At Lebowitz & Mzhen LLC, we have nearly two decades of experience representing personal injury victims in Baltimore, and across the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. Our attorneys understand that car accidents, medical malpractice, pharmacy errors, and other careless acts can have a permanent and devastating impact on the victim and his or her family. We approach each case with empathy and professionalism, and provide you with the attention that you deserve. Our legal team is prepared to vigorously assert your rights, and to help you seek the compensation that you deserve.Bring a Negligence Claim for Compensation
In Maryland, negligence law applies to personal injury cases. The law of negligence has four elements. To establish the first element, an injured plaintiff must show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. Car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle collisions are some of the most common causes of personal injuries. In a motor vehicle accident case, the duty of care requires a motorist to operate his or her vehicle with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonable driver would use in the same circumstance. The second element requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant breached the duty of care. In motor vehicle accidents, a breach can occur in a number of situations, such as where a defendant is operating his or vehicle at an unsafe speed or where the defendant commits a traffic violation.
After the plaintiff has established the elements of duty and breach, the plaintiff must next prove that the defendant’s breach was the direct cause of his or her injuries. The plaintiff’s injuries must be a foreseeable consequence of the defendant’s breach that would not have occurred if the defendant had satisfied the duty of care. Last, the plaintiff must provide evidence of the damages that he or she has suffered. Common examples of damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In some cases, the victim’s family members may also be able to bring an action for the damages they have suffered as a result of injuries that result in death.Medication Errors and Medical Malpractice
Next to vehicle collisions, medical malpractice and medication errors are common causes of serious injury. Similar to auto accidents, victims of medically related accidents must establish that the defendant acted negligently. In a medical malpractice case, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant failed to meet the standard of care, which generally requires each physician to use the same practices and procedures that similar medical professionals would use in light of the patient’s condition and medical history. Common examples of medical negligence include surgical errors, delay in diagnosis, anesthesia errors, and leaving a foreign object inside a patient’s body, like clamps or retractors. A medical malpractice action can be brought against a wide variety of medical professionals, including nursing homes, assisted living homes, hospitals, doctors, nurses, and physicians’ assistants. Because medical malpractice cases involve complicated medical information, it is important to hire a seasoned medical malpractice attorney who has experience working with experts and interpreting medical information. Unfortunately, many cases involve children or infants during birth, and in some instances the medical professional’s carelessness results in death. It is also possible for a pharmacist to misfill a prescription or otherwise fail to meet the applicable standard of care, causing lasting injuries to a patient. The damages that result from medical malpractice and prescription error cases can be devastating, and you should be compensated for your losses.Consult an Experienced Maryland Lawyer After an Accident
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury as the result of someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to a financial award. The trial lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have nearly two decades of experience representing victims of auto accidents, pharmacy errors, and other negligent conduct throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. 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 claim today.