I would like to go over with you 5 reasons why you should not file a Maryland medical malpractice suit. However, before I get to that, I want to make sure that you really understand that all a court can do in these types of cases is order money to be paid by the person or entity who has committed some type of harm, which is the cause of someone else’s injures. That is it in a nut shell. A court cannot do more than this. So, if you have any of these 5 things going on, you really should not file a medical malpractice case here in Maryland.

1. The doctor did not harm you. This is simple enough but sometimes we have to remind people of this. If the doctor did not do anything wrong to you then you do not need to file a medical malpractice case.

2. You cannot get another doctor to agree that your treating medical professional broke any safety rules, or the standard of care in your situation. Remember, that to even be able to go forward with a medical malpractice case you are going to have to have another medical professional go on record agreeing that your original medical professional essentially messed up.

3. You are looking for revenge. You think that by suing this doctor you are going to make him or her feel all the pain you are feeling and you want them to suffer. If you are deep down feeling like this you really need to walk away because remember, all the court can do is order one side to pay money to another side. The court system cannot help you plot your attack of revenge.

4. You want this all to be over in 30 days or less. These types of cases take a long time and you really have to understand that in all honesty, your case will more than likely not be done in 30 days.

5. You really don’t have to energy to drag this out. By this I mean, you know that this is a long process and you do not want to not only drag yourself through this, but you don’t want your family to also be brought into this process.

If you fit into any of these 5 categories you really should not file a Maryland medical malpractice case because you are opening yourself up to serious issues down the road. So why am I telling you all of this today? Because you are probably right now trying to decide if you should talk to someone about your situation. Because you are wondering what goes into the process for a Maryland medical malpractice case. If you do not fit into any of these 5 categories, and you want to speak with someone, pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. Or you can send me an email to medicalinjury “at” bostonlawllc.com (Remember to replace the “at” with @). 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.