A couple of days ago I posted a video and educational article explaining why not all bad results after a surgery or medical procedure will rise to the level of medical malpractice in Maryland.
The main issue present in cases like this whether the treating doctor fell below the standard of care owed to you at the time, causing your injury.
Those are the basics of any Maryland medical malpractice or childbirth injury case.
So with that said, why should you contact an attorney if you, or your child for that matter, have suffered a serious injury?
This article will share two basic reasons why it may not be a bad idea to at least speak with an attorney.
Who Makes The Call?
As I have written before, the decision to speak with an attorney in the first place is of course that of the client.
In addition to that, the client makes the call on other issues too.
For example, the client will also have the last say on whether a case should settle or if it should go to trial.
Well Is It Medical Malpractice Or Not?
Maryland medical malpractice attorneys do this for a living.
This means that more than likely they have spent a lot of time not only reviewing medical records, but they have spent a lot of time analyzing the critical issues present in these types of cases.
For example, in a gallbladder injury case one of the critical issues more than likely present will be the actions of the doctor when he or she cuts the common bile duct.
Did the doctor even notice the cut and try to repair it?
Or did the doctor not notice the cut and closed the patient up, with a subsequent sepsis infection?
These are critical issues that your Maryland medical malpractice attorney will be able to spot.
If a person does not know some of the important issues then he or she will not be able to make a good educational guess as to whether their claim is viable on the medical malpractice side.
Can This Act As Sort Of A Second Opinion?
For attorneys to be successful in cases like this the attorney has to have the help of a medical expert who will go on record as to care given in the case.
Not only will the expert give an opinion as to care given, but the expert will also explain whether in their opinion your injury was due to the care given, or not given.
So for some people, this can act as a second opinion as to their injury and the cause.
What About Your Injury?
To speak with me about your injury after surgery, or your child’s injury at birth, this is what I invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give me a call.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832.
I answer Maryland medical malpractice and childbirth injury questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to take some time and listen to your story.