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Who Takes Responsibility for Medication Mistakes?

Published on Sep 17, 2020 at 6:57 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you’re prescribed or administered medication, you expect it to be the correct dosage or administered the proper way. If a medication mistake occurs, the side effects could be minimal or could be more severe. On one end, you could have prolonged treatment because you didn’t receive enough medication. On the other end, you could overdose or have an allergic reaction and die from the medication.

What Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Types of Cancer?

Published on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:03 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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If you or a loved one has received a cancer diagnosis, it can feel like your entire world has turned upside down. Your immediate response may turn toward discussing treatment options so you can start dealing with the ailment as soon as possible. However, there’s a possibility that the ailment isn’t cancer and the doctor misdiagnosed you. Or the opposite situation could be the case: you have cancer, but received a different diagnosis, leaving the illness untreated. A Baltimore cancer misdiagnosis lawyer from Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC can help you seek justice.

How Are Telemedicine Mistakes Handled in a Medical Malpractice Case?

Published on Jul 27, 2020 at 5:57 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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As technology continues to evolve in the medical field, patients have more options when it comes to seeking care. Telemedicine allows patients to use their devices to consult with a doctor remotely and get advice or treatment. In most cases, the systems are designed for patients who are experiencing common ailments. As with any other form of medical care, however, mistakes are possible. With how new telemedicine still is, it’s not always clear as to how telemedicine mistakes are handled in a medical malpractice case.

How Often Do Cancer Misdiagnoses Happen?

Published on Dec 12, 2019 at 7:20 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you aren’t feeling well, you trust a doctor to correctly diagnose you so that you can start feeling better. But when it comes to cancer, sometimes that doesn’t happen. Doctors can incorrectly diagnose a patient as having cancer or not having cancer. When this occurs, it’s often labeled as a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. A cancer misdiagnosis can lead to severe consequences for a patient. In some cases, they may undergo unnecessary treatment and/or fail to get the correct treatment. This can cause further health complications and side effects that can affect critical functions of the body, like the immune system.

How Many Preventable Deaths Occur at Surgery Centers in the U.S.?

Published on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm in Medical Malpractice.

When you go to a hospital for surgery, you are surrounded by medical professionals who know what they’re doing. Not only do they have complete knowledge of the surgery they’re completing and how your medical history factors in, but they also know what to do in an emergency situation. At a surgery center, that may not always be the case. While most surgical procedures at outpatient centers proceed without error, recent information has uncovered that some do not go as planned. A simple surgery at an outpatient center has the potential to turn deadly from a surgical error when something goes wrong.

Proving Gross Negligence in Cases Against EMS Personnel

Published on Apr 30, 2019 at 2:45 pm in Medical Malpractice.

When you call for emergency services, you’re primarily concerned with the problem at hand. You’re worrying about how soon it will take for emergency medical services to get there and then if they’ll be able to treat you or the person who’s injured. What you don’t necessarily plan for is negligence. When a medical professional is negligent, the results can be devastating. You or a loved one could sustain terrible injuries, and sometimes negligence results in death. In some cases, gross negligence may have occurred. These are the situations where filing a medical malpractice claim may be in your best interest.

We understand how terrifying a situation regarding medical negligence can be. It has the potential to turn your life upside down. But we will fight for your rights and do everything to get you the compensation you deserve.

It’s important that you know how complex a medical negligence case can be, which is even more complex when you’re trying to prove gross negligence. Let’s take a look at gross negligence and what it entails.

What Role Does Informed Consent Play in Instances of Medical Negligence?

Published on Feb 6, 2019 at 2:44 pm in Medical Malpractice.

When a doctor or medical professional performs a procedure on a patient, begins treatment, or administers a test, the patient is legally required to be made aware of everything about the procedure, treatment, or test, its risks, the desired outcome, and any other crucial information such as recovery time, etc. They must willingly agree to move forward before the test or procedure is done. In some cases, the patient will have to make a difficult decision about their own care. This process is something called informed consent, and allows patients to have realistic expectations as well as stay properly informed and educated.

Why Are Medical Malpractice Cases So Complex?

Published on Dec 5, 2018 at 7:07 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Medical malpractice cases are often complex because they involve an injured person who is seeking financial compensation from a health care provider who allegedly acted negligently and caused the person’s injuries or harm. Investigating what happened, how, and why can take a great deal of time and state and federal laws may affect the case. The institution or hospital’s insurance legal department will also become involved in the lawsuit.

What Necessitates Medical Malpractice in Maryland?

There may have been times when you have had a negative experience with a medical professional. It could be from a standard checkup or with the administration of a hospital. But just because you had a bad experience doesn’t mean that you have a valid medical malpractice case.

Medical negligence can happen in a number of ways. Valid cases usually involve a trusted medical professional acting in a way that causes harm to their patient. Negligence can lead to situations like surgical errors, for instance, which is when a surgeon performs an operation on the wrong area, on the wrong patient, or leaves medical tools and sponges inside the surgical site.

5 Ways to Stop Mistakes from Happening in the E.R.

Published on Nov 8, 2018 at 7:05 pm in Medical Malpractice.

If you’ve sustained an injury and are waiting to be seen in the E.R., the last thing you’d expect is that a nurse, doctor, or medical technician may make a mistake and cause you harm. We expect medical professionals to treat us fairly and properly and to take the necessary actions to improve our health and well-being. Unfortunately, mistakes in hospital settings—including emergency room settings—do happen.

While there are a variety of explanations for these mistakes, there are never any excuses. Mistakes and errors in a hospital setting that cause harm should not occur. To avoid mistakes in the emergency room, it’s important to examine how they happen, what the consequences of them are, and what you can do as a patient to improve the care you receive.

What Happens When Paramedics are Negligent?

Published on Jun 29, 2018 at 5:57 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Emergency medical technicians are responsible for responding to emergency injuries. They provide critical treatment and transportation to patients who experience a health crisis or injury. These first responders have tough jobs and do amazing work.

But what happens when a paramedic makes a mistake or acts negligently while treating or transporting patients? Unfortunately, not all EMTs live up to the standard of providing excellent care.

First Responder Responsibilities

The core duties of paramedics include:

  • Evaluating patients for injuries and life-threatening conditions
  • Preparing patients for transportation
  • Providing prompt and safe transportation to a nearby hospital or another medical facility
  • Giving necessary care to patients until they arrive at the hospital

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