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Protecting patients in the event of misdiagnosis

Accurate diagnosis of an illness or condition is obviously of critical importance in the medical field. Unfortunately, failure to diagnose, or misdiagnosis, is a common medical error affecting American patients, including Maryland residents. According to a 2014 study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety, an estimated 12 million adults seeking outpatient medical care are the victims of misdiagnosis.

ICU patients may be prone to medication errors

Medications can cure illnesses, prevent complications from chronic diseases and ease a patient's pain. However, medications also can cause harm to patients, particularly if they are not administered correctly by doctors and hospital staff. Medication errors are one of the most common doctor's errors that occur in every hospital in the U.S., including in Maryland.

Maryland hospital allegedly misdiagnosed patient's infection

Maryland residents go to a hospital for treatment to save them from physical pain. However, healthcare professionals working in hospitals are not immune to medical errors during their practices. Nonetheless, healthcare workers have a duty to do all they can to protect patients from possible harm caused by medical mistakes.

Learning more about another birth injury, brachial plexus

The birth of a baby is usually a happy time for Maryland parents. Sometimes, however, labor and delivery may experience complications and produce risks that can harm the infant. For example, babies can experience birth injuries that lead to defects such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation and other injuries and medical errors can be the cause of brachial plexus injury in newborns as well. There is a chance that medical labor errors committed during birth caused these defects.

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