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Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Trial-Ready Representation for Injured Patients in Maryland

When the unthinkable happens at a hospital, the last thing on your mind is who is at fault or the long-lasting financial challenges you will experience as a result. You just want things to go back to how they were before. At Brown & Barron, we fully understand. We cannot turn back time, but we can fight for you and your family to get the answers and compensation you deserve, so you can focus on your future and well-being.

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider fails to properly diagnose or treat a patient. When an individual is harmed by a medical error or a failure to provide appropriate treatment results in the death of a loved one, the injured person or surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for the damages incurred. This may include monies for pain and suffering, medical bills, and more.

Get in touch with our medical malpractice lawyers in Baltimore today at (410) 698-1717 for a free case evaluation.

Why You Need Brown & Barron

Unfortunately, health care is a business. The primary way most hospitals drive higher profits is by reducing the amount and quality of care provided to patients. When critical decisions and actions are based on saving time and money instead of treating a patient, it leads to preventable injury and/or death. The victims and their families suffer the worst from medical malpractice, but at Brown & Barron, we make sure that those responsible face consequences as well.

When you choose Brown & Barron...

  • You get a team of attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice law.
  • We treat you like family members by listening, communicating, and fighting for justice for you and your loved ones.
  • Our attorneys have been recognized with the legal profession’s highest awards and honors.

Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Baltimore

There is no doubt that human bodies are complex. Sometimes, a patient suffers adverse effects from their injuries or illness, even if their health care professional made all the right decisions. Negative results from medical treatment does not mean medical malpractice was committed.

In order for you to qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must demonstrate the following:

  • The physician owed you a standard of care because of a doctor-patient relationship;
  • The physician breached that standard of care by committing medical malpractice;
  • The physician’s actions injured you directly or indirectly; and
  • You suffered damages as a result.

Our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers understand the medical science and health care regulations necessary to prove malpractice. We will fight to recover you and your family the maximum financial compensation possible to help support you through this unexpected, trying time. You and your family should not have to suffer losses due to the mistakes of someone else. It is more than possible to win justice and send a message to help ensure the same harm doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

There are many ways in which a preventable death or serious injury can occur at a hospital. However, if any of the following situations occurred, you should contact Brown & Barron immediately:

From misdiagnosis to anesthesia errors, there are dozens of ways that a doctor, nurse, or medical specialist may act in a negligent manner.

  • Some of the most common medical errors include:
  • Failing to obtain appropriate and informed consent from a patient
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis resulting in injury
  • Patient neglect and/or failure to provide proper supervision
  • Premature hospital discharge or care transfer
  • Prescribing the wrong dose or type of medication
  • Using a defective medical device or unsanitary instrument

Discuss Your Injuries with a Baltimore Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Start by having your claim evaluated by a Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer in our law office. We offer a free case evaluation to every new client in which an attorney will assess your situation and answer your questions. With our help, you can make a well-informed decision about your next steps.

At Brown & Barron, we work closely with our clients, and you can rest assured that we will be accessible and provide the personal attention you deserve. There are time limits for injury and malpractice cases. Do not hesitate to seek advice from our malpractice attorneys in Baltimore.

Just a sample of our past case results include:

  • $1.3 million recovered for an anesthesiology error case
  • $775,000 recovered for a mismanaged diabetic foot ulcer
  • $750,000 recovered after a medical professional failed to diagnose a tumor

Past results do not guarantee future results. They are, however, evidence of our top-rated advocacy skills, capabilities, and the lengths we will go to for our clients.

Contact Brown & Barron online today to schedule a free case review with a Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:How common is medical malpractice?

    A:According to a 2013 study in the Journal of Patient Safety, it is estimated that between 210,000 to 400,000 people die annually in the US due to medical error. U.S. News reported that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer.

  • Q:How do I know if my situation is medical malpractice?

    A:If the unthinkable occurs at a hospital, it can be difficult to get answers from the hospital, especially if they suspect their own medical mistakes, malpractice, negligence, or flawed hospital policies were involved. You need a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases, like Brown & Barron to determine if the doctor or hospital failed to follow the accepted standard of care and whether that failure caused the injury. At Brown & Barron, our dedicated malpractice attorneys fully investigate your claim, consult with physicians and experts in the field of medicine that pertains to your case, and gather evidence to support your claim. Medical results are never guaranteed, and there are often many risks associated with medical procedures and treatments. However, healthcare professionals have a clear obligation to inform their patients about these risks and take all appropriate precautions to prevent injuries.

  • Q:How long do I have to file a lawsuit in a case of medical malpractice?

    A:The general statute of limitations in Maryland requires that the plaintiff file the lawsuit within three years from the date of the injury. However, if the individual did not know and could not have known of the injury until later, that person may have three years from the date of discovery of the malpractice — but not more than five years from the date of the incident. If malpractice is committed upon children, they have until their 21st birthday to bring a claim. Despite these general rules, there many some legal factors that determine when the clock starts ticking regarding the statute of limitations, so it is best to contact Brown & Barron as soon as you suspect medical malpractice

  • Q:Who do I sue in a case of medical malpractice?

    A:Most often, the defendant will be a doctor, but it can also be caused by a nurse, anesthesiologist, radiologist, midwife, therapist, chiropractor, or another hospital staff member. There may be multiple parties who are liable for your losses. If the person who committed the malpractice is an employee of a hospital, a patient can sue the hospital as well, depending on the situation. If you’re not sure who caused your medical-related injuries, our team of Baltimore malpractice attorneys at Brown & Barron will help you identify all the liable parties and hold them accountable.

  • Q:Who files the lawsuit in a case of medical malpractice?

    A:If the victim of suspected medical malpractice is still living, only they or their legal representative (parent, guardian, power of attorney, etc.) can file suit. If the person has died due to suspected medical malpractice, the victim’s estate may file a lawsuit for the victim’s pain, suffering, and expenses (e.g., medical bills or funeral expenses), and the victim’s parents, spouse, and children can sue for wrongful death, including economic losses and non-economic losses (e.g., emotional damage).

  • Q:What damages can I recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit?

    A:In personal injury law, “damages” refers to the monetary amounts awarded to an injury victim, whether in a settlement or a verdict. Compensatory damages are intended to “make the plaintiff whole” after suffering from a preventable medical injury, so these awards will typically include compensation for medical bills, lost future wages, and other needs. These damages also include the amount needed to compensate the plaintiff for the pain and suffering (both physical and mental) that they have endured. In Maryland, there is a limit to what you can receive for “non-economic” damages like pain and suffering. Our team of Baltimore malpractice attorneys can help you understand exactly what damages you may be entitled to.

    Common compensatory damages in medical malpractice include:
    ● Past, current, and future medical expenses
    ● Pain and suffering, both physical and mental
    ● Lost wages and/or reduced earning potential
    ● Loss of consortium

  • Q:What is “Informed Consent”?

    A:Informed consent is a fundamental patient right, and while obtaining written or spoken consent from a patient is required in every state, doctors also need to make sure that there is clear communication about a procedure from the very beginning. According to the American Medical Association, doctors must be very careful to assess the patient’s understanding of a medical decision, and they must also convey all relevant information about the patient’s diagnosis and proposed treatment plan. At the outset of your surgery, treatment, or other medical procedure, you may have been asked to sign a consent form. Even if you freely gave your consent at the time, however, you can still bring a lawsuit when there was a lack of sufficient information beforehand. Additionally, a doctor’s negligence could still entitle you to damages even when your doctor obtained informed consent for the procedure.

  • Q:What types of cases does Brown & Barron take?

    A:Brown & Barron specializes in cases of medical malpractice, in which serious injury or death to the patient has occurred due to medical mistakes, negligence, or flawed hospital policy during the diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up care at medical facilities throughout the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C.

  • Q:Does Brown & Barron practice law in my area?

    A:If you or your loved one was injured while receiving care anywhere in the State of Maryland or in Washington, D.C., then we can help you. We are licensed throughout Maryland and in D.C.

  • Q:What if Brown & Barron cannot take my case?

    A:You can report issues related to physician care to the Maryland Board of Physicians (MBP). You can also find out if a complaint has been filed against your physician. You can call the MBP at 410-764-4777 or 1-800-492-6836

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