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¿qué posibilidades hay de ganar una demanda contra un hospital?

When you go to the hospital, you expect to be treated with the appropriate level of care. However, this is not always the case.

Medical malpractice happens more often than you may think, as around 85,000 cases of medical malpractice are filed each year.

Further, around one in five Americans report having suffered from a medical error.

When you receive substandard medical care in a hospital, you have the right to seek justice and compensation.

At Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico, LLC, we are passionate about helping victims of medical malpractice, and we can help you file a suit against the at-fault party. 

Our experienced malpractice attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, and we are available to take on your case. 

In this article, we will discuss what you need to show for a successful malpractice suit, and we will talk about the chances of winning a lawsuit against a physician or hospital.

This will make you more informed when proceeding with your legal claim. If you have questions, please contact us today.

What Are the Types of Hospital Malpractice Cases in Maryland? 

El término negligencia hospitalaria puede referirse a una amplia gama de situaciones. A continuación, analizamos algunos de los tipos más comunes de casos de mala praxis hospitalaria. 

Diagnósticos tardíos o erróneos 

Los diagnósticos tardíos y los diagnósticos erróneos constituyen muchos casos de mala praxis en Estados Unidos. Ambas situaciones pueden provocar complicaciones, lesiones graves e incluso la muerte.

Not all misdiagnoses or delayed diagnoses constitute medical negligence, but in many cases, they do.

If you believe you are a victim of a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, you should consult an attorney, who will let you know if you have a case against the physician or hospital. 

Errores quirúrgicos 

Surgical errors make up the majority of medical negligence cases in the U.S. A surgical error happens when a mistake is made during a medical procedure.

Some common surgical mistakes are anesthesia administration errors, wrong-site operations, and foreign objects left in the body. 

Errores de medicación 

Cuando recibe un medicamento equivocado o una dosis equivocada, las consecuencias pueden ser mortales. Estos errores suelen ser evitables y a menudo dan lugar a casos de negligencia contra el hospital que le trató. 

No obtención del consentimiento informado 

When you have a procedure done in a hospital, the doctor or surgeon is legally bound to fully inform you of the benefits, risks, and alternatives of the operation.

This is called informed consent. When a medical professional fails to get informed consent before an operation, this can constitute medical malpractice. 

Lesiones al nacer

Birth injuries occur when either the mother or child is harmed during the delivery process. You might have a medical malpractice claim if the doctor fails to anticipate and respond to a potential complication.

Some common errors that lead to birth injuries include the improper use of forceps, untimely Cesarean sections, and oxygen deprivation. 

Proving Medical Negligence in Maryland

Para que una demanda contra un hospital por negligencia médica prospere, el demandante debe demostrar los cuatro elementos de la negligencia. Estos elementos son los siguientes: 

  • Deber: que el hospital tenía un deber de asistencia al paciente; 
  • Incumplimiento: que el hospital no proporcionó el nivel adecuado de atención;
  • Causalidad: que el incumplimiento del deber causó el daño que sufrió el paciente; y 
  • Daños y perjuicios: que el daño causado al paciente le haya ocasionado pérdidas materiales o inmateriales. 
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Si demuestra los cuatro elementos, es probable que pueda demostrar que hubo mala praxis. Un abogado puede indicarle si su caso cumple los requisitos. 

Chances of Winning a Lawsuit Against a Hospital in Maryland

If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you may be wondering if pursuing a lawsuit is worth the time, money, and energy.

When filing a lawsuit against a hospital, success rates vary depending on the strength of evidence. Approximately 80 to 90 percent of jury trials with weak evidence of medical negligence have been successful. In borderline cases, success rates are around 70 percent. However, in cases with strong evidence of medical negligence, the success rate drops to 50 percent.

There are some factors that will influence your chances of a successful lawsuit, including: 

  • La solidez de las pruebas, 
  • La persuasión de cualquier testimonio experto, 
  • El nivel de responsabilidad del hospital,
  • La prescripción, 
  • Los plazos de presentación correspondientes, y
  • Su elección de abogado. 

Uno de los factores más importantes es la elección del abogado. Es por ello que usted querrá encontrar un abogado experimentado en negligencia con las herramientas y la experiencia para manejar incluso los casos más complejos. 

¿Los hospitales suelen llegar a acuerdos extrajudiciales? 

Hospitals and their insurance companies often opt to settle out of court in legal disputes. This decision is typically made when there’s a belief that the plaintiff has a strong case against them. Settling outside of court can save significant time, resources, and expenses for both parties involved.

Sin embargo, no todos los casos se resuelven extrajudicialmente, aunque la demanda contra el hospital tenga probabilidades de prosperar. Si se pregunta si es probable que su caso llegue a un acuerdo, pregunte a su abogado, que podrá darle una opinión fundamentada. 

Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico está aquí para ayudarle 

If you were the victim of medical negligence, you might struggle physically, emotionally, and financially.

At Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico, we understand the pain and suffering that medical malpractice can cause, so we are here to help you stand up for your legal rights. 

Our award-winning attorneys are seasoned in litigation techniques and strategies, and they can help maximize the amount of compensation you may receive.

To see if you qualify for a free case evaluation, contact our office online or by phone at 410-204-2494. There are critical legal deadlines to meet in every medical negligence case, so please do not hesitate to reach out today

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Phil Federico es socio de Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico, donde ayuda a dirigir las prácticas de Daños Colectivos / Acciones Colectivas y Derecho Ambiental, pasando a estas áreas después de comenzar su carrera como litigante de negligencia médica.

Phil ha dirigido y participado en litigios históricos y pioneros con veredictos y acuerdos que superan los mil millones de dólares.

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