Medical Malpractice


Elkton Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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Medical malpractice claims in Maryland are among the most complicated claims to evaluate and handle. These claims arise out of some of the most unfortunate situations, and in many cases involve birth injuries that will last a lifetime for the injured child, or wrongful death claims of which the results speak for themselves.

These claims can occur in a variety of situations, and with a multitude of possible responsible parties. In many cases, the mere instance of an additional injury or complication from a medical procedure is often not enough to create a medical malpractice situation. What we look for in evaluating these possible claims is a situation that would not normally happen if the doctor, hospital, therapist, midwife, anesthesiologist, nurse, or other medical clinician had performed the duties in the way that others within the profession normally would do in the same situation. Terminology that you are likely to hear when discussing or litigating a medical malpractice claim is the standard of care.

A medical professional can deviate from the standard of care by doing or not doing a variety of things. Some of these situations are:

 

  • Failure to provide a necessary test
  • Failure to inform the patient of the need for a test
  • Failure to perform an appropriate evaluation or examination
  • Failure to provide necessary treatment
  • Delaying the necessary treatment
  • Providing the wrong treatment
  • Improper follow-up
  • A misdiagnoses
  • Failure to diagnose
  • A delay in diagnosis
  • Performing unnecessary surgery
  • Performing the incorrect surgery
  • Performing the correct surgery to the wrong area of the body
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Leaving surgical instruments in the body
  • Infections after surgery
  • Nursing negligence
  • Inadequate staffing, training, or supervision of staff
  • Persons performing functions beyond or outside of their training
  • Improper drug prescriptions
  • Failure to refer to a specialist
  • Failure to properly monitor a pregnancy, labor or delivery
  • Failure to inform you of benefits and risks
  • Intentional neglect

These types of medical malpractice situations cause damages in the form of lost wages from missed time from work, additional medical needs, necessity for in-home care that would otherwise not be needed, accommodations or modifications to the home as a result of permanent injuries, the need to hire others to do tasks that would normally be performed by the injured, and at the worst, death.

If you or a family member thinks that you may be victim of medical malpractice, or have suffered a wrongful death contact our office at 410-975-7000 for a free consultation. We can make these consultations in our Elkton office, our Baltimore office, or in your home or another convenient location.