You have suffered an injury you believe at the hands of your doctor.
Now you think that it is time to contact a medical malpractice lawyer for help.
You get on the internet and find out what lawyer and law firm would be a good fit for you.
You call and speak with a few attorneys but no one seems to be interested in taking your case.
Because of this, you become confused about this entire process.
To be successful in a Maryland injury case, be it a car crash case, medical malpractice case, premises liability case, etc… there are four basic elements that you have to prove.
Those elements are duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
For the purposes of this educational article we will be explaining the fourth element, damages.
An easy way to understand damages in an injury case is like this…it’s the harm or injury that you have suffered.
If you cannot prove this element then your case is not going to be successful.
Medical malpractice cases can take a long time to prosecute and are expensive.
In some cases, a client may have some type of injury, but the cost of pursuing the case may outweigh the value of the case.
For example, if you have a case worth $50,000.00, but it takes $100,000.00 to move the case through court, you are upside down.
Because of this, no attorney is probably going to want to take this case because not only is this not a good case for you the client, it is a bad business decision for an attorney.
Remember, that many lawyers front the costs for medical malpractice cases and as a result, they have to also be able to recover what they have put into the case.
To learn more about the medical malpractice process in Maryland this is what we invite you to do.
It costs you absolutely nothing to do this.
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 and help get rid of some of your worry and concern about the Maryland medical malpractice process.