When an individual in Maryland has to undergo a medical procedure or is having another health issue, they often trust that they are in great hands because doctors and nurses are obligated to meet a high standard of care. When a medical professional fails to meet this standard and is negligent or careless, they may put the well being of a patient at risk. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is a significant issue in the healthcare industry and can result in serious injury or even death to someone who is relying on medical professionals to take care of them.
Medical malpractice requires the victim to prove that the medical professional that treated them did not meet the standard of care that other medical professionals and institutions would have met. Some examples of medical malpractice include the following:
- 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
It is important to be aware that not all medical issues that arise are the result of malpractice. However, if an individual is the victim of malpractice, they may be able to recover significant damages. If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, contact our firm today.
Albers & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.