There are numerous hospitals and medical facilities in the Baltimore area, but one of the more well-known medical hospitals is Johns Hopkins Hospital. Unfortunately, just like any other medical professional, the doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital have the potential to make mistakes when performing procedures or diagnosing a patient.
Since 2012, it has been reported by a case study that Johns Hopkins hospital has been involved in numerous lawsuits, including roughly seven cases of medical malpractice claims and 36 mass tort claims. These alarming numbers are often the result of negligence on behalf of the medical professionals. During this time frame, there have been cases brought forward that resulted in big time verdicts and settlements.
One case involving Johns Hopkins revolved around a gynecologist and obstetrician who allegedly recorded numerous patients’ pelvic exams. The end result was a $190 million settlement in a class action suit. Another case involved a child who sustained permanent injuries. These injuries were a result of medical professionals failing to perform an emergency cesarean section on the mother. This case resulted in a jury verdict awarding the family $55 million.
Medical malpractice claims are very serious because they involve medical professionals who are supposed to be providing care to their patients. Whether you suffered from a surgical error, a misdiagnosis, or some other kind of medical negligence, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
Having a lawyer on your side can be the difference between a successful claim for compensation and going through life without the much needed financial assistance you deserve.
At The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A., our team of Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys is dedicated to helping you navigate the complex legal process in your search for justice. If you or someone you love was a victim of medical malpractice, call our firm and discuss your case to learn your rights.