Doctors are highly intelligent in their medical field. Whether they are a general physician or focus on one area of medicine, they have gone through years of schooling that qualify them for that role. When people are concerned about their health, they go to a trusted physician to get the care and advice that they need. Doctors will assess the individual’s current state with an exam that can determine how to proceed from there. This can help the patient on a road to recovery. However, if a medical professional is negligent during these situations, they can contribute to a medical malpractice case. Negligence on behalf of a medical professional can have negative effects on a patient. A patient’s health can suffer as a direct result of this negligence. When this occurs, the patient may wish to file a lawsuit against their physician, which they are able to do.
For medical malpractice cases, negligence will need to be proven to show that the medical professional did not perform up to their standard of care. This care can be expected based on their reputation and previous history with them. If the doctor is associated with certain physicians or institutions, it can be easy to assess their level of care that is expected. When these doctors are not doing all they can to ensure a patient is healthy or recovering, they can be held accountable. They should not simply ignore a step during a specific process or display other negligent behavior.
Can I gain damages?
After pursuing a medical malpractice case, you may be able to gain damages from this lawsuit. If the doctor is found to be negligent, they may be held accountable to paying damages. This compensation can help pay for the medical expenses you have been charged with. It may also be used to cover additional medical expenses that were needed to fix the situation that the doctor’s negligence caused. These situations can be greatly harmful to a patient’s health. They may not only suffer physically, they can suffer mentally and emotionally as well. The medical professional may be required to pay for non-economic damages. These damages can help make up for the pain and suffering the doctor’s actions have caused. This can be used to provide for your medical expenses that can relate to emotional turmoil. During these situations, it is important to account for all parts of your health.
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented clients who have been injured throughout the state of Maryland due to the negligence of another party for nearly 30 years. If you require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.