When Doctors Cause Catastrophic Injury or Death

Some medical errors lead to temporary injuries that heal over time. Others can cause permanent, life-changing conditions. A patient can become paralyzed, lose brain function or even die as a result of these significant lapses. These events fall into the category of serious medical malpractice, and they require a serious legal response.

Proving these claims in Maryland is difficult, and the process for filing a medical malpractice case is complicated. Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A., has a long history of positive results in these challenging cases. We have successfully represented victims and their families for years and obtained significant compensation for those victims.

The Consequences of a Serious Error

Patients can experience profound loss due to a health care provider's carelessness. In more serious cases, this can involve a failure to diagnose a life-threatening condition, gross negligence during surgery or using the improper technique during a procedure. Injuries from these incidents may include:

  • Partial or total paralysis
  • Permanent vision loss
  • Significant cognitive impairment
  • Loss of speech capabilities
  • Limb loss and avoidable amputations

These injuries can result in a fatality in tragic circumstances, or require lifelong medical care and assistance.

Why Do Severe Medical Errors Happen?

Every case has its own unique set of circumstances, which our team of medical experts and specialists will unravel. However, significant medical errors tend to fall into these categories:

  • Fatigue: Overworked doctors and nurses are more prone to serious lapses in judgment.
  • Alcohol or drug use: Performing complex procedures while impaired can lead to catastrophe for patients.
  • Inadequate communication: If one staff member does not relay critical information, another may inadvertently cause a medical crisis.
  • Poor documentation: Overlooking a key aspect of a patient's medical history can have serious consequences.
  • Insufficient staffing: Many hospitals and clinics do not have the staffing levels necessary to properly care for their patients.

Act Now Before It Is Too Late

State laws in Maryland limit the amount of time you have to litigate medical malpractice, even if you do not discover the error until years after the fact. There are also special procedures when filing a claim against a health care provider in the State of Maryland.

To ensure that our lawyers have the time they need to understand your case, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your options. You can reach our office in Baltimore by email or phone: 877-736-1845.