You rely on medical professionals like doctors, dentists, physician’s assistants, and surgeons to accurately diagnose your illnesses and do all they can to help you feel better. If they fail to do their jobs to the best of their ability, our lawyer serving Columbia can file a malpractice case for you.
Medical malpractice survivors have the right to sue negligent providers for financial damages. If you want help with your case, you can depend on our Columbia personal injury lawyer. Adam M. Smallow charges no attorney’s fees until you get your money.
Our Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Handle Your Entire Case
After a malpractice injury, you have enough to worry about in terms of receiving medical care, arranging time away from work, and coping with the injury’s physical and psychological aftermath. The last thing you want is to deal with a legal case on top of that.
Let MD Accident Law put our ten years of experience to work for you. Our legal team can help you by:
- Confronting the liable party: You do not have to speak directly to the negligent provider or anyone representing them. Our team would do all of the talking on your behalf and relay messages to you from the other parties.
- Collecting evidence: Aside from any materials you already have that might be useful (e.g., photos, medical bills), we do all investigating on the client’s behalf. We may request medical records, speak to the involved parties, or ask advice from subject matter experts.
- Pursuing compensation: Every case requires a different approach. Sometimes, we can come to a fair resolution through negotiations, and sometimes we have to go to trial. Either way, we are prepared to do what it takes to help our clients.
- Charging a contingency fee: Our attorneys charge nothing up front. You only pay our attorney’s fees once you win your case.
- Giving you 24/7 access to our team: Each client gets a unique number through which to text us questions. Someone is always available to help you, no matter what the issue is.
We work closely with every client to make sure their case goes according to plan.
When to Start Your Malpractice Case
You can find Maryland’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases at Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109. This law outlines how much time you have to file a case after a malpractice incident.
This statute is more complex than it is for other types of personal injury cases. We encourage everyone who thinks they have a case to get in touch with us right away to start exploring their options.
Types of Negligence That Can Lead to Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice claims can arise from various forms of negligence on the part of different healthcare providers. Generally, medical negligence stems from a provider failing to follow the standard of care. Medical errors can include:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Prescription errors
- Wrong diagnosis
- Delayed treatment
- Hospital errors
If you did not receive the appropriate level of care from a healthcare worker, our medical malpractice attorneys can seek fair compensation for your injuries.
For legal consultation with a medical malpractices attorney in Columbia, call (410)777-8960
Getting Your Medical Malpractice Damages
You and your family may have many questions regarding your right to compensation, such as:
- How long does it take to get a medical malpractice settlement?
- How will my settlement be paid out?
- How much is my case worth?
- What if the at-fault party refuses to settle or to admit liability?
Not only can MD Accident Law answer all of these questions and more, our Columbia medical malpractice lawyer can fight for your compensation on your behalf. You would be free to focus fully on your recovery while we pursue money for:
- Loss of income
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
As the Insurance Information Institute (III) explains, many medical providers carry insurance that will cover most of the costs of a malpractice case, including any money you win in a settlement or jury award. We can make it our job to persuade them to pay what you need.
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Medical Malpractice Versus Negative Medical Outcomes
When you visit a medical provider, you naturally hope that they will be able to cure you with minimum pain and within a reasonable timeframe. If they fail to do so, can you file a medical malpractice case against them? That depends.
Consider the following examples:
- A doctor takes your concerns seriously enough to order tests. Then, they use those tests to diagnose your condition accurately. Your condition persists despite the doctor’s recommended treatments.
- A surgeon operates on you because this is the best way to treat your condition. The operation goes as planned, but it does not help your condition.
- A dentist prescribes a pill they think may help you, not realizing that the pill manufacturer has been using subpar ingredients.
All of these instances may result in a less-than-favorable outcome, but they do not constitute malpractice because the provider did their best to help you. (In the last example, you may have a product liability case instead since the pill manufacturer allowed a faulty product to go to market.)
Compare the situations above to the ones below:
- You tell your doctor about your symptoms. The doctor dismisses your concerns without taking any action to help you or find out what is really going on.
- A doctor prescribes you a certain medication, even though they should have known that the medication would interfere with other pills you are taking.
- A surgical nurse stitches you up after surgery but leaves a sponge in your body. Once you discover the error, you need to have another operation to remove the sponge.
In these examples, the provider exhibited a carelessness that no reasonable professional in their position should ever display. They are all examples of medical malpractice, and they are, therefore, the sorts of cases Adam M. Smallow can help you with.
If you are not sure if your case qualifies as medical malpractice, you can always ask us. We charge nothing for our initial, over-the-phone case review.
Let Us Handle Your Columbia Medical Malpractice Case
At MD Accident Law, we are devoted to representing people just like you, not the companies or corporations that caused you harm. To learn more about what our Columbia medical malpractice lawyer can do for you, call (410) 777-8960. Members of our team are standing by to discuss your case with you today.