Waldorf Maryland Attorney
Most of us are forced to put our trust in doctors and other healthcare professionals many times throughout our lives. It should not be something to fear, but for too many patients and their loved ones, that trust is misplaced, and life becomes a nightmare.
Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, causes harm that is entirely preventable. Often that harm is irreversible or fatal. Very few victims of medical malpractice take legal action, and negligent healthcare professionals and facilities are left to continue providing harmful care.
If you believe that your injuries or the death of a loved one were the result of medical negligence, please talk to attorney Alison Mason Heurich, Esq. about a medical malpractice lawsuit, today. We represent medical malpractice victims in Waldorf and throughout Maryland
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when any healthcare professional or facility performs below the accepted standard of care through their action or inaction and that action or inaction results in an injury to the patient.
A poor outcome or death does not always mean that medical malpractice was involved. There are still risks in healthcare. But when harm is caused due to negligence or a mistake, you can recover compensation for your injuries and you should hold the healthcare provider accountable for their negligence.
Medical negligence includes:
- Surgical error
- Anesthesia error
- Obstetrical negligence
- Medication error
- Unsanitary conditions
- Needle stick
- Failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis
- Failure to take patient history
- Inappropriate treatment based on patient history
- Wrong treatment for the condition
- Continuing ineffective treatment
- Unnecessary treatment or procedure
- Failure to advise patient of treatment options
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Premature discharge
- Discharge without proper instructions and information
- Patient dumping by emergency rooms
Who is Liable for Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice can occur with any type of healthcare professional or facility, not just physicians and surgeons. It applies to those who perform elective procedures, as well. Victims of medical malpractice are often unaware that the person or facility that caused their injuries can be held liable under medical malpractice laws. Medical malpractice can apply to:
- Rehabilitation centers
- Out-patient facilities
- Urgent care centers
- Nursing homes
- Mental institutions
- Correctional facilities
- Ambulance companies
- General practitioners
- Cosmetic surgeons
- Physical therapists
- Respiratory therapists
There are strict time limits to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Maryland. Please, do not wait until it is too late to take legal action. If you or someone you love has been harmed by medical negligence, please call Alison Mason Heurich, Esq., at 240-346-4883 today or email her now to schedule your free consultation.