At Frank Spector Law, I represent victims of medical malpractice, including medication errors. I have over 30 years of experience in handling cases. I am listed in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine for medical malpractice, based on a vote of other lawyers.
You can see examples of the compensation I have obtained for our clients on the Results page of this website. Those include settlements and jury verdicts, and newspaper articles are provided for two of the verdicts.
I also investigate the harmful side effects of prescription drugs.
Medication Error Cases in DC
Medication errors happen too often. They can occur in different situations:
- Wrong medication is given
- Wrong dose of the medication is given
- Medication is ordered but not given
- Side effects of medications
These errors are preventable. They often occur because someone is not paying attention or there is a miscommunication between multiple people.
For a medication error, there are a number of types of damages that can be recovered. In Maryland, a patient can recover money damages for pain and suffering in the past, and pain and suffering that will occur in the future. The cost of past medical bills can be awarded, and so can the cost of medical care that will be needed in the future. In addition, if the patient missed work, lost wages can be obtained. If the patient can no longer work, money can be recovered for what the patient would have made if there had been no injury.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The following are questions that I am frequently asked about medical malpractice cases.
What Compensation Can I Get?
There are different types of damages that can apply, depending on the case. They include compensation for pain and suffering, past medical bills, future medical costs, and lost wages. Contact Frank Spector Law now to discuss your potential compensation.
What Will This Cost Me?
At Frank Spector Law, I advance the expenses of the lawsuit. There is no cost to you unless I get a recovery for you. The initial consultation is free.
What Went Wrong? The Doctor Won't Tell Me.
At Frank Spector Law, I hear this question from many clients. Unfortunately, when there is a bad medical outcome, many doctors don't communicate with patients and their families. The good news is that I can get an answer to this question for you through medical research, review of the medical records, and consultation with expert doctors.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the failure of a doctor or hospital to treat a patient according to professional standards, and that failure results in injury or death of the patient. Doctors and hospitals have insurance for their errors, just like drivers have car insurance in case they don't drive carefully and cause an accident.
What Types Of Medical Malpractice Are There?
Medical malpractice can occur during any type of treatment or procedure. At Frank Spector Law, I have handled medical malpractice cases in numerous areas, including:
• Birth Injury (Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy and Erb's Palsy)
• Wrongful Death
• Surgical Errors
• Emergency Room Mistakes
• Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis
• Anesthesia Errors
• Failure to Treat Blood Infections (Sepsis)
• Infectious Diseases
• Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clots)
• Pediatric Malpractice
• Medication Errors
When Do I Have To Sue?
The time period to bring a lawsuit is called the statute of limitations. There are different statutes of limitations for different claims. Contact Frank Spector Law today to find out when you have to sue.
Does Your Law Firm Handle Cases In All Counties in Maryland And The District of Columbia?
Yes. At Frank Spector Law I can help you with medical malpractice cases in every county in Maryland including Western Maryland, Central Maryland, the Washington DC suburbs, and the Eastern Shore. I am also licensed to practice in Washington, D.C.
Do I Have To Get My Medical Records?
Some lawyers will tell you to get your medical records and then call them back. This can be a costly and time consuming process. At Frank Spector Law, I will get your medical records and evaluate your claim.
My Family Member Died. Should I Request An Autopsy?
Yes! Sometimes an autopsy is required in order to obtain sufficient information to prove a medical malpractice case. There is no reason to not request one. If you are told that you cannot have one or that you have to pay for it, contact Frank Spector Law immediately.
Contact Me Now For A Free Consultation
At Frank Spector Law, I am available at all times to discuss your case with you. Contact me now! You can call me at 443-845-1456 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach me immediately by entering your information in any of the Contact boxes on this website. You can also email me anytime at [email protected]. Contact me today! I look forward to helping you with your medical malpractice case.
*Each case is different. Past success does not guarantee future results.