Medical Malpractice And Burn Injuries
Burn injuries range in severity, some are minor and can heal with care at home and rest, but others lead to ongoing issues and require medical care. While most injuries are sustained out of medical environments, in the course of an auto accident or on a worksite, for example, there are situations in which a burn victim was hurt at a medical facility.
To explore the possibility of securing the funds you need after a medical burn injury, meet with a Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer. There could be a way to hold the medical facility or the healthcare practitioner liable. That said, medical centers have large legal teams and there are often an array of waivers that have been signed, so it is important to work with an experienced attorney. Pursuing damages on your own may not lead to the resolution you are hoping to achieve.
How Burns Occur In Medical Centers
When people enter a physician’s office, medical center, or hospital, they are doing so with the assumption that their health is protected. But there Maryland residents have been burned and hurt while in the care of their healthcare team. Examples of burn injuries that have led to financial settlement through Maryland medical malpractice claims:
- Laser burns. Because they give providers access to precise information, lasers are increasingly used in medical procedures. Burns are possible when lasers are misused or equipment is faulty.
- Thermal burns. Scalding hot liquids and other heat sources can lead to thermal burns when they are near or on the skin. These high temperatures are possible in the process of sterilizing surgical tools or when flammable elements, such as oxygen, combust.
- Electrical burns. Medical equipment needs to be properly maintained. When it isn’t, wires and other fire-risk components may be present resulting in a patient sustaining an electrical burn injury.
There are also circumstances in which medical equipment is improperly used or procedural systems are not followed leading to a patient injury.
Speak to a Medical Malpractice Burn Injury Attorney
Attempting to take on a medical center legal team on your own will likely lead to months or years of frustration, and it could all end with you being denied recovery or accepting a settlement that is far lower than what you need to pay off your burn injury expenses. Bring the details of your injury to the attention of a Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer who is familiar with Maryland law and can advocate for you throughout the process.
Are you struggling financially as you are recovering from a burn injury sustained at a Maryland medical facility? If you are facing extremely high medical fees as a result of another’s negligence, you should not have to shoulder all of those expenses. To determine if a person or party can be held liable, connect with the attorneys at Iamele & Iamele, LLP. Once a skilled medical malpractice lawyer understands the details of your case, they can guide you toward possible positive resolutions. To learn more, schedule a free consultation, call 410-779-6160.