What You Need To Know Before Scheduling Your Surgery
You are scheduled to have a surgical procedure and you have spoken with your doctor about it.
Your doctor has taken the time to speak with you and educate you on the surgery.
Based on your discussions with the doctor and after thinking about the risks associated with the procedure you decide to move forward with the surgery.
The anesthesiologist does all of the proper workup on you before surgery, including checking your medical history.
The surgeon then begins to operate.
Somewhere during the surgery things go wrong and as a result, you suffer serious injuries.
There Was A Bad Result, That’s Medical Malpractice Right?
In these types of cases, many people think that just because there was a bad result during the surgery medical malpractice must be the culprit.
Maryland law does not go this far as to automatic liability.
Maryland law looks to the actions or in-actions of the surgeon during the procedure.
Maryland law also focuses on the risks of the procedure and whether the type of injury that the plaintiff suffered is the type of risk associated with the surgery.
With all of the above stated, doctors cannot just needlessly endanger their patients.
For example: was the wrong body part operated on; were instruments placed incorrectly causing injuries; were surgical materials inadvertently left inside of the patient, etc.
What Do I Do If I Suspect Surgical Malpractice?
If you have suffered a medical injury due to a surgery in the Baltimore Maryland area, or in any part of Maryland for that matter, 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 Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to listen to your story.