Rockville, MD Hospital Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured or become ill because of a hospital accident, it may be time to call a Rockville, MD hospital accident lawyer to find out how to protect your or your loved one’s rights. If a family member tragically died because of a hospital accident, their surviving family members may be able to protect their and their deceased loved one’s rights. This too can be done with the help of a medical malpractice lawyer who is experienced with defending the rights of hospital accident victims and the rights of their families.
Is there only one kind of hospital accident lawyer?
Most hospital accidents fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice law which falls under a bigger umbrella of personal injury law. Not all personal injury lawyers do medical malpractice cases and even fewer of these lawyers specialize in hospital accidents; but all lawyers who do any of these are considered to be personal injury lawyers.
Some personal injury lawyers who specialize in hospital accidents specialize in specific kinds of hospital accidents. Calling a MD hospital accident lawyer who is familiar with Rockville courts may help you to make a more informed decision about the next steps you should take to protect your rights.
Cohen & Cohen offers free case evaluations to people who have suffered from a hospital accident as well as to the family members of hospital accident victims. If we do not have a lawyer who is especially suited to your Rockville, MD hospital accident case, we would like to help you to find someone who is.
When should you seek compensation for a hospital accident?
If you have become injured because of someone else’s negligence, you should seek compensation for expenses related to your injury. It does not matter how minor or major your injury or illness is, if you and/or your insurance have paid money for injuries or illnesses caused by a doctor, nurse, technician, therapist or other hospital employee or affiliate’s negligence, you may be able to hold them financially responsible for their damaging actions.
What constitutes a valid hospital accident medical malpractice claim in Maryland?
When a healthcare provider fails to meet the standard of care that is required, it may be considered medical malpractice.
Like many states, Maryland has two main factors that the plaintiff (the victim) needs to prove in order to win their claim. Many people find that it is easier and more efficient to do this with the help of Rockville, MD personal injury lawyers who are experienced with medical malpractice and hospital accident cases. Two separate requirements that need to be met include:
- One or more healthcare provider was negligent in their care of their patient.
- This negligence directly resulted in the injury, illness, death, disability, and/or pain and suffering of the patient. In some situations, a victim may be able to seek compensation even though they may not yet have suffered detrimental side effects of the healthcare provider’s negligence.
Many people find it easier to seek compensation for a hospital accident with the help of a personal injury lawyer who is experienced with successfully defending the rights of hospital accident victims.
For a Rockville, MD hospital accident lawyer with over 25 years of experience in helping hospital accident victims and their families, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation any time of the day or night, any day of the year.