Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Baltimore, Maryland
Medical issues are scary enough. The uncertainty of having an illness or injury is balanced by the comfort in trusting the doctor or medical professional handling your matter. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers have an obligation to provide excellent care to patients. Facilities have a responsibility to provide a safe and sanitary environment coupled with knowledgeable and effective staff members. These parties are held to a certain standard of care. Simply put, healthcare professionals and institutions must provide care that is equal to or greater than that of their peers. When a medical professional or institution causes death or suffering because of negligence, carelessness, or misjudgment, it could be a case of medical malpractice. Just because a mistake is made does not mean that it constitutes medical malpractice. Speaking with an attorney that can assess your case adequately is important. Contact Decker, Tychostup & Friedman for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.
What is medical malpractice?
As stated above, medical malpractice is a form of professional negligence. When a healthcare provider fails to meet the standard of care established by peers and other institutions, it could be medical malpractice. This standard is based on the care provided by similar medical professionals and institutions. In order to have a medical malpractice case, the plaintiff will have to prove that the medical professional or institution acted in a way that others would have avoided.
Examples of medical malpractice
With an array of specializations of both professionals and institutions, medical malpractice can be apparent in a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical mistakes
- Emergency room mistakes
- Prescription errors and overdoses
- Labor & birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Inadequate consent
- Hospital-acquired or post-surgical infections
- Improper care and follow-up
When these potential acts of malpractice lead to serious injuries, it is important to discuss these issues with an attorney.
How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?
Not all mistakes are made by negligence. Sometimes, things just happen. Because of the complexity of medical malpractice cases, this area of law deserves the attention of an attorney with both legal and medical knowledge. The best way to know if you have a valid medical malpractice case is by talking with an attorney who can investigate the matter on your behalf. Decker, Tychostup & Friedman has significant legal experience and medical knowledge to help you assess your case and explore your legal options.
If you have a valid medical malpractice case, you could be entitled to compensation, also known as damages. These can include economic damages like medical bills, lost wages, and the impact on future wages. If you lost a loved one because of the negligence of a medical professional or medical institution, you may be entitled to take legal action by bringing a wrongful death claim or by having a representative of the estate bring a survivor’s action against the wrongful party.
Contact a Baltimore medical malpractice attorney
If you are suffering because of a medical error or unsafe conditions in a healthcare facility, contact our firm. If you lost a loved one because of a mistake, our firm is ready to help. Decker, Tychostup & Friedman provides effective legal support to clients facing the uncertainty of a medical malpractice case. We are ready to assess your situation, guide you through your legal matter, and fight for what you deserve. Contact Decker, Tychostup & Friedman for a free consultation today.