Hospital Inequalities can Increase Risk of Patient Death

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It is a frightening thought, but the hospital you choose can determine whether you live or die. As reported in the New York Times, a recent study compared patient treatment at a variety of hospitals. Researchers found that patients seeking care at the worst ranked hospitals were at a substantially higher risk of death or … Continued

Top Causes of Wrongful Death in Medical Malpractice

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Wrongful death is a civil claim, based upon statutory law, brought by a decedent’s survivors against a person whose negligence caused the death of the victim. This cause of action is designed to compensate spouses, children, and parents for loss of financial and other support, as well as grief from their loss. Similarly, a survival … Continued

The Staggering Statistics of Misdiagnosis

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When a doctor or other health care professional fails to accurately and timely diagnose and treat a disease or other health problem, and a patient suffers harm as a result, the error may be the basis for a viable medical malpractice case. Our firm’s Maryland and Washington D.C. medical malpractice attorneys see tragic instances of … Continued

Proposed Policy Reforms Threaten Medical Malpractice Victims’ Rights

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A new threat to medical malpractice victims is on the horizon. Some politicians in Washington allege that “frivolous” medical malpractice lawsuits are driving up the cost of health insurance for patients and malpractice insurance for doctors. The attorneys at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., along with a number of experts, staunchly disagree with these erroneous … Continued

Lawsuits may force hospitals to monitor for abuse

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The Levy case, lead by Jonathan Schochor, Managing Partner at Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A., is one of many lawsuits in recent years that focus on the responsibility of those involved to uphold standards of care. “An institution has an obligation to actually, properly and routinely monitor the conduct of its physicians,” said Jonathan Schochor, … Continued

Common Birth Injuries and What Causes Them

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There is a difference between birth injuries and birth defects. A birth defect is a congenital health condition, often hereditary, that develops while a fetus is still in the womb, absent negligence. A birth injury is an event that occurs during the prenatal period, labor, or in the process of delivery due to poor care … Continued