Unfortunately, countless individuals have been harmed by negligent doctors. If you have been injured by your doctor’s negligence, you are likely looking to recover compensation in a medical malpractice claim. To learn more about filing a claim after sustaining damages due to a doctor’s error, continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney.
How can I take legal action against my doctor for malpractice?
There are a few factors that you will have to prove to file a valid medical malpractice claim against your negligent doctor. With the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney, you will first have to prove that you were the doctor’s patient and that they owed you a duty of care. Next, you will prove that your doctor breached that duty of care which resulted in your harm and cost you to suffer financial damages.
It is important to know that physicians will typically hire aggressive legal counsel who will work tirelessly to disprove your claim. This is why it is essential that you retain the services of an attorney who has experience handling claims such as yours and is willing to fight for your right to compensation.
What are the most common examples of medical malpractice?
There are many ways that a physician can behave negligently. The most common examples of medical malpractice include the following:
- Hospital infections
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Misreading laboratory results
- Failing to order proper testing
- Failing to diagnose
- Premature discharge
There is a good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation if you were harmed due to any of the above circumstances. It is important that you retain the services of an attorney who will assist you in gathering and presenting evidence to support your claim.
How long do I have to take legal action after an incident of medical malpractice in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim in Maryland is five years from the date of the injury or three years from the discovery of the injury. It is important that you file your claim within this period of time to avoid being permanently time-barred from suing. To avoid this, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney to get started with this process. The sooner you can file your claim, the better.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.