Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Greenbelt, MD
Advocating for Injured Patients in D.C. and Maryland For Over 100 Years
You may feel overwhelmed, confused, or scared as you try to make sense of a situation that has been complicated by a careless error. You might be holding onto anger, guilt, or regret as you struggle to come to terms with the consequences of negligent medical care. It can be comforting to know that experienced legal help is available when you need it most. A Greenbelt medical malpractice lawyer can provide guidance and support throughout your legal journey, working hard to get you the compensation you deserve for all that you have endured.
Medical malpractice arises when a doctor or health care provider fails to meet the standards of care in his or her field. If you or a family member was injured when a medical provider failed to provide adequate care, call Brennan McKenna & Lawlor. Our malpractice attorneys represent clients in courts throughout Maryland and D.C.
What Makes Us Different?
- Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
- A Team Approach to Your Case
- Thousands of People Helped
- Hundreds of Jury Trials Handled
- Personalized Service Focused on Your Goals
Requirements for a Maryland Medical Malpractice Case
Malpractice is far too common, causing up to one million injuries and 284,000 deaths in the United States every year, according to statistics from the American Medical Association. Under Maryland law, malpractice cases must meet two legal requirements to be considered valid.
- The malpractice must have been caused by a doctor, nurse, hospital, or another health care provider.
- In addition, the malpractice must have directly caused injury, disability, pain and suffering, or death.
We Hold Negligent Maryland Health Care Providers Responsible
Our hard-working malpractice lawyers believe that health care providers should be held responsible when they fail to adhere to the established standards of care and cause harm to patients. We provide legal representation for medical malpractice cases and work to secure fair compensation for our clients. Our firm handles many different types of medical malpractice cases.
Some examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose a serious health condition
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Hospital infections
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injuries
Medical malpractice cases can be complex, so it is important to hire an experienced attorney. Our personal injury lawyers carefully evaluate the details of your situation, review your medical records, and work with experts to build the strongest possible case for each client.
How to Prove Medical Malpractice
Medical errors do not always constitute malpractice. Defective medical devices, prescription drugs, or outpatient procedures can cause complications. It is therefore possible to sue for defective products in connection with an injury claim. If the health care professional was aware of the dangers of the products or devices but still used them, medical malpractice could still be a contributing factor.
Greenbelt medical malpractice lawyers must prove the following to have a successful injury claim:
- Insufficient care was provided by the health care provider;
- Patient injury resulted from this failure.
- The injury or wrongful death caused the patient to suffer financial losses.
Were you or a loved one harmed by medical malpractice? Call (240) 219-8980 to discuss your case with an attorney in our office.