Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Southern Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The attorneys and staff of the Personal Injury Practice Group have experience handling serious medical malpractice claims. Medical malpractice is the legal term that describes treatment or care that does not meet accepted standards and results in injury or death. When people visit a doctor or check into a hospital for a routine procedure or specialized medical treatment, they expect a certain level of care. The vast majority of physicians and health care providers treat patients without incident or harm; but, mistakes do happen. Medical malpractice injuries can profoundly affect the lives of the patient and his or her family. When patients do not receive the level of care and experience that is required of medical professionals, injury or illness may result, and the patient may be able to take legal action.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital or other health care provider negligently makes an error or omission which results in injury or death to the patient. Some examples include inappropriate or negligently performed surgery or other medical procedures, mistakes during child birth or delivery which cause brain or other neurological injuries to the child, failing to diagnosis an illness or serious medical condition which results in a delay in treatment, improperly prescribing a drug or other medication, and negligent administration of anesthesia, causing paralysis or other injuries.

What can the Personal Injury Practice Group do for you if you suspect medical malpractice has injured you or a family member?

It is important to remember that not all bad medical outcomes are the result of medical malpractice, but if you suspect that medical malpractice has occurred, you should consider arranging a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We can discuss the facts of your case with you, explain the process and provide representation should you decide to proceed.

Examples of Medical Negligence

Our medical malpractice clients include people suffering from injuries and illnesses because of:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Medication error
  • Birth injury
  • Surgical error
  • Anesthesia mistake
  • Physician mistake
  • Hospital malpractice
What about the fees?

We represent medical malpractice clients on a contingency basis. This means there is no fee unless we secure a settlement or prevail at trial.

Medical errors may be legally actionable

Because medical malpractice law is complex, it is important to seek the advice of a knowledgeable attorney right away if you believe that medical negligence caused your injury or illness. Our experience allows us to analyze a case and recommend the best course of action. People have come to us because of brain injuries, missing limbs and life-threatening infections caused by medical malpractice. You may be able to obtain compensation for your expenses, injuries, lost wages and other costs. Our attorneys are glad to advise people about their legal rights after an incident of medical negligence.

The attorneys and staff of the Personal Injury Practice Group at Davis, Upton & Palumbo, LLC, use our many years of experience to advise clients about their options. Contact us today at 410-535-1780.