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Disclosure of medical errors remains a touchy subject

When a loved one undergoes a procedure in the hospital, it can be an extremely daunting experience for all concerned. Medical professionals in Maryland will usually work hard to ensure that their patient receives the best care possible and makes a swift recovery. But what if something goes wrong? What should have been a routine procedure could end in disaster.

It is an unfortunate fact that patients of all ages become the victims of medical malpractice each year, leaving the families shocked and shaken by the unexpected loss. Not only does an event like this cause immeasurable pain and suffering to the victim's loved ones, it can also deeply upset any medical professionals involved. The big problem here is that this can mean that mistakes are not always disclosed.

While in some cases the nondisclosure of a mistake may simply be an attempt to avoid legal repercussions, in other cases it may be that the medical professional involved is too pained by his or her mistake and is unable to broach the subject with the family of the victim. Even so, the fact still stands that doctor errors lead to preventable deaths. The only way to begin tackling this rising issue is to challenge those responsible so their methods can be evaluated and adjusted.

An attorney may be able to support you if you decide to pursue compensation for your loss. He or she can evaluate the details of your case and help to ensure that you proceed with your case within the necessary timeframe.

Source: Physician News Digest, "Should Doctors Tell Parents When They’ve Made Medical Mistake?," Brad Broker, Dec. 1, 2014

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2990
Annapolis, MD 21401

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