If you discovered an injury or illness that may be tied to a medical error, our team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow wants to help pursue compensation from the party or parties responsible.
Our team serves people in Baltimore and other areas in Maryland, so we can assign a medical malpractice lawyer to your case once we review the circumstances. Feel free to continue reading to learn more about our services and what may be involved in building your case.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice?
In medical malpractice cases, multiple types of medical professionals or related parties may be held liable for damages. Depending on the nature of the case, you may sue whoever contributed to your injury or illness.
Liable parties in medical malpractice cases may include:
- Doctors and other physicians, including surgeons
- Nurses or other medical tech staff
- The hospital, facility, clinic, or office where the medical error took place
- A pharmacist if the medical error involved a wrong prescription or dosage
- A medical lab if the medical error involved false or inaccurate test reports
- Other staff at the medical facility, such as cleaning staff
We can review the case to determine who may be held liable for your injuries or illness.
For legal consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in Baltimore, call (410)886-6215
We May Be Able to Compel the Liable Party to Compensate You for the Damages
Once you establish who may be held liable for your injuries and damages, our team can help you pursue compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical treatment expenses: Our team can review your medical records and bills to determine the cost of the medical care you received that led to the injury or illness, the treatment needed to discover or diagnose it, and the treatment you will need as a result.
- Pain and suffering: If you suffered physical and emotional distress before and after discovering the injury or illness, we may be able to recover compensation for this damage.
- Loss of income: If the injuries or illness forced you to miss work, whether because you needed to heal or attend medical appointments, you may be able to recover the wages and benefits lost. We can also help fight for future income loss you might expect if the injuries or illness is long-term or permanent.
- Reduced earning potential: If the injuries or illness have affected your ability to work, we may factor in the difference in salary you may now have. This damage can apply toward changes that force you to accept a lower-paying position, miss job opportunities and promotions, or change careers entirely.
Other damages – like damages related to the physical nature of the injuries or changes in your personal relationships and lifestyle – may also be accounted for when calculating compensation. Our team can discuss which damages to pursue in a future consultation.
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Keep These Legal Deadlines in Mind When Building Your Case
All civil action suits must abide by their respective statute of limitations in order to be accepted by the Maryland Courts. Regarding medical malpractice cases, you should make sure to submit the case within the legal parameters stated in Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109:
- Within five years of the date when the injury occurred; or
- Within three years of the date when the injury was discovered
Separate rules apply to minors who were injured because of medical malpractice. These rules are as follows:
- If the minor was younger than 11 years of age: The statutory period does not start until they turn 11.
- If the minor was younger than 16 years of age: Minors younger than 16 who suffered injuries to their reproductive system or discovered an injury caused by a foreign object may have their statutory period start once they turn 16.
There are Other Deadlines After You File the Case
Another deadline to keep note of is set by Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-2C-02, which states that you must submit a certificate of a qualified expert within 90 days of filing a medical malpractice case.
This certificate contains a statement from a relevant medical expert testifying that the liable party failed to provide adequate medical care to you as a patient based on industry standards. Our team works with a network of medical professionals, which we can refer you to for treatment and reach out to for expert analysis.
A Medical Malpractice Lawyer From our Team Can Handle the Case for You
Our team can serve you in Baltimore or elsewhere in Maryland, and you do not have to worry about putting the case together if you are not physically or mentally able to do so. In fact, our legal team can handle most legal tasks while you continue to recover.
Our client services include:
- Naming the liable party in the case and sending them a notice that you intend to pursue damages
- Collecting evidence to support the case, including getting an expert witness to testify
- Handling legal paperwork for the case and submitting it within the deadlines
- Speaking with involved parties, including the medical facility’s or professional’s insurer
- Serving as your legal advocate when negotiating a settlement deal or presenting the case in trial
We also give each client a unique texting number to allow them 24-hour access to our team. So, whenever you have questions or concerns, we are always within reach.
Some people hesitate to move forward with their cases because they think it might be a risk to pay for a lawyer. However, our team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow works on a contingency-fee basis, so there is no risk involved. In fact:
- We do not charge attorney’s fees unless we win the
- We take a percentage of the compensation award instead of charging you hourly.
- We discuss our fees before we start working on the case, so you do not have to worry about surprise costs later on.
Our law firm strives to be as transparent and fair as possible with our clients. We understand that people who were injured because of someone else’s negligence are victims, and they deserve help with fighting for the compensation they need. We aim to lend you that hand.
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If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to medical malpractice, a personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow wants to help hold the medical professionals accountable for your damages. Call our team at (410) 877-6021 if you live in Baltimore or a surrounding area in Maryland, and we will review your case for free.