You now think that you are the victim of medical malpractice.
This is because you have spoken with multiple doctors about your situation and all of them have hinted to you that you are in the shape that you are in because of errors made by your original doctor.
With that said, you feel that you have “plenty of time” to get around to seeing an attorney about the next step you should take.
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT AS TO WHEN YOU MUST FILE YOUR CASE?
Under Maryland law, a person has a specific amount of time in which they MUST file their medical malpractice claim.
The reason this is the case is because the law wants a person to move on their claim and not just sit on their hands.
The statute of limitations in Maryland medical malpractice cases is a real issue.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN THE TIME STARTS?
To understand when the clock begins to run takes a consultation with a lawyer to be on the safe side.
The reason this is the case is because there a many facts which have to be analyzed to get to the right date.
For example, did the injury happen because of an error made during a surgery?
Or what there a misdiagnosis that occurred because a doctor failed to move on a lump during a physical breast examination?
Or did a doctor leave a foreign object inside of you during a surgery and you did not discover this until a year and a half later?
Or are we talking about an injury to a minor?
WHY WILL YOU NOT GIVE ME A HARD DATE THEN!!??
Each one of these examples above takes careful investigation and analysis.
As a result, it is not a good idea to just willy nilly give hard dates in an educational article or video without looking at the specifics of a potential client’s case.
WHAT NEXT THEN?
If you think that you are the victim of medical malpractice and know that it is time to speak with an attorney about what is going on in your case this is what we invite you to do.
It costs you absolutely 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.