Medical errors can cause devastating consequences for patients and their loved ones. Even the smallest mistakes can lead to pain, suffering, and financial hardship. 

If you experience medical malpractice, you don’t have to face these struggles alone. Having an experienced lawyer by your side can help you get justice for your injuries. 

At Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico, we understand how difficult this time can be for you. When you need help, contact our office to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer.

We are always available to listen to your case and help you take the first step towards justice and healing.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice happens when a healthcare provider fails to provide treatment that meets the accepted standards of care. Victims of medical malpractice have the right to seek compensation, but only if they can prove the required elements of these claims.

In Maryland, the elements of medical malpractice are:

  • Duty of care. Healthcare providers have a legal obligation to provide a certain standard of care to their patients. This duty of care varies depending on the circumstances, but generally requires healthcare employees to follow the accepted practices of their profession.
  • Breach of this duty. A healthcare provider breaches their duty if they fail to uphold the standard of care. This could involve errors in diagnosis, treatment, surgical procedures, medication administration, or failure to inform patients of risks.
  • Causation. The provider’s breach has to be the cause of your injuries. You must prove that you wouldn’t have suffered harm if the healthcare provider had not acted negligently.
  • Damages. You must have suffered actual harm due to the provider’s negligence. Damages can include physical and emotional harm, as well as financial losses.

Medical malpractice cases can be complex and challenging to prove. It’s best to work with an experienced attorney who has the knowledge and experience to build a strong case.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

Our firm represents all types of medical malpractice victims. We have extensive experience handling a wide range of cases, including:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. A healthcare provider might fail to accurately identify a medical condition or take longer than necessary. This can result in delayed treatment, allowing the condition to worsen and causing you harm.
  • Surgical errors. Surgical procedures require precision and care. Errors in surgery can lead to complications, prolonged recovery times, and additional medical procedures to correct the mistakes.
  • Medication errors. Mistakes in prescribing, dispensing, or administering medication can have serious consequences. Providers may prescribe the wrong medication, give the incorrect dosage, or fail to consider drug interactions or allergies.
  • Birth injuries. During childbirth, infants can suffer injuries due to complications or medical mistakes. These errors might involve inadequate monitoring, improper use of tools, or delays in necessary medical interventions.
  • Anesthesia errors. Anesthesia is a critical component of many medical procedures. Errors in administering anesthesia can lead to complications such as anesthesia awareness, respiratory problems, or brain damage.
  • Hospital negligence. Hospitals must provide a safe environment for patients. Negligence by hospital staff, including inadequate supervision, unsanitary conditions, or failure to follow protocols, can result in patient harm.
  • Failure to obtain informed consent. Patients have the right to make informed decisions about their medical care. Healthcare providers must inform patients of the risks, benefits, and alternatives to proposed treatments or procedures.

These are only a few examples of the types of medical malpractice cases we see. If you think your provider was negligent, contact our firm to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer. We’ll investigate your injuries and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Types of Damages You Can Recover

Victims of medical malpractice can seek many forms of compensation from the provider or hospital. These damages address the physical, mental, and financial impact of your situation. 

Some common damages our clients demand include:

  • Medical expenses—covers costs for past, present, and future medical treatments. This can include items like hospital bills, medications, and rehabilitation therapies.
  • Lost income—compensation for any paychecks you couldn’t receive while out of work.  You can also seek damages for reduced earning capacity due to your injuries.
  • Property damage—addresses damage to personal items as a result of the accident, such as existing medical equipment.
  • Funeral and burial expenses—provided in cases where medical malpractice results in the death of a loved one. 
  • Pain and suffering—compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish. It can cover issues like anxiety, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Disfigurement and scarring—addresses visible scars or disfigurement resulting from negligent conduct. These damages can cover the cost of cosmetic procedures or address the psychological harm due to these injuries. 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life—compensation for the diminished ability to engage in activities and hobbies you once enjoyed.
  • Punitive damages—awarded in rare cases involving extreme recklessness or intentional misconduct by the healthcare provider. They aim at punishing the defendant and deterring similar behavior in the future.

Maryland caps noneconomic damages depending on what year your injury occurred. If you’re interested in seeing what damages you can receive, speak with a medical malpractice lawyer at BMBF. We’ll review your case and help determine the value of your claim.

How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Firm Can Help

When you need an attorney to help you get justice, look no further than BMBF. We are a leading personal injury firm in Rosedale, Maryland, and know how to get results. Here are some of the services we offer to medical malpractice victims.

Free Case Evaluation

Our firm offers complimentary case reviews for potential clients. These conversations allow us to assess the details of your situation and see if you qualify for compensation.

We will also answer your questions and outline any legal options available. And of course, you have no obligation to work with us if you disagree with our assessment.

Thorough Investigation and Analysis

We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice for our clients. Our attorneys conduct a deep investigation into your case to understand the truth of the matter.

This may include analyzing medical records, working with experts, and calculating all out-of-pocket expenses. Our thorough approach allows us to link the provider’s action with your injuries so you can seek maximum compensation.

Fierce Negotiation

Many medical malpractice cases end with a negotiated settlement. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will fight tirelessly for what you deserve.

We will ensure the insurance company respects your legal rights and treats you fairly. Using our training and experience, we will push for the best settlement possible.

Trial Experience

While many cases are resolved through negotiation, we are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. Our attorneys are tough litigators who will zealously represent you in court.

We will present a compelling case to the judge and jury that shows why you deserve compensation. With our help, you can hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Speak with an Experienced Attorney in Rosedale Today

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, you deserve justice for your injuries. Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico knows what it takes to litigate these cases and get successful outcomes.

We have decades of experience and have recovered millions of dollars for medical malpractice victims. You can count on us to manage your claim and seek the most compensation available. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.