Medical malpractice occurs when the conduct of a health care provider fails to meet accepted standards of medical care and safety, and the patient suffers serious injury as a result. A medical malpractice case arises when the injured patient or family members decide to bring formal legal action against the person or hospital responsible for the harm.
Doctors and other health care providers make life-altering decisions every single day. Most of these are handled professionally. When a doctor, nurse or other medical staff makes a mistake due to poor judgment, failure to follow set procedures or failure to communicate effectively with other providers, the consequences are often dire – and sometimes deadly.
Attorneys for the Injured provides legal representation to patients hurt by medical malpractice, including but not limited to:
- Missed diagnosis
- Delayed diagnosis
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical injuries
- Labor and delivery-related injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Medication errors
- Improperly prescribed or dispensed medication dosages
Medical malpractice can cause life-altering injuries, including organ damage and even death. When someone you entrust with your care causes you harm instead, you are entitled to pursue your legal rights – and you are entitled to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and to obtain financial compensation for your injuries.
Virtually all medical professionals retain high insurance policies to protect against instances of medical malpractice – and when a victim files a claim, representatives from those insurance companies are among the quickest to act. Insurance companies often persuade victims to sign releases that block further legal action – and victims may not realize they have signed away their rights until it's too late. Hospitals and other medical organizations will contact their legal counsel immediately if they suspect medical malpractice – their goal is to avoid paying maximum damages, and their attorneys are very familiar with how to leverage malpractice laws in their favor.
Attorneys for the Injured believes that you need not have to shoulder the high medical, financial and emotional costs of an injury caused by inadequate or negligent medical care. We understand that serious personal injuries usually result in long-term physical damage and expensive treatment. Some injuries prevent victims from working, and the entire family suffers as a result. Our goal is to secure the funds necessary to pay for the best medical treatment available, as well as any income or earning ability affected by the injury.
Attorneys for the Injured works with a board-certified physician who can assist you in understanding the full scope of your injuries and help outline your treatment plan. We also utilize the services of vocational counselors and professional life care planners, who can provide additional recommendations for post-injury care. Our attorneys will thoroughly review your situation and explore all available options.
The mission of our law group is to seek justice and fair compensation for injured victims and their families. The combined strength of our locations in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland and Frederick, Maryland allows us to provide the level of service you expect from a large metropolitan office – with the dedicated and personalized approach of a boutique firm.
If you believe you may have a medical malpractice case, contact us today, or call us at (888) 792-4242 for a free review of your case.