A question that we get a lot is, “If I think that my surgery went wrong and I got a bad result because of it, can I sue my doctor for medical malpractice?” The short answer to the question is that just because you had a bad result after surgery does not automatically mean you will be successful with a Maryland medical malpractice case.
One of the main reasons this is the case is because your doctor may not have broken the standard of care in your situation. Remember, to be successful here in Maryland you must have another doctor essentially say on the record that your treating doctor fell below the standard of care in your situation. If you cannot get another doctor to agree that your doctor essentially did something wrong you will not be successful in your case.
What many people must understand is that surgery is already a very risky procedure and as a result of this, not everything may go to plan. Also, add to this that certain procedures have known risks associated with them and many doctors go over these risks extensively with their patients.
If you would like to speak with someone on whether the problems that you are having as the result of your surgery is the result of medical malpractice, we invite you to give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832.