters, look no further than the attitudes of some doctors toward their patients. A recent study, Do Poor People Sue Doctors More Frequently? Confronting Unconscious Bias and the Role of Cultural… Read More
Maryland medical malpractice law requires that doctors, hospitals and other health care providers comply with the standard of care. The standard of care is defined, in essence, as that degree of care which a reasonably prudent health care provider would… Read More
Six out of every seven, or 86% of all hospital medical errors affecting Medicare patients go unreported. In exchange for the ability to receive Medicare funds, hospitals have a federal obligation to track and report patient harm. The Department of Health… Read More
Is it unethical for lawyers to accept referrals from negligent parties? About two dozen Maryland hospitals keep lists of "go-to" medical malpractice plaintiff lawyers (see the recent Baltimore Sun article). When the hospital makes what it considers to… Read More