Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Gaithersburg, MD
Health, Carelessness, & Recovery Lawyers in Montgomery County
Hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other licensed health care providers aren’t expected to be perfect, but they can be held accountable by the law in some instances. The experienced attorneys at Sussman & Simcox are here to provide you with a free consultation if you or a loved one has a medical malpractice case in Montgomery County, MD. No one is perfect, but certain mistakes made by doctors are inexcusable and provide the basis for a lawsuit. Health care professionals are expected to provide care that is in accordance with accepted medical standards. When doctors or other providers deviate from accepted approaches or procedures and injuries to the patient result, victims may have a legal right to recover compensation. If you suspect that you or a member of your family has been the victim of medical negligence, contact the Gaithersburg, Maryland law offices of Sussman & Simcox to schedule your free consultation.
Legal Challenges Related to Medical Malpractice Cases
The attorneys at Sussman & Simcox have decades of litigation experience, both as insurance defense counsel and as lawyers for victims. This enables us to provide victims of medical negligence and malpractice in the Baltimore-D.C. corridor and its surrounding areas with the skilled legal representation they need to recover compensation. Examples of medical negligence cases we handle include:
- Lack of informed consent claims
- Birth injury claims
- Pharmacy errors
- Failure to diagnose claims
- Emergency room errors, failure to treat
- Surgical errors
- Nursing malpractice
- Anesthesia errors
- Hospital negligence
A jury is often the single biggest obstacle standing between an injured plaintiff and fair compensation. Juries are often sympathetic toward doctors and health care providers and are generally reluctant to find these defendants liable or award large sums of compensation. Our experienced attorneys understand this jury dynamic and have proven their ability to obtain fair results for our clients, time and time again. Maryland also impose certain limits on the amount of damages that the victim can recover, no matter how severe the injury.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other health care professional causes an injury to a patient through a negligent act or omission. When that happens, these medical professionals can be held liable in the eyes of the law. Medical negligence can be the result of errors in treatment, diagnosis, aftercare, or health management. There must be proof that the negligence caused the injury, which is why having an experienced medical malpractice attorney is crucial. In order for a medical malpractice claim to be filed, you must be able to prove all of the following:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed
- The medical professional was negligent under recognized industry standards
- The doctor’s negligence caused the injury in question
- The injury led to specific damages
Why Do You Need an Attorney for Medical Malpractice Cases?
Medical malpractice claims must be brought fairly quickly due to a short statute of limitations. A medical malpractice attorney will walk you through the process of a medical malpractice lawsuit or settlement deal. Malpractice attorneys can also defend doctors and medical professionals. Common reasons for requiring a medical malpractice attorney include getting an infection in a hospital or doctor’s office, being injured during surgery, having a doctor who fails to diagnose an injury or disease, having anesthesia applied to you incorrectly, receiving the wrong prescriptions, not being informed of all possible risks or complications, and more.
Let Us Help Make Things Right
If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice or medical negligence, you don’t have to stand alone. Sussman & Simcox would be happy to meet with you to provide you with a free legal consultation. Our experience and expertise will ensure that your claim is handled correctly to help you receive the maximum compensation for your injury. We’ve obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients in Montgomery County, MD, including Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Germantown. We’re flexible with appointment times and can travel to meet with you if necessary. We receive no fees unless we’re able to obtain a verdict, award, or settlement on your behalf. If you think you’re the victim of medical malpractice, contact us
Experience On Your Side
- Hundreds of Cases Tried
- Free Confidential Consultations
- 40+ Years of Combined Experience
- Millions of Dollars in Settlements & Verdicts
- Serving Clients across the State of Maryland