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What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice?

If you see a physician, you trust that he or she is acting in your best interest. After all, it is their job. Most physicians try their best to help you regain your health, and most physicians take all the necessary precautions in order to safely do so. However, if you find yourself in a situation where a physician was less careful than he or she should be and you sustain injuries because of it, there is a good chance you are entitled to compensation. If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney today.

What qualifies as medical malpractice?

While we all hope physicians will help us in our time of need, there are certain times where he or she cannot. Therefore, a mistake on his or her part does not always qualify as negligent behavior. Sometimes a physician exercises all the necessary precautions before and after your treatment and you are still sick or injured in some way. This may not count as medical malpractice. In order to file a medical malpractice personal injury claim, you must prove the following: there was a violation of the standard of care, you suffered an injury due to the medical professional’s negligence, and that your injury resulted in significant damages. 

How do you prove a physician’s negligence towards the standard of care?

There are several different examples of medical malpractice, and every single one may have a significant impact on your life. Here are some scenarios that if proven, may help you win a medical malpractice case:

  • Failure to order proper testing
  • Premature discharge
  • Failure to recognize symptoms
  • Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
  • Rejecting or ignoring appropriate patient history
  • Unnecessary surgery 
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Hospital infections
  • Surgery errors or wrong-site surgery
  • Improper medication or dosage
  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnose
  • Premature discharge

If you lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, you and an attorney may bring a wrongful death claim or have a representative of the estate bring a survivor’s action against the negligent party.

Contact our Maryland firm

Medical malpractice accidents are usually very dangerous, and they may affect you for the rest of your life. This is why it is so important that you reach out to an experienced attorney to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of medical malpractice and seek legal representation, contact the Law Offices of Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC today.

Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC 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 Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC to schedule a consultation.