Top Reasons Children End Up in the ER

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Every year, millions of children are reportedly taken to hospital emergency rooms nationwide. From serious falls to sports-related injuries, ER doctors provide medical treatment to children at surprisingly high rates for numerous reasons. Injuries are a top cause of children in the ER The active and curious nature of children make them particularly prone to … Continued

Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack

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Someone dies from a heart attack every 40 seconds in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). About 20% of cardiac events are characterized as “silent,” meaning the victim is unaware that the heart attack occurred, even though the body is dealing with the damaging effects. Though heart attack risks … Continued

Does Gender Bias Lead to More Misdiagnoses in Women?

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Medical research trials and treatments have historically been male-focused. When studying illnesses and treatments, medical schools and research studies use an archetypal patient, which is a 154-pound white male. However, this prototype can be significantly inaccurate in regard to the diagnosis and treatment of female patients. Over the last two decades, several significant studies have … Continued

When Would a Hospital be Liable in a Medical Malpractice Suit?

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When a patient receives hospital care, numerous people and entities have a duty to provide that individual with proper care. Under some circumstances, the hospital or medical center may carry some liability for patient injuries. Typically, this responsibility stems from the negligent actions of staff, or from the hospital’s negligence in managing the reasonably safe … Continued

Breaking News: $403,000 Verdict

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Partner Jonathan Goldberg and Associate Brent Ceryes of Schochor, Federico & Staton, P.A. obtained a $403,000 verdict in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County against Sarabjit Anand, M.D.  The case involved a failure to appropriately treat a bleeding ulcer that resulted in the death of Rhodell Wood, Sr. at age 68.  Mr. Wood is … Continued