Believe you have been harmed due to the mistreatment of a licensed physician? Medical Malpractice is a personal injury matter in which a hospital, licensed physician, or hospital staff fail to meet the applicable standard of care owed to their patient. Between 2017 to 2021 the most common causes of action for medical malpractice in the United States were: Treatment-Related (28.5%), Diagnosis-Related (26%), and Surgery-Related (24.1%). Other Johns Hopkins Medicine reports say that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error, which now suggests it is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
It is essential that members of the public are aware of their rights as a patient and that their health is protected. To bring a medical malpractice suit, several elements must be met:
- Breach of Duty
To summarize quickly, hospitals, doctors, and healthcare providers have a duty to provide the applicable standard of care to their patients. If they fail to meet this standard and this failure causes harm to the patient, then the patient and/or their family may have a valid medical malpractice claim.
In Maryland, about 7 out of every 10 medical malpractice lawsuits settle before going to trial. However, medical malpractice is a very complex litigious specialty. With decades of experience handling this type of claim, our attorneys are well-versed in this specialty and will give you the help you need.