Medical malpractice (also known as medical negligence) claims arise when someone is seriously hurt by actions of a medical professional. This is not just limited to doctors; nurses, psychiatrists, anesthesiologists, dentists, chiropractors and other professionals, and even a facility like a hospital or a clinic, may also be held responsible for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice doesn't just mean a mistake, although a mistake is certainly medical malpractice; failure to notice a serious health condition is also a common form of medical malpractice. When a patient or other person is harmed by this medical negligence, he or she has the right to sue the careless professionals and facilities over the harm that results.
Medical malpractice lawyers Mesirow & Stravitz represent clients throughout metropolitan Washington (including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia) and Baltimore (including its surrounding counties), such as those arising from:
- Missed diagnoses
- Lack of informed consent
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical injuries
- Delayed diagnosis
- Improperly prescribed, dispensed or filled medication
- Improperly prescribed, dispensed or filled dosages of medication
- Orthopedic surgical injuries
- Spinal cord stimulator injuries
- Patient neglect and nursing home abuse
- Unreasonable conduct of a physician or health care provider
These can be very serious injuries, causing avoidable disabilities or serious illnesses, and sometimes even death. Just as importantly for many patients, they frequently also constitute a betrayal of the trust we place in the people who care for us when we're ill and vulnerable. As attorneys specializing in medical malpractice, we understand that medical malpractice clients have a lot on their minds when they come to us. We strive to ease their troubles by securing money for all of their current and future medical bills; make up for earnings lost because of the illness or injury; dealing with medical and insurance bureaucracies; and pressing for compensation for their physical and emotional injuries. Because medical malpractice cases can be complex, we frequently use teams of experts who can testify to all of the victims' losses -- physical, financial, emotional and personal. Our goal is always to get our clients the fairest and fullest possible compensation for their injuries.
If you or someone you love was harmed by a medical professional who was supposed to help, you may have a medical malpractice claim. To learn more about your rights at a free consultation, please contact us today at 866-463-0303 (toll-free) or 202-463-0303 or by filling out our confidential online consultation form.