Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Columbia, Maryland
Any time a person’s health is put in jeopardy, it should be taken seriously. We literally put our lives in the hands of the doctors and nurses that serve us. It’s no wonder they are so highly regarded in society, especially with years of intense education and training under their belts. Doctors and nurses are required to meet the duty of care that is set by their peers. If a medical professional fails to meet that standard in a way that their peers would not repeat themselves, it may be considered medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in the state of Maryland, it is important to take your legal options into consideration. At Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates, we can help you fight for justice, recover compensation, and hold the negligent medical professional accountable for his or her actions. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
Forms of Medical Malpractice
As unfortunate as it is, malpractice happens a lot more often than it should in the medical field. That being said, the field of medicine is vast because the human body is so complex. Therefore, medical malpractice can present itself in a variety of different forms, some of which include the following:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical mistakes
- Emergency room mistakes
- Prescription errors and overdoses
- Labor & birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Inadequate consent
- Hospital-acquired or post-surgical infections
- Improper care and follow-up
Often, these errors can result in the need for additional medical care. In some of the worst cases, they can result in serious further injury or death. Our firm is ready to hold liable parties responsible for their wrongdoing.
Are all mistakes considered medical malpractice?
One issue with medical malpractice is that many people automatically believe that they have a case and while many people do, not every medical mistake is considered malpractice. In some situations, a doctor can do everything by the book but the human body does not respond as expected. It is important to discuss your situation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can help you determine if your situation was a mistake or is considered malpractice.
Recovering Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case
If an attorney does assess your situation and determines that there was malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation to help offset some of the physical, financial, and emotional burdens faced as a result of negligence. In order to have a successful medical malpractice case, you are required to prove that the medical professional failed to meet the standard of care that his or her peers would meet in the same situation. If so, you may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, lost future wages, and more. If a loved one passed away because of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact Our Firm
For over 30 years, the legal team at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates has represented victims of medical malpractice in Maryland. Our firm is committed to working hard to help find justice for you and your family. When you or a loved one are impacted by the action of a medical professional or a medical facility, your future may be in jeopardy. It is important to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney that can compassionately guide you through your options. Contact us today to discuss your case.