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Common birth injury is avoidable with proper medical care

Birth injuries are a devastating way to start life. Injuries incurred at birth will have lasting effects on the infant's development and quality of life. Sometimes birth injuries are unavoidable and last a lifetime. One of the most common birth injuries is Erb's Palsy, which results in weakness or inability of movement of an infant's arm. Expectant Maryland mothers should be aware that even if this injury is common, it can be avoided with skilled medical attention.

Failure to diagnose diabetes may lead to heart attacks

Diabetes is a growing medical issue across the country, including Maryland. The principal forms of the disease currently affect 25.8 million people in the United States. Identifying and treating diabetes is crucial because the disease can create a variety of complications that lead to other potentially fatal health problems. One recent study, for example, found that a growing number of people with undiagnosed diabetes run the risk of heart attacks.

Delivery errors lead to death of baby, midwife found negligent

Giving birth is a very delicate and, at times, complicated procedure. Even under the supervision of a medical professional, the process should be handled with great care and medical lapses should always be avoided. Delivery errors will compromise the health of the mother and the life of the baby, as well. Many Greenbelt, Maryland, parents and medical practitioners have probably heard about the recent medical malpractice case that highlights the dangers of medical mistakes during childbirth.

Doctor errors can result in life-altering consequences

In Prince Georges County, Maryland, the relationship between patients and doctors are built on a strong foundation of trust. Patients go to their doctors whenever they feel sick or unwell. Doctors then proceed with diagnosing the patient's illness to determine the right treatment. However, doctor errors may sometimes arise during the initial diagnosis. A mix up of data can result in a misdiagnosis, resulting in a wrong treatment that can endanger a patient's life.

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