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Bel Air, Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Suing After a Doctor or Nurse Causes an Injury

When a medical professional commits an error while treating a patient, the resulting injuries are often severe and have permanent consequences. Obtaining compensation for these injuries is notoriously difficult because medical groups are protected by insurance companies and legislation. To bring a claim against a medical professional or hospital that hurt you, it is prudent to first start by getting the help of a professional medical malpractice lawyer.

Our Bel Air medical malpractice attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have been successfully representing medical malpractice victims for more than 30 years. When it comes to cases as serious as medical malpractice, you should not trust your case to any team with less experience.

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Medical Malpractice Definitions

Medical malpractice is different from most other types of injury claims because there are no statutory or common laws defining which acts by a medical professional are negligent. Instead, the duty of care a medical professional owes to their patient is based on what action another medical professional in the same medical field would have reasonably performed if they were in the same scenario. The expert medical opinion of another doctor who practices the same type of medicine as the negligent doctor is required to identify the duty of care and how that duty was breached.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Common medical malpractice claims include:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical infections
  • Nursing errors

Injuries & Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims

Additional medical care and corrective surgery are common remedies for injuries caused by medical malpractice. To pay for these necessary treatments, significant financial compensation might be required. As a medical malpractice victim in Maryland, you can pursue both economic damages – like medical costs and lost wages – and noneconomic damages – like your emotional trauma and PTSD from the incident.

Taking a Medical Malpractice Case to Litigation

Medical malpractice claims are legally and factually complex claims. Insurance companies often deny these claims with the hope that medical malpractice victims give up. This leaves medical malpractice victims with little choice but to file a lawsuit.

Medical malpractice insurance carriers spend vast amounts of money and retain aggressive defense attorneys to defend medical malpractice claims. Furthermore, many lawyers decline to represent medical malpractice victims because such cases can be such hard-fought battles. If your case is going to go to litigation, then you need to know for certain that you can rely on your choice of legal representation, which is why the Portner & Shure name should be the first one on your mind.

Enjoy the Portner & Shure, P.A. Difference

Portner & Shure, P.A. receives no fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in court for you as our medical malpractice client. You can start your case without reaching for your wallet first and without worrying about how you will pay legal and attorney fees if you do not win. It is just that easy to get our Bel Air medical malpractice lawyers on your side.

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