Unfortunately, about 200,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical malpractice, and several hundred thousands of patients suffer serious injuries as a result of poor decisions and carelessness made by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. In many cases, the patient is already suffering from a difficult medical condition. The last thing that the victim and his or her loved one needs is to face a complex lawsuit alone. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, our injury attorneys have almost two decades of experience representing victims of medical malpractice in Baltimore and throughout the Maryland and Washington, D.C. region. We are prepared to aggressively assert your rights and help you pursue the compensation that you deserve.Hold A Negligent Medical Care Provider Responsible
In order to recover damages for injuries suffered as the result of medical malpractice, the plaintiff must establish that the healthcare professional violated the applicable standard of care. The standard in this context includes the generally accepted practices and procedures that are utilized by other medical professionals within the same geographic area when treating patients who have a similar disorder, condition, or disease. This standard can vary depending on several factors, including the gender, age, and background of the patient and their unique medical history. Examples of medical professionals who must adhere to this standard of care include surgeons, obstetricians, pharmacists, chiropractors, internists, podiatrists, nursing home specialists, pediatricians, nurses, and emergency medicine physicians.Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
After establishing that the medical professional failed to meet the appropriate standard of care, the plaintiff must establish that this failure was the direct cause of his or her injuries. The standard of care can be breached in a number of scenarios, including: delay in diagnosis, surgical error, birth trauma or birth injury, anesthesia errors, prescribing the wrong course of action, and failing to remove surgical objects from a patient’s body. The injuries that result from medical malpractice accidents are often serious and life changing, and can include traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, and wrongful death. In some situations, the close family relatives may have a claim for loss of consortium, which recognizes the loss of love, support, and companionship that a family member suffers as a result of their loved one’s death.
In Maryland, a medical malpractice case is subject to a statute of limitations, which means that you must file your claim with an administrative agency in Maryland known as the Maryland Health Care Alternative Dispute Resolution Office (before proceeding to court) within a specific period of time. Failure to file the claim and later lawsuit within the limited time period will forever bar a victim from doing so. There are many significant exceptions to the basic Maryland statute of limitations, including those involving injuries to minors, and birth injuries due to medical malpractice. It is highly recommended that the specific facts of a potential case be discussed with a lawyer familiar with the workings of the Maryland statute of limitations in order to determine the filing deadlines of a specific potential case.Discuss Your Maryland Medical Malpractice Claim with an Experienced Lawyer
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as the result of a medical professional’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, we have helped hundreds of medical malpractice victims throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. seek the compensation they need in order to recover from a devastating and painful medical mistakes, pharmacy errors, and other careless acts. Our lawyers understand the compassion and empathy that you and your family need during this time, and we are prepared to vigorously fight for you. We offer a free consultation and we do not recover any fees unless we obtain a settlement or a judgment in your favor. Call our toll-free number at 1-800-654-1949, or 410-654-3600 or contact us online to discuss your potential medical malpractice case today.