We trust medical professionals to provide us with the best possible care. But even doctors can fail to follow safe practices and miss diagnoses. Sometimes the actions of medical professionals can have detrimental consequences.
Maybe you have extensive medical bills because of the unsafe actions of a doctor. Or perhaps you experienced severe injuries that the doctor could have prevented. A Dundalk medical malpractice attorney from Brown & Barron is ready to help you with your case.
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We want you to understand your options after experiencing an instance of medical malpractice. This time has been hard for you, and we want to get you the help you need.
Get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Dundalk, (410) 698-1717 for a free case evaluation.
Medical malpractice can include a variety of actions by medical professionals. In general, doctors and other medical professionals should act within their scope of practice and provide the highest possible quality care to patients.
When they fail to do what another medical professional with the same degree would reasonably do in the same situation, they may be held accountable for medical malpractice.
There are three main components that you need to prove in a medical malpractice case:
- There was a medical professional who was caring for you as the patient.
- The medical professional had a duty to exercise a certain level of care and failed to do so.
- The actions of the medical professional caused you to experience actual damages because of his or her actions.
The impact of medical malpractice can range from minor problems to severe medical disability to even wrongful death. You might need extensive medical treatment or corrective surgeries.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
A wide variety of actions can fall under medical malpractice, including the following:
- Wrong or delayed diagnosis: A doctor misses that you have a health problem or doesn’t diagnose in an appropriate time frame.
- Surgical errors: A doctor might leave an instrument inside a patient, remove the wrong body part, or fail to follow proper safety procedures.
- Medication errors: A provider might prescribe the wrong medication or prescribe the correct medication in the wrong amount.
You might pursue a medical malpractice case against a doctor. However, other medical professionals can also be involved, such as nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, or physician assistants.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Get in a Medical Malpractice Case?
What happened in your specific case will impact how much you can get in compensation. In general, more severe errors caused by a doctor’s negligence will result in higher amounts of compensation. You may be able to recover compensation for several reasons, including the following:
- Medical costs because of the doctor’s errors
- The income you lost from being unable to work as you recovered
- Lost earning capacity because you are unable to work as you used to before the incident
- Costs related to rehab
- Mental anguish or other pain and suffering
If your loved one died because of medical malpractice, you might also choose to pursue a wrongful death claim. In this case, you may be able to recover compensation for things like the support you lost from your loved one, funeral costs, or burial expenses.
You must file your lawsuit by the statute of limitations deadline. In Maryland, this time is three years from the discovery of the injury or five years from the injury itself, whichever is earlier, per Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109.
How Much does It Cost to Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
You already have substantial costs, and it feels like they keep piling up. You have medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses from going to your appointments and therapy. The last thing you want to worry about is the costs of hiring a lawyer.
The team at Brown & Barron operates on a contingency fee structure, meaning we only charge you if we win your case. Suppose you receive compensation because of our legal help. In that case, we take a percentage of what you recover to reimburse us for our legal costs.
Contact Brown & Barron online today to schedule a free case review with a with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Dundalk.
How Can a Medical Malpractice Attorney Help Me?
A medical malpractice attorney specializes in holding medical professionals accountable for harmful actions. When you meet with one of our skilled medical malpractice attorneys, he or she will carefully review your case. We can help you determine what happened and who may be responsible.
From there, we can offer our advice about potential compensation and your legal options related to compensation. If you decide to pursue your medical malpractice case with us, we will fight for the compensation you deserve. We want you to have the money to cover your medical costs and other expenses you have because of what happened.
We will help you communicate with everyone involved and negotiate to help you reach a potential settlement. We will act as your legal representation and answer whatever questions you may have along the way.
You can get a free consultation with us today. It starts with an honest conversation to understand your options. We are ready to go over your case and answer your questions.
The Impact of Brown & Barron
We want you to get the compensation you deserve after your medical malpractice case. We have helped many clients in various areas, and one of our specialties is medical malpractice. Check out what some of our clients have had to say:
“Brown & Barron provided efficient, straight-up, and straightforward services in my medical malpractice case against the anesthesiologist who worked on me during my operation. They answered all my questions and kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Brown & Barron to anyone who needs a lawyer for a medical malpractice case.” ~ D.D.
“Very fast and thorough. They made sure I understood everything during the entire process. Thanks Brown & Barron!” ~Kristina
Our clients have received a vast number of payouts in medical malpractice cases, including:
- $1.3 million from an anesthesiology error
- $775,000 after a mismanaged diabetic foot ulcer
- $750,000 because of failure to diagnose a tumor
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"Brown & Barron, LLC has to be one of the best law firms in the state of Maryland, possibly the entire country. The quality of their service is second to none. They go above and beyond to serve their clients and get the job done."Eric B.
"The best professional experience I have ever been a part of. I trusted them the entire way, and they exceeded all expectations."Darius L.
"Brown & Barron provided efficient, straight-up, and straightforward services in my medical malpractice case. They answered all my questions and kept me informed every step of the way."D.D.
"After a two-year process, my case is resolved. I would like to commend and highly recommend Mr. Chris Casciano for his diligence, attention to detail, and support for myself and my family."A.L.
"They definitely get the job done in will go above in beyond for the clients I appreciate all the hard work that they have done over the years."Ashley L.
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