Personal Injury Trial Attorneys for Injured Baltimore Residents
For over two decades, the Baltimore attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have represented residents throughout the Maryland and Washington, D.C. region who have suffered injuries as a result of car accidents, medication errors, or other negligent conduct. We know all too well how traumatizing the events giving rise to a lawsuit can be, and the stress that taking legal action can put on you and your family. We approach every case with the compassion and understanding it deserves, and we pride ourselves on the personalized attention that our clients receive. Everyone at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC appreciates the importance of your case, including our attorneys, staff, and paralegals. We are ready to assert your rights aggressively, and to help you pursue the compensation that you deserve.
Hold a Negligent Driver Liable
Motor vehicle accidents are some of the most stressful and traumatic experiences that a person can face. Even if you are doing your best to drive safely, sometimes you cannot avoid being involved in a collision. To recover compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident, motorcycle collision, or truck accident, a plaintiff must establish that the defendant acted negligently. Negligence has four elements. The first element requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. In the context of a motor vehicle accident, the duty of care requires each driver to operate his or her vehicle with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonable driver would use in a similar situation. This standard takes into account the current weather conditions, road conditions, and visibility. The second element of negligence requires the plaintiff to establish that the defendant breached the duty of care. Common examples of breaching the standard of care while driving a car include speeding, unsafe lane changes, and failure to yield, and other traffic violations. When it comes to motorcycles, many drivers fail to approach or pass motorcycles at a safe speed and distance. Also, far too often large trucks make unsafe turns or travel at unsafe speeds given their size and load capacity.
The third element of negligence is called causation, and it requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant’s breach directly caused his or her injuries. Once causation is established, the plaintiff can present evidence of the actual damages that he or she suffered, which is the fourth element. These damages can include medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and long term medical care, as well as damages for pain and suffering which are known as non-economic damages. Injuries sustained in car accidents are often severe, and may involve broken bones, torn ligaments, and soft-tissue injuries. Sometimes, the injuries result in devastating, lifelong consequences, like those associated with traumatic brain injuries. If you are involved in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, an experienced attorney can help you collect and preserve important evidence that you will need in order to bring a negligence claim, and seek damages for your injuries.
Seek Compensation for a Pharmacy’s Medication Error
Each year, approximately 1.5 million people suffer injuries as the result of pharmacy medication errors. Pharmacists must comply with various rules that require them to adhere to basic, fundamental principles for correctly filling each prescription. A medication error can occur in a number of situations, including those involving:
- Providing someone else’s medication to the wrong customer;
- Mislabeling the medication with the wrong instructions;
- Filling the prescription with the wrong medication; or
- Filling the prescription with the right medication, but in the wrong dosage.
Pharmacy misfills often occur because pharmacists are overworked and do not have sufficient time to ensure that each prescription has been filled appropriately. It may be the case that corporate employers are choosing to focus on the quantity of prescriptions filled instead of the quality of customer care that they are providing. Either way, there is no excuse for these life-threatening mistakes, and the pharmacy should be held responsible for the injuries that you or your loved one have suffered. The consequences of medication errors can be serious and life changing, sometimes requiring lifetime care.
Enlist a Medical Malpractice Attorney to Protect Your Rights
When we go to the doctor or a hospital, we expect to receive competent treatment for injuries or illnesses. Unfortunately, this does not happen all the time. When a health care provider falls short of the appropriate standard of care in the profession, a patient or the patient’s family can bring a medical malpractice claim.
Similar to ordinary negligence cases, these lawsuits require proof of the four elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages. However, medical malpractice claims generally rely on expert testimony to establish the professional standard of care, which is defined as how a competent health care provider in the same specialty as the defendant would have treated a patient similar to the injured person in the same circumstances. Experts also will be vital to show how the defendant fell short of the standard of care and how this breach led to the harm that the victim suffered.
Damages in medical malpractice cases may account for many forms of economic and non-economic costs and losses. These can range from lost income and earning capacity to the costs of further medical treatment to correct the results of the malpractice to the pain and suffering endured by the patient. A strict statute of limitations applies to these claims, so it is critical to assert your rights without delay if you suspect that a careless health care provider has harmed you.
Experienced Lawyers Representing Injured Victims Across Maryland
Lebowitz & Mzhen LLC has successfully represented thousands of individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s carelessness. If you or someone you love has been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, or has suffered damages as the result of a pharmacy error in the Maryland or Washington, D.C. area, our lawyers can help you seek the compensation that you deserve. We offer a free consultation and we do not recover any fees unless we obtain a settlement or a judgment in your favor. Call us toll-free at 1-800-654-1949 or at 410-654-3600, or contact us online to discuss your potential case today.