Though we tend to believe doctors are among the most intelligent, dedicated workers in the country, the truth is, this is not always the case. Countless individuals who have been harmed by negligent doctors, and if you are one of them, you are most likely now looking into receiving financial compensation. Please read on and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.
How do I sue a doctor for malpractice?
To sue a doctor for medical malpractice, you will first have to prove that you were that doctor’s patient, and that he or she owed you a duty of care. From here, your attorney must prove that your doctor breached that duty of care, harming you and costing you serious financial damages as a result. Oftentimes, this is easier said than done, as physicians will generally hire experienced legal counsel who will do anything to disprove your claim. Fortunately, our firm has helped the wrongly injured win compensation for years, and we are ready to do the same for you.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
There are several ways in which a physician can behave negligently, thereby injuring a patient. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice are as follows:
- Hospital infections
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Misreading laboratory results
- Failing to order proper testing
- Failing to diagnose
- Premature discharge
If you were harmed because of any of the scenarios mentioned above, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation–however, you must hire an experienced attorney who knows how to gather and present the documentation and evidence needed to prove your medical malpractice claim.
How long do I have to sue after an incident of medical malpractice in Maryland?
In Maryland, individuals have a certain amount of time to sue a doctor for negligence. Simply put, the statute of limitations states that the wrongly injured have three years from the date of discovering the injury, or within five years of the date the injury occurred (whichever comes first) to file a lawsuit. If you wait any longer than the permitted statute of limitations, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are here to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve and need.
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.