Surgical Error Lawyer, Baltimore
When patients consent to medical treatments involving surgery, they place a great deal of trust in the professional experience, conduct and decision-making abilities of their surgical team. When this trust is broken and surgical harm befalls a patient, the aftermath of this challenge can be truly disorienting. It can be difficult to know why the harm occurred and how to respond to it. Sometimes, a patient may suspect that the surgeon and/or hospital behaved in a negligent way and should be held accountable for making a mistake. However, it can also be difficult to determine whether the harm a patient has suffered resulted from a mistake or from the “common” risks associated with surgery itself. As a result, it is important to seek the guidance of a Baltimore surgical error lawyer if you either suspect negligence or are unsure about whether a preventable surgical error contributed to the harm you are currently suffering. Consulting with Greenberg Law Offices can help to clarify your situation and protect your legal options.
While doctors spend many years getting trained in their field, they are human too and sometimes make mistakes. Some mistakes are categorized as medical malpractice, while others are not. In general, if a physician upholds his or her legal duty of care to the patient and treats that patient within the legal boundaries of the professional standard of care associated with his or her specific practice, a specific mistake may not be treated as malpractice. However, it is difficult for patients to determine whether a specific mistake did or did not result from negligence and/or recklessness. An experienced Baltimore surgical error lawyer can help to clarify this matter as it pertains to your particular case. If you have grounds to file a legal claim, a Baltimore surgical error lawyer can help to provide necessary support and guidance throughout the claims process.
What if I don’t like the results of my surgery?
Not liking the results of your surgery is not generally a viable claim for medical malpractice, unless the results of your surgery were the result of professional negligence. For example, your doctor should explain all risks to you before you undergo surgery so that you may provide informed consent. However, if your doctor did not clearly explain these possibilities before your procedure began, this serve as a sign that negligence may have occurred.
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is known to be somewhat of an umbrella term, with more specific examples including:
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors, including prescription errors which includes knowingly prescribing expired medications or prescribing medications that will not treat a condition
- Delayed diagnosis
- Use of recalled or ineffective medical technology machines
- Lack of post operative care
- Failure to treat
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical injuries
What kind of damages may I be entitled to?
Depending on the severity of your case, you may be eligible for the following monetary damages:
- To cover pain and suffering
- To reimburse any medical costs and insurance bills
- To compensate for lost wages and your lost capacity to work
- Funeral costs, if you are filing a personal injury claim on behalf of a family member
You do not have to navigate the challenges of a surgical error alone. Please consider scheduling a consultation with a Baltimore surgical error lawyer today in order to clarify your situation and learn about your legal options.