What is Medical Malpractice-Related Class Action Litigation?

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Most medical malpractice claims involve one plaintiff (the injured party) and one (or sometimes several more) defendants. Those defendants could include the doctor who made an error, the hospital where the physician worked, an attending nurse, or other healthcare professionals who contributed to the patient’s harm. There is another type of civil litigation, known as … Continued

Baltimore Attorney James D. Cardea Recognized as Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer

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Medical malpractice attorney James D. Cardea, a partner with Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A, has been officially recognized by the Expert Network as a Distinguished Lawyer. This prestigious recognition is bestowed upon doctors, lawyers, and other professionals who have made significant contributions to their field while demonstrating a prominent perspective on the future of their … Continued

Filing a Medical Board Complaint Against a Negligent Doctor

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If you have been mistreated by a doctor, take action to ensure the physician is held accountable.  You can contact an attorney to see if you have cause for a medical malpractice claim. To help ensure no further patients are harmed by this doctor, you can also file an official complaint with your state’s Medical … Continued

Why Does Cancer Get Misdiagnosed?

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Although “cancer” is the last thing you want to hear after a visit to a doctor, you do want prompt and effective treatment for the disease if it is found. Getting an accurate and timely diagnosis means receiving the correct treatment for the right condition. Unfortunately, all too frequently, physicians fail to diagnose cancer, only … Continued

Death from Misdiagnosis of Treatable Diseases and Conditions

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A shocking 2016 study from Johns Hopkins reported that medical mistakes were the third leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers estimated that there are at least 251,454 deaths due to medical errors annually in the United States, though that number could be much higher since nursing home facility and home deaths were … Continued