Can I Sue a Doctor For Medical Malpractice in Maryland?

When you see a medical professional, you are essentially trusting that person with your life. Fortunately, most doctors understand the immensity of this responsibility, and, therefore, take their jobs very seriously. However, if you are someone who was recently injured at the hands of a negligent medical professional, you most likely now require and deserve financial compensation. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey professional malpractice attorneys today to learn more about how our firm can help.

How can I sue a doctor for harming me?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are oftentimes more complicated than other personal injury claims, and for multiple reasons. For one, your physician has his or her livelihood and practice at stake, so you can bet that your physician will hire an experienced team of legal professionals to disprove your claim and deny you the compensation you need. That is why you must do the same and hire an attorney who is ready to aggressively fight for your rights.

To win a medical malpractice lawsuit, your attorney will first have to demonstrate that you were, in fact, this doctor’s patient, and that your doctor, therefore, owed you a duty of care. If you can prove that your doctor deviated from the accepted standard of care, thereby worsening your medical condition and causing you to experience significant financial difficulties as a result, you should win the compensation you deserve. That being said, your attorney will have to work to obtain medical documents, notes from other doctors that state had your doctor not acted negligently, you would not be suffering today, witness testimony, and more to prove your claim.

Are there different types of medical malpractice?

There are several different types and examples of medical malpractice, many of which lead to serious injuries. Some of the most frequent types of medical malpractice our firm sees are as follows:

  • Making errors during surgery
  • Making errors with anesthesia
  • Misreading laboratory results
  • Neglecting to recognize symptoms
  • Incorrect medication
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Hospital infections
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failing to diagnose

If you believe your doctor did any of the aforementioned, there is a very good chance you will have a valid medical malpractice lawsuit. However, you must understand that in Maryland, you must file your claim within five years of the date the accident occurred, or within three years from the date the injury was discovered, whichever came first. If you do not, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are here to begin your claims process immediately.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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