There are numerous types of injuries and mistakes that could qualify as a medical malpractice claim in Maryland. Common examples include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, birth injuries, brain damage, and medication errors, to name a few. If you believe that you are a victim of medical malpractice in Maryland, it’s important to contact an experienced malpractice attorney for legal support. Learn more about Maryland malpractice law and call Cardaro & Peek today for further assistance.
Medical malpractice laws differ from state to state, which means that a claim made in Maryland may not apply to a claim made in Virginia or Delaware. To win a case in Maryland, the patient must show that the hospital or healthcare professional violated the standard of care. Examples of a breach of care include failing to administer treatment properly, failing to inform a patient about the risks of treatment, misdiagnosing a disease or issue, prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of medication. In Maryland, it’s important for the patient to show that the medical professional’s breach of care is the direct reason for his or her injuries.
The Statute of Limitations
Under Maryland law, patients have a certain amount of time to file a claim against a healthcare professional or healthcare facility for committing medical malpractice. Typically, the statute of limitations in Maryland consists of three years from the date that the medical malpractice occurred or from when the injury was discovered. Due to the strict time limits in Maryland, it’s imperative that patients seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
Damages in Maryland
Maryland law allows victims to collect several types of damages if he or she wins the medical malpractice claim. Compensatory damages compensate a patient for medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering (non-economic damages). In some cases, victims can also collect punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded more rarely than compensatory damages in Maryland, as the cases are often more difficult to prove.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC 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.