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Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Baltimore City People trust doctors and other health care providers to address their medical conditions in a competent manner, using the skills of their profession. Doctors do not always provide competent care, however, and their patients may suffer significant injuries as a result. If you have suffered harm due to medical malpractice, you should contact a personal injury attorney who has handled many of these complex cases. At Arfaa Law Group, we have achieved record-breaking results for victims of medical malpractice throughout the state of Maryland. We also have secured many substantial verdicts and settlements for victims in other personal injury claims. We are ready to fight for your right to compensation so that you can recover from your injuries as smoothly as possible.

Medical Malpractice Overview

Whether people go to the doctor for a regular checkup or to get treatment for a specific condition, they have a right to expect that the care that they receive will be sufficient to identify and treat any health issues. If a doctor’s negligent care causes harm, the patient may be entitled to compensation. To recover damages in a lawsuit, a medical malpractice attorney at our Baltimore firm must show that the patient had a treatment relationship with the doctor and that the doctor breached the applicable standard of care. This is the level of care that a competent doctor in the same field would have rendered in the same situation. We must also prove that the patient suffered actual harm due to the breach of the standard of care.

Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

Patients rely on doctors to adequately assess their symptoms and provide an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. While doctors are equipped with ample resources and technology to aid in diagnosing patients, doctors frequently misdiagnose patients or fail to diagnose a patient’s illness or medical condition in a timely manner. A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can worsen the underlying illness, causing significant harm or even an untimely death. If you suffered harm because of a misdiagnosis or your physician’s failure to diagnose your illness or condition, you should speak with a skilled medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible regarding your options for seeking damages.

Birth Injuries

Most parents eagerly anticipate the birth of their child. Sadly, in some cases, a doctor who provides care for the mother during her pregnancy or delivers the child is negligent, causing the child to suffer a birth injury. Birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and brain injuries, can cause lifelong harm and developmental delays. Our Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to holding health care providers accountable when they cause birth injuries due to inadequate care. These cases often hinge on testimony from a knowledgeable medical expert, who can explain how the harm that the child sustained was due to the defendant doctor’s malpractice.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is an injury commonly sustained at birth that causes difficulties with coordination and balance, tremors, and bone deformities. Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage and often arises due to the use of forceps during birth, or lack of oxygen flow to the brain, due to a delay in delivering the child. Children who have cerebral palsy typically require lifelong care and adaptive devices. If a doctor’s failure to provide appropriate care caused your child’s cerebral palsy, you may be able to recover economic damages, such as the cost of any medical care and loss of future earnings, and non-economic damages, which include compensation for the pain and suffering that your child endured.

Wrongful Death

When a patient suffers an untimely death because of medical malpractice, the person's loved ones must contend with not only the sadness caused by the loss but also the anger and frustration caused by the knowledge that the person's death could have been prevented. If your loved one died due to a health care provider’s negligence, our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers can help you seek damages through a wrongful death claim. We also can assist families with wrongful death cases based on other types of accidents. Only certain family members can pursue a wrongful death claim, and the claim must be filed within the time set forth under the law.

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries, such as brain damage, paralysis, and the loss of limbs, not only cause physical harm but also often cause significant emotional and financial harm. Most catastrophic injuries are sustained in accidents caused by someone else’s negligence, and the injured person can seek damages from the negligent party in a civil lawsuit. In many cases, the person responsible for causing a catastrophic injury will argue that the injured person caused his or her own harm, and therefore, he or she is not entitled to compensation. Under Maryland law, if a plaintiff is found to have been negligent, he or she is barred from recovering damages. Therefore, it is essential to retain a personal injury attorney who understands how to respond to this defense.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are commonly sustained in car and truck accidents, construction accidents, and falls. People who suffer spinal cord injuries because of an accident caused by someone else have the right to seek damages via a civil lawsuit. Spinal cord injuries can be devastating and life-altering, and it is crucial for anyone who has suffered a spinal cord injury to make sure that they recover all of the past, present, and future damages resulting from the accident. At Arfaa Law Group, we can investigate your case and gather evidence to prove the economic and non-economic harm that you have suffered.

Professional Negligence

Doctors are not the only professionals who must comply with a standard of care. Nurses, therapists, counselors, and other individuals working in the medical profession must meet the standard that applies to their profession. If they fail to do so, they can be held liable for any harm that results. As with medical malpractice cases, the standard of care that applies in a professional negligence claim will not be the care that an ordinary person would exercise in the same situation. Instead, the standard will be specific to what would be expected of a competent individual in that person’s field.

Discuss Your Case with Our Accomplished Maryland Attorneys

People who suffer injuries because of inadequate medical care or an accident caused by someone else’s negligence may be able to recover compensation. At Arfaa Law Group, we take pride in our aggressive advocacy on behalf of our clients. We can gather the evidence needed to develop compelling arguments in your favor and work tirelessly to help you recover any compensation that you may be owed. The medical malpractice lawyers at our Baltimore firm assist people throughout the state of Maryland. You can contact our office through our online form or at 410-889-1850 to set up a free consultation.

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