Vascular Surgeon Malpractice
Vascular surgeons are highly specialized doctors that treat diseases of the veins, vessels, and arteries through surgery and other less invasive means. Vascular surgery requires extensive training and skill, but despite their ample experience, vascular surgeons can make mistakes that cause their patients to suffer substantial injuries. Like all doctors, vascular surgeons are expected to offer competent care, and if they neglect to do so, they should be held liable for the harm caused by their carelessness. If you were hurt by a vascular surgeon’s errors, you might be able to recover damages in a vascular surgeon malpractice lawsuit, and it is prudent to consult an attorney as soon as possible. The knowledgeable Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys of Arfaa Law Group are committed to helping the victims of negligent medical care seek justice for their losses, and if you hire us, we will zealously pursue any compensation you may be owed.Harm Caused by Vascular Surgeon Malpractice
Vascular surgeons manage conditions that involve the vessels, veins, and arteries of the body. Vascular surgeons operate on patients, but the treatment they provide extends surgery to include medical therapy and minimally invasive procedures. They often treat conditions that affect the carotid arteries, aorta, and lower limbs, including vascular trauma. They operate on veins and also perform transplant and dialysis access surgeries. In some instances, they are called upon to assist other surgeons who are performing procedures near vessels or to repair injuries that cause dissection, hemorrhages, and occlusion of vessels. Typical harm caused by vascular surgeon malpractice includes damage to a vessel or surrounding organ due to mistakes made during a procedure. The failure to diagnose and treat diseases impacting the vessels, arteries, and veins can lead to significant issues and may constitute malpractice as well.Components of Vascular Surgeon Malpractice Claims
Broadly, there are two components of vascular surgeon malpractice claims: liability and damages. A plaintiff must establish both to present a winning case. To prove liability, the plaintiff will generally need to prove the defendant’s negligence.
In Maryland, to demonstrate negligence, the plaintiff must show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty and that the defendant breached the duty owed. With regard to vascular surgeons, the duty they owe their patients is to provide them with care that meets the relevant standard, which is the treatment a competent doctor working in the same specialty would provide in a similar situation. In all but the clearest of cases, the plaintiff must retain a medical expert to explain the standard of care to the judge or jury and the ways in which the defendant failed to abide by the standard.
The plaintiff must then prove that the defendant caused them to suffer actual harm. In other words, they have to show that, but for the defendant’s carelessness, they would not have been injured. Proving causation usually requires expert testimony as well.
The plaintiff has to prove they suffered damages not only to establish the defendant’s negligence but also to demonstrate the value of their claim. Damages may include economic harm, like the cost of any medical care they needed or will need in the future due to their injuries, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses, and losses that are not easily quantified, like mental and emotional trauma, suffering, and pain.Meet with a Trusted Baltimore Attorney
Vascular surgeons often treat complicated conditions, and if they do not provide appropriate care, it can lead to significant complications. If you were hurt by negligent care offered by a vascular surgeon, you could be owed damages, and it is in your best interest to meet with an attorney to examine whether you have a viable vascular surgeon malpractice claim. The trusted Baltimore lawyers of Arfaa Law Group have ample experience handling complex medical malpractice cases, and if you engage our services, we will diligently pursue the best outcome available in your case.
We routinely represent people harmed by medical malpractice in the pursuit of damages in Baltimore, where our office is located. You can reach us by calling us at (410) 889-1850 or through our form online to set up a confidential meeting.