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Failing to diagnose serious illness can have consequences

If you are suffering from a persistent illness or injury, you may go to the doctor to find out what is wrong. Patients expect their physicians to carefully evaluate their symptoms and give them an educated, well-reasoned diagnosis with a plan for treatment.

Distracted surgery can result in medical errors

Most of us have heard of distracted driving. But what about distracted surgery? One of the most common forms of distraction for Maryland physicians is their cellphones. Doctors who make phone calls, send texts or look at the internet during surgery may be more likely to make mistakes during a surgery, resulting in medical malpractice. However, there are also some benefits to having access to a phone while treating patients.

Study finds mistakes with handwritten opioid prescriptions

When a doctor makes a mistake when treating a patient, the consequences can be devastating. Some of the most common doctor errors occur when a doctor makes a mistake while writing the patient's prescription. A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins found that handwritten prescriptions for opioids in particular are much less reliable than those that are done electronically.

Birth injuries are often caused by medical malpractice

For many parents, the birth of their newborn child is the most exciting day of their lives. However, this happy day can quickly become a devastating one if a doctor in Maryland negligently causes injury to the child. Birth injuries can occur at various points during the birthing process, but negligence typically occurs when the doctor fails to recognize a pregnancy-related disorder or fails to provide proper prenatal care.

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