People obtain medical services in order to have a medical condition or illness treated. During the course of their treatment, people are perfectly entitled to believe that they will receive competent medical care. Unfortunately, innocent victims sometimes suffer painful injuries that leave them permanently disabled due to a medical provider’s negligence.
A Silver Spring, Maryland medical malpractice attorney can help you hold a medical professional accountable for their negligence. This task is easier said than done as medical professionals are well defended by powerful medical malpractice insurance carriers. The medical malpractice attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A., know how to litigate cases against medical professionals and obtain favorable results. For a free consultation, please contact us at (240) 233-2801 or contact us online.
How A Silver Spring Medical Malpractice Claim Works
Bringing a medical malpractice claim against a medical professional is a difficult and complex task. Simply suffering an injury due to the actions of a medical professional does not automatically qualify as medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional administers treatment that falls below the acceptable standard of care for a medical professional in their field of care.
In a typical personal injury case such as an automobile collision, the standard of care automobile drivers are held too is often clearly defined by statute or common law. There are no statutes or common law outlining the standard of care for a medical professional. In order to define the acceptable standard of care and how that standard was breached, an opinion by
an expert medical witness is required. For example, if a medical malpractice case involves an allegation that a heart surgeon committed an act of negligence, then expert witness testimony by another heart surgeon is required in Court. Specifically, an expert witness must testify what the standard of care is for heart surgeons and how the at fault doctor breached this standard of care.
Common Types Of Medical Malpractice In Silver Spring
Medical malpractice can occur in nearly any medical setting. Common medical malpractice claims include:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Nursing negligence
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Pharmacy errors
- Emergency room errors
Injuries and Damages
Medical malpractice often results in victims suffering horrific injuries that leave them permanently disabled. These injuries require additional medical treatment. Along with this, victims of medical malpractice must sometimes undergo corrective surgeries. Victims also require extensive rehabilitative care in order to recover from their injuries. Medical malpractice victims can seek compensation for their injuries and for the cost of their medical expenses. Specifically, Maryland law allow a personal injury victim to seek compensation for the cost of their past medical treatment, future medical treatment, lost wages, and the pain and suffering they endured because of their injuries.
Litigation In Silver Spring Medical Malpractice Cases
Filing and litigating a medical malpractice lawsuit is a difficult process. In order to win a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland, including a medical malpractice case, a victim must prove their case by a preponderance of the evidence, i.e., 51%. Medical malpractice insurance carriers make it as difficult as possible for a victim to meet this burden. Stated simply, medical malpractice insurance carriers utilize their vast financial resources and hire aggressive defense attorneys to defend medical malpractice cases. These defense attorneys use every available defense in order to defeat a victim’s medical malpractice claim. Because of the difficult and complex nature of these cases, many attorneys decline to represent medical malpractice victims. Stated simply, they are afraid of the time and money that they must invest.
Why Hire Portner & Shure, P.A.?
The medical malpractice attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A., are utterly fearless in their pursuit of justice on behalf of medical malpractice victims. Our experienced attorney have spent over 25 years litigating complex personal cases and obtaining favorable results. Insurance companies and their attorneys know who we are and what we able do in Court. Portner & Shure, P.A. receives no fee unless victim obtains a settlement or judgement in court. Our professional staff speaks English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, and Korean.
To schedule a free consultation regarding your Silver Spring City medical malpractice case, contact us at (240) 233-2801 or contact us online.
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