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What are wrong-site surgical errors?

Wrong-site surgery is one of the most devastating surgical errors in the medical field today. What happens if a doctor in Maryland operates on the wrong body part of the patient? What will the consequences be if a patient undergoes a procedure that was intended for another patient? The thought of it is very disturbing. However, there have been many patients who have experienced "wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors," (WSPEs.)

How a patient in Maryland can help prevent medication mistakes

Many times patients in Maryland completely rely on doctors when it comes to regaining their health and vitality. However, it is important for patients to understand that no matter how well-trained and skilled doctors are, they can also make mistakes, especially when writing prescriptions. It helps for patients to be proactive and take the necessary precautions to avoid perilous medication mistakes. Here are a few important things every patient needs to know before taking medication.

Who should parents hold responsible for a birth injury?

Parents in Maryland usually feel that their children are the most cherished people in their lives. Therefore, if their child is harmed, the parents are devastated. It is especially painful for parents whose child was injured during birth and that child must go through life with a disability. However, if circumstances suggest that the birth injury was due to negligence, the parents may wish to pursue a claim for compensation over that birth injury.

Researchers prove how human behavior leads to never events

As many Maryland residents might understand, never events are dangerous. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Network, the term "never event" was coined by the CEO of National Quality Forum in 2001 and related primarily to surgical errors that should have never occurred in the first place. In 2002, the NQF listed 27 never events and by 2011, the list contained 29 never events.

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