What Constitutes Malpractice in Maryland
Medical malpractice cases are complex and require representation by a skilled attorney who understands what it takes to prove the elements of your case. Your attorney must be familiar with the right experts, and most importantly must be able to place a value on the damages that you suffered. This is not a task for the inexperienced.
If you are the victim of medical malpractice, focus on finding the best malpractice attorney in Maryland to represent you. This puts you in the best position to recover the maximum fair compensation for your injuries. Seek out our aggressive and dedicated firm of Maryland malpractice attorneys as soon after your injury as possible since you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit.
Elements of medical malpractice
Medical professionals are held to a professional standard of care. When a surgeon or other medical professional such as a nurse or member of a surgical team acts in a way that causes an injury or fails to act, and that action or omission causes harm to a patient, medical malpractice may have occurred.
A mistake or error by a medical professional that damages or harms a patient can occur at any time during treatment. It can be a lack of informed consent or improper dosing of medication. It can be a botched hip operation, or a failure to check in on a patient post-surgery. And it can be an injury to a child that occurs during a difficult birth.
When a professional does not adhere to the proper standard of care, and that failure results in an injury, you may have a medical malpractice claim. For a medical malpractice claim, you must have been harmed by the action or inaction. Experts are called upon in many medical malpractice cases to show not only the standard of care that applies in a case, but also that a physician failed to live up to the standard of care, and that these actions are what caused the injury. In addition, experts are called upon to show the value of damages such as lost earnings and cost of future care.
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