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Man awarded millions for hospital's negligence

Maryland doctors who are negligent may be liable for any injuries or illnesses that occur as a result of their negligence. In general, the more severe the injury or illness, the higher the payout can be for the victim of the medical negligence and his or her family. One man recovered $7.9 million in damages after suing a hospital for its negligent care of his back injury.

Bill Paxton's family claims wrongful death in lawsuit

When a doctor provides negligent care to patients, they could be sued for wrongful death if the patient passes away because of the doctor's treatment. Our readers may remember seeing news reports that actor Bill Paxton underwent heart surgery to replace a valve and repair an aortic aneurysm in early 2017, and experienced complications before dying of a stroke 11 days after the surgery. Paxton's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the surgeon and hospital responsible for treating Paxton, claiming that they were negligent in their diagnosis, management and treatment of Paxton.

Getting assistance with your failure to diagnose claim

Failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a patient is a serious form of medical malpractice. With the help of Attorney W. Scott Sonntag, medical malpractice victims in Maryland may be able to file a claim against their physician to recover medical expenses and other damages.

"Burned-out" physicians may provide poor quality care to patients

Doctors are often under a great deal of stress, working long hours and having to perfectly perform surgery in high-pressure situations. This demanding lifestyle can result in what is known as "physician burnout." Generally, doctors experiencing burnout can experience exhaustion and depression, lose the ability to care about their patients and become unable to find meaning in the work they do. Unfortunately, many burned out physicians in Maryland end up making critical surgical errors that cause harm to their patients.

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