People who suffer harm due to the incompetence of their healthcare providers will often seek compensation via medical malpractice claims. While many people pursuing such claims will present their evidence to a jury, others will ask a judge to rule on issues of liability and damages; this was demonstrated in a recent Maryland case in which the plaintiff alleged she suffered emotional and psychological injuries because of the tortious conduct of the defendant healthcare provider’s employee. If you were injured by the carelessness of a healthcare provider, it is wise to confer with a Maryland medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your options for seeking damages.
The Facts of the Case
It is alleged that the plaintiff was treated at a medical center operated by the defendant. The plaintiff was a veteran of the United States military who suffered from multiple health issues; the medical center provided veterans with medical care. During a treatment visit, one of the defendant’s employees walked in on the plaintiff’s medical exam without permission. The plaintiff was partially disrobed at the time and undergoing an examination.
Reportedly, the employee subsequently made numerous unsolicited phone calls to the plaintiff. The plaintiff subsequently filed a lawsuit against the defendant, asserting professional negligence, vicarious liability, and other claims pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act. The case proceeded to a bench trial, and after examining the evidence, the court issued findings of fact and conclusions of law. Continue Reading ›