Are you wondering if your Maryland medical malpractice attorney will be able to tell you over the phone during your initial call with the attorney whether you are the victim of medical malpractice? This article should shed some light on this process for you.
The simple answer to the question is that more than likely your attorney will not be able to tell you officially whether you have a viable medical malpractice case until he or she takes a look at your medical records from the procedure. This is the case because under Maryland law you will need a medical expert to testify as to the standard of care in your case. Your expert will further explain how your doctors did not follow the standard of care and how you were injured as a result of this.
At the time of your initial phone call with your attorney, this may not have been done more than likely. As a result, your attorney probably has not had an opportunity to review your records. Understanding this will give you a better understanding as to why your attorney may not be able to conclude that yes, you do have a viable medical malpractice claim.
If you think that you have been the victim of medical malpractice here in Maryland, and you would like to speak with someone about this further, this is what we invite you to do. 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 and we would be glad to hear your story.