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What are the most common misdiagnoses that doctors make?

The most important step in treating a patient's medical condition is the diagnosis. When it comes to diagnosis, Maryland residents are no different from most Americans. They tend to trust every single thing their doctors say about their condition. That may be true given that doctors and other medical providers spend a number of years to study and obtain experience before practicing. Despite the fact they are considered experts, doctors are prone to committing medical mistakes such as misdiagnosis.

Explaining surgical procedures and its risks to Marylanders

Every year, the list of surgical procedures and treatment offered by Maryland hospitals and healthcare providers grow and improve. As a result, many more people are undergoing surgeries each year in order to improve the quality of their lives and well-being. However, all surgeries may carry the risk of surgical errors, ranging from wrong-site surgery, post-surgical bleeding or infection. A worst case scenario is a surgical error leading to a patient's death.

Federal agency says doctor errors are in decline

Doctor's errors are a common problem in America's health care system. They cost billions in loses as well as cause injuries and fatalities to patients. Regardless of whether the error is a misdiagnosis, a surgical error or a hospital infection, the error should not occur and must be prevented at all cost. However, a recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services may change people's minds about medical errors.

How Maryland is bringing down hospital negligence statewide

Patients everywhere, including Maryland, expect that if they undergo a surgical or medical procedure, their health condition, illness or injury will improve. Regardless of a patient's condition, the top priority of all medical professionals is to ensure the patient is safe and never suffers harm while in their care. In keeping with the policy that the patient comes first and that hospital negligence should never happen, Maryland has come up with a system to help health-care facilities cut down errors.

A deeper look into the birth injuries leading to cerebral palsy

When cerebral palsy comes to mind, many Maryland residents may automatically attribute the condition to brain damage. And they might be partially correct. Cerebral palsy is a medical condition associated with a disorder of the nervous system that impairs control of body movement. This disorder may arise from damage to a developing brain. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy often affects infants and young children.

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