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We turn to medical professionals to help us heal when we’re sick or injured, and the last thing you expect is to be harmed by the care they provide. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is far more common than most people realize, and it can be exceptionally damaging. If you’ve been injured by your doctor, the answers to some of the primary questions other people in your difficult situation ask may help you get a better handle on your own claim. One of the most important steps anyone who’s been harmed by a medical professional’s negligence can take is reaching out to an experienced Maryland medical malpractice attorney early in the process.

Hire A Malpractice Attorney You Can Trust

Medical malpractice occurs whenever a doctor, hospital, nurse, or other medical professional fails to provide a patient with adequate care. The results of this type of negligence can be devastating and leave patients feeling like they have nowhere to turn. The Snyder Law Group understands the needs and the heavy burden of proof clients have in order for their cases to have a chance of success. Our firm has lawyers with experience in Maryland Medical Malpractice Laws that can help make a difference in your case.

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What Sets Snyder Law Group Apart From Other Malpractice Firms?

When you’re hurting because a doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, or other medical professional made a mistake, having seasoned and swift legal help can make all the difference. At Snyder Law Group, we put all of our resources towards helping the injured get the assistance and recognition they deserve for what they have gone through. When you partner with us, you get an award-winning legal team that has the dedication and willpower to truly protect your best interests. 

We Can Find Evidence and Legal Arguments Other Attorneys May Miss

Medical malpractice cases involve mountains of medical documents and records that attorneys need to go through to discover what went wrong and what happened to the patient as a result. Because of this, it’s extremely important for the patient to have an attorney who’s well-versed in common medical terminology. Likewise, their lawyer shouldn’t be afraid to put in the extra effort involved in combing through the record. 

We’ll Fight Hard To Help You Get the Settlement You Deserve

We understand how important it is for you and your family to get the financial award you need to rebuild your lives after a member of the helping profession uproots it. We have a track record of recovering hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.* While we can’t guarantee a particular outcome will occur in your situation, we have what it takes to put in the tireless hours needed to help protect your rights. 

Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Our attorneys have been handling medical malpractice claims for decades. During that time, we’ve learned how to skillfully scan for errors and omissions in doctor’s notes, notations made by nurses, and comments by psychiatrists. We’re also familiar with the tactics hospitals and others try to use to wear down the patient and sidestep liability. We can use our battle-tested knowledge to craft effective and agile arguments that help protect your interests.  

Award-Winning Counsel and Representation

Our attorneys have won many awards because of their dedication to the injured. For example, Michael B. Snyder has a Superb rating in the field of Medical Malpractice and Birth Injury by the distinguished AVVO organization. Michael is also a Fellow of the highly selective, invitation-only Litigation Council of America, which only admits a fraction of a percent of attorneys into its organization. 

What Qualifies As Medical Malpractice?

The key factors that span all medical malpractice cases include a doctor-patient relationship, a violation of the accepted standards of care, and an injury that occurred as a result. Several different incidents can be considered medical malpractice, including:

If you have suffered harm as the result of insufficient or inappropriate treatment for a medical condition or disease, the Snyder Law Group is just a phone call away. Our firm is ready to provide you with the counsel you need. When you meet with us, we can provide you with a sample medical malpractice trial so you know what you might expect, keeping in mind that all cases are different.

Do Statutes Of Limitations For Medical Malpractice Claims Exist?

Each state can have unique statutes of limitations for medical negligence and malpractice claims. According to Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 5-109, a claim must be filed either 5 years from the time of injury or within 3 years after the injury was discovered. For a minor, the statute of limitations is different. Usually, if someone is injured while under the age of 18, they can file a lawsuit up until their 21st birthday. This is a general guideline and there are always expectations, so consult a legal professional when making decisions about your case.

What Type Of Compensation Could I Obtain?

It is the personal injury lawyer’s goal to help the hurt client become “whole” again by taking steps to claim a fair settlement to address their losses. However, the memory of the physical and emotional hardship caused by medical negligence may stay with the patient for years to come. 

While each case is different, injured patients in a medical malpractice lawsuit could reclaim damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other accident-related costs. Family members who have lost a loved one because of the provider’s error may recoup funds for funeral costs and loss of consortium. Further, dependents of the deceased may be eligible for financial compensation to cover the foregone financial support.

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What Are Examples of Medical Malpractice?

Anytime a medical professional makes a costly mistake that harms a patient, the potential for medical malpractice is there. For example, the doctor may overlook key details in a patient’s chart, resulting in a misdiagnosis of a serious health issue. Or, a delivery nurse may use unhygienic materials during a child’s birth, leading to the infant and its mother contracting a serious infection. Likewise, a psychiatrist may fail to check the patient’s record thoroughly before prescribing a medication that they have a serious allergy to.

Failure to Diagnose Correctly

If whatever ails you is diagnosed incorrectly in the first place, you not only aren’t going to receive the treatment that you need in order to recover, but you also face the side effects and negative consequences of receiving a treatment that you don’t need. According to a study reported on by the Baltimore Medical Journal in 2023, about 13.7 million misdiagnoses occurred involving cancer, vascular events (like a stroke), or infections between 2012 and 2014. Even if the misdiagnosis itself doesn’t lead to injury, it will almost certainly delay the treatment that you do need, which can have devastating effects. 

Birth Injuries

Both mother and child are vulnerable during labor and delivery, and birth injuries are a very common form of medical malpractice. Common birth injuries that are sometimes related to medical malpractice include brain damage, skull fractures, stillbirth, and spinal cord injuries.

Medication Injuries

Being prescribed the wrong medication can do a tremendous amount of damage. In addition to the effects of not receiving the correct medication in the first place, the patient may also experience adverse side effects from receiving a prescription they don’t need. Medication errors can come in all the following forms:

  • Prescribing the wrong medication,
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage,
  • Dispensing the wrong medication, 
  • Giving a patient the wrong medication or wrong dosage—such as in a hospital or healthcare facility setting,
  • Failing to take drug interactions into consideration, and
  • Malfunctioning medication dispensing equipment.

Receiving the wrong medication or the incorrect dose can have devastating impacts on your health. If you can draw a connection between a doctor’s error—such as your physician not listening to your in-office concerns—and the subsequent medication problem, you may have a claim for relief.

What Is The Cap On Medical Malpractice In Maryland?

If you’ve been injured by medical malpractice, the categories of loss you experience may include the following:

  • Ongoing medical costs,
  • Lost income, and
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering.

Maryland has no cap when it comes to your economic damages, which include your medical expenses and lost wages. That said, there is a cap-–or upper limit—on your non-economic damages, which include your pain and suffering.

What Are The 4 Elements Required For A Claim Of Malpractice?

There are four legal elements that must be present in every medical malpractice case. They include the following:

  • The doctor owes the patient a responsibility to follow generally accepted medical principles;
  • The doctor makes a mistake and does not do what they are supposed to based on their duty to the patient; 
  • The patient sustains harm because of the doctor’s error; and 
  • The patient experiences damage. 

Each of these elements plays a particular role in shaping the case and propelling it forward. Our seasoned medical malpractice attorneys can help you uncover the evidence needed to prove that each of these occurred in your case. 

The Healthcare Professional Owed You a Duty of Care

One of the ways a doctor (or other medical provider) owes a responsibility to you is if they are your treating or diagnostic physician. For example, if you see an urgent care provider and they give medical advice about your condition, they are probably your doctor (e.g., a doctor-patient relationship exists). The physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional owes their patients a responsibility to follow generally accepted standards of medicine within their field (e.g., cardiology, psychiatry, or cancer). 

The Provider Failed to Follow the Duty of Care

Once you form a doctor-patient (or, for example, a therapist-client) relationship with someone, they owe you a responsibility to act or refrain from acting a certain way based on their knowledge, experience, and the standard practices in that field. When their actions don’t align with this duty, they put you and others at risk of harm. In legal terms, this failure is referred to as a breach. 

The Mistake Caused You Harm

As part of your case against the negligent provider, you also need to draw a connection between the doctor’s mistake and your subsequent injury. For example, if a cardiologist prescribed you the wrong medication, you also need to show that you were harmed by this. 

You Experienced Damages Because of It

To be eligible for compensation, you should also be able to prove that you experienced harm—e.g., financially or physically—because of it. In other words, it’s not enough that your doctor made a mistake. Rather, their error must have caused you an injury. For example, you could prove this element if you can show that the doctor didn’t review your chart before prescribing a medication, and you had a serious allergic reaction to the prescription. 

Which Element Of Malpractice Is Hardest To Prove?

The most difficult element of medical malpractice to prove is causation—e.g., proving that the medical professional or facility’s negligence was the cause of your injuries and subsequent losses. This is a job that’s best left in the very capable hands of your focused medical malpractice attorney.

How Long Do Most Medical Malpractice Cases Take?

Medical malpractice is an exceptionally complicated area of the law, and these cases tend to take a considerable amount of time to resolve. With a trusted medical malpractice attorney on your side, however, you can rest easy and stand secure in the knowledge that your attorney is taking steps to help move your case steadily forward. 

Seek The Legal Guidance Of An Experienced Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Sustaining an injury at the hands of those you trusted to take care of you can inflict a lifelong wound that may never truly heal. Instead of trying to take on the full force of a doctor or hospital by yourself in a medical malpractice claim, consider the relief you may experience by working with a seasoned advocate you can trust. 

For decades, the accomplished medical malpractice attorneys at The Snyder Law Group have helped dozens of individuals seek justice after a healthcare provider harmed them. Past clients appreciate the high level of professionalism and commitment the firm exhibits in its interactions with them. When you are hurt because of a medical professional’s mistake, contact us today by calling 410-642-5749 to schedule a no-obligation consultation.  

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The Snyder Law Group, LLC proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you.

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