If you have had an opportunity to read the educational articles on our website, or had a chance to watch our educational videos, you more than likely have heard the term standard of care.

For example, to be successful in a Maryland medical malpractice case you have to be able to prove that your treating doctor fell below the standard of care in your circumstances.

By beaching the standard of care, this must have caused your injury.

As a result, the standard of care is very important in Maryland medical malpractice cases.

In general, what the standard of care looks at in simple terms is what a reasonable and prudent doctor will do under the same circumstances of the defendant doctor.

Will a reasonable and prudent doctor cut an organ before identifying it?

Will a reasonable and prudent doctor needlessly endanger a patient?

Will a reasonable and prudent doctor use the most dangerous form of treatment with a patient when a safer method is available?

By really taking the time to understand this term hopefully you will have a better understanding of some of the things your lawyer is looking at in these types of cases.

If you have any more questions regarding the standard of care in your medical injury case and whether your treating doctor injured you because he or she did not follow good and acceptable medical procedures, 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.


Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals.