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Family receives medical malpractice award for birth injury

It can be incredibly confusing and difficult for patients who are injured when receiving medical care. For the most part, patients want to believe the best of the medical community. While the intentions of doctors and nurses may be noble, sometimes a person's intentions don't matter. This is especially true when the person commits a preventable medical mistake that results in a serious injury. Maryland readers may find the following blog concerning a recent birth injuries case interesting.

Hospital sued over wrongful death of doctor

Tragic medical mistakes and preventable acts of hospital negligence, such as the misdiagnosis of common and easily diagnosable medical conditions, happen far too often in the United States. While many of these events go unnoticed, sometimes they result in serious, even deadly outcomes. Maryland readers may find interesting the following case of a doctor who recently died after a fatal misdiagnosis.

Cancer misdiagnosis more common than doctors realize

Misdiagnosis is one of the leading causes of preventable medical error that occur in the United States each year. While some medical mistakes or failures in diagnosis may be benign, others are very serious. This is especially true when it comes to the misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose certain cancers. Maryland readers may find the following blog on medical malpractice and the misdiagnosis of cancer in the U.S. interesting.

Patients fear infection from contaminated surgical tools

According to Maryland's own Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, a surgical site infection is any infection that occurs due to a break in the skin caused by surgery. Surgical site infections generally occur within 30 days after surgery, and the chances of a surgical site infection are about 1% to 3%. While there are many potential causes for a surgical site infection, contaminated surgical instruments due to hospital negligence and surgical errors are among them. Maryland readers may find the following blog interesting.

Delivery error leaves child with cerebral palsy

Complications in the labor and delivery process can have serious consequences for the mother and child in the delivery room. Fortunately, when delivery or labor errors do occur it may be possible to hold the responsible parties accountable. Maryland readers may be interested in the following case in which a child experienced cerebral palsy and other birth injuries, including grave developmental impairments, due to delivery errors.

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