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Medical malpractice and compensation payouts

Many doctors and healthcare professionals have been sued for medical malpractice in the United States. The National Practitioner Data Bank, or NPDB, has made it mandatory for all medical practitioners to report any medical malpractice lawsuit payments that they have made. All such medical malpractice lawsuit payments have to be reported to the database within a period of 30 days from the date of payment. This does not always happen however, as many medical malpractice lawsuits result in settlements, which do not have to be reported. Likewise, lawsuits filed only against hospitals go unreported.

Technology can be a double-edged sword in some hospitals

Technology dominates most aspects of modern American life. It plays significant roles in commerce, communications, entertainment, science, the arts and healthcare. Many U.S. hospitals, including most of those in Maryland, now routinely use high-tech medical devices and equipment to be more competitive and more efficient and to provide quality medical services to patients. However, some of these devices are not entirely without dangers, and some can injure or kill patients when used incorrectly of when they fail.

Man who lost daughter attempts to stop medical negligence

The grief of losing a loved one can break a Marylander's resolve. However, instead of breaking them, the harrowing incident sometimes gives people a sense of purpose and a direction for life. A father who lost his daughter because of medical negligence is one of those people.

Doctors' white coats could spread hospital-acquired infections

When patients in Maryland enter a doctor's office or are admitted to the hospital, they rely on medical professionals to diagnose and treat them. Patients do not often consider the fact that the hospital or facility could pose great health risks. Doctors, nurses and medical technicians do not only owe a patient the duty to provide a high standard of care, but also are required to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the medical facility. Failure to do so could cause an infection, worsened medical conditions or even additional medical problems.

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.

Next steps after being injured by medical negligence

Medical mistakes can have profound consequences. Unfortunately, when people are injured due to hospital negligence or medical malpractice, it can be difficult to know where to turn. While the confusion following a serious medical injury is understandable, those moments are also very crucial. Maryland readers who have been injured due to medical negligence may find the following blog on reacting to a medical injury helpful.

Preventable medical mistakes are third cause of death in U.S.

Medical mistakes happen far too often in the United States. In fact, from Maryland to Washington, rarely a day goes by that there isn't a story about a patient either tragically injured or fatally killed due to a simple and preventable medial error caused by hospital negligence or doctor error. What is worse is that it seems as if many hospital and healthcare institutions appear to tolerate staff that ignore even the most basic and proven safety procedures such as sanitation and communication.

Doctor sued for intentional misdiagnosis

One of the most common forms of doctor error and hospital negligence involves medical misdiagnosis. The reasons for medical misdiagnosis are vast. Sometimes the failure to diagnosis a condition is the result of a patient suffering from a rare illness with complex symptoms. In other cases it is the result of preventable medical negligence. Maryland parents may be troubled to learn about just such an incident.

Hospital negligence costs woman both legs

Hospital negligence is not an issue that should be taken lightly. Medical mistakes such as surgical errors or misdiagnosis can result in serious, life altering consequences. While nothing can ever make up for what a patient losses in terms of quality of life, it is possible for the victims of hospital negligence and medical malpractice to hold the responsible parties accountable. Maryland readers may have read about the tragic incident where a woman who lost her legs due to medical malpractice.

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.

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