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. If you, or a loved one, has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice in Maryland you have rights and may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Please click here to contact our team of Maryland medical malpractice attorneys for a free case analysis. No fee unless we recover for you.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice In Maryland?
A medical professional, such as a doctor or even a hospital, 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
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
Leaving surgical instruments in the body
Infections after surgery
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
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 a 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.
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