You think that you are the victim of medical malpractice and now you are wondering how you go about proving the case against the doctor. If there are medical malpractice elements that you must prove, what are they?
What we have found is that in cases like this, many people are really thinking should they represent themselves in a Maryland medical malpractice claim against their doctor? We are not going to give you an absolute on this question because it is ultimately your decision. In past videos we have stated that it may not be a good idea for you to represent yourself in a medical malpractice case, but it is still your call.
In general, to be successful in a Maryland medical malpractice case you have to be able to show that your doctor fell below the standard of care in your situation, and by falling below the standard of care this is what caused your injuries. You can prove this through the use of expert testimony.
One of the problems when representing yourself is that most of the time doctors will not testify for you unless you have a lawyer helping you. The reason this can be the case is that in many instances individuals not versed in the law do not know how to navigate the tricky medical malpractice claims process.
If you think that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, and you would like to speak to someone about it, we invite you to 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 listen to your story.