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Legal representation fights "snapshot medicine"

In photography, a snapshot is a picture that is taken quickly and captures a particular scene. In the medical field, "snapshot medicine" is a quick diagnosis or treatment without taking into consideration if the medical action was indeed the appropriate one. While a photography snapshot may capture the beauty of the moment, snapshot medicine can often result in a disaster for a patient. Fortunately, our Maryland-based law firm is expert in handling these types of cases.

When can parents sue for a birth injury or birth defect?

The birth of a child is one of the most joyous moments parents can experience. When a birth injury or birth defect occurs, a dark cloud is cast on an otherwise momentous occasion. To make matters worse, in some cases the parents discover medical errors are to blame for the injury. Maryland parents may be interested in the difference between a birth injury and a defect.

Medical black box could mean the end of surgical errors

Surgery is one of the most complicated and dangerous procedures done in a hospital. Despite the sterile conditions, while in a hospital or medical facility, a patient's body is exposed for treatment and corrective procedures. Infections and other complications are always possible. Even with experienced surgeons, surgical errors are possible. However, such errors may become a thing of the past if a new innovation, a medical black box, makes its way to the operating rooms of hospitals here in Maryland and across the country.

Half a million American die annually because of doctor's errors

When professionals like plumbers, gardeners and even teachers make a mistake, the situation is often salvageable. A sincere apology and corrections here and there can be enough. However, when doctors make mistakes, the result is often tragic. Unfortunately, a medical author, who is also a pharmacy professor, revealed that doctor's errors happen in 15 percent of all medical procedures. This in turn reportedly leads to around 500,000 medical fatalities a year in the United States, a figure that Maryland residents should take very seriously.

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