Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice

Baltimore, Maryland

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from accepted standards of care, resulting in harm to a patient. If you or a loved one suffered harm that you believe was due to medical negligence, the Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys at Cohen & Dwin are here to help you and your family seek the financial peace of mind you need and justice you deserve. Please call us today at 800-692-2500 for your free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

Does medical malpractice apply to all instances of unsuccessful or unexpected results?

No. Complications or unexpected results do not necessarily mean medical malpractice has occurred. To establish medical malpractice, it must be proven that a healthcare provider owed a patient a duty of care; that the healthcare provider was negligent in providing an accepted standard of care; that this departure from an accepted standard of care directly resulted in harm to the patient.

What are some common examples of medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice may apply to a broad range of circumstances, including:

Who may be held liable in medical malpractice cases?

Any medical professional or entity may be held accountable for damages that occur due to a deviation from accepted standards of care. Healthcare providers commonly the focus of medical malpractice lawsuits include:

  • Surgeons

  • General practitioners

  • Anesthesiologists

  • Pharmacists

  • Nurses

  • Hospital administrators

If you or a family member suffered harm that you believe was due to medical negligence, please contact Cohen & Dwin today for your free case consultation. Our medical malpractice attorneys welcome clients from the greater Baltimore, Bel Air and Greenbelt, Maryland, areas.