We trust doctors and other medical professionals to provide safe medical care when we need it. When you or your family member becomes the victim of medical negligence, there can be catastrophic consequences. L&M Law Group is experienced in complex litigation and has recovered millions of dollars for our clients who have suffered lifetime injuries.
In Maryland, medical malpractice claims have a limit on some types of damages. Non-economic damages is the compensation that victims seek when they experience pain and suffering, stress, and anxiety resulting from medical negligence. These types of damages are limited to approximately $830,000 in Maryland. Economic losses have no limit in Maryland. Those economic damages include past, current, and future medical bills, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity.
A medical professional may be liable for your injury if that professional violated the “standard of care.” This means that a physician did not provide the level of care expected from a reasonable medical practitioner acting under the same or similar circumstances. Our team will work with experts in the field to determine if the standard of care has been violated in your case.
It is important to call a lawyer as soon as you can following an injury because Maryland has a statute of limitations of 5 years for a medical malpractice case. This means that if you are injured, you have 5 years from the date of injury or 3 years from the date when the harm was discovered (whichever is earlier) to file a lawsuit.
Common medical malpractice claims include misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, prescribing the wrong type or dose of medication, birth injuries, and more. An attorney can assist in gathering evidence to prove your case. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss your matter.