If you believe you are the victim of a doctor’s error, it can be a frightening situation. You naturally want to trust your doctor, so it may be hard to believe an error occurred. You may even try to tell yourself the issue is your fault or that you misunderstand what happened.
Our Pleasant Hills medical malpractice lawyer will help you sort out the circumstances in your case. We know that medical malpractice cases are more common than most people think. We are ready to study your case to help you figure out exactly what happened. We will work hard to help your situation however we can. We’re ready to review your next steps with you during a free consultation today.
The Dangers of Medical Malpractice
Unfortunately, malpractice is a serious problem in the medical community. According to a study published in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, medical errors may result in as many as 251,000 deaths annually in the United States. Many more people may suffer unnecessary injuries at the hands of a medical professional.
A wide range of medical professionals could be held liable for medical malpractice. One of the toughest aspects of working on a malpractice case is determining which parties should be liable for your injuries, especially if multiple doctors handled your care.
Long-Term Consequences of Malpractice
After a medical professional makes an error in your diagnosis or your care, you may never be able to heal properly. You may have injuries that negatively affect your quality of life or be unable to work in the same capacity that you did previously.
Our medical malpractice lawyer in Pleasant Hills, Maryland, understands the importance of helping you receive a favorable settlement. Any financial award we can recover for you can help you with the medical care you need. Hopefully, with this financial award, you can return to the life you had before the doctor’s error injured you.
For legal consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in Pleasant Hills, call (410)886-6215
How Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help with Your case
Maryland statutes do not require medical malpractice victims to hire a Pleasant Hills, Maryland, malpractice lawyer to represent them. You have the right to seek a negotiated settlement with the malpractice insurance company on your own.
However, because these cases typically involve significant complexities, it is challenging for a victim to fully understand the situation. Attorneys who have experience with malpractice cases know how to seek the fairest possible judgment on your behalf.
We Will Study Your Case’s Circumstances
Our team has the experience to study medical reports that help us decipher your situation. We understand complex medical terminology, and we will work to determine which healthcare professionals are liable for your injuries.
If more than one medical professional or facility is legally responsible for your additional injuries, we will make them part of the case. Through our work on your behalf, we will present the facts that prove your case.
We Will Take Over Negotiations with the Insurer
Medical professionals carry malpractice insurance. Should they make a mistake while caring for you, the insurance company could negotiate the settlement and potentially pay your claim.
When you hire our team to represent you, we will take over the negotiations with the malpractice insurance company on your behalf. This gives you more time to focus on your recovery and family. We know a medical professional’s mistake can greatly affect you and them, so we focus our representation strategy on helping you recover.
We Will Represent You at Trial
Should we be unable to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, we will be ready to take your case to trial. Some malpractice lawyers do everything they can to avoid going to court, but we do not subscribe to this philosophy.
We appreciate the opportunity to be able to tell your story in court if necessary. We will prepare thoroughly for your trial. We know that preparation gives us the best chance at proving your case. We will stand at your side from start to finish. You can reach us at any time via phone or email. We will even give you a special text number so you can reach us 24/7.
We Will Keep Your Case on Track
We understand that you may want to try to reach a settlement as quickly as possible so that you can receive your financial award. Although we try to reach a settlement in your case fast, we will not sacrifice the award’s amount just to wrap things up faster.
We also will make sure that your case fits within the state statutes for deadlines regarding malpractice cases. Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109 gives victims of malpractice up to five years from the date of the injury or up to three years from the date of discovery of the injury to start the claims process.
We Can Help with Wrongful Death Cases, Too
Unfortunately, sometimes a medical malpractice case can result in a loved one’s death. When a doctor misdiagnoses a patient’s illness or a surgeon makes a mistake on the operating table, it could result in injuries from which the victim can never recover.
Our medical malpractice attorneys in Pleasant Hills also can serve as wrongful death lawyers in this situation. We fully understand that winning a settlement against the medical professional will not bring back your loved one. However, we know your loved one would not want you to suffer financially after their death. An award in this type of case can help your family maintain its quality of life from a financial standpoint.
We can discuss wrongful death actions and how they work in Maryland during your free case evaluation.
Pleasant Hills Medical Malpractice Attorney (410)886-6215
Call Us for a Free Consultation About Your Medical Malpractice
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we understand that victims of medical malpractice often are facing difficult financial situations. They may be unable to work, and they may have increasing medical bills that they may not be sure how they are going to pay.
This is why we work on a contingency fee basis, where we do not charge our clients up front for legal care. Instead, our fee comes from a percentage of the final settlement amount in the case. For a free case consultation with our Pleasant Hills medical malpractice attorney, call us today at (410) 777-8960.