On November 11th, 2019, CNN reported on the release of a federal affidavit regarding the arrest of Dr. Javaid Perwaiz, a doctor and surgeon from Chesapeake, Virginia. Dr. Perwaiz has been accused of performing unnecessary medical procedures, including full hysterectomies, on patients, sometimes without their knowledge or consent. According to the affidavit, the FBI launched…

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Medical malpractice is a serious tort that can injure and kill unsuspecting patients. As a patient who might be the victim of medical malpractice in Maryland, it is up to you to protect your rights. Taking swift action against the alleged defendant is crucial. Reporting the physician and contacting a lawyer right away can ensure…

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Sexual Misconduct Healthcare Professionals

The prevalence of sexual misconduct is a serious issue-one that can affect anyone, anywhere.  The healthcare industry is no exception. Cases of sexual misconduct and assault committed by notable doctors and other medical professionals have made national headlines, indicating serious issues at the institutional level. But how often do health care professionals actually receive disciplinary…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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In a lawsuit filed today in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, attorneys Hassan Murphy, Mary McNamara Koch and Jon Simon Stefanuca of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, P.A. allege that the Baltimore Orioles outfielder, Nolan Reimold, sustained serious physical injuries as a result of negligent medical care at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Reimold was diagnosed with a…

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Dr. John Yacoub is facing scrutiny following a federal and state investigation that revealed the Towson-area OB/GYN invaded patient privacy by storing numerous images of female genitalia on his cell phone. The investigation also revealed his use and distribution of illegal drugs and a sexual relationship with a patient. It is presently unclear how many…

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