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Blog Posts in February, 2012

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  • The Four
    The Four "Not So" Essential Criteria

    In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics (“AAP”), along with the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology (“ACOG”), published Neonatal Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy: Defining the ...

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  • Informed Consent - What Should Your Doctors Tell You Prior to Treatment?
    Informed Consent - What Should Your Doctors Tell You Prior to Treatment?

    Medical malpractice cases are not limited to those involving a doctor deviating from the standard of care in his treatment of a patient and as a result causing significant injuries or even death to ...

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  • Hospital Infections Are a Serious Threat to Patient Safety
    Hospital Infections Are a Serious Threat to Patient Safety

    Nosocomial infections, also known as hospital- acquired infections, occur at alarming rates causing millions of patients to become sick and, in many instances, die. Not to mention that treatment of ...

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  • State Cites St. Luke's Hospital for Failing to Protect its Patients
    State Cites St. Luke's Hospital for Failing to Protect its Patients

    According to a State Department of Health report, nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital on three occasions in 2010 and 2011 improperly programmed patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps. A PCA pump is a ...

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  • Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages, Bad For Patients
    Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages, Bad For Patients

    Approximately half of the states currently have caps on payments in malpractice cases. These states have passed laws that typically limit the amount that a victim of medical malpractice can be awarded ...

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  • Not All Doctors Want to Help You
    Not All Doctors Want to Help You

    After a Maryland personal injury claim has been filed by a plaintiff, the other side will have the right to have their own doctor perform a physical examination of the injured plaintiff. Maryland Rule ...

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