One of the first questions on the minds of individuals who have had serious injuries after a surgery or medical procedure is, “did my doctor commit medical malpractice on me?”
The truth of the matter is that in many cases the issue of whether a doctor committed medical malpractice is not a slam dunk.
As we have stated before, just because you have a bad result does not necessarily mean that you have been the victim of medical malpractice.
To be successful you must be able to prove that your doctor fell below the standard of care owned to you.
In addition to falling below the standard of care, this breach of the standard is what must have caused your injury.
So with all of that said, how do you know if your doctor did not follow the applicable standard of care?
What medical malpractice lawyers do is they get another medical expert to review your case.
This doctor will review your charts, tests, and other medical records. The doctor may also do an examination on you.
After reviewing all of the applicable medical information, the medical expert will give an opinion as to the care you were given.
It is based on this opinion that your Maryland medical malpractice case begins to take shape.
If you cannot get a medical expert to agree that what your doctors fell below the standard of care owed to you, your case is not going to be successful.
We hope that this educates you to the fact that a bad result in a treatment or surgery may not be medical malpractice.
To learn more about this process, or to speak with someone regarding your possible Maryland medical malpractice case, 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.
It costs nothing to call us, get your questions answered, and have less worry about your situation.
We answer medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be happy to listen to your story.