Medical Mistake Baltimore MD
Medical mistakes can result in serious injury, illness, long-term conditions, and even loss of life. When someone experiences adverse effects of a medical mistake sustained during or after receiving care or treatment from a medical professional, malpractice has occurred. During the days, weeks, months, and years following a medical mistake that had adverse health effects, victims may end up facing a full spectrum of hardships – financially, physically, and emotionally. Families should understand that there are options. You can pursue compensation that meets and exceeds the care needs of the victim, compensation that will help ease the stress of a preventable, life changing incident.
If you experienced a medical mistake in Baltimore MD contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. We can help give you the peace of mind that you are not in this alone. When you have the experienced and successful team of legal professionals from Cohen & Cohen, P.C. on your side, they can take the stress of the legal aspects of your case off of your shoulders so that you can focus on healing, or helping someone you care about.
When Doctors Make Mistakes
Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes. And unfortunately, it is often the patient who suffers as a result of a doctor misdiagnosing a medical condition. Common results of a doctor’s misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis include but are not limited to:
- A patient does not begin treatment at the earliest possible date to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.
- A doctor prescribes a medication, procedure or treatment that is not necessary.\
- A patient starts chemotherapy when they do not have cancer.
- A patient starts physical therapy for a symptom of a disease but your disease does not get diagnosed or treated.
- A patient undergoes a surgery for a problem they do not have.
- A patient dies when there is a chance that they would have lived if they had received the proper diagnosis and treatment for their problem.
If you or someone you are close to suspect that medical malpractice may be the main contributing factor to a preventable injury, ailment, syndrome, condition, etc.. you have the right to take legal action. Understand that following an incident, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for damages sustained in the alleged medical malpractice event.
Monetary compensation helps victims of medical malpractice pay for medical expenses, substitute lost wages, and other related expenses in an effort to assist with the various hardships associated with the incident.
Compensation you may be able to obtain includes but is not limited to:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Household services
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost earning capacity
Medical expenses may also be included under economic damages. These damages are bills that arise out of the injuries that are caused by the accident.
Other medical expenses that compensation can be collected for:
- Chronic physical health issues
- Chronic mental health issues
- Future treatments
- Loss of life
- Emotional anguish
- Reputation damage
- Loss of enjoyment of activities
- Worsening of prior injuries
If you or someone you are close to experienced adverse effects of treatment or care administered by a healthcare professional, compensation may be pursued. To learn more about our firm and the legal services we offer, contact a medical mistake lawyer from Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation. We are here to listen to better understand your situation and will help you better understand potential ways we can take action.