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250,000 U.S. deaths caused by medical errors

According to a 2016 study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, over 250,000 deaths, or 9.5 percent of all deaths over an 8-year period, were caused by medical errors. Unfortunately, the actual number may be much higher, as other studies have found the number of medical error deaths to be closer to 440,000.

Victims of medical errors can sue for damages

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, or CRNAs, administer anesthesia to patients under the supervision of a doctor. If an anesthesiologist fails to properly administer the anesthesia, the patient could suffer severe long-term consequences. In some cases, the patient may end up in a vegetative state for the rest of their lives or even die as a result of the anesthesiologist's medical negligence. If you or a loved one is a victim of an anesthesia accident, Attorney W. Scott Sonntag may be able to help you file a claim for damages in Maryland.

Couple recovers $32.9 million for newborn's injuries

An injury to a newborn during the birthing process can be a parent's worst nightmare. Any form of doctor negligence during the pregnancy and birthing process can result in serious birth injuries that can negatively affect the lives of the child and parents for years to come. A couple in the Northeast recently recovered $32.9 million after they filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the physician who helped deliver their baby for violating medical protocols.

What documents will I need to file a medical malpractice suit?

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, you know how difficult the recovery process can be. Dealing with the physical injuries caused by a doctor's errors, as well as the emotional and financial challenges can be overwhelming for victims and their families. Fortunately, there is a way to hold medical professionals responsible for their negligent actions. Filing a lawsuit against the parties involved in your care can be the best way to recover damages for your pain and suffering.

Filing a lawsuit for birth injuries

Maryland parents generally worry about the well-being of their children from the minute they learn they are expecting. Sadly, not all babies are born perfectly healthy. Some medical issues constitute as birth defects, which generally arise due to things that happened before or during the pregnancy. However, birth injuries, which may result in cerebral palsy, tend to occur during the child delivery process. In fact, many birth injuries are caused by a doctor's medical errors.

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