Studies in major medical publications have shown that careless and substandard medical care causes over a hundred thousand injuries or deaths to patients annually. Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is seriously or fatally injured due to substandard medical, hospital or nursing home care.
The most common claims of medical malpractice arise from failure to diagnose cancer, misreading diagnostic studies and scans, failure to diagnose medical conditions, failure to receive appropriate emergency room treatment, failure to provide proper medication, errors committed during procedures, and other errors causing wrongful death and serious injury.
These cases must first be reviewed by the appropriate board certified medical consultants to evaluate whether there has been a departure from the degree of care, skill and knowledge required of a health care provider acting in the same or similar circumstances and whether that substandard care was a proximate cause of the injury.
If you believe that you or a family member has been injured due to medical malpractice, contact us online or call us at 301-654-5757 for a free consultation to discuss your claim.