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Culture of silence in medical industry endangers patient safety

Preventable medical mistakes and serious acts of medical negligence continue to be a serious problem for the U.S. healthcare industry. While it is troublesome that so many preventable medical errors occur at all, what is truly scary is how often these dangerous errors are not reported. Physician error and the culture of silence that plagues the medical industry is an important concern for our Maryland readers.

Birth injury leaves child with permanent neurological injuries

The birth of a child should be the happiest moment in a person's life. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong. When complications do occur during pregnancy or the delivery it can result in serious, long-term consequences. If a birth injury occurs due to a doctor's errors or hospital negligence, patients should seek the counsel of an experienced Maryland medical malpractice attorney to discuss the matter immediately.

Medication errors kill 7,000 patients each year in the U.S.

Mistakes happen, but not every mistake should happen. That is why we have procedures. From courts to hospitals, procedures are used to limit some of the more common mistakes that can happen when left to our own devices. In the case of medicine, procedures are particularly important. This is the case not because physicians are more likely to err than other human beings, but because the consequences are so much more serious.

Botched transplant results in lawsuit for hospital negligence

A hospital has an obligation to use a reasonable degree of care in any and all activities that may affect the health and wellbeing of patients. If a hospital or hospital staff fails to use a reasonable degree of care, the hospital may be liable for medical malpractice. Maryland readers may be interested to read about a recent case in which failures in supervision resulted in a nurse throwing out a recently donated transplant organ.

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