Maryland Wrongful Death Attorneys
Is medical malpractice a growing epidemic?
Statistics illustrate the alarming trend:
- The annual costs to society for errors in hospitals are estimated to be between $17 billion and $29 billion.
- Of the nation’s 750,000 doctors, only 2,000 bad doctors lose their license each year.
- Less than five percent of all U.S. doctors are responsible for more than half of all U.S. negligence claims.
- The most overworked and inexperienced doctors – interns and residents – regularly work as many as 20 hours per day without proper supervision.
Medical treatments that result in serious injuries or death can be difficult cases to prosecute because medical malpractice and wrongful death can be difficult to prove.
Sometimes, people hesitate to contact lawyers because they aren’t sure if other parties were at fault, and they don’t want to cause problems for medical providers.
When you contact the Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys at Greenberg Law Offices for a free consultation, you are under no obligation. Our skilled health care attorneys will take time to evaluate your circumstances and explain your options. As a medical malpractice law firm, we have the commitment, the experience and solid resources to win your lawsuit.
For more than 45 years, Greenberg Law Offices has been resolving complex legal matters for thousands of people throughout the Baltimore area, all of Maryland and the Eastern Shore.
We are a family of lawyers that is passionate about the law and compassionate with our clients. We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your legal concerns.
Failure to Treat, Delayed Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis
Many illnesses can be cured if medical treatment is provided in a proper and timely manner. Catastrophic injuries or deaths can occur if medical treatment is not timely provided or is inappropriate.
Medical malpractice and wrongful death can also be due to medication errors and/or health care services performed by doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, pharmacists and other medical professionals.
Each year, two million hospital patients acquire infections that result in 90,000 deaths. That represents a rise of 36 percent since 1980, which coincides with the proliferation of bacteria capable of resisting the most potent antibiotics. The Center for Disease Control has noted that many hospital personnel fail to follow basic infection control, such as hand washing between patient contacts.
As a medical malpractice law firm, Greenberg Law Offices handles a wide range of cases, including: failure to diagnose cancer and other medical conditions; severe birth injuries such as shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy and circumcision errors; and vaccine and blood transfusion contamination injuries.
Additional causes involve improper type/amount of medication, surgical instruments left in the body, anesthesia errors, cosmetic surgery failures/disfiguration and faulty surgical devices, such as the Sulzer hip implant.
The Maryland wrongful death attorneys at Greenberg Law Offices have extensive experience scrutinizing medical records, lab reports and consulting with experts in the health care field to prove these complicated cases.
As a boutique-style law firm, our attorneys maintain personal contact with every client and communicate regularly throughout the legal process. We have access to the same expert resources as large firms, but you will pay less for our services because we are smaller and more cost-efficient.
Let Our Family Help Your Family
If you have been injured or you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice or neglect, contact us for a free consultation so you can make an informed decision about important next steps.