When to rethink a Maryland medical malpractice claim. I know it may sound strange to write a Maryland medical malpractice educational article on this subject, especially when many people who are thinking about filing a medical malpractice claim have suffered some type of injury, presumably at the hands of a doctor, or a nurse/other medical professional, or hospital.
The truth of the matter is that it may not be in a person’s best interest to file a medical malpractice claim when certain conditions exist. It is my hope that after reading this article, or watching the corresponding video, you will have a better grasp of the Maryland medical malpractice process. With all of this said, it is ultimately up to the client to decide whether to file a case or to refrain.
WILL YOU BE UPSIDE DOWN IF YOU FILE THE CASE?
One of the key reasons on when to rethink filing a Maryland medical malpractice claim surround the area of damages. Damages are an important element which you have to be able to prove when you are bringing these cases. The easiest way to view damages in Maryland medical malpractice cases is to look at the harm done to you.
Under this analysis (the harm done to you), you will have not only the injury itself, but you will also have the pain and suffering (non-economic damages which there is a cap), not to mention medical bills, time missed from work (economic damages), etc… So it will naturally follow that if it costs more to bring the case than what you have in damages you will be upside down.
WHEN TO RETHINK FILING A MARYLAND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM
The last sentence in the above paragraph hits the nail on the head regarding when a person may want to seriously think about their options before officially filing the claim. Maryland law places certain requirements on plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. One of these requirements is the use of medical experts.
Your Maryland medical malpractice lawyer will use experts to get an opinion as to the case. These experts will look at things such as the standard of care and explain whether a departure from the standard of care is what caused the injury without this opinion the case will not be successful.
A MARYLAND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY IS HERE TO HELP
If you have more questions surrounding your medical injury 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 questions like the ones posed in this article all the time and I would be happy to take some time and listen to your story.
Boston Law Group, LLC
2 Wisconsin Circle
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815