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FDA Warns of Problems With Quality of Mammograms at Capitol Radiology, LLC

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting patients who had mammograms at Capitol Radiology, LLC, doing business as Laurel Radiology Services, located in Laurel, Maryland, about possible problems with the quality of their mammograms taken on or after June 26, 2018.  If you or someone you love had a mammogram at this facility…

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The Four D’s of Medical Malpractice

In medical malpractice, there are four conditions that must be met in order for the plaintiff to have a chance to win their suit. These four conditions are Duty, Dereliction, Damages, and Direct Causation. Each of these conditions has its own respective requirements and they encompass the entire breadth of your time with the physician,…

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Common Medical Errors To Know and How They Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

According to a study titled “Your Health Care May Kill You: Medical Errors” published in PubMed.gov, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly 251,000 deaths annually. There are thousands of victims of medical errors who have reported their experiences, but, due to general underreporting issues, there…

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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 Law 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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