Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Maryland
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving, Baltimore, Annapolis & Washington, D.C.
Medical malpractice cases are among the most common civil litigation lawsuits filed, yet they can be the most difficult to prove. It takes a law firm with an appropriate amount of medical knowledge, access to medical experts, the financial resources to build a compelling case, and the ability to take a case to trial against a vigorous defense from malpractice insurance lawyers.
Providing powerful help for victims of Medical Malpractice
Patients depend on the knowledge and experience of their doctor and put the trust of their very lives in their care. When a doctor in Maryland is negligent in a hospital or emergency room, it is important for you to seek a medical malpractice lawyer in Maryland right away. We have the experience and specialized knowledge to understand the complexities and challenges of a medical malpractice case, and we have the resources to investigate and prosecute these cases.
Our process for medical malpractice cases
Our goal is to stay out of the courtroom and negotiate a settlement that will get you the compensation you are entitled to. If negotiations are unsuccessful, then your attorney will be prepared to present your case at a trial.
Medical malpractice can include cases of:
What damages are awarded in medical malpractice cases?
In a medical malpractice case, most damages are to compensate a patient or the family of a patient who has passed from the harm caused by a doctor’s mistake.
- Medical expenses:
This includes hospital stays, doctor visits, prescriptions, assistive devices such as a wheelchair or a specific bed, physical therapy, and other past and future costs associated with the injury.
- Lost wages:
Not only will you be compensated for time away from work to recover from your injury, but also compensation for diminished earning capacity for the future.
- Pain and suffering:
This is designed to compensate a victim for the physical pain they endured from the injury as well as the emotional distress it caused.
- Punitive damages:
Punitive damages are an extraordinary award where the court sees circumstances that merit punishing the person responsible for the harm suffered by the victim.
- Other damages:
There may be more various damages to compensate such as the loss of aid, companionship, life enjoyment, and other benefits of a family relationship.
Experienced Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Henderson Law
A caring and knowledgeable Maryland medical malpractice lawyer from our firm can provide you or your loved one with high quality legal representation if you have been injured by a doctor or other medical professional. Medical malpractice is a violation of the standard of care. The team at Henderson Law represents clients who are injured or killed by the careless or intentional acts of healthcare providers. At Henderson Law, we know how important it is to resolve these cases as quickly as possible, before memories fade and evidence may be lost. We work closely with our clients to thoroughly and quickly document the facts of their claims and present the best evidence necessary to prosecute those claims. We work aggressively to win at trial or to negotiate the best possible settlement, whichever course is in the client’s best interest.
Other potential cases for medical malpractice
- Failure to diagnose:
Doctors have failed to diagnose heart attacks and instead misdiagnosed it as heartburn or indigestion.
- Heart disease:
If a doctor misses signs of heart disease and significant injury occurs as a result, then the patient may have a claim for medical malpractice.
- Nerve injuries:
Nerve damage can result from medical negligence in a number of ways. Temporary or permanent nerve damage may be caused during surgery. Anesthesia mistakes can also cause nerve damage when anesthesia is administered incorrectly.
- Radiation injuries:
Radiation therapy together with surgery and chemotherapy is one of the major cancer treatment methods. Radiation has the potential to be harmful, so we would need to quantify the level of radiation exposure and determine if that could be responsible for the injury.
- Suicide from dangerous drugs:
There are reported cases where a doctor has prescribed a medication that might produce suicidal ideations, but neglect to counsel the patient of that potential side effect as well as the fact that the medication may take weeks to show any therapeutic effects. This leaves the patient with feelings they were unprepared for and an expectation that the new medication will resolve the issue without feeling the need to overdose.
Call (410) 721-1979 today to speak with one of our experienced Maryland medical malpractice lawyers.
Henderson Law is accepting new cases in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Henderson Law is willing to take new clients across the State of Maryland, including, but not limited to, new cases arising in the following cities: Annapolis, Crofton, Bowie, Upper Marlboro, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Edgewater, Millersville, Odenton, Severna Park, and Pasadena. Please call Henderson Law for an initial consultation.