If a doctor makes an error while treating you, you could suffer severe injuries. You expect doctors to follow a standard of care to keep patients safe. However, as our Fallston medical malpractice lawyer knows all too well, this is not always the case.
Regardless of why your doctor made an error, you are the one paying the price with poor health. Should this happen to you, our team will study the facts in your case to determine the best path forward. Bringing a medical malpractice claim may help you recover compensation so you can treat your injuries and complications.
How Our Fallston Lawyers Can Help With Your Malpractice Case
After suffering injuries because of a negligent medical professional, you deserve to focus on your health. The last thing on your mind should be a legal case; however, recovering compensation can prove challenging.
Insurers may deny liability, and some medical professionals do not carry any malpractice coverage.
A Fallston medical malpractice lawyer with our firm can handle insurers and defense attorneys for you. We can represent you when filing a claim, assuming the legal work from beginning to end.
We Can Protect You From Bad Faith Practices
Insurance adjusters work for the insurance company, not for you. Adjusters may try to minimize your settlement or deny your claim outright.
When you attempt to represent yourself in a malpractice claim, you may not even be aware of what you deserve to recover. An insurance adjuster may use this to their advantage and get away with offering you an unfair settlement. They may not even wait to understand the full extent of your injuries.
Our medical malpractice attorneys in Fallston, Maryland, can protect you against bad faith practices like these.
We Can Handle the Legal Legwork
Malpractice cases are especially challenging because of the complex terminology often in use in the medical community. Confusing jargon can make it difficult for a victim to understand medical reports, doctor’s notes, and explanations of procedures.
Our Fallston medical malpractice lawyers are familiar with such medical and legal terms. We can help determine what went wrong with your treatment and how a medical error caused further harm. Then, armed with this knowledge, our Fallston injury lawyers can present the case to the insurance company and fight for what you deserve.
We Can Keep Your Case on Track
Another reason medical malpractice cases are tricky is because of Maryland’s statute of limitations. According to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109, victims of malpractice have:
- Up to five years to start the process of filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice
- Up to three years to begin filing the lawsuit after discovering the injury that resulted from the error
You can trust that our medical error lawyer in Fallston will make sure your case meets all deadlines and legal requirements to keep it moving forward. As long as you contact us early enough, we will not allow your case to fall apart because of a technicality.
For legal consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in Fallston, call (410)777-8960
We Do Not Collect Any Fees If We Do Not Win Awards For You
The team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow works on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not charge our clients anything at the time they hire us.
Our fee will come from the final settlement amount in your case. If we do not win a settlement for you, we do not earn a fee. You will not have to pay us anything if we do not win your case.
This way, you do not have to risk any more losses to take legal action. You’ll also know we are working hard on your case, as our payment depends on its success.
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How Do I Know If I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Our team can help prove that a medical professional failed to afford you the standard of care and caused your injuries. By investigating their medical error, we can work to establish that:
- A reasonable medical professional would have treated you differently under the same circumstances.
- You suffered new injuries or illnesses because of the medical professional’s error.
- You followed all of the doctor’s recommendations for recovery and did not contribute to your injuries.
- You incurred financial losses related to this error.
A settlement or verdict can help you access treatment to address your injuries. You may require treatment for your original ailment, as well as any additional complications that arise from the medical error.
We Can Help Figure Out Who Is Liable for Your Injuries
Depending on the complexity of your case, multiple medical personnel and entities may be responsible for the injuries you suffered. Part of our job is determining exactly which parties should be part of your case. According to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-2A-01, multiple entities can be liable, including a:
- Another medical specialist
- Outpatient facility
- Related medical institution
- Assisted living program
- Hospice care program
How Much Could I Win in a Malpractice Case?
It would be unethical for our team to promise our clients that they will win a certain amount in a medical malpractice case. After we meet with you to discuss the facts in your case, we should be able to give you an estimate of the amount of money you could win. Malpractice awards depend on the extent of your injuries and the way they affect your life.
We will work as hard as we can to help you win the settlement you should have. We will be honest with you about your legal options and how our team of attorneys can help.
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Our Fallston Medical Malpractice Attorney Will Always Have Your Best Interest in Mind
We understand the challenges associated with a medical malpractice case. The Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow handles medical malpractice cases, and we want to take the weight of the legal process off your shoulders. While you rest, we can investigate your case, gather evidence of medical negligence, and file your claim or lawsuit.
For a free consultation, contact our team today at (410) 777-8960 .