Many clients who call Frank Spector Law to discuss a medical malpractice may be more familiar with automobile accident cases or worker compensation matters. So, it may come a s a surprise that medical malpractices are different. Why?
- Maryland law requires that a medical doctor review the medical records and do a thorough investigation to determine whether a doctor or hospital made a medical error.
- After determining that a medical error has occurred, the doctor has to prepare a report with precise details as to how it happened and why it fell below accepted standards.
- All of this has to be done even before a lawsuit can be filed.
- Once the lawsuit is filed, there is a long period called discovery where each side is allowed to gather information from the other party. This can take many months
- In most cases, additional experts are needed to prove the injuries claimed.
Another big difference is that medical malpractice cases do not often settle quickly like an automobile or worker compensation matters.
However, you should not be discouraged to pursue a case. If medical malpractice does happen, it can change your life and the lives of your family forever. The ability to work, perform activities of daily life, and big medical expenses are common. Justice can only be achieved through a lawsuit.
At Frank Spector Law, attorney Frank Spector has dedicated over 30 years in helping those injured by malpractice, misdiagnosis, emergency room mistakes, surgical errors and nursing home neglect.
Call today for a free consultation at 443-845-1456. Or if you prefer, fill out the contact form below. When you call, you will speak with Frank Spector personally.