Fortunately, the state of Maryland is home to countless responsible and competent medical professionals, and when someone feels as though something is wrong, they have good reason to feel confident that they are in good hands. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and if you were recently harmed by a medical professional’s negligent actions, you should strongly consider hiring a knowledgeable Landover medical malpractice lawyer who can fight for your rightful compensation. Contact Judy Law Firm today to learn more about how our firm can guide you through every step of the medical malpractice claims process ahead.
Do I Need a Landover Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
When we see a medical professional regarding an ailment of some sort, we are quite literally trusting them with our lives. Unfortunately, medical professionals do not always act in our best interests, and their negligence can lead to injury or a medical condition worsening. If you’ve been harmed by a medical professional, you need an attorney who truly cares about righting their wrong and winning you the compensation you deserve and need to heal.
Common Types of Medical Negligence
There are a wide array of ways in which doctors and other medical professionals can behave negligently and commit acts of medical malpractice. Some of the most common types of negligence that our firm sees are as follows:
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose
- Failing to review a patient’s medical history
- Ordering improper medication dosages
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Surgical errors, including wrong-site surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Wrongful death
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim
To win a medical malpractice claim, you must prove several things. To start, you will have to prove that you were the medical professional’s patient and that the medical professional, therefore, owed you a duty of care. You must then demonstrate that the professional breached that duty of care by taking an action that an otherwise reasonable medical professional would not have taken. You must then prove that you were harmed and incurred significant damages as a result of the breach of care. Oftentimes, these claims are difficult to win, as medical professionals will hire legal experts to defend them, for their careers are often on the line. Our firm is ready to go to bat for you.
Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in Maryland
In the state of Maryland, if you’ve been harmed by a medical professional’s negligence, you must file your medical malpractice claim within five years of the date the injury occurred, or within three years of discovering the injury (whichever comes first). That being said, the sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better. We are ready to assist you today.
Contact Our Landover Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If a medical professional recently betrayed your trust and harmed you as a result of an act of malpractice, you must hire an attorney who has the knowledge and skill needed to effectively handle your claim. Contact Judy Law Firm to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced firm today.