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Failure to act could be hazardous to a patient's health

When a patient is injured because a doctor or other medical professional fails to perform his or her job duties in a competent manner, the doctor or attending medical professional might be liable for medical malpractice. To establish liability for medical malpractice, the patient must be able to show that there was a duty of care such as a doctor/patient relationship, that the medical professional's conduct deviated from the applicable standard of care and that the doctor's error or deviation resulted in harm to the patient.

Maryland hospital settles heart stent litigation

As Maryland readers already know, medical malpractice and medical negligence is not uncommon. In fact, a brief review of the daily newspapers will reveal a number of cases involving patients filing suit against hospitals and doctors for a wide range of reasons from misdiagnosis and surgical errors to far more serious offenses such as doctors knowingly performing unnecessary procedures.

Even routine surgical procedures can cause serious injury

Surgery can be scary, even when the operation is a relatively routine procedure. Unfortunately, even with relatively routine procedures mistakes can happen. And, like with any other medical mistake, patients who experience pain and suffering or serious injury as the result of medical negligence or preventable surgical errors have the right to seek compensations. Maryland readers may find the following on a patient who recently filed a medical malpractice suit following a routine surgery interesting.

Report on VA medical malpractice shows millions in claims

Medical malpractice is far more common than most people realize. From big name university hospitals and for profit institutions, to small clinics and non-profits, medical malpractice and hospital negligence is a daily occurrence in the United States. In fact, Maryland readers may find it interesting to learn that the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA) alone has paid out hundreds of millions to settle wrongful death claims in medical malpractice cases in just the last thirteen years.

Next steps after being injured by medical negligence

Medical mistakes can have profound consequences. Unfortunately, when people are injured due to hospital negligence or medical malpractice, it can be difficult to know where to turn. While the confusion following a serious medical injury is understandable, those moments are also very crucial. Maryland readers who have been injured due to medical negligence may find the following blog on reacting to a medical injury helpful.

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