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Medical negligence may cause birth injuries

The birth of a child can be one of the most exciting events in a parent's life. Sadly, that excitement can quickly turn into anxiety if the baby is injured during the labor and delivery process. While some of these injuries are unavoidable, many birth injuries are caused by negligent physicians. Sometimes, negligent doctors may fail to properly assess their patient's condition or fail to prescribe the right prenatal care. In other cases, the physician may make mistakes during the delivery, by improperly using medical devices or failing to perform a cesarean section when necessary.

Lack of informed consent may result in medical malpractice

Your doctor may know best when it comes to your medical care. That doesn't mean they can treat you without your consent. Before a physician can perform a procedure on a patient, they are legally required to provide their patients with information regarding their condition and possible treatments so that the patient can make an informed decision about their care. Before a physician can perform a procedure on a patient, the patient must give informed consent to undergo said procedure.

Surgical trainees responsible for medical malpractice cases

When you are admitted as a patient at a hospital, you have the right to receive competent medical care from quality physicians. In many hospitals, surgical residents, fellows and interns are involved in treating and diagnosing patients. This involvement helps them learn and become better surgeons in the future. Unfortunately, these doctors-in-training make surgical errors and are therefore responsible for many instances of medical malpractice.

Doctors who breach duty of care may be guilty of malpractice

If a Maryland patient suffers further injury or illness as a result of a doctor's negligence, they may file a lawsuit against the parties responsible for their care and the hospital who hired them. Generally, a successful medical malpractice lawsuit will be based on whether the doctor violated their duty of care to the patient in question.

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