Baltimore Malpractice Lawyer Blog:What is Medical Malpractice?

What is medical malpractice you ask? As an experienced attorney with offices in Rockville and Baltimore Maryland, I can tell you that many people are unaware of their rights when it come to Medical Malpractice and hospital errors.Statistics show that over 195,000 people are killed each year due to hospital and doctor errors.Unfortunately only a fraction of these cases are ever handed over to an attorney.Why you ask? I’m not sure but I believe that many people don’t think that they have a case because the hospitals always deny their responsibility.

Of course they do as litigation can cost the hospital millions of dollars each year not including the bad PR it will give them. Many people feel that they are not as smart as the doctors and feel intimidated to ask questions. This is exactly the reason you need an experienced attorney to review your case and demand your medical records from the hospital. The next step your attorney will do is to have an independent medical professional(someone NOT employed by the hospital) to go over your case to see how and when the mistakes where made and if proper medical procedure was followed. If it is determined that a negligent medical mistake was made a lawsuit will be filed against the doctor and hospital.You have the legal right to expect pristine medical care when you enter a hospital regardless of you financial means or status.Insurance companies like to try and dissuade people from filing medical malpractice lawsuits claiming “frivolous” lawsuits cause healthcare costs to rise. Nothing could be further from the truth as of course it benefits the insurance companies to never “pay out” on malpractice claims and this keeps their money with them! The story has been spun to vilify the lawyers but this is exactly why everyone has insurance ;to help you financially if a bad situation ever arises.Please know your rights and if you are not sure you should call an experienced attorney such as myself to receive the compensation you are entitled to.

If you or a family member is a victim of medical malpractice call my office at 800-320-0080 or visit me at my offices in either Rockville or Baltimore today.