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Category: Medical Malpractice

Opioids at Crisis Level in Maryland

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Our state is number one, but in a disturbing way: Maryland’s hospitalization rate due to opioids is the highest in the U.S. New federal data demonstrates the depth and breadth of Maryland’s opioid problem. Ten years of statistics from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show that tens of thousands of people in […]

No-Fault Birth Injury Fund: Yea or Nay?

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For the second time in two years, a state legislature task force has recommended that the Maryland legislature create a no-fault birth injury fund. The most recent endorsement occurred in December, 2015. Unlike the previous year, this time the task force included both insurance and legal representatives. The proposed fund, which would be similar to […]

Medical Misdiagnoses Put You at Risk

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In September, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issued a landmark report that characterized incorrect medical diagnosis as a huge blind spot in our health care system. No one truly knows how many people have their medical care compromised by wrong or delayed diagnoses, but it’s clear that […]

When Doctors Miss the Mark

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A report recently released by CRICO Strategies, a division of the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, focuses on medical malpractice cases brought because of diagnostic errors. CRICO maintains a database with information about more than 300,000 malpractice cases, both open and closed. For this study, they analyzed more than 23,000 malpractice cases […]

Fighting Lung Cancer In Maryland

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What is the most deadly form of cancer in the U.S.? Lung cancer. In fact, lung cancer accounts for about one-third of all cancer deaths — more than breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer combined, according to the American Cancer Society. And what causes lung cancer? 90% of lung cancers develop from the use […]

New Study Shows Electronic Medical Records May be Linked to Fewer Malpractice Claims

A new Harvard study reveals that malpractice claims dipped significantly after a group of Massachusetts physicians started using electronic medical records, according to an report. In the study, researchers tracked malpractice cases for 275 physicians who were surveyed in 2005 and 2007, of which 33 were targeted by malpractice claims. Forty-nine of these medical […]