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Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

Baltimore Attorneys Experienced in Health Care Malpractice and Accident Claims

At Arfaa Law Group, our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to assisting members of the community in their times of greatest need. We guide victims and their families through the process of seeking compensation in claims based on medical malpractice, birth injuries, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death. With over 18 years of experience, attorney Julia Arfaa can carefully investigate the details of your case and advise you on your legal options. Arfaa Law Group proudly serves the most seriously injured with compassion and care.

Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim

Most personal injury claims are generally rooted in the theory of negligence, which is defined as failing to take proper care. Negligence refers to the failure to exercise the level of care that a reasonably prudent person would use in the same or similar circumstances. Medical malpractice laws are designed to protect people who suffer harm due to the negligence of a health care professional. To prevail in a medical malpractice claim, you must show that the professional who treated you failed to use the appropriate standard of care. The standard of care will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the patient’s age, medical history, and list of current medications. In addition to demonstrating that the medical professional failed to adhere to the appropriate standard of care, a plaintiff must also show that this failure was a direct cause of the harm. Some examples of failing to meet the standard of care include misdiagnosing or failing to promptly diagnose a condition, prescribing the wrong medication, or performing an unnecessary surgery. Standards and regulations for medical professionals can vary from state to state so it is important to consult a knowledgeable attorney in your area to assess your options.

Vigorous Representation in Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

Catastrophic injuries generally are understood to consist of serious harm that leads to long-term effects, such as brain trauma, spinal cord damage, extreme scarring and disfigurement, paralysis, and amputations. For example, life for amputees will never be the same. The loss of a limb can affect every aspect of a victim’s ability to work and enjoy life. Thus, an amputee may be entitled to damages that reflect the physical and emotional toll that the injury took on the victim, ranging from past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity to pain and suffering as well as scarring and disfigurement.

A wrongful death action may arise when a loss of life is caused by the negligence of another party. In Maryland, there are very specific laws that control who can file this type of claim and when it can be filed. Wrongful death claims are designed to compensate the estate and the surviving family members of the victim.

A victim of catastrophic injuries can pursue both economic and non-economic damages for their harm. Maryland law imposes a cap on non-economic damages. For injuries incurred after October 2016, the non-economic damages cap for non-medical malpractice personal injury cases is $830,000. In a wrongful death case involving two or more beneficiaries, this limit increases to $1,245,000. The combined award for injury and wrongful death cases involving two or more beneficiaries is capped at $2,075,000. For medical malpractice cases, the 2016 total cap for pain and suffering is $770,000; when combined with wrongful death claims involving two or more beneficiaries the damages cap would be $962,500.

Consult a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer in Baltimore

The Baltimore personal injury attorneys at Arfaa Law Group can help you assert your right to the compensation that you deserve for your harm. We understand that this is a stressful time for victims and their families, and you do not need to go through the legal journey alone. Arfaa Law Group proudly represents victims and their families across the entire state of Maryland. Call 410-889-1850 or contact us online for a free consultation with a medical malpractice attorney or guidance with a birth injury, catastrophic injury, or wrongful death claim.