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March 2016 Archives

Wrong rib removed in surgery, medical malpractice suit filed

What was thought to be a relatively simple procedure became complicated after a surgeon removed the wrong part of a patient's body and then allegedly lied about it, according to a medical malpractice suit filed against the surgeon who performed the operation. The operation was to remove a woman's rib, but the resident, a doctor in training, removed the wrong one. Similarly, when a Maryland resident is caused serious harm by a medical professional's negligence, the victim is typically entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against the party or parties believed to be responsible.

Young girl suffers brain injury at dentist's office

A 4-year-old girl who was once healthy and normal suffered a brain injury that left her without the ability to walk, talk or see properly. The girl's mother indicated that her daughter suffered the brain damage while visiting the dentist. When an individual like this young girl suffers a brain injury that was caused by the negligence of another party or parties, grounds may exist for a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland.

After surgical error, woman seeks damages of $15 million

A woman who was seriously injured two years ago as a result of a surgery gone awry recently filed a medical malpractice suit against the hospital at which the surgeons who performed her operation were employed. Via the suit, she is seeking damages of $15 million for the surgical error. When Maryland residents suffer similar negligence, they are typically entitled to file medical malpractice suits against the party believed to be responsible.

The lifelong effects of a traumatic brain injury

No matter the cause, a traumatic brain injury often brings about a lifetime of cognitive, physical and behavioral challenges. Early and adequate access to care for this type of injury will often greatly increase the victim's quality of life overall. When a Maryland resident suffers a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another party, he or she is typically entitled to file a personal injury suit against the party or parties responsible.

Out-of-state hospital faces medical malpractice suit

A former patient of an out-of-state hospital filed a medical malpractice suit against it recently. The suit alleges that surgical items were left inside the patient after an operation at the hospital. Similarly, when Maryland residents suffer harm at the hands of healthcare professionals, the victims typically choose to file medical malpractice suits against the party or parties deemed responsible.

Serious car accident leaves 3 dead and 2 injured in Maryland

A serious car accident in the Bethesda area of Maryland left three people dead and two people seriously injured. The three people who were killed were members of the same family, and another family member, a teenage daughter, was one of the injured victims. The car accident happened as the Maryland family's vehicle collided with another car on the way to a school event.

1 suffers a serious injury after 2 cars strike pedestrian

One woman was seriously injured when she was struck by two cars while she was crossing the street. The accident took place in Montgomery County on a recent Friday in March. When a Maryland resident suffers a serious injury as a result of a car accident that was caused by another individual's negligence, the victim is typically entitled to file a personal injury suit.

Personal injury in Maryland: How to seek recovery from losses

People are injured every day in Maryland under various circumstances. Frequent causes of personal injury include car accidents, mishaps on the job, defective products and personal assault. Regardless of specific details, when other parties are responsible for the incidents, injured victims are protected by law with the ability to file legal claims in civil court to seek full recovery from their losses.

Parents sue hospital for medical malpractice

The teenager's parents recently filed a medical malpractice suit against a hospital. The suit, which was filed on a recent Thursday in February alleged not only medical malpractice, but civil rights violations as well. When a medical professional in Maryland commits an error that causes injury to the patient, the patient or the patient's family may be entitled to file a medical malpractice suit. 

Three people killed in Maryland car accident

A vehicle can easily become a deadly weapon if not operated with extreme caution by its driver. Those who choose to drive in Maryland have a responsibility to themselves and all the other motor vehicle operators around them to pay strict attention and use great care when operating their vehicles. In doing so, they may be able to avoid a car accident. When they fail to do this, the collisions that result often have devastating and life-altering effects.

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