What is medical malpractice under Maryland law? Does experiencing a bad result during a medical procedure constitute medical malpractice? If you do not know the answers to these questions you are not alone.

The simple answer of what is medical malpractice under Maryland law occurs when a doctor, or other medical professional falls below the standard of care in your situation and this departure from the standard of care is what causes your injuries. This is proved through the testimony of your medical expert.

A medical expert will review your records, determine the standard of care, and explain how your doctors did not follow the standard of care. So, hopefully you can see how not every “bad result” will be medical malpractice. Surgeries and other medical procedures can have inherent risks. As a result, every bad result cannot be automatically pegged as medical malpractice.

To speak with someone further about whether your issue here in Maryland is medical malpractice, we invite you to give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be happy to listen to 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.