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Study shows nurses with depression make more medical mistakes

When you go to a hospital for medical care, you expect doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to use their years of education, training and experience to provide you with the best treatment possible. When a doctor or nurse fails to provide you with adequate care, you risk facing serious injury or even death. If a medical error caused you harm, you or your family may sue all the parties involved in your care for medical negligence.

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When an accident occurs, victims are often rushed to the emergency room for life-saving treatments and surgeries. However, many hospitals in Maryland are overcrowded and understaffed. These issues in an already high-pressure environment can result in serious medical errors and misdiagnoses. These mistakes cost thousands of patients their lives, and leave others with more serious injuries than when they were first admitted.

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Patients trust their physicians to adhere to accepted medical standards when diagnosing them and administering treatment. Unfortunately, many hospitals, physicians, nurses and other medical professionals do not adhere to these standards and end up causing their patients harm. If you have suffered at the hands of a negligent medical professional, you may be able to file a lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries.

Small hospital faces four malpractice suits in two years

Most instances of medical malpractice in Maryland and elsewhere occur in hospitals, where many different healthcare professionals may be involved in the care of a single patient. Errors may be made by a physician, a nurse, an X-ray technician or any one of the myriad of care givers that attend to patients. Nevertheless, a single hospital, especially one located in a small town, should not face a significant number of lawsuits alleging medical malpractice. A remarkable exception is a community hospital in Denison, Iowa.

Hospital sued for ignoring health care directive

Elderly persons are encouraged to complete health care directives to be used in case they become incapacitated and cannot speak for themselves or make decisions about their medical care. Most states, including Maryland, have enacted laws making such forms legally binding on health care providers.

Howard University hospital cited for high malpractice rate

Starting with its founding in 1862, Howard University Hospital in the District of Columbus has historically provided quality medical care for the city's black population. A recent report by the Washington Post now shows that the hospital is suffering from poor management and a high number of medical malpractice lawsuits and settlements.

Maryland family awarded $10 million in medical malpractice case

When people turn to medical professionals they often need very specific help. This is often help that cannot be provided by family and friends, but requires the skill and knowledge of a doctor or nurse. Since these professionals have years of education and experience, many can be trusted to help solve serious medical conditions.

Hospital sued for negligence after boy attacked

Hospitals are typically recognized as safe places where people can go to get the medical help they need. They are supposed to be places of healing and hope. And, for many Maryland residents, they are. Hospitals are places they can go when they are sick or injured and know that they will get treated.

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People are seen by medical professionals in a variety of settings. Sometimes people are treated in small independent clinics, other times, in larger regional medical centers, or even in very large hospital systems. In any of these cases, people want to receive the very best care possible. They want their doctors to diagnose and treat their medical conditions with the utmost care. And, in most situations, this is exactly what happens. Doctors successfully identify and treat a person's illness.

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