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Family awarded $3.3M following death of pharmacy student

Most of us have experienced an illness or injury that required us to seek care from medical professionals. All medical professionals have a standard of care to adhere to when diagnosing, testing, and treating patients, and failure to adhere to this standard is a form of medical malpractice. In many cases, hospital staff and physicians ignore or miss key symptoms and end up discharging a patient too early. As a result, symptoms may worsen and the patient may suffer permanent injuries or death.

Is the hospital responsible for my doctor's negligence?

When a patient is admitted to a hospital, it is unlikely that only one doctor will be responsible for their medical care. Whether a patient stays for a few hours or a few months, chances are that multiple doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians, and other health care professionals will interact with him or her in some capacity.

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.

ICU transfers may result in medication errors

When a medical patient in Maryland receives the wrong type or dosage of medication, the patient's treating physicians and medical staff, as well as the hospital itself, may be liable for medical malpractice. A study led by a clinical pharmacy specialist at Christiana Care Health System found that 45.7 percent of patients who were transferred from the intensive care unit to a non-ICU experienced a medication error. Many errors were connected to anti-infectives, hematologic agents and intravenous fluids, electrolytes or diuretics.

Hospital faces lawsuit after doctor falsifies credentials

When a doctor or other medical professional engages in negligent or reckless behavior that harms a patient, the hospital where he or she works may be sued for medical malpractice. Hospital negligence may occur when a hospital fails to verify the credentials of the employees they hire. Prince George's County hospital in Maryland is now facing a class action lawsuit after one of their OB-GYNS used false identities throughout his medical career.

Woman sues for negligence when donated organ causes cancer

When we think of organ donation, we generally think of all the Maryland lives that are saved by such a selfless act. However, not all recipients of donor organs go on to lead healthy, normal lives. In some cases, despite the donor's best intentions, the donor organ may be unusable due to existing disease or other medical conditions. It is up to physicians and other medical professionals to thoroughly test donor organs before transplanting them. This hospital negligence can cause a number of long-term health complications in the recipient.

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.

Our attorneys can help you file a medical negligence claim

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.

How can I file a medical malpractice suit?

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.

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