Will your letter to your doctor prove medical malpractice in Maryland? To put the question another way, will the contents of the letter you write to your doctor prove that your injury while under the doctor’s care prove medical malpractice? Believe it or not, many people are confused about this issue.
As a matter of fact, a couple of days ago I spoke with a person who contacted my office who had this same question. This person was confused as to why the doctor seemed to “ignore” the letter written, explaining that person’s injury and why they thought it was the fault of the doctor. After speaking with this person further, they understood why their letter more than likely was “ignored” by their doctor.
HOW ARE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES PROVEN IN MARYLAND?
What creates a lot of confusion around Maryland medical malpractice cases is essentially how to prove the cases. This confusion then leads to the above question, will your letter to your doctor prove medical malpractice?
Maryland law requires that if you bring a law suit against your doctor, you must be able to prove that the doctor fell below the standard of care owed to you, and by falling below the standard of giving good and acceptable medical care, caused your injury. The elements in the previous sentence are proven through the testimony of expert witnesses.
WILL YOUR LETTER TO YOUR DOCTOR PROVE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
Will your letter to your doctor prove medical malpractice in Maryland? Hopefully now after reading the above paragraph you will realize that writing a letter to your doctor, with the idea that the letter will prove medical malpractice in Maryland, will probably get little, if any traction from your doctor.
One other thing you must remember when you are talking about medical malpractice for doctors, is that these types of cases can play roles in a doctor’s insurance and hospital privileges, for example. So when medical malpractice is mentioned, doctors treat these issues seriously, and understandably so.
NEED TO SPEAK WITH ME FURTHER ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL INJURY?
To speak with me further about your injury while under the care of a doctor, this is what I invite you to do if your issue happened in Maryland. Pick up the phone and give me a call.
I can be reached at 301-850-4832. I answer questions like yours all the time related to medical injuries, child birth injuries, and wrongful death all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq.
Boston Law Group, LLC
2 Wisconsin Circle
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815