2018 U.S. Pharmaceutical Shortage-Could This Lead to Medical Malpractice?
Puerto Rico is a main supplier of many U.S. pharmaceutical drugs – formulations that help relieve discomfort and treat Americans in emergency departments and hospitals every day. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, however, many of the facilities used to make these pharmaceutical drugs have been knocked out of service. This is creating drug shortages… read more
How Medical Malpractice Occurs
Medical malpractice arises when a patient sustains injuries after being harmed by a physician or medical professional who incompetently performs their duties. While the laws on medical malpractice vary from one state to the other, there are some general principles. Here is a brief coverage on the law and rules that apply to medical malpractice…. read more
Types of Negligence In Baltimore Medical Malpractice Claims
Many people put their trust in the staff, doctors, and hospitals charged with taking care of their health. As a matter of fact, medical professionals and doctors take an oath to do no harm to their patients when entering an office. Many people would agree to the fact that our country’s physicians dentists, nurses, surgeons,… read more
How to Spot Doctor and Hospital Negligence
Medical malpractice can sometimes be highly complex and difficult to prove. However, some of the most common medical errors can be easier to spot with a little heightened awareness and knowledge of what to look out for. Misdiagnosis, childbirth injuries, medication errors, and anesthesia errors are some of the most common medical errors that are… read more
How Medical Malpractice Cases Work: A Step-By-Step Guide
If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a negligent medical professional, you may have grounds to take legal action in the form of a medical malpractice claim. Because of the number of legal hoops you may be asked to jump through during the process, it’s important that you understand what… read more
Types of Emergency Room Errors
When someone unexpectedly sustains an injury or has some kind of emergency health condition, they go to an emergency room to receive treatment. This is a place where a number of patients are waiting to be seen, all dealing with their own ailments. This environment can be chaotic, opening the door for potential emergency room… read more
How Much of a Problem Is Medical Misdiagnosis?
If you have gone to the doctor with some kind of ailment, you know the process. They will take the time to listen to your symptoms, check you, run some tests, and provide their diagnosis. As the patient, we expect this diagnosis and the recommended treatment to be correct. Unfortunately, medical misdiagnosis is a huge… read more
What Causes Surgical Site Infections?
Any time a person undergoes surgery, it can be a scary experience, especially when you consider all of the factors involved. The patient will be administered anesthesia and must rely on the doctor and operating room staff to perform the operation correctly and keep them safe throughout the entire process. Unfortunately, even if the surgery… read more
Never Events In Medical Malpractice Cases
When we undergo any kind of surgery, we expect that we will come out of it healed from whatever injury or ailment we had. While we do know that there will be some pain associated with the operation, we never expect certain factors to occur or things to go wrong. Unfortunately, there are times when… read more
Causes & Symptoms of Caput Succedaneum
Caput succedaneum is the swelling of an infant’s scalp, usually appearing shortly after delivery. It is most often caused by: A prolonged or difficult delivery Prolonged pressure from the mother’s vaginal walls or dilated cervix on the infant’s head Excessive pulling during the delivery Shoulder dystocia Misuse of vacuum extraction or forceps during an assisted… read more