When a person should speak to a medical malpractice attorney is a question that we get from many people who we talk with about medical injuries. If you are reading this educational article thinking the same thing you are not alone. The best way to explain this situation is through examples. Even though these examples are not exhaustive, they should give you a good starting point in this process.
The first example is when a doctor or nurse apologizes to you regarding an error that he or she made during your procedure or treatment. If this happens to you, then this may be a good indicator that you may need to have a follow up investigation performed as to what happened during your treatment. Remember though, the apology must accompany some type of serious injury to you. Without an injury, chances are you will not be successful with your claim.
The second example is if you have follow up work done, or a second opinion done, and either of these medical professionals reveal to you serious errors made by the original treating doctor. With this said, do not be shocked if these doctors will not put their findings in writing. This is because many doctors do not want to be drug into the litigation process against a fellow doctor in the field.
Finally, you may need to speak to a Maryland medical malpractice attorney if you think that your doctor paid very little attention to your complaints and symptoms. As a result if this, you now think that your medical injury is a direct result of your doctor not listening to your complaints.
If you would like to speak to someone more about these issues, and why you think that you are the victim of medical malpractice here in Maryland, we invite you to pick up the phone and give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time regarding Maryland medical malpractice law and we would be glad to hear your story.