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Medication error leaves 72 year old in wheel chair for life

Medication errors can have serious consequences. According to the Mayo Clinic, medication errors are one of the leading causes of preventable medical mistakes in the U.S., injuring more than 1 million people each year. While it may sound insignificant, mistakes administering and prescribing medication can actually have life-threatening consequences. Maryland readers may find the following blog on hospital negligence and medication errors interesting.

Foreign objects left behind common surgical error

Medical malpractice is a broad category of professional misconduct that occurs when a physician or other medical professional commits a negligent act that results in damage or harm to the patient. One particular type of medical malpractice involves mishaps that occur during surgery. Maryland residents may find the following information about medical malpractice liability, surgical errors and a recent report on retained foreign objects interesting.

Pharmaceuticals and the dangers of medical malpractice

Maryland readers know how dangerous medical errors are. From unexpected complications during surgery to infections and misdiagnosis, every year hundreds of thousands of Americans die from medical mistakes. In fact, according to a recent report published in The Washington Times, statistically medical errors, such as doctor errors, medication errors and hospital negligence are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Misdiagnosis is a leading cause of malpractice awards

Maryland readers familiar with this blog have read about the problems associated with misdiagnosis in the medical community in the past. Misdiagnosis refers to forms of hospital negligence involving an inaccurate or mistaken diagnosis, or the failure to diagnose an illness or medical condition altogether. In any case, the misdiagnosis of a serious medical condition can have serious, even life-threatening consequences.

Family settles medical malpractice case following birth injury

As many of our Maryland readers probably know, medical malpractice lawsuits are filed every day in the United States. From Maryland to California, medical mistakes that harm patients can result in heated litigation. In many cases, however, parties reach out-of-court settlements. While such agreements can take time to develop, settlement is often beneficial for everyone, saving both parties money and a significant amount of time.

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