If you watch your local and national news, you probably think that based on all of this, doctors rarely lose medical malpractice cases when they head to trial. Jurors are always ruling for the plaintiff, so much so that this is the sole reason for high medical costs in this country.
Well the truth of the matter is that close to 80% of the medical malpractice cases which go to trial are won by the doctor. This is according to a study reported in Archives of Internal Medicine.
What many people do not understand is that a person bringing a medical malpractice case in Maryland has a lot of hoops and hurdles he or she must jump through before even getting to court. Add to this, unless you can get another doctor or medical professional to go on record explaining not only what the medical standard of care is in your situation, and how your treating doctor broke the standard of care, you will lose your case.
Once at trial, defense attorneys do all they can to try to show that what the doctor in your case did was reasonable, and that he or she did not fall below the standard of care. Because many people in this country still think that doctors do the best that they can, your attorney has to be sure to frame your issues in such a way that the jury can clearly see that you the doctor needlessly endangered his or her patient.
If you would like to speak with someone about whether you have been the victim of medical malpractice here in Maryland, and what options you may have if this is the case, we invite you to pick up the phone and give is a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time regarding medical malpractice questions in Maryland and we would love to hear your story.