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Mother blames newborn child's suffocation on medical malpractice

With advances in technology, childbirth in the United States is a relatively safe procedure. Unfortunately, while most deliveries go smoothly, sometimes complications in the delivery process occur. When this happens, patients rely on the expertise of their doctors to get them through it safely, something Maryland parents understand implicitly.

Medical mistakes may be third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Every year more than a quarter of a million Americans die from medical mistakes and hospital negligence, and millions more are injured. According to an anesthesiologist at Baltimore, Maryland's Johns Hopkins Hospital, if we added up all of the deaths caused by hospital negligence and medical mistakes, including those that occur daily but go unnoticed, these incidents would make such mistakes the third leading cause of death in the America.

Maryland hospitals trying new strategy to settle medical malpractice cases

Maryland hospitals are attempting a new strategy to resolve medical malpractice cases faster. The new practice involves referring patients to attorneys. According to MedStar Health, one of Maryland's largest health care providers, the new strategy appears to work well.

Doctor loses license six years after patient dies

A physician has lost his license to practice medicine in the state of Maryland six years after one of his patients died. While it is not entirely clear if a previous surgery had anything to do with the patient's death, the doctor may be guilty of medical malpractice.

Did one doctor's errors contribute to an elderly woman's death?

According to a woman living in College Park, Maryland officials have shown little interest in a potential medical malpractice case. The woman has concerns that a doctor's errors may have contributed to her mother's death. The woman also alleges that certain information was altered and potentially removed from her mother's medical records.

Legal questions loom for doctors in problematic abortion

When a doctor's conduct is especially egregious or reckless, it is possible for both a civil lawsuit and a criminal prosecution to be the result. In a recent case, two doctors were recently indicted on murder charges following the performance of an abortion on a woman in 2010. The doctors are alleged to have violated Maryland's fetal homicide law, which does not allow a fetus to be aborted once it becomes viable.

Insulin pen use in hospitals reduces risk of medication errors

In a world where businesses look to cut corners to save a few dollars or hold off on changes to maintain the status quo, it is always refreshing to see one take steps to improve one of their processes even if it means suffering a few financial headaches. Such is the case in Salisbury, Maryland, where one hospital made the decision to move from vial and syringe administration of insulin to using insulin pen devices when treating diabetes.

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