Attorneys Understand MD Medical Malpractice Laws
When a medical procedure worsens a condition, a healthcare professional fails to treat an original condition, or a patient believes they are receiving one treatment and undergoes another, a medical malpractice claim could follow. Basically, in any situation where you or a loved one has suffered harm due to the negligence of a Baltimore healthcare provider, you need to understand how to build a strong medical malpractice claim and fight for your rights.
A Baltimore personal injury lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice cases can guide you through the intricacies of the legal system. With a seasoned expert advocating for you, it is possible for your case to be thoroughly investigated, well-supported by expert testimony, and presented effectively whether through negotiation or litigation.
Gathering Records, Connecting with Experts, and More
The state of Maryland, like other US states, has specific rules and regulations that dictate the timeframe for filing a claim (which is referred to as the statute of limitations), the standard of care that healthcare providers must adhere to, and the what types of damages a person may be eligible to recover after proving they were a victim of medical malpractice.
To build a strong medical malpractice case, you need compelling evidence. Legal professionals are available to collect medical records, consult with experts, and interview witnesses in order to prove a healthcare provider’s negligence. This could be done in the following ways.
- Reviewing records. Your attorney will take the necessary steps to obtain all relevant medical records, including test results, treatment notes, and surgical reports, and will thoroughly review them.
- Consultation with experts. Lawyers have connections to other professionals who have the medical backgrounds necessary to evaluate a case, identify deviations from the standard of care, and provide expert testimony to support your claim.
- Witness statements. When applicable, witnesses can be identified and interviewed.
Often witness accounts and witness testimony are key pieces of Baltimore medical malpractice claims. Professional expertise can be particularly valuable in establishing that malpractice occurred and that it resulted in harm.
Notifying a Healthcare Provider
One of the first steps a lawyer can help you with, even before filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, is by sending a notice of claim to the healthcare provider. A medical malpractice notice will outline the basis of your claim and provide the individual or organization an opportunity to settle through negotiation rather than have the process move forward. At this point, your attorney will engage in discussions with the provider’s legal representatives and insurance companies to seek a fair settlement.
Pursuing a medical malpractice claim is not simple, it can be complex and challenging, but a Baltimore personal injury lawyer can assist you through the process.
Why are you exploring a Baltimore medical malpractice claim? A veteran medical malpractice lawyer will likely be able to resolve your case through settlement negotiations, and if a fair settlement cannot be reached, the legal team at Iamele & Iamele, LLP will take your case to court and fight for your rights. Contact us to schedule a no-cost consultation.