If you have suffered harm or a loved one has died while under the care of a healthcare professional, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. The best way to learn if your case qualifies as malpractice is through a one-on-one consultation with the experienced Maryland medical malpractice attorneys at Cohen & Dwin.
To schedule your free consultation at one of our seven convenient Maryland locations, please contact Cohen & Dwin online or by calling (800) 692-2500 today. We maintain offices in Baltimore, Baltimore City, Bel Air, Greenbelt, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Ocean City, but can come to you if your injury prevents travel.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to adhere to the accepted standards of the industry. This can include overt negligence or carelessness, but is often more subtle. Having a medical malpractice attorney on your side allows for a thorough investigation of the events that led to your injury and helps ensure even less common forms of malpractice are identified.
Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room negligence
- Over or under medication
- Hospital errors
- Birth injury
- Delayed or misdiagnosis
- Plastic surgery errors
- Failure to obtain consent
- Violation of patient privacy
While it is important to distinguish between unfavorable results and medical malpractice, any time a medical professional such as a doctor, nurse, or healthcare organization acts in a way that results in patient injury, malpractice may have occurred. The best way to determine if you are entitled to seek compensation for these injuries is by discussing your case with one of our attorneys.