When you seek medical attention, the last thing you want to worry about is the possibility of your doctor making a mistake that could make your health worse. If you or a loved one has been hurt because of a healthcare provider’s negligence, our seasoned Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers can help. At Arfaa Law Group, we have the time and resources to help build a strong case on your behalf. Our firm has handled numerous medical malpractice claims throughout Maryland and our commitment to protecting the rights of our clients is unwavering.
A Louisiana doctor surrendered his medical license after he allegedly removed a healthy kidney during what was supposed to be colon surgery. He then relocated to California and continued to practice medicine. There, he reportedly erroneously removed a woman’s fallopian tube. When faced with state sanctions, the doctor once again surrendered his license. In New York, regulators were attempting to act based on the doctor’s California issues so he agreed to surrender his license there as well. In fact, the doctor ultimately agreed to be permanently barred from practicing in New York. Despite having to give up his medical license in three states, he now practices in Ohio, working at an urgent care clinic where his medical record is clean.
Medical Malpractice in Maryland
All doctors, nurses, hospitals and other medical professionals have a legal duty to provide proper medical care to patients. If a medical professional fails to provide proper medical care, a person who is injured by that substandard care can sue for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice takes place when a medical professional causes injury by failing to provide the standard of care that a reasonable doctor or medical professional in the same specialty would have provided in the same or similar circumstances. As such, the standard of care varies from case to case and depends on a number of factors. It is important to note that medical malpractice can occur by action or inaction on the part of the medical professional.
Statute of Limitations in Maryland Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice claims in Maryland must be filed within five years of the date that the alleged medical malpractice took place, or within three years from the time the injury was discovered, whichever is earlier. You should be aware that there are different statutes of limitations when it comes to minors who were injured by malpractice. We will thoroughly examine your case and help you take legal action within the relevant legal deadlines.
Diligent Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical errors can lead to devastating and, in the worst cases, even deadly injuries for a patient. If you or a loved one was injured due to medical malpractice or professional negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At Arfaa Law Group, our experienced Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys are committed to holding negligent medical professionals accountable for their errors that often end up causing life-long harm to patients. To speak to us about your case in more detail, please call 410-889-1850 or contact us online.
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