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Medical malpractice claim brought in Maryland woman's death

Family members of a 37-year old woman who died after needing dialysis have brought a lawsuit against two medical providers for medical malpractice. The woman was turned away for dialysis for not having a physician's order and died days later. The woman had been told by doctors that she would require dialysis for the remainder of her life. Despite that, she was turned away from treatment. Her family members have brought a claim against a medical center, whose staff was responsible for writing the physician's order for her dialysis, and a Maryland dialysis clinic whose parent company operates nationally and whose name it bears.

Medication errors can be serious for victims

To ensure that patients are kept safe, prescription medications must always be properly prescribed and administered. Unfortunately, serious or fatal consequences can result when prescription errors are made by medical professionals, such as doctors and nurses, or hospital staff.

What is medical negligence?

The Journal of American Medicine reports that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to estimates, medical errors cause the death of 200,000 victims each year. When a medical professional or hospital has been negligent, victims are able to seek damages for the harm they have suffered as a result through a medical malpractice claim.

Surgeon error puts football player on the bench indefinitely

Every patient deserves a quality standard of care. When it comes to surgery, a patient has to trust that the surgeon will perform to the best of his or her ability. Maryland residents may be interested in a recent successful lawsuit where a former college football player in another state was awarded over $4 million because of a surgeon error.

Medical Mistake Results in Death of 68-Year-Old Woman

The children of a 68-year-old woman are shaken by the death of their mother, which was caused by, they allege, a medical mistake. A medical mistake is only made worse by covering up or not disclosing pertinent information. Patients and citizens of Maryland may be interested in this medical lawsuit, which is not the first one made against this doctor.

Doctors' mental biases can lead to misdiagnosis

One of the most common forms of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis. One insurance company reviewed 2,000 claims recently and discovered that misdiagnosis was a principal factor in 313 of the cases. Maryland residents may be interested to learn that misdiagnosis was the second most expensive form of malpractice and the third most common in the cases surveyed.

Victims of surgical errors should understand medical malpractice

Medical malpractice can include a number of different types of harms suffered by patients. Surgical errors are one of the most common types of medical error suffered by patients, which may lead to a medical malpractice claim against a negligent surgeon, nurse, anesthesiologist, other medical professional or, sometimes, hospitals. Surgical errors can lead to serious injuries, including brain injuries, paralysis and nerve damage

Maryland malpractice suit alleges heart transplant was avoidable

A heart transplant is one of the most drastic of all medical procedures. The procedure is inherently risky, and even when the transplant is successful the patient is often left with lifelong side effects. Not surprisingly, a heart transplant is generally viewed as a procedure of last resort when less radical measures have proven ineffective. However, when the transplant is made necessary because of prior medical professional error, the patient may have the right to seek compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit. This is the allegation being made by a Maryland family after their son underwent a transplant in December of 2014.

What is a patient's right to informed consent in Maryland?

Most medical procedures carry certain risks. Usually the risks are very slight compared to the overall patient benefit, but in some cases high-risk procedures must be considered in attempting to deal with a serious or life-threatening condition.


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