Your medical malpractice attorney has told you that the investigation into your medical injury has revealed that the treating doctor in your case fell below the standard of care.
It has also been revealed to you that an expert has agreed with your position and that it is now time to file your complain in circuit court (all other mandatory filings have been done).
You know that since your defendant is here in Maryland he will have 30 days to answer your complaint.
With that said, you are now wondering what are some of the important things that are placed in answers?
One important aspect of the defendant’s answer will be any affirmative defenses that may be raised.
For example, if you doctor thinks that you contributed to your own medical injury and that the doctor was in no way the cause of the injury, this defense of contributory negligence needs to be stated as an affirmative defense in the answer.
This defense is important because if you are found to be contributory negligent, you will be barred from any recovery for your injuries.
If you have more questions about this process, or whether your medical injury is the result of medical malpractice, 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 Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.