MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Baltimore Medical Malpractice AttorneyDoctors, nurses, and other medical professionals often hold the lives of their patients in their hands.

Because they can have such a huge impact on our health and well-being, individuals who hold careers in medical fields must undergo years of study and specialized training. Medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients, and a responsibility to do everything they can to ensure our health and safety.

That’s why it can be particularly upsetting when we are harmed or injured because of a health care provider’s failure to live up to this standard of care. When medical professionals exhibit negligence while administering treatment, or fail to uphold reasonable standards of care for their given job or area of medicine, they should be held accountable for the pain and injury they cause.

Every year, medical negligence results in somewhere between 44,000 and 98,000 wrongful deaths, and more than a million injuries in US medical institutions alone. Instances of medical malpractice often go unreported, as medical professionals do not always realize or report their error.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of medical negligence in Baltimore, you may be able to hold them accountable for their negligence with a medical malpractice case. Medical malpractice may be defined as negligence of a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other health care provider. With a successful medical malpractice claim, you may be able to obtain much needed compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and overall pain and suffering.

These types of lawsuits can be complex and strenuous, since hospitals and medical institutions are often represented by insurance companies with teams of top lawyers and expert witnesses. However, you can greatly increase your chances of securing favorable results in your malpractice claim by securing excellent legal representation yourself. With the help of an attorney, you may be able to stand up to aggressive insurance companies and get the money you need and deserve.

David B. Shapiro has been working with clients to pursue medical malpractice claims in the Baltimore area for years. Mr. Shapiro has the knowledge, talent, and experience to put his clients on an even playing field with even the biggest, most influential insurance companies. The seasoned medical malpractice lawyer takes a client-focused approach to medical malpractice claims, focusing equally on obtaining successful results and building a strong relationship with the client. When you work with David B. Shapiro, he and his legal team will do everything in their power to ensure you receive due compensation.

Any Type of Baltimore Medical Malpractice Case Requires Representation from a Smart Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice can be committed in virtually any type of health care facility by any type of medical professional, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, and physician’s assistants. It can also occur with nearly any type of medical treatment. Common examples of medical malpractice claims include:

Birth Injury

When a doctor or nurse acts negligently during a birthing procedure, the newborn can suffer permanent brain injury that results in serious conditions such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or autism. A lawyer can provide you and your family with aggressive legal representation and compassionate counsel in the event of a birthing injury to ensure your child gets the best care possible.

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors often lead to serious disability or death. Common examples include inadvertently piercing an organ, severing a nerve, or leaving a foreign object in the body. You can hold a negligent surgeon accountable for their error through a medical malpractice claim. Through a successful claim, you may be able to recover compensation and ensure the surgeon does not continue to harm others.

Medical Negligence

  • Improper diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Medication errors
  • Errors in prenatal diagnostic testing
  • Failure to advise a patient of the diagnosis
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Abandonment, or failure to attend to a patient
  • Improperly prescribing a drug
  • Failing to inform the patient of available treatments
  • Continuing a treatment that has been shown to be ineffective
  • Prescribing a treatment that does not meet the standard of care
  • Incorrectly performing a medical treatment
  • Failing to refer the patient to a specialist

Medical negligence of all kinds has the potential to cause serious and lasting harm, injury, and disability. But when it comes to ligating these cases, there are often many legal obstacles. In many cases, patients have agreed to accept some risk when undergoing certain treatments or procedures.

While many risks are avoidable, medical professionals have a duty to follow established standards of care, obey health regulations, and do everything they can to avoid causing injury and harm. If you believe you have suffered injury or harm because of an avoidable error, you can and should work with a lawyer to hold the guilty party responsible.

At The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro, Mr. Shapiro and his legal team will work with you to determine whether a medical error may have been the cause of your injury or harm. Mr. Shapiro will consult with
medical experts around the country to determine the validity of your case. With David B. Shapiro’s experience, guidance, and assistance, you may be able to prove you are entitled to the compensation you need to move forward with your life.

Contact Baltimore Medical Malpractice Attorney David B. Shapiro to Begin Investigating Your Claim

At The Law Offices of David B. Shapiro, we understand that no amount of money can undo the harm caused by medical negligence. However, with due compensation, you may be able to get the support you and your family needs to heal and move on. By filing a medical malpractice claim, you may also be able to bring awareness to negligent practices of a professional or medical institution, helping to prevent further errors and wrongdoing in the future.

If you or someone you care about has suffered because of medical negligence, contact us today for a free initial consultation by filling out our online case evaluation form. Additionally, you can call or email:

(800) 500-0729
(410) 576-9100
DShapiroLaw@aol.com

If Mr. Shapiro accepts your case, he will work on a contingency basis, so you won’t pay a thing until you receive monetary compensation. Don’t delay – start fighting for your rights and your future today!

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