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Potential case of measles detected in Baltimore

Falling ill is never pleasant and, generally, all you want is for your doctors to quickly reach a diagnosis so you can begin receiving treatment and set yourself on the road to recovery. Fortunately, many of Maryland's medical professionals are diligent and hardworking, meaning that they ensure their patients receive the best possible care. Unfortunately, this is not the case everywhere and some patients still suffer at the hands of negligent or poorly trained medical staff.

Working in medicine can be a risky business, especially when confronted with serious illnesses. As such, attention to detail and careful adherence to the rules are important qualities to have. This became particularly apparent when a child was taken to a hospital in Baltimore County with a condition suspected to be measles.

The child had not been vaccinated and is now being kept in isolation at home in order to prevent the disease spreading to other children. Nevertheless, despite the unpleasant nature of this illness, the child is expected to recover fully from the ordeal. While doctors admit that it could be a false alarm, they are all too aware of the potential consequences of failing to diagnose this dangerous, and highly contagious disease.

If you have been injured as the result of medical malpractice or you have a condition that went untreated due to a failed diagnosis, you might be entitled to compensation. While it could be the last thing on your mind when you are unwell, a successful claim could help to cover some of your medical bills. It may also help to ensure that the doctor responsible for your mistreatment is less likely to make the same mistake again. An attorney can advise you about your options and may be able to assist you with your claim.

Source: Towson Patch, "Possible Measles Case Reported in Baltimore County," Elizabeth Janny, Aug. 7, 2015

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