When a person suffers an injury as a result of a surgery, the questions of “Have I been the victim of medical malpractice?” usually comes into play in that person’s mind, eventually.
With that said, the purpose of the above video, and this article, is to help you understand two critical issues in these types of cases if you are thinking of pursing a medical malpractice claim under Maryland law.
The first issue deals with a concept of the standard of care.
Essentially the standard of care is looking at the actions, or inaction, of your doctor.
In simple terms the standard of care focuses on the actions of a reasonable and prudent doctor, acting under the same circumstances as your doctor.
An easy way to look at it is like this. Would a reasonable and prudent doctor cut an organ without first identifying what the organ is?
Would a reasonable and prudent doctor perform the most dangerous procedure possible if there is a safer way?
The second issue in these types of cases deals with causation.
Remember, your injury must be caused by the actions or inaction of your doctor.
If your injury is caused by something other than the actions of your doctor, then more than likely you will not be successful with your case.
To learn more about this process or to speak with someone regarding your Maryland surgical injury, this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-8504832.
We answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and would be happy to listen to your story.