At The Law Office of Snyder & Snyder, P.A., our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers understand your concerns if you have been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional. There are several factors involved in medical malpractice cases that make legal matters a daunting task, especially if you are concerned with your own health and well-being first and foremost. We recognize the hardships you may be enduring and the questions you may have. Because of this, we want to provide you with the necessary information to give you peace of mind moving forward.
When you sustain an injury as a result of medical error or negligence, you have specific rights that may allow you to pursue legal action against the responsible party. Oftentimes, however, injury victims may be unsure of what the first step is and against whom they will file a suit. This is where our firm comes in to help. The situation is already stressful enough without having to worry about taking legal action. We can take the time and gather the evidence necessary to determine who was at fault in your medical malpractice case. Determining liability breaks down into what the injury is, when it may have occurred, and the reason it happened.
What is the Injury?
Were you physically injured during surgery? Were you misdiagnosed regarding a serious condition? In either of these events, the liability will most likely fall on the doctor or surgeon. In the medical field, there are certain actions referred to as “never events.” This includes performing surgery on the wrong person or body part, and leaving an item inside the patient. In misdiagnosis cases, this means the doctor failed to properly diagnose the patient, delaying treatment, and allowing the pain or condition to worsen.
There are other ways a person can be injured, such as an overdose or allergic reaction to anesthesia. It is the duty of the anesthesiologist to ensure that the patient’s medical history doesn’t show allergies to anesthesia and that they administer the correct dosage. Furthermore, an injury sustained during surgery on the wrong body part may also be caused by miscommunication by the hospital staff.
When Did the Injury Occur?
Whether the injury occurred in the operating room, emergency room, or other department in the hospital can help you determine liability. Also, it’s possible that the lab made an error regarding tests ran to diagnose a problem. Determining where the error occurred can narrow down the parties who may have been liable for the negligence.
How Did the Injury Occur?
Determining the liable party may be as easy as knowing what the injury is and the reason it happened. For example, if you suffered an injury during surgery, odds are it was the surgeon or another medical professional on the operating room staff. If someone you love overdosed because of too much anesthesia, the anesthesiologist may be to blame. Whatever the case may be, it is important to determine cause of injury to help show you who was responsible.
Our firm has extensive experience representing clients in medical malpractice cases when they need us the most. We understand that this is a stressful and difficult situation, and finding someone to stand by your side and advocate for your rights is of the utmost importance. We take the time to listen to the details of your case, gather the necessary evidence, and build a compelling argument against any and all liable parties. You shouldn’t have to suffer because someone else’s negligent actions.
Call our firm today to discuss your rights and options for taking legal action. We are here for you.