Towson Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Handling Medical Negligence Claims for Injured Victims in Towson and Surrounding Areas
During 2012 alone, over three billion dollars was paid out in medical malpractice claims. On average, a payout was given every 43 minutes. If you suspect you may have been a victim of medical malpractice, it can pay to find a skilled Towson medical malpractice lawyer to represent you at the beginning of your lawsuit.
What to Expect From a Lawyer
When you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of a medical professional, our attorneys can help. At LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, our team finds the best legal strategy for each individual case presented, including finding medical experts, gathering the proper documents, investigating the circumstances and doctor’s background, and more. Additionally, we will help prepare you for your upcoming case by:
- Looking at information given by the plaintiff to determine if there is a claim
- Figuring out what your claim is worth
- Finding the parties liable for the injury
- Gathering relevant evidence to help support the case
- Explaining the plaintiff’s legal rights in the case, along with providing options to move forward
- Adhering to the local technical rules and procedures that apply to the local area
Proving Medical Malpractice
Each case is unique and therefore, every legal strategy is different. However, there are four aspects to every medical malpractice claim that must be proven in order to have a successful lawsuit. These include:
- A relationship between the patient and doctor. This is the easiest to prove. As soon as the patient hires the doctor and the doctor agrees to treat the patient, whether it is in an office or an emergency room, they have an established relationship. A family friend who is a doctor giving medical advice at a party cannot be held liable for the information they share.
- Duty of care. Each medical professional has a duty of care to the patients they care for that must adhere to the medical community’s accepted standards. This means practitioners are expected and have an obligation legally to perform in the same manner another similarly trained practitioner would perform.
- Breach of duty. This can be proven once a duty of care is established. Based on how others would have treated the same patient under similar circumstance, the plaintiff will have to provide evidence that the professional did not adhere to those guidelines.
- The most important aspect of a medical malpractice suit is proving the negligence or breach of duty directly led to injury or harm. This is typically proven through documents, further medical treatments, and affidavits from other healthcare providers.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims we Handle
Our skilled medical malpractice lawyers have represented countless parties in a variety of medical negligence claims, including but not limited to:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injury
- Brain injury
- Delayed diagnosis
- Doctors’ mistakes
- Emergency room errors
- Hospital negligence
- Medical product liability
- Medication errors
- Nursing home errors, neglect and abuse
- Surgical errors
- Wrongful birth
Our team of Towson medical malpractice lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton are seasoned in all aspects of medical malpractice law. Contact us online or call us at 800-547-4LAW (4529) today for a free initial consultation on your claim. We answer calls 24 hours a day and have flexible hours in our Towson offices for our clients’ convenience.
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