Medical practitioners owe you a duty of care. Should they breach this duty of care while conducting surgery or another procedure, you could become seriously injured.
Medical malpractice cases can lead to considerable settlements. These settlements can help plaintiffs cover medical expenses and can compensate them for the suffering they’ve experienced. If you recently experienced negligent medical care, a Germantown medical malpractice attorney could help.
The Value of Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases don’t have a set value. Their valuation is determined by the context of the case.
When approaching your case, a lawyer might seek answers to questions like:
- Who caused your injuries?
- How did they cause your injuries?
- What are the costs associated with your injuries?
- Did you suffer because of your injuries?
The answers to these questions will go towards determining the damages that you are owed. For a medical malpractice case, you could receive compensation for the following damages:
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Any new medical expenses incurred by your condition
- Loss of consortium if your case involves a wrongful death
- Pain and suffering caused by medical malpractice
- Required accessibility equipment like a wheelchair or lift
Understanding how these damages interact with one another can be tricky. There’s no need to go it alone, though.
With the help of a medical malpractice attorney, you can approach your case with clarity. They can advise you on fair settlement values and assist you in spotting lowball compensation.
Similarly, local law provides a cap on non-economic damages you can receive in a medical malpractice case. Non-economic damages account for the emotional trauma you experienced because of your accident. As of 2022, this cap is $860,000.
Economic damages, which refer to financial expenses related to your accident, have no cap in 2022.
Get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Germantown, 410-547-0202 for a free case evaluation.
Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
In most cases, no. Litigants pursuing a lawsuit have the right to appear in court without an attorney. These types of litigants are called “pro se” (pronounced “pro say”).
However, lawsuits are complicated. Most people’s understanding of courtrooms comes from popular media. These courtroom depictions are vastly oversimplified. Lawsuits are time-consuming, stressful, and involve a myriad of legal codes. Similarly, many lawsuits don’t necessitate trial.
A medical malpractice lawyer can help you navigate these complexities and provide a suite of legal services, including:
- Filing your claim on your behalf
- Managing your communications and negotiations
- Investigating your case and building evidence
- Keeping you updated on the status of your case
- Fighting aggressively for fair compensation
Winning a medical malpractice case is a full-time job, and you may already have a lot on your plate. An attorney can step in to help you worry less. With their assistance, you can get away from the stresses of your case and spend more time with your family.
Our Lawyers Have Won Millions for Our Clients
Why choose a medical malpractice attorney from Brown & Barron? Our team has secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. A few of our high-profile case results include:
- Over $5 million for a case that involved a permanent brain injury
- Just under $5 million for a client whose case involved quadriplegia
- $750,000 for a client whose medical team failed to diagnose a tumor
We care about more than just numbers, though. Reviews from our clients highlight the strengths of Brown & Barron. Read below to see what they appreciate about our firm:
- “Everyone that I came in contact with at Brown & Barron was extremely helpful and courteous. I felt very confident in my case after meeting the legal team. I would recommend to anyone.” – Oliver
- “I always felt comfortable here at Brown & Barron. I felt very well taken care of by the staff and the lawyers. They even listened to me about situations and issues outside of my case. I was very happy with their results.” – Samantha S.
Affordable Legal Aid
Medical malpractice can lead to serious injuries. These injuries often come with a host of exorbitant medical expenses. You may have to find a new practitioner that you trust.
This process can be time-consuming and expensive. Our team is cognizant of this fact and have structured our pricing plan accordingly. We offer free case evaluations and work on contingency.
If you don’t get settlement money for your damages, our team won’t get paid. Our services have no up-front fees. It’s as simple as that.
Causes of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can be caused by a range of errors. Knowing which error led to your injuries is key. This information can be used as information for a lawsuit.
Common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Improper medication prescriptions
- Lack of adequate medical training
- Wrong anesthesia dosage
- Negligent care, like forgetting to check on a patient
- Incorrect interpretation of lab tests
- Incorrect surgery procedure
In building your case, a medical malpractice attorney will investigate the errors that led to your injury. To supplement this information, they may use other forms of evidence like:
- Medical records
- Eyewitness statements
- Expert witness statements, like a qualified medical professional in a relevant field
How Do I Know If My Case Qualifies as Medical Malpractice?
As a legal term, medical malpractice refers to improper care that led to the injury of a patient. This inadequate care can take many forms.
Not every medical error constitutes medical malpractice. There is a specific set of criteria your case must meet. You must demonstrate that the care you received was worse than that which you would receive at another hospital.
A medical malpractice attorney can advise you on the viability of your case. They can explain if your case qualifies as medical malpractice and explain your next steps.
Medical Malpractice Cases Are Time-Sensitive
In Maryland, medical malpractices have a deadline. Per Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109, you have five years after your injury, or three years after the discovery of your injury, to file. This deadline applies to the residents of Germantown.
It’s easy to assume that this is plenty of time to get your case on the road. However, incident specifics can shorten your deadline or delay your case.
You deserve compensation for your injuries. A Germantown medical malpractice attorney will be aware of your deadlines and ensure that they don’t prevent you from receiving fair compensation.
Our Germantown Medical Malpractice Attorneys Are Here to Help
We care about the residents of Germantown. We want to assist you with your recovery and help you pay for the injuries that you’ve sustained. With us in your corner, you won’t have any unanswered legal questions.
Call Brown & Barron or fill out an online free case evaluation form to get started.
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