Was the doctor or hospital really the cause of your medical injury or your loved one’s death?
To really be able to understand the basics of this legal concept one must know the elements of a Maryland negligence case.
You must prove duty, breach of that duty, causation, and damages.
All four of these elements must be present in not only a basic negligence case, but also a medical malpractice claim.
Let’s say for example, a person goes to have their gallbladder removed.
During the procedure, the doctor cuts the bile duct a little and as a result of this there is a small amount of leaking into the abdominal cavity.
A few days later your loved one is the passenger in a car.
The car that your loved one is riding in is hit by a drunk driver and the autopsy reveals that the death was due to massive trauma to the head.
In this situation is will be virtually impossible to link the doctor to your loved one’s death as the cut bile duct during the gallbladder surgery was not the cause of your loved one’s death.
If you have more questions about whether you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, and your matter happened 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.