Medical malpractice is a term that is used a lot, but in many instances, people do not really know what it means. Just because you had a bad result during a medical procedure is not necessarily medical malpractice. In its basic terms you are trying to show that your doctor fell below the standard of care in your case, and this is what caused your injury.
Has Any Of This Happened To You Or A Loved One?
You have discovered a lump in your breast and have a family history of breast cancer, yet your cancer is still misdiagnosed?
During your gallbladder removal, your doctor cuts the common bile duct and does not repair it, causing you to suffer massive infection and or sepsis?
The patient advocate, employed by the hospital, is doing all he or she can to deflect blame from the hospital and direct it to you?
Your doctor tells you to “just sign here” but has not explained hardly anything to you on the form he or she wants you to sign?
Situations like this happen in hospitals and medical offices throughout America, with Maryland not being immune. This is why it is important for Maryland medical malpractice attorneys to provide helpful information to families so that not only do they understand the medical malpractice process, but so that they are prepared to move forward in these types of cases to seek the justice they deserve.
One of the main reasons why medical malpractice cases can be a challenge is the fact that the public truly believes that doctors do the best that they can, and that they do not “mean to make a mistake.” This is one reason why doctors usually win close to 80% of medical malpractice cases when they are tried in front of a jury. This is also why it is not only important that Maryland medical malpractice attorneys take the time to screen these types of cases carefully, but spend time framing the issues in such a way that members of the jury can clearly see that the doctor needlessly endangered his or her patient. Here at Boston Law Group, LLC, we make it our business to provide Maryland medical malpractice educational information to the public so that you are prepared for this process. We do this not only through our educational website, but though our books and numerous educational videos.
Common Areas For Medical Malpractice
Surgical Failures And Errors
Misdiagnosis/Delay In Treatment
Administration Of Wrong Medication/Wrong Dosage
Negligent Training And Supervision
Radiology And Laboratory Errors
What Is My Medical Malpractice Case Worth?
Each case is different, and every set of facts must be investigated to determine if medical negligence actually occurred from a legal prospective.
Once a cause of action has been established, we will discuss with you your economic damaged and non-economic damages.
Economic Damages are actual expenses, whether costs you have already paid for or lost or anticipated future costs.
Economic damages include:
Past Medical Bills
Past Lost Wages and Income
Future Lost Wages
Future Medical Bills
Non-economic damages are damages that typically cannot be calculated by receipt. For example, with lost wages, you can compare a person’s current income to the amount lost at present and closely estimate their future earnings.
Non-economic Damages include:
Loss of consortium
If you or a loved one has been injured by a medical provider, know that there are individuals who you can speak with regarding past medical bills, lost wages, future medical care and the pain endured. The attorneys here at Boston Law Group, LLC handle medical malpractice cases in all the counties throughout Maryland, namely:
Prince George’s County
Anne Arundel County
St. Mary’s County