Questions About Medical Malpractice

What is medical malpractice?

Any time a medical professional causes injury or illness to a patient because they failed to provide necessary treatment, or failed to properly diagnose the patient’s condition, they can be held responsible for medical malpractice. Essentially, medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or hospital staff member fails to meet Medical Malpractice attorneythe basic standards of medical care.

The medical malpractice must actually cause injury in order for your case to have merit. If your doctor made a mistake that did not cause you any harm, you cannot pursue a medical malpractice claim.

What damages can I recover in a medical malpractice case?

The types of damages and the amount of compensation you are entitled to will vary depending on the circumstances of your case. In general, victims of medical malpractice can pursue the following damages:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost income or losses for ability to work
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Any permanent disfigurement e.g. scars
  • Any permanent disability of loss of function
  • Loss of benefits or insurance

If medical malpractice results in death, the immediately family members of the victim can file a wrongful death case. If you were dependent on the deceased person for medical benefits and financial security, you can recover compensation for these damages, along with loss of companionship, emotional pain and suffering, and more.

How do I prove medical malpractice?

All medical malpractice cases – like all personal injury cases – rely on you proving that the defendant was negligent in some way, and that their negligence led directly to your injuries. Proving this can be incredibly difficult without the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. At the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, we work with a team of investigators and medical experts to gather and interpret the complex medical evidence in your case.

The goal is to prove that your doctor’s error was not justifiable in any way. Whether your case involves an error, a negligent treatment decision, or a failure to diagnose your condition, Attorney Plotnick will work tirelessly to show that your healthcare provider’s actions are outside of the boundary of acceptable risk.

Why should I choose Stuart L. Plotnick as my Maryland medical malpractice attorney?

Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney Stuart L. Plotnick has a strong history of success helping injured medical malpractice victims and their families recover the compensation they need. We will perform a thorough investigation on your behalf, evaluating your medical condition and calculating the lifetime cost of your injury.

Our law firm recognizes that no single legal strategy will work for every case; we will develop a unique, targeted approach based on the specific circumstances of your case, fighting to defend your rights every step of the way. We are prepared to take your case as far as it needs to go to help you win.

If you have further questions about medical malpractice, please contact the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick today to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent medical malpractice victims throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.