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Doctor crosses state lines to practice after losing license

All too often, a doctor who makes a serious mistake is able to avoid detection and punishment by moving to a new state. What is worse is that this type of activity seems to happen on a semi-regular basis in the U.S. and the ones who pay are the patients. The following blog is about one doctor's surgical errors and how she was able to keep practicing medicine by crossing state lines. Maryland patients might find the details of this particular case eye-opening.

Multiple lawsuits filed against hospital for birth injuries

Multiple medical malpractice lawsuits were recently filed against a large medical center. The lawsuits all allege that hospital negligence and medical errors led to the death of at least four babies. A fifth baby was cited as having been injured. A press conference was recently held where the mothers of the victims told their stories.

Appeals court upholds decision that affair is medical malpractice

A few weeks back there was a post on this blog dedicated to the story of a New York doctor who was sued for medical malpractice following an affair the man had with a married female patient. The doctor reportedly treated the woman for multiple conditions including anxiety and depression. At the time of the previous entry, the physician was appealing a jury's finding that his actions were tantamount to medical malpractice. Well, the opinion of the appellate court is now in:

Mother blames newborn child's suffocation on medical malpractice

With advances in technology, childbirth in the United States is a relatively safe procedure. Unfortunately, while most deliveries go smoothly, sometimes complications in the delivery process occur. When this happens, patients rely on the expertise of their doctors to get them through it safely, something Maryland parents understand implicitly.

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