Columbia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Representing Victims of Medical Malpractice in and Around Columbia
When a doctor makes a mistake, there is more on the line than in many other professions. Rather than having more work to do in order to fix a mistake, someone’s life is potentially altered due to their actions. However, not all mistakes a doctor makes constitute medical malpractice. In order to have a successful case, an injured victim must be able to prove the following:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed.
- Administered care fell below he acceptable medical standard of care.
- A connection between the alleged negligence and the harm that followed.
- Damages as a result of the medical mistake.
Our firm covers the following instances of medical negligence and other aspects of medical malpractice law:
- Physician negligence applies when a physician or doctor does not perform up to the acceptable standards of care and breaches their duty in treating their patient.
- Birth injuries applies when a doctor did not take all necessary precautions to prevent a birth injury. This can include cerebral palsy, down syndrome, Erb’s palsy, and brachial plexus palsy.
- Misdiagnosis, including in cancer detection, can apply when a patient has a worsened condition due to a doctor diagnosing the issue as another illness or medical problem when another doctor given the same circumstance and conditions could reasonably diagnose and treat the issue.
- Hospital negligence applies to issues when the condition of a patient worsens due to the negligence of a hospital. This can include devices not properly cleaned, an object staying in a patient after a surgery is complete, overall negligence by the medical staff, and other issues unique to a hospital setting that could have been reasonably avoided.
- Nursing home negligence occurs when the medical staff of a nursing home is negligent, or potentially abusive, in their treatment and care. This includes isolation, improperly administering medicine, and other potentially life threatening treatment.
- Fatal medical malpractice applies when someone has passed away due to the lack of treatment or other types of medical mistake and it can be proven through evidence of negligence, recklessness, or carelessness.
Columbia medical malpractice lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton are committed to seeking justice for those who have been severely harmed due to the negligence of a trusted medical professional. If you, or someone you know, has been injured due to a medical error, contact us online or call 800-547-4LAW (4529) today for a free initial consultation. We answer the phone 24 hours a day for emergencies, and provide flexible hours from our Columbia offices in Maryland.
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