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Maryland medical malpractice: Diagnosing and treating sleep apnea

There is a medical condition of which many Maryland residents may not be aware, known as sleep apnea. This is something that can affect adults and children, both males and females. This is also a medical problem that many doctors are failing to properly diagnose. As the long-term effects of sleep apnea can be quite severe, even fatal, those who suspect that they or a loved one were not appropriately treated for this condition may pursue medical malpractice claims against providers believed to be responsible.

Maryland wrongful death: Pregnancy-related maternal death

Pregnancy brings out a variety of emotions for expectant mothers and fathers. The impending arrival of a new family member can be exciting, bringing hope for the future, but the worries about a baby's health and a myriad of other potential complications can also be overwhelming. Pregnancy-related maternal death, while not as common now as it used to be, is, sadly, still an issue. It is likely that Maryland residents who have experienced such a tragedy will not only want to understand what led to the loss of their loved one, but may also wonder if a wrongful death claim is appropriate for their situation.

Legal remedies available for those affected by surgical errors

Surgery, whether it is considered major or minor, can be a frightening experience for anyone. Even those surgeries that are considered routine can be botched, leaving the patient or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members with a lot of questions. Those in Maryland who have been negatively affected by surgical errors may pursue a number of legal remedies in order to achieve compensation for any damages suffered as a result.

Why file a wrongful death claim and who is eligible to file?

Most people have heard the words wrongful death claim, but they may not understand what this type of claim can be filed for or who is eligible to bring this type of claim to court. Simply put, a wrongful death claim may be filed when a person's life is ended due to the negligence of someone else or their specific intent to cause harm. Maryland residents who have lost a loved one under one of these circumstances retain the right to take legal action against the person deemed responsible.

Fatal accidents in Maryland may lead to wrongful death claims

Car accidents occur on a regular basis across the state. While the vast majority of these accidents may be considered minor fender benders, there are those that, sadly, have fatal consequences. Surviving family members of victims who have been killed in a fatal car wreck in Maryland may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the individual deemed responsible -- if any negligence is suspected of contributing to the crash.

Medical malpractice claim filed over donated organ

Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country, including some living in Maryland, spend a significant amount of time waiting for a much-needed organ transplant. These surgeries, if performed under the right circumstances and in an appropriate time frame, can be life-saving. Many family members who are considered an appropriate match for transplant are generally willing to provide the necessary organ tissue. However, if the transplant fails to save the patient's life, questions may arise regarding the surgery, which could lead to claims of medical malpractice.

Expecting mothers rely on advice, counsel of their doctors

When women learn that they're pregnant, the news is often welcomed with joy. No matter how excited an expecting parent is, however, there's always going to be a bit of anxiety or concern. After all, parents simply want to make sure that their children arrive into the world healthy and ready to thrive.

Parents sue hospital after baby dies of legionnaire's disease

The death of a child in Baltimore is always a tragedy, but especially so when it occurs as the result of the negligence of another human being, especially one who has been entrusted to care for the health and wellbeing of the child. A couple who recently lost their 7-and-a-half-month-old son knows this all too well.

Medical malpractice lawsuits less common for primary care

People who feel ill commonly pick up the phone and make an appointment with their primary care physician, internal medicine practitioner or family practice doctor. These specialties attract doctors who are somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades. It is their job to make an initial diagnosis, prescribe medicine for common illnesses, and make referrals to specialists. Patients often feel close to their family physician and trust him or her to correctly determine the source of any medical problems. However, according to a physician at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, every year at least 150,000 people in the United States suffer harm from medical errors due to their doctor’s missed or incorrect diagnosis.

Maryland family claims teenager died from energy drink

Energy drinks pumped full of caffeine are all the rage among young people. The beverage aisles in local convenience stores are full of cleverly promoted drinks claiming to provide a burst of nonstop energy. While teenagers are prohibited from purchasing alcohol and cigarettes, there are no regulations when it comes to buying energy drinks which are generally considered to be harmless.

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