When individuals in Maryland enlist the help of a medical professional, they often put their health and even their lives in the professional’s hands. Unfortunately, when this medical professional makes a mistake, the ramifications can be dire and sometimes catastrophic. When this happens, the victim sometimes decides to pursue a medical malpractice suit against the responsible negligent party.
The mother of a severely disabled child is suing an out-of-state medical facility over allegations that her child suffered four separate instances of medical malpractice. The medical facility in the suit is a residential pediatric facility that helps severely disabled children. Her son resided there for six years, the mother states.
The child suffers from a severe disability known as Criduchat syndrome, which prevents him from walking, talking or seeing. The child had been doing well for most of his stay at the facility, but after a new administration took over in 2012, the woman states that her child’s health and overall well-being began to decline, allegedly due to gross neglect and substandard care. This negligence resulted in the child being rushed to a hospital for critical illnesses on four separate occasions.
When an individual in Maryland believes that he or she received negligent care that lead to either serious injury or death, that individual or his or her surviving family members sometimes decide to file a medical malpractice suit against the responsible party. The compensation that is sometimes derived from a properly navigated claim is often used to help the victim or his or her family members with medical expenses, as well as recompense for physical and mental pain and suffering. Many individuals choose to enlist the help of a personal injury attorney who is experienced with handling medical malpractice claims in order to establish whether or not they have a valid claim.
Source: louisianarecord.com, “Mother of disabled child claims medical malpractice“, Andrey Burin, July 29, 2015