For many people when an injury or bad result happens during a surgery the question of possible medical malpractice is brought up.
They may not immediately think this, but eventually the question may run through their mind.
If you are at this juncture regarding your medical injury, this article and video above will help you understand a critical issue in these types of cases.
Maryland law requires that to successful one must be able to prove that the treating doctor fell below the standard of care in his or her treatment of the patient.
Many people have trouble in understanding the concept of standard of care.
In easy terms, the standard of care looks at the actions of your doctor.
The standard asks, in simple terms, what would a reasonable and prudent doctor do under the same circumstances of your doctor?
This is a critical issue in Maryland medical malpractice cases.
Add, to the standard of care issue, you must also be ready to prove that by falling below the standard of care this is what caused your injuries.
So, for example, if your injury was caused by something not connected to the actions of the doctor or hospital, then it will be hard for you to be successful with your claim.
The standard of care and causation are two big hurtles to get over in a Maryland medical malpractice case.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of negligence, and you know that it is time to speak with someone about it, 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 would be glad to listen to your story.