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Surgical Errors: Being Informed on Informed Consent

Before surgery, a doctor has a duty to completely inform the patient about the proposed procedure and the risks that are associated with it. “Informed Consent,” gives the patient the ...
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Family Awarded Settlement in Tragic Medical Misdiagnosis Case

Unfortunately, many cases of medical misdiagnoses are often fought posthumously after a patient succumbs to the disease that a doctor failed to diagnose. Such a case was brought to us after a ...
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Medical Diagnostic Errors: Mistake or Malpractice?

It is part of human nature to make mistakes; they happen often and to all of us. Unfortunately, sometimes our mistakes can have life-threatening effects on another person. When a doctor makes a ...
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Nursing Home Negligence: A Case Study

A recent Hyatt & Weber client, a disabled woman in her 50s, was admitted to the hospital for increased weakness and decreased level of functioning. She was later transferred to a nursing home for ...
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How to Spot Nursing Home Negligence

In a perfect world, a person’s age would not determine the quality of care they receive. Unfortunately, a fast-growing number of legal cases have shown that, too often, seniors in nursing homes ...
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Medication Errors in the Hospital: When to Call an Attorney

Patients rely on their healthcare providers to do their jobs correctly. When a doctor, nurse, or other provider makes a mistake, patients can suffer significant harm and even wrongful death in some ...
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Examining the Risk of Shoulder Dystocia During Delivery

One type of medical problem that birth injury lawyers see is shoulder dystocia. Shoulder dystocia can be harmful for both mother and baby. It occurs when the infant’s head has been safely ...
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What Are the Different Kinds of Cerebral Palsy?

When medical negligence occurs in Annapolis and other areas of MD, many different types of health problems can result, including cerebral palsy. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, ...
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What Are the Most Common Pediatric Medical Misdiagnoses?

Each year, far too many children in Annapolis and other areas of Maryland become injured as a result of medical malpractice. One common form of medical negligence is the misdiagnosis of a disease, ...
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Exploring Types of Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases

Patients who have suffered as a result of medical malpractice in Annapolis or elsewhere in Maryland, may have grounds to pursue a medical lawsuit against the healthcare provider or hospital. Statutes ...
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A Look at How Brain Damage Can Occur During Childbirth

Every day, parents across the country are eagerly anticipating the arrival of new additions to their families. There are many things that can go wrong during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth, and some ...
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What to Do if Medical Negligence Leads to a Loved One's Death

It can seem impossible to move forward after the loss of a loved one. When a wrongful death has occurred, family members often feel that they must pursue justice on behalf of their loved one. And if ...
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Protecting a Loved One from Nursing Home Abuse

Injury cases that involve nursing home abuse are all too common in the United States. It’s important to be on the lookout for signs of possible abuse or negligence and to contact a personal ...
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What Types of Surgical Errors Can Occur During a C-Section?

Some C-sections are planned, such as for high-risk pregnancies, while others are performed on an emergency basis due to an unexpected complication during labor and delivery. In either case, it is ...
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A Closer Look at Medical Radiology Errors

Medical negligence cases are often filed against physicians, including primary care physicians, oncologists, obstetricians, and other specialists. However, a medical malpractice lawsuit could be filed ...
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Get the Facts About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive neurodevelopmental disorder that is caused by damage to the brain. In some cases, cerebral palsy may be the result of medical negligence, particularly if it ...
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What Are the Potential Medical Costs Associated with Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for neurological disorders. If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it is possible that the condition may have developed because of a birth injury. Birth ...
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What Is the Role of Contributory Negligence in Malpractice Cases?

When a plaintiff files a medical lawsuit in Annapolis, MD, one strategy the defendant may use is to argue that contributory negligence played a role. Contributory negligence simply means that although ...
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Common Types of Anesthesia Errors

Going under anesthesia is so routine in surgery that many patients don’t realize just how dangerous it can be. But when an anesthesiologist makes a critical error, the patient may become gravely ...
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Is Your Doctor's Failure to Diagnose Your Illness Medical Malpractice?

Did you know that one of the most common problems that give rise to medical negligence cases is a doctor’s failure to diagnose an illness? Some common examples are the failure to diagnose ...
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How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

Each year, acts of medical malpractice cause countless injuries and claim lives. If you’ve been affected by medical malpractice, consult with an attorney to determine if you may have the basis ...
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Types of Anesthesia That Could Be Involved in Medical Errors

Anesthesia, especially general anesthesia, is inherently dangerous. It should only be administered by a highly trained, qualified provider and the patient must be closely monitored throughout the ...
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When to Contact a Malpractice Lawyer About Negligent Post-Operative Care

By necessity, patients place a great deal of trust in the surgical team. When their providers commit acts of medical negligence, the results can be disastrous. Surgical errors can encompass medical ...
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Questions to Ask Your Attorney About Your Nursing Home Abuse Case

Nursing home abuse is among the most reprehensible forms of medical negligence. Residents of nursing homes are highly dependent upon their caregivers for their everyday needs; when that trust is ...
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A Look at Range of Motion Exercises for Infants with Brachial Plexus Injuries

Medical negligence can sometimes result in birth injuries such as brachial plexus injuries of the shoulder. If your child was diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury after an act of medical ...
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