New Approach to Honesty in Hospitals May Help Decrease Medical Malpractice Cases

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A new way of thinking might revolutionize the way hospitals handle medical errors and their repercussions. A program known as Communication and Optimal Resolution—Candor for short— encourages hospitals to proactively admit when a mistake occurs, and immediately begin to resolve the issue. The new approach is being tested at 14 different hospitals. Under Candor, patients … Continued

Congratulations To The Green Street Academy for Receiving the Coveted LEED Award

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Schochor, Federico and Staton would like to congratulate the Green Street Academy for receiving the coveted LEED award. This award is presented to GSA for being one of the nation’s leading “green” schools. GSA won the platinum level award, which is the highest in the category. Dan Schochor, son of Jonathan Schochor, is the Executive … Continued

Ways to Prevent Medication Errors

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Medication is intended to treat illness but an error can do more harm than good. While many mix-ups in the pharmacy, hospital, or doctor’s office may have relatively minor consequences, they also could be life threatening. A wrong dosage, an incorrect prescription, or an allergic reaction could cause a seizure, respiratory failure, paralysis, stroke, or … Continued

Majority of Medical Malpractice Claims Against Internists Stem From High-Severity Injuries

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A recent study found that high-severity injuries make up 58 percent of medical malpractice claims against internists. The Doctor’s Company, a medical malpractice insurer, performed the study. They analyzed 1,180 cases against internists that were closed between 2007 and 2014. The top three types of claims involved issues surrounding negligent diagnostic practices, negligent treatment practices, … Continued

Partner Spotlight: Attorney Kerry Staton

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Distinguished medical malpractice attorney Kerry Staton has been a staple of the Maryland legal community for more than 35 years—and has experienced the pain and hardship of medical malpractice firsthand. After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1980, Staton has built his career around relentlessly pursuing justice. His mission is to … Continued