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Doctor sued for leaving hospital without giving notice

It is always difficult to come to terms with preventable acts of medical negligence that result in harm to a patient. This is especially true when the patient is a newborn baby. Birth injuries caused by delivery errors or poor postnatal care can have very serious consequences, from brain damage to death. Maryland readers may find the following blog of one doctor's negligence in her treatment of a newborn informative.

Communication to blame for many medication errors

One of the leading causes of preventable patient harm involves medication error. These mishaps can be caused by any number of mistakes including administering the wrong dose and prescribing the wrong meds. Because the consequences of medication errors can be serious, Maryland patients should be aware of their legal rights in the event they are harmed by these incidences.

Man suffers heart attack during oral surgery at V.A.

Surgery can be scary, no matter how routine the procedure may be. One reason surgery is so scary is the feeling of vulnerability that accompanies anesthesia. While this may seem like more of a phobia than a real concern, surgery can actually be quite dangerous. In fact, every year in the United States patients are injured, or worse, due to a variety of common surgical errors. From retained foreign objects and infections to wrong-site surgery and medication errors, surgery should never be taken lightly.

Boy dies after hospital misdiagnoses meningitis

Living so close to some of the world's most renowned medical centers, Maryland readers are familiar with how much we value our medical professionals. For this reason, when medical mistakes occur and patients are harmed, it can be very difficult to come to terms with. This is especially true when the medical error is the result of hospital negligence or preventable doctor's errors such as the failure to diagnose.

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