A question that we come across sometimes is, “I almost died because of my doctor’s actions can I sue for medical malpractice?”
The person goes on to explain that they do not have any long term injuries but feel that they should be able to sue their doctor for medical malpractice because of the fact they almost died.
The truth of the matter is that in these types of fact scenarios, many Maryland medical malpractice attorneys will decline representation.
To be successful in a Maryland medical malpractice claim one must be able to prove that their treating doctor fell below the standard of care and by doing this caused the patient’s injuries or damages as the law calls them.
When a person does not suffer any type of significant or long term injuries it will be very hard to get a medical malpractice attorney to take the case.
This is because these types of cases take a long time to prosecute and are very expensive. Without serious and often permanent damages many attorneys or just not going to take the case.
In addition, if you almost died and do not have any long term or permanent injures, you will more than likely not have any actionable damages a lawyer will pursue on your behalf.
To speak with someone on whether you are the victim of medical malpractice here in Maryland 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 listen to your story.