When a hospital is caring for you or a loved one and makes an error, it can be a devastating result. You expected to make a full recovery when you entered the hospital, but because of a mistake, you now have more injuries or an additional illness.
You have the right to seek financial damages for this error. Count on our medical malpractice attorney in Bel Air South to represent your interests and to try to help you win a settlement.
How Our Maryland Malpractice Attorney Can Help Your Case
Filing a medical malpractice case is a challenging process. Doctors and other medical personnel often will speak in jargon and acronyms when discussing your health, potentially leaving you confused.
Later, when it is time to try to bring a claim, the malpractice insurance company may try to convince you that you simply misheard the doctor’s instructions.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Bel Air South, call (410)886-6215
We Will Cut Through the Jargon to Reach the Core of Your Case
Instead of trying to represent yourself in a medical malpractice claim, you have the option of hiring our medical malpractice Bel Air South lawyers to represent your interests. We can use our experience with these cases to help you move forward successfully with your claim.
Maryland state law does not require victims of doctor’s errors to hire a medical malpractice attorney to represent them. You certainly have the option to negotiate on your own. However, we believe our representation gives you the best chance of winning the judgment you deserve and of receiving fair treatment from insurers.
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Negotiations with Insurance Companies Can Be Challenging
One of the best services we can provide for our clients is negotiating with the insurance company on their behalf. We have extensive experience in performing these negotiations with insurers. We can put this experience to use for your benefit.
The majority of medical malpractice cases come to a settlement through negotiations. However, if we cannot convince the insurer to settle during this phase, we will be ready to represent your interests in a trial. Some attorneys do anything to avoid trials. We instead focus on helping you win the best settlement, even if that means a trial.
Our Bel Air South Medical Malpractice Lawyers Will Keep Your Case on Track
Maryland state statute Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109 sets the deadlines for victims to follow for filing a malpractice claim as either:
- Five years from the time of the doctor’s error that led to additional injuries
- Three years from the discovery of the doctor’s error that led to additional injuries
You can count on the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow to keep your case moving forward. We will ensure that your case meets all regulations and deadlines. Even if you believe your case is outside the deadline requirements, contact us. We will see if there are any exceptions to the rules that may fit your case.
We Know How to Recover the Damages You Deserve
When filing a medical malpractice claim, you could receive a settlement for a number of items, including:
- Medical bills
- Estimation of future medical bills
- Costs of physical therapy
- Costs of in-home nursing
- Pain and suffering
Understand that in this type of case, you only can receive awards for any new or enhanced levels of injury or illness that occur because of the doctor’s error. You typically cannot receive an award for the effects of the initial injury or illness that you had when you visited the doctor.
What Amount Could You Win in a Malpractice Claim?
The amount that victims could win in a malpractice case will depend on the strength of the case, the level of injuries suffered, and the negotiating ability of the victim’s representative. The value of an individual case could range anywhere from a few thousand dollars to a few million dollars.
Our malpractice attorney in Bel Air South, MD, cannot guarantee that you will win a certain amount if you hire us. However, we take pride in defending the rights of victims, and we do not back down from unfair insurers.
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We Know How to Gather Facts to Prove Medical Malpractice
If the hospital or medical professional refuses to admit to committing an act that results in malpractice, our team will work to collect facts that prove your case.
Understand that not all medical errors rise to the level of malpractice. However, Johns Hopkins Medicine found in a study that as many as 250,000 deaths per year in the United States occur because of medical errors. This shows the depth of the problem.
Our malpractice lawyer in Maryland will work to collect facts that prove all four elements of this type of claim.
Proof of a Doctor-Patient Relationship
For starters, we must show that the medical professional who treated you considered you a patient. In other words, your relationship with the doctor cannot be casual. It has to be a professional relationship.
Proof of Negligent Treatment
We then need to prove that the doctor’s treatment of you was negligent in some manner. This means the doctor could have made an obvious error in your diagnosis or treatment. It also means the doctor deviated from the normal course of care for someone with your condition, creating a dangerous situation unnecessarily.
Proof of Additional Injuries
We will need to show that the doctor’s mistake created new or additional injuries for you. Without a clear worsening of your health or condition because of the mistake, you will have a difficult time winning your claim.
Proof of Damages That You Suffered
Finally, we will find facts that show your new injuries led to recoverable losses on your part. These could include items such as additional:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
If the malpractice led to a loved one’s death, the family can recover a wrongful death claim.
We Will Stand By Your Side Through the Entire Process
At MD Accident Law, our team knows that trying to make a medical malpractice claim against a doctor can be intimidating. Trust that we will represent you to the best of our abilities from start to finish.
You do not have to feel alone when going through this process. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case. Call us at (410) 777-8960.