So you have just spoken with a Maryland medical malpractice attorney and he or she is not going to take your case. Can you now go to another lawyer for help? Want to hear the answer?
The simple answer to the question is yes you can get a second onion as to your case. As a matter of fact, I strongly suggest that you do go ahead an get another lawyer’s opinion as to your case.
Just recently we were contacted by a person who had noticed an infection while in the hospital after a surgery. Based on our review of the facts, and the medical information we had, there was just no way to know where the infection came from. In other words we could not prove that the hospital and the medical professionals there were the cause of this person’s infection.
Causation is a critical element in a Maryland medical malpractice case and because we did not think that we could prove it under these facts, we declined the case. With that said, we advised the person to contact another attorney as soon as possible for a second opinion because maybe a different attorney would see the facts in a different light.
Remember, not all attorneys may see your case in the same light. However, please remember that the law here in Maryland only gives you a certain amount of time before you must file your claim, so move as quick as you can.
Now why have I decided to explain all of this to you today? Because you may be wondering what you should do with your situation. You may not have even spoken to one attorney yet and are wondering if you should do so. Here’s what you can do. Pick up the phone and give me a call at 301-850-4832. If you think that email is better, send me an email to medicalinjury “at” bostonlawllc.com (Remember to replace the “at” with @. We write this email address this way to combat email spammers). We answer questions like yours all the time regarding Maryland medical malpractice law and we would be glad to hear your story.