As a Prince George’s County birth injury lawyer, I get calls from people who have a lot of questions regarding what is actually medical malpractice. For many people, when they call they have suffered a devastating injury. Or in the case of a birth injury, their baby has suffered a serious injury at birth. Understandably, people in positions like these have lots of questions. With that said, will a bad result in Maryland always equal medical malpractice?
THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS OF A MARYLAND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM
A Prince George’s County birth injury lawyer knows that Maryland adheres to a basic foundation when we are talking about medical malpractice. This is because a medical malpractice claim, or birth injury case, has its foundation in tort law.
A Maryland tort claim has to have four basic elements to be successful. These elements are
- BREACH OF DUTY
Without these elements present in a Maryland medical malpractice or birth injury claim, your case will not be a success more than likely.
MARYLAND LAW ADDS MORE REQUIREMENTS FOR PLAINTIFFS…
This next part can be the crux of a medical malpractice case and it deals with the use of medical experts. In Maryland you will have to have a medical expert give an opinion as to the standard of care (what would a reasonable and prudent doctor do under the same set of circumstances as your doctor) and whether your doctor breached the standard. In addition to giving an opinion as to the standard of care, the medical expert will give an opinion as to whether the departure from the standard of care is what caused the injury.
Your Prince George’s County birth injury lawyer will more than likely take care of hiring the needed experts to evaluate the case. These experts will not only speak with the lawyer about the case, but they will also review all of the relevant medical records and interview the client, where appropriate.
A PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY BIRTH INJURY LAWYER CAN HELP
To speak with me further regarding your child’s injury at birth, or your injury while under the care of a doctor this is what I invite you to do.
Pick up the phone and give me call.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832.
I answer Maryland birth injury and medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.
Boston Law Group, LLC
2 Wisconsin Circle
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815