So you have found out that your doctor has been sued before for making errors during surgical procedures. You now want to use this fact in your case. Can you use this as the basis for the jury finding that the doctor is responsible for your injuries too?

The simple answer is no, you cannot use a prior law suit as the basis for a jury concluding that your doctor must have been negligent in your case too. Without getting too technical, the reason being is that the fact finder in your case has to listen to the evidence in your case and make a decision based on what was done or not done to you.

Maryland law wants the fact finder to be focused on the facts in your case, not some possible prior acts. Remember, every case is different and just because a doctor has been sued in the past does not mean that the facts in that case are even remotely close to yours.

So why am I explaining this to you today? Because you may be on the internet right now trying to find answers to your questions. Because right now you may need someone to talk to about your possible Maryland medical malpractice case. Here’s what you can do. Pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. If you would like to send an email instead initially, email me at medicalinjury “at” (Remember to replace the “at” with @. 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.

Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals.