What is a potential pitfall when taking the wait and see approach regarding contacting a medical malpractice attorney for a medical injury? To put the questions another way, what is something that you should take into consideration if you are waiting to speak with a Maryland medical malpractice attorney regarding your injury?
The reason that I am writing this Maryland medical malpractice educational article, and posting the supporting video, is because there still seems to be some confusion regarding this issue. Ultimately, it is your decision as to not only should you reach out to a medical malpractice attorney, but when you should take said action.
MARYLAND LAW PLACES TIME RESTRICTIONS ON THESE TYPES OF CASES…
Maryland law limits the amount of time that a person has to file a personal injury law suit. The analysis for when the clock starts to run on your case can be fact specific. As a result, if you have specific questions regarding the facts surrounding your injury, I strongly recommend that you speak with your own Maryland attorney regarding your facts.
In general, the clock for your case will start at the time of injury, or harm. With that said, there can be other issues which come into play as to when the injury was reasonably discovered. Also, Maryland law gives a hard cut off time as to when the case must be filed.
Because a statute of limitation issue is so fact specific, I am not going to give a number in this article. This is because, I do not want a reader to hold on to said number and think that it may be the end all be all for their case and take other important issues into consideration. Suffice it to say, if you think that you are dealing with a statute of limitations issue, speak with a Maryland medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible!
A POTENTIAL PITFALL WHEN TAKING THE WAIT AND SEE APPROACH…
As I stated in the above paragraph, Maryland law limits the amount of time that you must file a medical malpractice law suit. To be successful in these types of cases, the law says that you must have a medical expert(s) who will give an opinion as to the standard of care, and whether your doctor deviated from the standard of care, causing your injury. To do this, your attorney will need the help of experts to give the opinions.
A potential pitfall when taking the wait and see approach is that your attorney may not have enough time to get the experts needed to prosecute the case the closer it gets to the statute of limitations. You will not believe how many people who I talk to never give this a thought. To them, they may as well have forever to bring the case, when in reality this is not so.
DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR MARYLAND MEDICAL INJURY?
If you have more questions about your injury pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. I answer Maryland birth injury and medical malpractice questions just like yours all the time and I will be happy to listen to your story.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq.
Boston Law Group, LLC
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
1-833-4 BABY HELP