You have more than likely seen the commercials or the news articles reporting how Mr. X received a jury verdict of $500 thousand dollars in his heart attack misdiagnosis.
Or how a woman settled her breast cancer misdiagnosis case for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If you are wondering whether the plaintiffs in the above examples, and people like them, will receive all of the money outlined you are not alone.
The purpose of this educational article is to give you an idea of how these issues work in general. Please remember to always speak with your attorney about the specific details of your case.
The numbers that you generally hear about do not include certain critical information.
For example, in many cases there may have to be medical bills which may have to be repaid.
Add this, the plaintiff is more than likely going to have to pay legal fees and probably costs associated with prosecuting the claim on behalf of the plaintiff.
In addition, another critical issue will look at whether there will be an appeal or whether a judge will lower some of the verdict to comply with the caps on medical malpractice cases in Maryland.
Under Maryland law there is a limit as to the amount of “non-economic” damages a person can recover.
An example of non-economic damages would be pain and suffering while an example of economic damages would be medical bills, for example.
To speak with us more about the medical malpractice process in Maryland, or whether you are the victim of medical malpractice this is what we invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
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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.