Since your surgery you now have permanent nerve damage because your doctor misplaced the surgical retractors. Or your breast cancer was misdiagnosed, and if it would have been properly diagnosed, you would have had a near 100% chance of survival. Are you wondering how do you know if you have a Maryland medical malpractice case?
To generally be successful, your treating doctor must have broken a medical safety rule or standard of care, which lead to some type of harm to you. Due to complexity of these types of cases, the harm or injury done to you must be serious and or permanent in nature before most medical malpractice attorneys will accept your case.
So in the above example, the fact that the doctor did not correctly place the surgical retractors and caused permanent nerve damage to the patient would be an example of a case which would probably be viable as a Maryland medical malpractice case.
Now a word of caution, just because a doctor makes a medical error does not mean that your case will be successful. For example, lets say during a surgery a doctor makes an error but repairs the error right away and the patient does not have any issues. This would probably not be a successful case because there is really no harm done to the patient. In big legal words this would mean that the patient has no damages, which is a required element in these types of cases.
So why am I explain this to you today? Because you may be wondering whether you have a Maryland medical malpractice case. Because you may be wondering is there someone who will talk with you about your situation. Here’s what you do. Pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. Or if you would prefer to just drop me an email, send me an email to medicalinjury “at” bostonlawllc.com (Remember to change the “at” to @ in the email address. We write the email like this to combat email spammers). We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.