Having a medical problem can be frightening. Whether you need emergency help or are going for a routine checkup, you should be confident and comforted that your health care provider is offering the care you need and deserve. Doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical companies are held to the same standard of care. When they cause suffering or death through negligence, carelessness, misdiagnosis, or misjudgment, they should be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured because of negligence, our firm is ready to assess your case, guide you through your legal options and effectively represent your needs. To discuss your case with an experienced medical malpractice attorney, contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a type of negligence that occurs when a health care provider fails to meet the standard of care met by his or her peers or other institutions. The standard of care is based on the training and expertise of similar health care professionals and institutions. In order to have a case, the medical professional must have acted in a way that most competent professionals would avoid.
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice can cover a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to:
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Prescription errors and overdoses
- Anesthesia errors
- Improper consent
- Hospital-acquired or post-surgical infections
- Improper care and follow-up
These potential acts of negligence can lead to serious results. If you believe that you were treated with negligence, you may need to take legal action to protect yourself and your future.
How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?
It is crucial to have an attorney that has the experience and knowledge of both the legal and medical field to assess your case. Medical malpractice cases are complicated. The above situations are serious. They do not always mean that a medical professional acted negligently. Mistakes happen in any profession. As stated above, these cases are based on the standard met by peers. If no other competent health care professional would have made the mistake that caused your injury, it may constitute the need for legal action. If your case is valid, you may be entitled to a range of damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and the impact on your future. If you lost a loved one because of medical malpractice, you could also be entitled to take legal action by bringing a wrongful death claim or have a representative of the deceased estate bring a survivor’s action.
Contact an experienced Maryland medical malpractice attorney
Timian & Fawcett, LLC provides quality legal services to victims of medical malpractice. When the negligence of a medical professional affects your life and livelihood, you may need to take legal action to protect your future. Timian & Fawcett, LLC recognizes the stress clients bear when facing significant legal matters and we are ready to fight for maximum compensation. When you need an attorney that cares about you and the road ahead, contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC for a free consultation.