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The Link Between Daylight Savings Time and Medical Errors: Should DST Be Abolished?

Medical groups argue for a fixed, year-round time schedule after data shows spikes in sleep deprivation-related human medical error caused by Daylight Savings Time (DST). Here, the medical malpractice attorneys at Peter Angelos P.C. discuss the findings of an observational study showing a spike in medical errors the week after the switch to daylight savings…

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Emerging Trends in Telehealth May Lead to Gaps in Care and Increased Risk for Medical Malpractice

Telehealth and telemedicine have emerged as alternate forms of virtual care in the past 15 years, but have significantly spiked in recent months due to COVID-19. Patient privacy risks, lower-quality care and even a lack of a physical exam all pose risks to the overall efficacy of telehealth and leave gaps for error and malpractice…

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Dr. Danielle Ofri Discusses Flaws in the Medical System That May Contribute to Medical Errors

In June 2020, Dr. Danielle Ofri, clinical professor of medicine at the New York University Medical School, discussed medical errors and flaws in the health care system that perpetuate them. In her book, When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error, Ofri provides a thoughtful and honest analysis of patient safety and the medical…

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Medical Malpractice and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Should Know

Serious injuries that occur as a result of medical malpractice can have long-lasting psychological effects on the victim, and those who suffer as a result of negligence can even develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here, the Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss how you may have a valid medical…

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Does Doctor Apology Imply Guilt?

When a medical professional makes a mistake that unintentionally harms a patient, apologizing for that mistake is often perceived as an admission of guilt; however, legally speaking, this is not always the case. Here, the medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos discuss the effects that apologies have in regard to…

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New Study Shows Possible Correlation Between Opioid Prescriptions and Kickbacks

A recent study conducted by CNN and researchers at Harvard University have found a correlation between opioid prescriptions and payments made to doctors, despite that it is illegal for physicians to receive payments in return for prescribing any forms of medication. Here the medical malpractice attorneys at The Law offices of Peter G. Angelos discuss…

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Understanding Birth Injury Data

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The State of Medical Malpractice

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Wrongful Death Claims for Stillborn Infants

A child’s birth should be a joyful event in every parent’s life. However, problems during or before birth can cause a family to suffer tragedy before ever meeting their little one. Incidents involving infant wrongful death are often caused by negligence of the birthing team and can be prevented. Here, the birth injury attorneys at…

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Does Online Correspondence Count as “Continuous Treatment?”

All medical malpractice lawsuits must be brought before the courts within a certain amount of time, known formally as the statute of limitations. However, there are exceptions to this rule that may allow a plaintiff to file a medical malpractice lawsuit after the appropriate statute of limitations has run out. Here the medical malpractice attorneys…

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