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Caesarean sections increases the risk of birth injuries

In Greenbelt, Maryland, mothers know how perilous giving birth to a child is. Although giving birth is the most awaited time for both parents, it puts the lives of both the mother and child in danger. Because of this, only trained professionals such as doctors and anesthesiologists handle the task to ensure the safety of the mother and the baby and prevent labor errors.

Failure to diagnose almost cost a young girl's life

Each disease or illness is unique, and the treatment for each disease depends on a doctor's diagnosis. In Greenbelt, Maryland, many local residents trust their doctors' diagnosis without knowing that the diagnosis has a chance to be wrong. Readers need to understand that failure to diagnose a disease or injury properly can lead to an inappropriate treatment or surgery. These errors in diagnosis can lead to a serious medical condition, or even worse, death.

Doctors' white coats could spread hospital-acquired infections

When patients in Maryland enter a doctor's office or are admitted to the hospital, they rely on medical professionals to diagnose and treat them. Patients do not often consider the fact that the hospital or facility could pose great health risks. Doctors, nurses and medical technicians do not only owe a patient the duty to provide a high standard of care, but also are required to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the medical facility. Failure to do so could cause an infection, worsened medical conditions or even additional medical problems.

Dentist sued after performing unnecessary tooth extraction

Medical malpractice takes many forms, from preventable acts of medical negligence such as the failure to diagnose an illness, to something much more sinister. And, while we generally associate medical malpractice claims with physicians and hospitals, any medical professionals can be held liable. Maryland readers may find the following medical malpractice case involving a dentist rather interesting.

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