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Report shows many doctors do not disclose errors

Patients in Maryland and elsewhere may be troubled by a new report in Health Affairs that shows that many doctors do not believe that being honest with their patients is necessarily the best policy. The study included a survey of nearly 2,000 doctors across the United States. Of those interviewed for the survey, 34 percent of the doctors stated that they do not believe they should disclose serious doctor errors, including surgical errors, to patients.

Maryland teen dies after having wisdom teeth removed

The parents of a Maryland teenager who died after a wisdom teeth operation are suing the surgeon and anesthesiologist who performed the procedure for medical malpractice. Typically an hour and a half procedure, the parents received a phone call within 15 minutes that something had gone horribly wrong. Ten days of hospitalization later, their daughter was dead.

Family seeks damages from hospital and state for birth injuries

There is little worse a new parent could imagine than learning that something went wrong during the birth of their child. However, when that nightmare was preventable and the result of hospital negligence, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed.

Woman awarded $4.2 million after doctor was found guilty of negligence

When someone is sick or injured, they rely on their doctors to make them well again. Although a doctor cannot always cure an individual, people expect that their physicians will provide them with proper care and treatment. When a doctor's errors cause a person to suffer even more extensive injuries, they may be held responsible through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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