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Delayed diagnosis and improper treatment may cause complications

If you undergo spinal surgery in Maryland, the surgeons operating on you have a legal obligation to treat you in accordance with the standard of care required for your procedure. A surgical error may occur when a surgeon fails to act as a reasonable surgeon in similar circumstances would act, and causes you harm as a result. A recent study investigated medical malpractice claims resulting from incidental durotomies, or unintentional small tears to the dura mater, the outer membrane of the spinal cord, that may occur during surgery. The study found that many physicians may be liable in cases involving delayed diagnosis and treatment, as well as improper durotomy repair.

How do I prove fault in my medical malpractice lawsuit?

Anytime we go under the knife, there is a chance that something could go wrong. When a doctor or hospital acts negligently, that chance increases by a great deal. If a physician's surgical error has caused you an illness or injury you would not have had otherwise, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against those responsible for your care.

Woman sues for negligence when donated organ causes cancer

When we think of organ donation, we generally think of all the Maryland lives that are saved by such a selfless act. However, not all recipients of donor organs go on to lead healthy, normal lives. In some cases, despite the donor's best intentions, the donor organ may be unusable due to existing disease or other medical conditions. It is up to physicians and other medical professionals to thoroughly test donor organs before transplanting them. This hospital negligence can cause a number of long-term health complications in the recipient.

What documents do I need to file a medical malpractice claim?

If you were harmed by your physician during treatment or surgery, you may have a case against them and the hospital for medical malpractice. However, proving that medical malpractice occurred is notoriously difficult for patients, particularly those with serious health issues. In order to give yourself the best chance at financial recovery, it is recommended that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible after your injury.

Who can I sue for a birth injury?

Many Maryland parents and soon-to-be parents hope that their newborns are born healthy. While some medical issues are beyond the medical professionals' control, many newborns experience illnesses and injuries that could have been prevented if those treating the baby had been more careful. People injured at birth may end up with cerebral palsy or a number of other physical and emotional disabilities that last a lifetime. When a birth injury occurs due to the negligence of one or more parties, a family may be able to sue for medical malpractice.

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