You have had a bad result following a surgery or medical treatment.
Now the doctor waived bill after bad treatment.
Is the fact that the doctor is waiving the bill definite proof that the doctor has committed medical malpractice?
HOW DO YOU PROVE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN MARYLAND?
Before answering the above question it may be a good idea to step back and give a better foundation so the answer makes sense.
To prove a medical malpractice case in Maryland you must prove that your treating doctor fell below the standard of care, and by falling below the standard this is what caused your injury or harm.
SO WHAT IS THIS STANDARD OF CARE THING?
If you are wondering about the standard of care then you are not alone.
The standard of care can change from procedure to procedure.
But in general what it is looking at is, “What will a reasonable and prudent doctor do under the same set of circumstances as the treating doctor?”
HOW IS THIS STANDARD PROVED?
To prove the standard of care your attorney will get a medical expert to review your situation.
This expert will give a medical opinion as to the care and treatment that you were given in your set of facts.
NOW BACK TO THE WAIVED BILL QUESTION…
Hopefully you now understand that the fact that the doctor has waived a bill has no bearing on whether medical malpractice was done.
The analysis for medical malpractice has nothing to do with the status and reasons behind a bill but more to the issue of whether the standard of care has been broken.
If you know that right now is the time to speak with someone about what has happened to you or a loved one due to issues surrounding your medical care, this is what we invite you to do.
It costs nothing to take this action.
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.