Approximately 17,000 malpractice cases are filed in the United States every year, and experts now believe that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country. Patients deserve to be compensated for the physical and emotional injuries caused by a healthcare provider’s mistake, but approaching a malpractice claim can be intimidating. Learn how an injured patient can establish a medical malpractice claim in Maryland with help from the lawyers at Cardaro and Peek.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Two conditions must exist for a patient to make a valid medical malpractice case. First, the patient must have received treatment below the medical standard of care. Second, the medical provider defendant’s actions (or inaction) must have resulted in verifiable, serious injuries that would not have otherwise occurred. In short, medical malpractice is professional negligence via an act or omission of a health care provider that falls below the acceptable standard of care.
Do I Have a Valid Claim?
An attorney can help you determine if your Maryland malpractice claim is valid, but there are several indicators that can help you assess your case before a legal consultation. First, you must show that a doctor-patient relationship existed. Second, you must show that the doctor or medical provider was negligent. Third, you must prove that the doctor’s negligence caused the injury in question. Lastly, patients must show that the injury led to specific damages, whether physical or mental.
How Can I File a Malpractice Claim?
Serious malpractice claims are complicated and time-consuming, which means it’s important to hire an experienced attorney. Healthcare providers pay thousands of dollars in malpractice insurance premiums a year, and insurance companies aggressively fight these claims in exchange. You need a knowledgeable, local medical malpractice lawyer to navigate the complexities of your case. The lawyers at Cardaro and Peek are ready to help you in your time of need.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
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.