Ellicott City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
THE Ellicott City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you have been affected by medical malpractice, or you suspect that you are suffering from the effects of it, you will likely have many questions about what you can do to fix the situation. Feel free to contact us at any time with any concerns you may have regarding medical malpractice.
What Is Medical Malpractice ?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional such as a nurse, doctor, or pharmacist fails to provide a patient with the accepted standard of practice and as a result causes injury to them. It is possible for a medical professional to get professional liability insurance to protect themselves and help compensate for the risk and cost of a lawsuit.
Common examples of medical malpractice are “never events”; that is, events that are never supposed to happen in a medical facility in a country like the United States. These “never events” include:
- The wrong procedure being performed
- Patient suicide
- Surgery performed on the wrong body part
- Death due to contaminated drugs, equipment, or bandages
- Medication errors
- Death in a low-risk pregnancy
That being said, medical malpractice can take many different forms, including ways that are not always obvious.
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case ?
In order to prove a case, you must show that there was a doctor-patient relationship established between you and your doctor. After that, you must show that the doctor strayed away from the standard of care. The standard of care is the type of practice any other medical professional would have done under the same circumstances. Seeing another doctor that can back up your claim will help prove this. The doctor can also help you prove that because your original doctor strayed away from the standard of care, you suffered additional injuries.
Every 43 minutes there is at least one medical malpractice payout. In 2012, 33% of claims were related to a misdiagnosis, 19% of people claimed that they suffered from a significant permanent injury and 4% of claims were related to the type of medication administered.
If you suspect that your doctor or physician are not performing their jobs correctly and safely, you should first seek a second opinion on your condition or course of treatment. Then, you should speak with a qualified and experienced Ellicott City medical malpractice attorney to see if legal action is necessary.
There is never any risk in seeking a second (or even a third) opinion. It’s your health and it is always in your best interest to seek as much knowledge as possible about your condition or situation. The same goes for your friends, family members, and loved ones. Always seek a second opinion if you feel it is necessary.
Do I Need a Ellicott City Medical Malpractice Lawyer ?
Trying to prove a medical malpractice case can get very tricky, so it is vital that you have an experienced knowledgeable top medical malpractice attorney by your side.
An attorney can assist you by explaining legal procedures, answering questions, gathering evidence as well as reaching a settlement. A settlement is monetary compensation that can assist with paying for any expenses after an accident such as medical bills, pain and suffering or lost wages.
If you’ve been hurt by anyone working in the medical industry, we want to hear from you. Call our office at any time to speak with someone who can help – 443-505-7343.
Spector Injury & Accident Lawyers
225 E Redwood St #400C
Baltimore, MD 21202