Know Your Rights
In the U.S., far too many people are aware of their legal rights when it comes to malpractice cases. Even the preliminary aspects of research can, at first, seem like an intimidating and daunting task. This is why knowing your rights is so crucial — especially if you’ve recently suffered an injury or been the victim of medical negligence and are unsure who to turn to. Take a moment to consider the various from of medical malpractice and see if it applies to you. If so, the Snyder Law Group is there to answer all of your questions.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Don’t be too intimidated at the thought of inquiring whether or not your individual legal needs fit a specific type of pursuable legal action. Learning the basics of what medical malpractice covers is always the best start.
- Misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis for a specific medical problem
- Surgical mistakes such as operating on the wrong patient or wrong body part
- Administering or prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dose
- Injury or incident occurring during birth
- Lab test errors leading to misdiagnosis or wrong prescription medication
In recent years, new legal studies have shown that most malpractice claims against primary care physicians are the result of either misdiagnosed or a failure to diagnose a serious medical condition in time. In other scenarios, claims may include surgeons who have performed the wrong procedure on the wrong patient — with that individual left to cover the surgery itself and any pending fees that the malpractice claim would require while waiting on potential reparations.
All forms of medical malpractice can have negative effects on a patient’s life and wellbeing. Depending upon the case, patients have had to suffer repeated surgeries to undo serious bodily damage, or may suffer permanent impairment due to the incorrect medical procedure being performed.
If you or a loved one has suffered any form of medical malpractice, you may not even be aware of the compensation that the law guarantees you. Compensation may cover medical bills, weeks or months of lost income, emotional distress, additional corrective surgeries and wrongful death arising from injury or medical practitioner error. Monetary damages for malpractice cases can be obtained through an out-of-court settlement or a lawsuit. The legal experts at the Snyder Law Group has years of experience in guiding you through your claim from beginning through the final settlement.
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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.