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Physician negligence requires detailed factual investigation

If you or a family member or friend is thinking of bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Maryland or elsewhere, it can be helpful to become familiar with some of the general concepts and principles of this area of the law. At the outset, keep in mind that this is a dynamic and evolving legal subject, and the particular facts of each situation will govern. What is physician negligence under one set of facts may be unimportant trivia in another situation.

Is medication alone sufficient in treating ADHD?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 6.5 million U.S. children have been formally diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Children with ADHD often have difficulty paying attention, sitting still and focusing. A child with the disorder may also talk a lot and out of turn. Because of the symptoms associated with ADHD, children with the disorder are often labeled as being disruptive or problem students. These symptoms can also greatly impede a child's ability to learn and do well in school.

What happens next when a Georgia doctor commits a medical error?

Georgia residents know that whenever we feel there is something wrong with our health, there are doctors or physicians who can assess our medical condition and give us the best possible treatment. Every time we step inside a hospital, we expect that these doctors will follow this standard of care. Sadly, that is not always the case. Doctors are human, and they sometimes make mistakes. But, each time a doctor or healthcare provider commits a mistake, a patient suffers.

Rivers' death may have involved anesthesia or surgeon error

Joan Rivers was a celebrity followed by many people in Maryland as well as throughout the country. One seemingly irrelevant detail has emerged from the shroud of mystery that cloaks the tragic events of her death. During the fatal diagnostic procedure, one of the doctors took a "selfie" of herself and the sedated celebrity. That speaks volumes about the lackadaisical approach of the doctors that day. Although it is not yet known whether her death resulted from surgeon error or an anesthesia error, the selfie could be an important signpost that may portend a future finding of professional negligence.

What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents?

Despite the fact that motorcyclists sometimes sustain fatal injuries in collisions, many riders wouldn't travel any other way due to the unique sense of freedom they get from their chosen mode of transportation. A motorcyclist, as well as any driver, should always be aware of the common causes of motorcycle accidents. Doing so will help any motorist make critical decisions in order to avoid accidents that can cause serious injuries and fatalities.

Military hospitals present high risk for surgical errors

In addition to the well-publicized problems of the V.A. hospitals, there is a lesser-known problem with the performance of about 40 military hospitals throughout the country, including in Maryland. These establishments are considerably smaller than the average civilian hospital. One problem is that they cannot keep up the necessary services and resources with such a low patient volume. The situation is highlighted by numerous examples of surgical errors that rise to the level of malpractice.

An introduction on truck accidents - basic information

Whenever people talk about motor vehicle accidents, they often think of car accidents, which are very common, instead of truck accidents, which happen less frequently. Commercial trucks are huge vehicles that are often used to transport various goods from one place to another. Trucks are 25 times heavier than a typical car. This difference in size and weight of the truck can be potentially catastrophic if it collides with smaller vehicles such as cars.

Patients are injured daily by surgeon error and medical mistakes

There are thousands of injuries and deaths that occur needlessly each year in hospitals nationwide, including in Maryland. These are due to surprisingly careless mistakes, some made by surgeon error and some by the mistakes of other medical personnel. A concept that attempts to explain the cause of many of these errors is emerging.

Social Security Disability hearing requires being prepared

In 2013, about two-thirds of the applications for Social Security disability benefits were denied. In Maryland and other states the chances for success depend on a number of legal issues that are important for the applicant to address. The applicant for Social Security disability must first of all show that he or she is disabled and cannot work.

What can be covered by social security disability in Maryland?

Certain people in Maryland are unable to work, due to an illness, injury or disorder that prevents them from functioning in a traditional capacity. These people may need assistance from Social Security in order to provide for themselves and their families. It can be confusing for those attempting to apply for benefits, particularly with regard to what specific conditions can be covered by Social Security Disability. There are certain Social Security Administration guidelines as to what conditions are covered and what evidence a potential recipient needs to show in order to collect.

Doctors sued for failure to diagnose cancer in its early stages

Early diagnosis can sometimes be the difference between survival and a terminal outcome. Some conditions can be spotted early and controlled by surgery, medication and other therapies. However, the failure to diagnose a disease process such as cancer can sometimes result in the patient's death, where the cells have metastasized and invaded other areas of the body. In Maryland and elsewhere, delayed treatment caused by a missed diagnosis can be grounds for a wrongful death action against the errant physician.

If your baby suffered a birth injury, you need answers

A child's arrival is one of the most anticipated events for parents in Maryland. However, there are a lot of risks involved when a woman gives birth, and this is why health care professionals such as obstetrical nurses, physicians and other hospital staff assist during the baby's delivery. These health care professionals follow strict procedures and standards to ensure the safety of both infant and mother. However, many cases of birth injuries confirm the fact that health care professionals are human and make mistakes like anyone else.


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