Maryland residents generally have a lot of faith in the medical profession. But doctors do make mistakes and when they do, the consequences can be devastating for the patient.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to meet the standard of care adhered to by other medical professionals in the same area of specialty and injury to the patient occurs as a result. Proving medical malpractice occurred can be challenging. It requires the testimony of medical experts to explain the relevant standard of care to the jury and provide evidence as to how the doctor in question failed to meet that standard.
Proving liability is only half the battle in a medical malpractice case. It is also essential to present a compelling case for damages to the jury.
The damages from medical malpractice can be extensive and long-lasting. They can include past and future medical expenses, loss of income, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement, as well as pain and suffering. When these damages are expected to continue for the rest of the patient's life, they can add up to some significant amounts. That's why it is critical to make sure evidence of every aspect of the patient's loss is gathered and presented effectively to the jury.
At the law firm of Mcgowan & Cecil, LLC, we have experience in handling a wide variety of medical malpractice cases. We represent clients who have sustained serious injury due to wrong-site surgery, misdiagnosis, prescription error and many other forms of medical professional error. For more information on this area of our practice, feel free to visit our Laurel Medical Malpractice Lawyers web page.