Medical Malpractice (Medical Negligence) Cases Involving Baltimore Hospitals
Article posted on: 06/23/2008
At Silverman Thompson, we are well known in the Baltimore-Washington area for successfully handling many medical malpractice (medical negligence) cases. Our lawyers routinely return verdicts for our clients that are among the highest in the state of Maryland. These verdicts regularly exceed a million dollars and more often than not are in the multi-million dollar range. Our lawyers handle these cases typically on a contingent fee basis, meaning we lay out the expenses in advance and our clients are only responsible for repaying those expenses and the attorneys' fees if we are successful for them by way of settlement, trial or on appeal.
While the care is generally good at area hospitals, and in this region of the country in general, patients and their loved ones need to watch out for themselves or loved ones when they are treated at or admitted to these hospitals. Unfortunately, our office has handled medical malpractice / negligence cases against almost every hospital in the Baltimore-Washington area, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview, University of Maryland Medical Center, Maryland General Hospital, Harbor Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), Franklin Square Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, Anne Arundel Medial Center, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Harford Memorial Hospital, Frederick Memorial Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Again, while the care at these hospitals is generally good, there continue to be instances of substantial medical negligence that result in patients being severely and permanently injured. In rarer cases, the medical negligence tragically leads to the death of a patient. As a result, our office recommends that each time you or a loved one is treated at a hospital, you establish a relationship with the doctors and nurses who will be caring for you or the loved one, ask as many questions as you feel are necessary and be present as much as possible to oversee what is going on. It is only through an open dialogue with these health care providers that you will receive the necessary information to make informed decisions about your or your loved ones' health.
Our office handles a multitude of different types of medical negligence / medical malpractice / medical error cases that include but are not limited to: failure to diagnose a patient with a disease; failure to diagnose a patient with cancer; failure to timely treat a patient for a particular disease or condition; failure to timely perform surgery on a patient to prevent injury; failure to timely and properly deliver a baby who shows signs of fetal distress; prescription errors; medication errors; failure to diagnose signs and symptoms of strokes, heart attacks, pulmonary emboli or spinal cord injuries; failure to order the proper diagnostic test; failure to interpret radiology imaging; negligent performance of surgery and/or failure to perform intraoperative imaging to ensure the correct body part is operated upon.
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