When you hire a Maryland lawyer to represent you, you expect that he or she will be competent and have your best interests in mind. Unfortunately, not all attorneys live up to their responsibilities. If the evidence supports it, a legal malpractice claim could be filed in order to seek restitution for the damages caused by the attorney.
Many Maryland parents may empathize with an out-of-state mother's frustration when her then 8-month-old boy was ill. After numerous medical visits that failed to resolve her son's illness, she went to an emergency room where it was discovered that he had a penny lodged in his throat. Now, the woman claims the doctors who missed it are guilty of medical malpractice.
Nurses and care workers get hurt twice as often as construction workers!
Every year, the ECRI Institute, the renowned Pennsylvania-based nonprofit committed to "promoting the highest standards of safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness in healthcare," releases a much-anticipated ranking of the top ten technological hazards in the healthcare sector.
In a previous post, we discussed how even though the possibility of suffering serious work injuries is the last thing on the minds of most employees, they nevertheless occur on a regular -- and somewhat stunning -- basis.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as one out of every 25 patients are affected by a hospital-acquired infection -- or HAI -- on any given day here in the U.S. with nearly half of these infection cases originating in the intensive care unit.