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How can I file a medical malpractice suit?

Patients trust their physicians to adhere to accepted medical standards when diagnosing them and administering treatment. Unfortunately, many hospitals, physicians, nurses and other medical professionals do not adhere to these standards and end up causing their patients harm. If you have suffered at the hands of a negligent medical professional, you may be able to file a lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries.

Small hospital faces four malpractice suits in two years

Most instances of medical malpractice in Maryland and elsewhere occur in hospitals, where many different healthcare professionals may be involved in the care of a single patient. Errors may be made by a physician, a nurse, an X-ray technician or any one of the myriad of care givers that attend to patients. Nevertheless, a single hospital, especially one located in a small town, should not face a significant number of lawsuits alleging medical malpractice. A remarkable exception is a community hospital in Denison, Iowa.

Hospital sued for ignoring health care directive

Elderly persons are encouraged to complete health care directives to be used in case they become incapacitated and cannot speak for themselves or make decisions about their medical care. Most states, including Maryland, have enacted laws making such forms legally binding on health care providers.

Howard University hospital cited for high malpractice rate

Starting with its founding in 1862, Howard University Hospital in the District of Columbus has historically provided quality medical care for the city's black population. A recent report by the Washington Post now shows that the hospital is suffering from poor management and a high number of medical malpractice lawsuits and settlements.

Maryland family awarded $10 million in medical malpractice case

When people turn to medical professionals they often need very specific help. This is often help that cannot be provided by family and friends, but requires the skill and knowledge of a doctor or nurse. Since these professionals have years of education and experience, many can be trusted to help solve serious medical conditions.

Hospital sued for negligence after boy attacked

Hospitals are typically recognized as safe places where people can go to get the medical help they need. They are supposed to be places of healing and hope. And, for many Maryland residents, they are. Hospitals are places they can go when they are sick or injured and know that they will get treated.

What is Respondeat Superior?

People are seen by medical professionals in a variety of settings. Sometimes people are treated in small independent clinics, other times, in larger regional medical centers, or even in very large hospital systems. In any of these cases, people want to receive the very best care possible. They want their doctors to diagnose and treat their medical conditions with the utmost care. And, in most situations, this is exactly what happens. Doctors successfully identify and treat a person's illness.

Preventing medication errors in hospitals

Medication is important to many Americans. In fact, many people rely on medication in order to keep serious conditions under control. While many people take medication on daily basis at home, other people are given medication in a hospital setting. In either scenario, medication errors can occur. These errors can cause serious and even deadly issues for the patients.

Commonly misdiagnosed conditions in an emergency room

When people are sick, they turn to emergency rooms across Maryland. People trust that emergency room doctors and nurses will be able to identify and treat medical issues. However, emergency rooms are not always the most conducive environments for an accurate diagnosis. Doctors can be overwhelmed, rushed or just plain tired. All of these conditions can easily lead to a misdiagnosis in an emergency room.

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