If you went to a doctor or other medical practitioner to get treatment for an ailment and you are now worse off than you initially were, you may be in need of a medical mistake law firm Maryland residents can rely on. Even though most of us have heard horror stories about people becoming the victims of medical mistakes (medical malpractice) on the news and from friends and neighbors, most of us do not expect to become one of these stories.
If you suspect that you may be a victim of a medical mistake, you are not alone. A survey from the National Patient Safety Foundation indicates that 42% of medical patients believe they have been the victim of an improper medical diagnoses or a medical error. In a report published by the Institute of Medicine, it is estimated that between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths; and up to 1 million injuries occur every year because of medical malpractice in the United States. A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association contradicts the previous estimate by indicating that up to 284,000 deaths occur each year as a result of medical malpractice.
When someone is injured because of a medical mistake they may be entitled to compensation. When someone dies as the result of a medical mistake, their remaining family members may be entitled to compensation. Because medical malpractice and personal injury laws differ from place to place, many victims and/or their families find it helpful to talk to a lawyer that is licensed to practice law in the state where the injury occurred.
For a highly rated medical mistake law firm Maryland medical mistake victims and their families recommend, contact Cohen & Cohen We have been defending the rights of innocent people who have been injured by negligent physicians and other healthcare providers for over thirty years. We know how overwhelming it can be to be injured and to not be able to take care of your regular business. We have seen the toll that it takes on a family to try to take care of an injured family member. We have stood by clients who are grieving and helped them to secure their financial future in ways that they had never had to think about before.
If you think you may be in need of a personal injury law firm with lawyers who are well-practiced in medical mistake law, the helpful team at Cohen & Cohen is available to discuss your situation and to give you a free case evaluation.
When a medical practitioner fails to meet the standards of good medical practice, it is considered medical malpractice. Medical malpractice laws differ from state to state but Maryland, among many others, requires the plaintiff in a medical malpractice claim to to be able to prove two things:
– A hospital, nurse, doctor or other healthcare provider was negligent in their treatment of
– This act of negligence resulted in injury, death, disability or pain and suffering
If you or someone you love was injured or became unwell because of what you think is a medical mistake on the behalf of a healthcare practitioner, or if someone you love died because of this, you may find the help of an experienced medical mistake lawyer valuable.
For a medical mistake law firm Maryland is fortunate to have in its midst, someone from Cohen & Cohen is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.