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Blog Posts in July, 2014

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  • Detroit's Maternal Mortality Rate Rivals that in Third World Countries
    Detroit's Maternal Mortality Rate Rivals that in Third World Countries

    Detroit is a city with its fair share of problems, the most recent of which may be the high rate of death in birthing mothers. A recent article by Michigan Radio reports that the rate of death among ...

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  • Large Settlement Accepted in John Hopkins Hidden-Camera Case
    Large Settlement Accepted in John Hopkins Hidden-Camera Case

    In a very upsetting class-action case about a John Hopkins’ gynecologist who was caught videotaping the last 25 years of patient exams, the parties have recently agreed on a $190 million settlement. ...

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  • New Study: Cooling Babies May Help Prevent Brain Damage
    New Study: Cooling Babies May Help Prevent Brain Damage

    It’s common knowledge that babies who are deprived of oxygen at birth suffer an increased chance of severe brain damage. This damage can result in a permanent decrease in potential IQ as the child ...

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  • Husband Sues Hospital in Wrongful Death and Malpractice Case, Claiming Sponge Left in Wife's Body Led to Her Death
    Husband Sues Hospital in Wrongful Death and Malpractice Case, Claiming Sponge Left in Wife's Body Led to Her Death

    A lawsuit concerning the death of a woman who died over four years ago in 2010, after undergoing surgery, has recently reached trial. The plaintiff claims that his wife’s death was the direct result ...

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  • Recent MD Court of Appeals Decision Limits the Scope of
    Recent MD Court of Appeals Decision Limits the Scope of "Apparent Authority" in Medical Malpractice Cases

    In a recent case in front of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Court reversed a plaintiff’s jury award based on the misapplication of the “Apparent Authority” doctrine, which allows for those who use ...

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  • Are Doctors Making the Best Decisions for Mothers?
    Are Doctors Making the Best Decisions for Mothers?

    Every birth is different, and should be treated accordingly. Some births are completely incident-free and others pose more trouble for the mother and her newborn baby. Physicians generally reserve ...

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