Pulmonary Embolism is The Leading Cause of Preventable Deaths in Patients Hospitalized for Surgical Procedures medical malpractice lawyers baltimore, surgical error attorneys baltimore, hospital error lawyers maryland, medical mistake attorneys baltimore, pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is usually caused by a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis, or “DVT”) formed in the deep veins of one or both legs, although it is possible for DVTs to form in any deep vein in the body. Unless the DVT is discovered and treated, all or part of the clot will enter the bloodstream and travel into the lungs where it lodges in a pulmonary artery and blocks the flow of blood…

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Tragedy Linked to Young Boy Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury at School The Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury

On September 24, 2015 a third grade student at Gwynns Falls Elementary School in Baltimore was fatally injured after sustaining a severe head injury while at school. Details about the case are still emerging. Attorney Tom Yost, of The Yost Legal Group is investigating the case on behalf of the family. It is still unclear as to how a child who fell in a hallway could sustain a skull fracture. The timeline from when the…

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Study Reveals 210,000 Americans Die Each Year Because of Medical Mistakes medical malpractice law suit, baltimore wrongful death law firm, medical error lawyers maryland, revision surgery lawsuit

Every year, millions of Americans rely on the skill and experience of surgeons, doctors and medical professionals to perform operations that can save, or at least greatly improve, their lives. Unfortunately, despite the high level of training and dedication exhibited by the majority of medical professionals, accidents do happen. At The Yost Legal Group, Baltimore Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death law firm, our attorneys are all too familiar with the risks and serious injuries that…

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Head Injuries From Athletics is a Serious Matter

The Fall is here, which means so is football season. Recently, the Baltimore Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unfortunately, the Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown left the game briefly during the first quarter due to a head injury he sustained when tackled by Ravens player Darian Stewart. While Brown was able to return to the game after passing concussion protocol, it is important to note that he is one of the lucky ones. Sometimes, head…

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LEAD PAINT: The Hidden Threat to America’s Cities

In 2013, the Center for Disease Control estimated that over 500,000 American children between the ages of 1 and 5 years old faced the severe medical dangers associated with lead poisoning. Despite the fact that federal law banned the use of lead-based paints in 1978, the lingering effects of this underrepresented health crisis are still prevalent today in many of America’s inner city neighborhoods. Knowing the facts about lead paint can help you keep your…

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Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is one of the most traumatic birth injuries a newborn can experience. While there are several causes of this severe diagnosis, sometimes cerebral palsy can be a result of medical mistake by a healthcare provider who was responsible for assisting in your child’s birth. The birth injury lawyers at The Yost Legal Group have the experience and resources to assist families in need of representation as a result of the negligent acts of…

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Be Safe This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest holidays for driving on America’s roadways. Be sure to follow these safe-driving tips to have a safe and accident free holiday weekend. –  Prepare your car for traveling long distances. Make sure to service your car’s cooling system and radiator. Check fluids and wiper blades. Taking time to perform simple maintenance on your vehicle can eliminate many problems that strand motorists. –  Plan ahead. It is helpful…

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Construction Accidents Are Common

One of the largest industries in the country is the construction industry.  There are thousands of workers who risk their lives daily to build our nations roadways, office buildings and housing developments. Construction is a dangerous profession and hundreds of accidents occur each year. The most common causes of injury and death on construction sites are: –           Falls –          Struck by object –          Electrocutions –          Being caught and pinned between objects –          Scaffolding accidents –         …

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McCormick’s Ground Oregano Recalled Due To Salmonella

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the popular spice producer McCormick has voluntarily recalled its McCormick Ground Oregano due to a possible salmonella contamination. Check your spice racks and be sure to remove the following product: McCormick Ground Oregano, 0.75oz bottle UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H The bottles being recalled were shipped to 41 different states, including the Baltimore, Maryland area, between…

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New Dog Bite Case Presents Interesting Hurdles dog attack injury

A nationally reported dog bite case is showing just how complex these types of accidents can be. A four-year-old boy, mauled by a neighbor’s dog after wandering into its yard, needs tens of thousands of dollars of reconstructive surgery and has endured untold pain and suffering. Nonetheless, thousands have rallied around the dog, claiming it was simply doing what dogs do and neither the animal nor its owner should be held accountable for the child’s disfigurement. An…

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