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June 2013 Archives

Thousands of unnecessary operations lead to more surgical errors

Whenever a patient goes under the knife there is a potential for surgical errors. That is why patients rely on their physicians to explain the risks inherent in each operation and to properly inform them when a surgery is necessary. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Maryland readers might find the following blog on the high prevalence of unnecessary surgery and the dangers posed by surgical errors interesting.

Doctor accused of medical malpractice in implant case

Mistakes happen, but that does not mean every mistake should be forgotten. When it comes to medical mistakes and doctor errors, for instance, the effect of a mistake can be incredibly expensive and not just in dollars and cents. In many cases, when it comes to medical mistakes, doctor's errors can be incredibly serious and often result in life altering consequences for those involved. Maryland residents should read the following.

Hospital appeals $3 million medical malpractice award

Medical malpractice lawsuits are never easy. In fact, due to the sheer complexity of medical malpractice cases, lawsuits can last years. One reason that medical malpractice and hospital negligence cases get so drawn out is because of the many grounds available for appeal. Some Maryland readers may have read about the following case involving OhioHealth and a $2.8 million award.

Birth injuries, maternal mortality and the dangers of delivery

Childbirth is supposed to be the most wonderful moment in a parent's life. Although this is true in the vast majority of cases, sometimes things can go terribly wrong. Despite significant improvements in technology and training, labor errors and other delivery errors continue to occur. While the focus understandably tends to be on birth injuries to the child, maternal mortality is often one form of birth injury that gets overlooked.

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