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Surgical errors vs. surgical complications in Maryland

In the Maryland operating room, the difference between a surgical error and a surgical complication can result in an infection or even a loss of life. At times, there is a fine line between the two. There are also moments when the difference is profound. Bringing to light the difference is not only a matter of health, it can also be a legal concern, especially if Maryland patients who suffer injuries wish to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Will Maryland medical mistakes become a thing of the past?

Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Only heart disease and cancer take more lives. However, medical mistakes are often preventable, which makes the situation a lot more disturbing. Patients, including those in Maryland, upon being released from a hospital, have the right to expect to be disease-free. Imagine their feelings when they discover that they still do not feel well. Fortunately, new information has revealed that hospitals are on the right track in addressing concerns and are slowly making progress.

What is a birth injury and what causes it?

For parents in Maryland and throughout the country, the birth of a child is one of the most significant and memorable moments a person can have in life. It is also one of the most delicate situations for a mother and her infant. Parents, together with their chosen hospital and medical practitioner, should work hand in hand to make sure that a child is delivered properly and safely. Otherwise, a birth injury can occur and compromise the health of a child.

Medication errors, mistakes underreported by Maryland hospitals

When it comes to medical mistakes, full disclosure is crucial. Patients should understand why the mistake occurred, what they are facing and how the hospital will address the situation. However, the disclosure does not end there; state health officials should also be aware of which incidents occurred so that they can properly grasp the severity of the situation and know how to proceed with corrective measures. According to experts, it is difficult to gauge the medical situation in Maryland since hospitals are allegedly underreporting incidents.

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