Maryland residents visit their local health care centers each and every day to receive medical care for a variety of ailments. In most cases, they receive professional medical care. When this does not occur and serious injury results due to the negligence of a health care provider, the victim is typically entitled to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the party or parties believed to have been negligent.
Recently, an out of state patient and her husband sued several doctors and health care centers. The claim alleges medical malpractice related to mistreatment by a physician, one of the named defendants. The lawsuit was filed in late August.
The patient asserts that she suffered medical malpractice during the time she was under the care of the physician as well as other doctors, medical groups and hospitals. According to the complaint, her arms suffered severe and permanent injury, including an injured nerve, which caused pain as well as weakness in the patient’s hands. She alleges that the injuries occurred while she was undergoing a total knee replacement that was performed during the latter part of Aug. 2013. The defendants have been accused of negligence by failing to give the patient appropriate care as well as properly secure her while she underwent her procedure.
When a patient in Maryland suffers a serious injury that resulted from the negligence of a health care professional, the victim has the legal right to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against the party or parties believed to have been negligent. Successfully navigated, this type of claim may result in a monetary judgment for damages sustained, which can help lessen some of the costs that are typically associated with these kinds of injuries. A medical malpractice victim often begins this process by consulting an experienced personal injury attorney to assess the validity of his or her claim.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Cook County patient sues doctor, medical facilities, alleging malpractice“, Kevin Shepke, Sept. 2, 2015