So you think that you are the victim of medical malpractice?
One of the first things that you do is call and speak with a lawyer.
The lawyer cannot tell you whether or not you have a good case over the phone. Is this cause to become upset?
Medical malpractice cases are very serious and very technical to proceed with.
It is very difficult and nearly impossible to verify whether or not someone has a “good” case or a “good” set of facts based merely on a brief telephone conversation.
Most attorneys will probably ask if you have a copy of your medical records handy or if you can quickly request a copy of those records.
The reasons why the records are important is because what is contained within those records (or omitted from them) is the information needed to determine whether or not you were possibly the victim of medical malpractice.
A bad result does not necessarily mean that your doctor or medical professional fell below the standard of care and caused your injuries.
Remember being classified as a victim of medical malpractice is a conclusion based on law and determined by the fact finder.
If you case settles short of trial, then the defendant admits that some liability exists. If a judge or jury rule in your favor, then they have found that you are in fact a victim of medical malpractice.
If you think that your doctors have injured you because in simplistic terms, they were not paying attention to your care and treatment, this is what we invite you to do if your matter happened in Maryland.
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 regarding Maryland medical malpractice cases and we would be happy to listen to your story.