There is nothing more frustrating, and potentially devastating, than seeing a medical professional for an illness or medical condition, only to find that the medical professional has made your condition worse. Unfortunately, this is something that happens virtually every single day here in the United States, and in a handful of these cases, these people are actually technically victims of medical malpractice. If you think you may be a medical malpractice victim, you need to continue reading and reach out to our dedicated Baltimore County medical malpractice attorneys to learn more about how our legal team can help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the process ahead:
What are some common examples of medical malpractice?
There is a wide range of behaviors and mistakes that may constitute an act of malpractice. Just some of those are as follows:
- Anesthesia errors, such as giving a patient too much or too little
- Errors during childbirth
- Mistakes made during diagnosis
- Errors during surgery, such as leaving surgical instruments inside of a patient’s body
- Errors made with medication, such as prescribing too strong of a dosage or prescribing a medication that a patient is allergic to
If you were harmed due to any of the aforementioned, you may have a valid claim of malpractice against your treating physician.
What do I need to prove my claim?
In the state of Maryland, to win a medical malpractice claim, you will have to prove several things, including the following:
- The physician in question was, in fact, your doctor
- The physician in question owed you a duty of care
- The physician in question breached that duty of care by acting in a way that another reasonable and competent physician would not have
- You were harmed as a direct result of the breach of care
- The breach of care resulted in significant damages
Our legal team is here to help you prove each element in your case.
How long do I have to file a claim of malpractice in the state of Maryland?
In Maryland, you are required to file your claim of malpractice within five years of the date the act of malpractice occurred or within three years of the date you discovered the incident of malpractice. If you wait longer than this, you’ll likely be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is prepared to help you, starting today. You just need to reach out so we can get started working on your case.