Medical malpractice occurs as a result of doctors, nurses or other medical professionals making errors. While not every mistake made by a medical professional will give rise to a lawsuit, you should not hesitate to speak to an attorney at the Mike Slocumb Law Firm if you suspect negligence on the part of your healthcare provider. We offer free consultations in our Baltimore office. You can also reach us online or by calling us locally at (202) 737-4141.
- Baltimore VA Medical Center
- Bon Secours Hospital
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
- Kennedy Krieger Institute
- Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital
- MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
- MedStar Harbor Hospital
- MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
- Mercy Medical Center
- Washington Pediatric Hospital
- Northwest Hospital
- R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
- Agnes Hospital
- Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
- University of Maryland Medical Center
- University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
- University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
The following are some of the common types of medical malpractice cases we see:
Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis: You may have visited a doctor's office or emergency room because you were experiencing pain. Perhaps the doctor sent you home after concluding you were suffering from indigestion. If you go home and suffer a heart attack that the doctor did not properly diagnose, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The doctor may have misdiagnosed your heart condition.
To prove the treating physician acted negligently, you will need to determine how reasonably competent doctors would have handled your case. This is where it's important to have an experienced attorney at your side. Our law firm can reach out to expert witnesses who can help support your claim.
Childbirth injuries: Babies that should be born healthy sometimes suffer serious injuries, including brain injuries, because an obstetrician acted improperly. Childbirth injuries can be a result of prenatal care or may be sustained during childbirth. Examples of prenatal care negligence include failure to identify birth defects or failure to diagnose a condition of the mother such as preeclampsia. Examples of childbirth negligence include improper use of forceps, failing to order a cesarean section, and failing to respond to signs of fetal distress.
Medication mistakes: Mixups - such as a doctor prescribing the wrong drug - can have grave consequences. But drug errors can happen for other reasons. For example, the doctor might prescribe too much or too little medication to treat a condition. In some cases, a nurse or some other staff member at a hospital might give a drug to the wrong patient.
There are many other types of medical malpractice that can cause serious injuries or the death of a patient, including surgery errors and anesthesia errors. Medical malpractice cases in Baltimore can be complex. They require time and demand the skills of an experienced attorney with resources to get results.
Don't wait to contact an attorney with our firm. A delay may affect your right to start legal proceedings against the negligent doctor or hospital.