Even if you seek medical care from a well-known, respected professional, it doesn't always mean you are in good hands. There are times when mistakes happen as the result of negligence.
Medical malpractice cases are those brought against a health care professional — and sometimes a health care facility — in which the plaintiff claims that the defendant was negligent in some way. Despite what some Maryland residents may think, not every accident or mistake that happens in a hospital or doctor's office is grounds for a medical malpractice suit. Understanding what elements must be present for a claim to be brought against a defendant can help victims be better prepared going into any litigation.
It doesn't matter who is treating you or which facility you visit, when it comes to medical advice and treatment you expect nothing but the best.
When it comes to personal injury in a medical malpractice case, there are many things the victim must take into consideration. Above all else, the person must do whatever possible to reclaim one's former level of health. This can include visiting another medical professional, and in some cases undergoing a procedure or additional testing.
Did you know that if you file a medical malpractice case in Maryland, you'll be responsible for proving that your medical provider was negligent or at fault for your injuries? There are several ways to prove that a doctor was negligent, but you may need legal help to do so.
This news might make you worry, especially because it implies that Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all of the errors and complications that take place within their doors. It's already known that medical errors that could have been prevented kill over 400,000 Americans each year, but the July 26 article claims that the number may not be accurate.
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Seven women started a medical negligence lawsuit that they aimed at Freeport Health Network and a doctor who worked at the facility. In the lawsuit, they claimed that they were misdiagnosed, being told that they had multiple sclerosis when they actually did not have the disease. Now five other women are trying to join in on the suit. They say that the same thing happened to them.
Anybody who visits a medical professional for guidance is hoping to get the best treatment available. Unfortunately, this is not always how things work out, with some people ending up in a worse position.
A jury in Maryland's neighboring state of Virginia has awarded a medical malpractice victim a total of $5.6 million. The total judgment was reduced by a judge to just $1.8 million, however, to conform with rules relating to medical malpractice claims. The victim had claimed that the family physician caused him personal injury when he violated standards of care. The victim reportedly lost a portion of his right foot and suffered permanent damage to his lower leg after a 2007 incident.