Experienced Baltimore Medical Malpractice Attorneys Protect Your Future
Fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims throughout Maryland since 1985
We look to hospitals and doctors to heal us when we are ill or injured. We tend to think of doctors as experts who are infallible, but we forget that they are also human and just as prone to making a mistake as any one of us. However, when a doctor makes a mistake it can often have life or death consequences. While the majority of doctors are intelligent, kind and diligent human beings, preventable medical errors has become the third leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, we have a civil justice system in this country which allows those who have suffered injury or lost a loved one due to a medical mistake to recover compensation.
At the law firm of Plaxen & Adler, P.A., our team of Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers work hard to diligently represent those who have been injured by preventable medical errors. As a premier personal injury law firm, we have earned a reputation of service. With more than 30 years of experience, our attorneys have the skills and resources to protect your interests and work diligently to obtain compensation for you when you have suffered an injury caused by a negligent medical professional.
The challenge of proving medical malpractice in Baltimore
Each state has its own laws pertaining to medical malpractice, but most are generally based on English common law, which says the injured patient must be able to prove that the doctor’s actions were negligent, and that their negligent actions caused the injury. The plaintiff (the patient filing the lawsuit) must prove that the doctor owed them a duty of care, that the doctor’s actions breached that duty and that the breach caused the injury. Baltimore has, as every other area has, a standard of care with which medical professionals are expected to comport themselves. When a medical professional’s actions (or failure to act) deviate from that standard of care, there may be grounds for a medical malpractice case.
Physicians breach the accepted standard of care in many ways such as:
- Failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a condition
- Medication errors
- Hospital acquired infections
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
How a Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer can be helpful to you
Medical malpractice cases are incredibly complicated and costly to pursue. The first step is to evaluate the merits of your case. Next, our Maryland medical malpractice attorneys must hire medical experts to work with us as we investigate the case, help determine fault and testify about the incident. Our lawyers work with insurance company legal teams and we work diligently to build a compelling case on your behalf.
If your case is successful, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, for the wages you lost from days missed at work, you may even recover non-economic damages for things like your pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages.
When you need a medical malpractice law firm that puts your needs first, and does not give up until they win compensation for you, talk to the compassionate and capable, Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys at Plaxen & Adler, P.A. Put our more than 30 years of experience to work on your behalf today. We do not back down.
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Our knowledgeable Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers serving all of Maryland are ready to help you now
Call Plaxen & Adler, P.A. to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Baltimore medical malpractice attorney when you have been injured at the hands of a medical professional. We will fight to ensure you or your loved ones are compensated. You will not pay a fee for our services unless you receive compensation. You are welcome to call our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at 410.988.4449 or use our contact form.