If you believe a doctor’s careless or reckless actions caused your injuries, you may be able to hold the physician or facility accountable. The Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow has a medical malpractice lawyer in Edgewood, MD, who may be able to help with your case.
Our Edgewood personal injury law firm can evaluate your case for free with you today. We want to ensure you understand your legal rights, what caused your injuries, and who is responsible. You may be able to recover money damages to pay for your care, lost wages, and more.
Medical Malpractice Affects You Physically, Emotionally, and Financially
When a doctor or another trusted medical care provider fails to provide an appropriate standard of care, patients suffer. Whether that is a worsening injury, a new injury, or a medical condition that goes untreated, the physical harm is often apparent. Meanwhile, the financial impacts come from related expenses and losses. Emotionally, too, these injuries take a toll.
When we file a claim for our clients, we may be able to recover compensation for the costs and losses incurred because of malpractice. This includes both economic and non-economic damages, such as:
- Related medical expenses
- Future treatment and ongoing care and support
- Lost wages for the days you missed at work
- Diminished earning capacity if you could not go back to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic losses
Note that Maryland has caps on some types of damages under Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-2A-09. An Edgewood medical malpractice lawyer will review these limits with you and discuss how they could affect your case after we have a better understanding of the losses you and your family experienced.
Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death
When a victim of medical malpractice passes away from their injury or illness, the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow may be able to help their immediate family take legal action in a wrongful death claim. If this happened to your family, we are very sorry for your loss. We are ready to go to work for you, fighting to get the justice your loved one deserves.
For legal consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in Edgewood, call (410)777-8960
MD Accident Law is Here for You and Your Family After Edgewood Malpractice
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we can help you understand what medical malpractice is, who is responsible, and what you can do about it. We know it impacts your life every day and want to help you move on. We may be able to pursue a case on your behalf if you suffered injuries or an advancing illness due to:
- A misdiagnosis, missed diagnosis, or another related concern
- Improper treatment or failure to treat the diagnosed condition
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
Our law firm also recommends medical care providers who may be able to help with your specific concerns and needs. These providers are highly qualified, and the physicians and practices our team would see if we faced the same diagnosis.
Hiring Our Malpractice Attorneys
Our team represents victims of medical malpractice and their families based on contingency. We only collect our attorney’s fees from the money we recover for you, so you do not pay us for managing your case unless we win compensation.
We also provide open and available communication for every client. When we agree to work together, we give you a phone number, email address, and texting number, so you have access to our team 24/7. We will answer any questions promptly.
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Proving Medical Malpractice in Edgewood, MD
Our medical malpractice attorneys know how Maryland law handles medical malpractice cases and the process we must navigate to get justice for our clients. We can work to prove malpractice occurred, document the liable party or parties, and hold them accountable.
Under Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-2C-01, Maryland law requires us to work with a qualified medical expert who can submit sworn testimony about:
- The acceptable standard of care based on the presentation of your case
- Whether you or your child received that expected standard of care
- What happened as a result of the care provided or not provided
- The related diagnosis, prognosis, and future care needs
Our firm has a network of experts we can call on in these claims. We will locate a doctor who:
- Has similar training and experience as the one in question
- Practices the same specialty or a related one
- Practices nearby
We will use the expert’s opinion on your case, as well as other evidence – such as the relevant medical records and eyewitness testimony—to support a claim based on the care provider’s malpractice insurance policy. This could allow us to negotiate a settlement and secure damages. Alternatively, our medical malpractice lawyer in Edgewood can sue the liable parties and take the case to trial.
When Should I Decide If I Want to File an Edgewood Medical Malpractice Claim?
We need to go to work on your medical malpractice investigation as soon as possible. If you recently discovered that a doctor’s negligence may be to blame for your injuries – or if you have questions about the cause – we can help. The sooner we start on the case, the more opportunity we have to collect strong evidence and argue for compensation on your behalf.
There are deadlines for suing the doctor or facility responsible for your injuries if we need to do so based on the facts of your case. The general deadlines are as follows:
- Five years from the date the injury occurred or three years from discovery, per Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109
- Three years from the date of death, per Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904
There could be exceptions to these deadlines, so we will review the general details of your case during your consultation. This will give us a good idea about the applicable timeline.
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Speak with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Edgewood Today
Reach out to us at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow today to speak with our team for free. We will discuss your case and legal options for justice with you. An Edgewood medical malpractice attorney can also answer questions about how our contingency pricing works.
Call (410) 777-8960 now to get started.