One of the main questions that a lot of people have when they meet with their medical malpractice lawyer for the first time is whether the lawyer right then and there can tell them if they are the victim of medical malpractice.
How do I know if medical malpractice happened to me is one question that is usually on the minds of an injured patient following a bad result after a medical procedure of a misdiagnosis.
If you are reading this educational article or watching the corresponding video and wondering the same things please know that you are not alone in your thinking.
SO LAWYER YOU THINK I GOT A CASE?
If you have done any research on the medical malpractice process in Maryland you know that your case’s success will revolve around whether the treating doctor fell below the standard of care in your case, causing your injury.
This is a really important concept that you have to have a good understanding moving forward.
WHAT IS THIS STANDARD OF CARE STUFF???
In the above paragraph we mentioned an important concept, standard of care.
To better understand this concept look at it this way.
“What will a reasonable and prudent doctor do under the same circumstances as your doctor in your situation?”
HOW IS THIS PROVEN THEN?
To be able to prove a departure of the standard of care, you will need your own medical expert to come to an opinion as to the care that you were given and whether your care violated the standard of care.
Your expert will have to testify to this at trial and go on the record with their findings and opinions.
SO MY LAWYER WON’T BE ABLE TO TELL ME IF I HAVE A CASE RIGHT AWAY?
Due to the fact a medical expert has to give an opinion as to the viability of a possible medical malpractice case, it will be very hard for an attorney during an initial meeting to be able to give a definite answer as to the question of whether a client is the victim of medical malpractice.
If you would like to speak with us on not only whether you are the victim of medical malpractice or how do I know if medical malpractice happened in my case, this is what we invite you to do.
It costs you 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 happy to listen to your story.