Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Maryland: I Think I (Or My Family Member) was a Victim of Medical Malpractice – What Do I Do?January 2, 2012
When you visit doctors or other health professionals, you are literally putting your life in their hands. You trust they will treat you to the best of their ability and make no mistakes. However, even doctors are fallible and sometimes they do make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes can affect you and your health for the rest of your life. The statute of limitations for Maryland malpractice suits is five years from the time the malpractice was committed, or three years from when the injury was discovered—whichever is shorter. If you believe you or someone in your family has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact a Maryland malpractice lawyer immediately.
Pursuing a medical malpractice claim
Remember, not every medical mistake results from malpractice. The mistake must have resulted in harm to you or your loved one. Consult an attorney, who will investigate your medical records and get the whole story. In order to win a malpractice claim, you and your attorney must be able to prove three things:
- Negligence. The failure of your medical professional to act within the standard of care for the treatment or diagnosis of your condition
- Immediate cause. An event sufficiently related to your injury to be held as cause for that injury
- Damages. Harm done to you directly resulting from the healthcare professional being negligent
Typically, medical malpractice cases can take about one to three years to complete. If you believe you or a family member has been affected by medical malpractice, contact the medical malpractice attorneys in Maryland at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. today. Let us know how we can fight for you and help you get the compensation you deserve.