If you or members of your family were severely injured due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, you might not know where to begin. Your first step should be to meet with a team of local, experienced attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice. Prepare for your initial meeting, and read on to learn more about your potential medical malpractice case.
Understand the Statute of Limitations
Each state has a statute of limitations that bars victims from filing a medical malpractice case after a certain time period. Maryland law states that a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within five years of the time that the injury was committed, or within three years of the date the injury was discovered.
Do not wait until days before the statute of limitations runs before meeting with an attorney, as it more often than not takes months to properly investigate a claim before it can be filed. That investigation involves obtaining all of the relevant medical records and having those records reviewed by one or more medical experts who must certify a case before it is filed. Thus, it is important your attorneys have as much time as possible to investigate a claim before the statute of limitations runs out.
Your Case May Take Time
Medical malpractice cases involve multiple layers, and can sometimes require more time than expected. Some cases involve expert testimony with other cases require expert witnesses to testify. Your lawyer can help outline the process, but it’s important to be patient about the settlement.
You Require an Experienced Attorney
You may have experienced an injury at a medical facility, but that doesn’t mean you have a medical malpractice case. Consult with an experienced lawyer to determine if your case is valid, and he or she will outline the next steps.
You Deserve Compensation
If an attorney determines that you have a medical malpractice case, you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering. A lawyer cannot help undo the past, but they alleviate the financial burden of medical bills, missed work, and more.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Cardaro & Peek, LLC has obtained millions of dollars for clients involved in medical malpractice claims. If you think that you are a victim of medical malpractice, do not hesitate to call our office. Our experienced team of medical malpractice attorneys is ready to review your case.
The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.