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Joan Rivers's death investigated as hospital negligence

Maryland patients undergo a medical procedure with the hope that doing so will improve their medical condition. Whether an individual is suffering from an ill-fated disease or another condition that can affect their daily lives, health care professionals should always be mindful of patient safety. Safety should be their number one priority, particularly when performing any kind of surgical procedure. That might not have been the case in actress and comedian Joan Rivers's death.

Report on VA medical malpractice shows millions in claims

Medical malpractice is far more common than most people realize. From big name university hospitals and for profit institutions, to small clinics and non-profits, medical malpractice and hospital negligence is a daily occurrence in the United States. In fact, Maryland readers may find it interesting to learn that the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA) alone has paid out hundreds of millions to settle wrongful death claims in medical malpractice cases in just the last thirteen years.

Failures in treatment spur lawsuit against hospital

Patients in Prince Georges place their trust and the trust of their loved ones in the hands of medical professionals. When that trust is violated and hospital negligence or medical malpractice occurs, there can be terrible long-term results, and even death. Those who have been subjected to medical mistakes themselves or have seen family members suffer from these errors have the right to find out what happened and why.

Medication errors kill 7,000 patients each year in the U.S.

Mistakes happen, but not every mistake should happen. That is why we have procedures. From courts to hospitals, procedures are used to limit some of the more common mistakes that can happen when left to our own devices. In the case of medicine, procedures are particularly important. This is the case not because physicians are more likely to err than other human beings, but because the consequences are so much more serious.

Botched transplant results in lawsuit for hospital negligence

A hospital has an obligation to use a reasonable degree of care in any and all activities that may affect the health and wellbeing of patients. If a hospital or hospital staff fails to use a reasonable degree of care, the hospital may be liable for medical malpractice. Maryland readers may be interested to read about a recent case in which failures in supervision resulted in a nurse throwing out a recently donated transplant organ.

Failures in supervision can leave hospital liable for errors

Medical mistakes can have serious, life-threatening consequences, which is why patients expect hospitals to properly supervise and monitor the actions of their medical personnel. If someone is injured because of a preventable act of medical negligence due to failures in supervision, the hospital may be legally liable for damages. Maryland residents who have been the victims of hospital negligence should keep reading.

Hospital negligence is leading cause of medication errors

While medication errors may not sound very serious, mistakes in prescribing, dispensing or administering medications can result in serious, even life-threatening injuries for Maryland residents. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic more than one million patients are injured every year due to medication errors. Furthermore, a new study from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority recently found that hospital negligence may be a leading cause.

Hospital appeals $3 million medical malpractice award

Medical malpractice lawsuits are never easy. In fact, due to the sheer complexity of medical malpractice cases, lawsuits can last years. One reason that medical malpractice and hospital negligence cases get so drawn out is because of the many grounds available for appeal. Some Maryland readers may have read about the following case involving OhioHealth and a $2.8 million award.

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