Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Amplifying the Voices of Injured Patients in Our City
Baltimore City has some of the most well-known hospitals in the United States. Despite the prestigious reputation these institutions carry, people that undergo treatment at these facilities can still suffer grievous injuries due to being victims of medical malpractice. Obtaining compensation for these injuries is a difficult task due to the power of the defense attorneys that medical malpractice insurance companies retain to defend these claims.
If you or a family member were recently the victim of medical malpractice or suspect that you or a family member were the victims of medical malpractice, speak with a Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice lawyer immediately. The experienced attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have been obtaining justice and financial compensation for victims of medical malpractice in Baltimore City for more than 25 years. People from all of Maryland’s communities, including Maryland’s Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Vietnamese, Korean, and Hispanic communities, know our team.
Please contact us at (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.
How a Medical Malpractice Claim Works
Pursuing a medical malpractice claim is a difficult and complex process. To have a viable claim, a victim must prove that the negligent party breached a standard of care. State more clearly, a victim must be able to articulate with particularity a clear rule, statute, standard, etc., and how the negligent party’s actions violated the rule.
To have a viable medical practice claim, a victim must show that a doctor’s actions breached the standard of care. Medical malpractice claims are difficult because there are no written rules, statutes, or standards codifying medical standards of care. Instead, to identify the standard of care, expert witness testimony is often required. Specifically, the opinion of a medical doctor who practices in the same field as the negligent doctor can be required to define the applicable standard of care and how the standard was breached.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs in a variety of settings.
Common types of medical malpractice claims include:
- Surgical errors
- Nursing negligence
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Pharmacy errors
- Emergency room errors
Another common form of medical malpractice claim is birth injury. These are injuries that infants suffer during labor and delivery. Because the injuries occur at birth, they result in a child and people suffering from the permanent effects of these injuries for the rest of their lives.
Common birth injuries include:
- Delayed delivery
- Failure to perform a caesarian section
- Erb’s palsy resulting from inappropriate delivery techniques
- Vacuum extractor error
- Cephalohematoma resulting from forceps error
- Cerebral palsy
- Prenatal asphyxia
- Shoulder dystocia
Injuries & Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims
Victims of medical malpractice require significant financial compensation. This is because their injuries are often severe and have lifelong effects. Along with this, additional medical care and corrective surgeries are often required.
Under Maryland law, a victim can claim economic and non-economic damages such as:
- Financial compensation for past medical care
- Financial compensation for future medical care
- Financial compensation for lost wages
- Financial compensation for future wages
- Financial compensation for pain and suffering
Litigation in Medical Malpractice Cases
To win a medical practice lawsuit, the victim must prove all the elements of their claim by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. Specifically, the victim must have a medical expert testify as to the applicable standard of care, how it was breached by the negligent doctor, and how this resulted in the victim suffering their injuries. Medical malpractice insurance carriers expend vast amounts of legal and financial resources to ensure that a victim is unable to meet this burden. Stated more clearly, medical malpractice cases are complex cases to litigate and difficult to win due to the defenses used by medical malpractice insurance carriers. Many lawyers often decline to represent medical practice victims because of the difficult nature of medical malpractice cases.
Why Hire Portner & Shure, P.A.,?
When victims of medical malpractice seek compensation for their injuries, insurance companies deny their claims leaving them with few options. Medical malpractice insurance companies spend vast sums of money defending medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, you require legal representation by an aggressive representation by a Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice lawyer.
For over 25 years, the award-winning attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A., have been successfully representing medical malpractice victims in Baltimore City. We routinely litigate complex personal injury cases against the defense attorneys hired by medical malpractice insurance. They know who we are and the results we can obtain in court. We will fight to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Portner & Shure, P.A., receives no fee unless the victim obtains a settlement or judgment in court.
To schedule a free consultation regarding your Baltimore medical malpractice case, contact us at (855) 954-4141 or contact us online.