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Common fibromyalgia misdiagnosis

Maryland residents should be aware that fibromyalgia is a commonly misdiagnosed medical condition. Fibromyalgia is non-specific and widespread pain that is associated with overactive nerves. Since widespread pain and fatigue can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, fibromyalgia can be difficult to diagnose accurately.

A penny, an 8-month-old boy and a medical malpractice claim

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.

ECRI Institute names top ten tech-related health risks for 2017

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.

Study finds superbug risk is alive and well in hospital ICUs

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.

Three ways vaccines could trigger a malpractice lawsuit

For many, vaccinations are a rite of autumn that can help prevent serious illness or lost days of work all through the winter. Getting a yearly flu shot is particularly important for the elderly or for people with compromised immune systems, as those groups are more susceptible to infectious diseases than others. While these routine vaccinations are important, negligence on the part of those administering the vaccine can cause larger problems than the flu. Here are three ways that vaccines can trigger a malpractice lawsuit: 

Are EMTs and other emergency responders immune from patient lawsuits?

Though they train for crisis situations, it is not fair to expect miracles or perfection from those who respond to 911 emergencies. They aren't doctors or rolling hospitals. They must make quick decisions under chaotic or even hostile circumstances.

Report: Medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of deaths every year

According to a recent report published in The BMJ - an online international peer-reviewed medical publication formerly known as the British Medical Journal - medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer.

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