Taking a Stand Against Health Care Negligence
Health care in the United States is among the best in the world, with revolutionary technologies and practices that have saved countless lives. But mistakes and negligent errors do happen and, when they do, they can cause immense pain and suffering to family members and their loved ones. In some cases, medical negligence can even lead to death.
At Ashcraft & Gerel, our medical malpractice lawyers are extensively experienced in this area of law. If you believe you or someone you love was the victim of medical negligence or malpractice, reach out to our team to discuss your legal rights and options. We serve clients in Maryland and Virginia, and have a long track record of success, having secured over $1 billion in settlement negotiations and at trial.
Understanding Medical Malpractice Laws
Medical malpractice law exists to help those injured individuals. It defines negligent medical conduct as doing something—or failing to do something—that a reasonably knowledgeable doctor or another healthcare professional in that field would or would not do under similar circumstances. It applies to treatments, surgeries, diagnoses, and more. Malpractice claims vary depending on the unique situation of the patient and his or her injury.
It’s important to remember that a bad outcome after medical treatment does not mean that the doctor—or anyone else—committed malpractice. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in health care, even if the doctor exercises the greatest caution. These are called “unavoidable risks.”
But if a bad outcome could have been avoided if the health care provider had exercised reasonable care, a patient should contact a medical malpractice attorney to learn more about their legal rights.
Some examples of common medical malpractice claims include:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat
- Surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room errors
- Medication mistakes
Medical malpractice and negligence cases may also involve dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and/or defective medical devices.
Contact Our Team of Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Ashcraft & Gerel’s medical malpractice lawyers handle these types of claims for clients throughout the country. These types of cases are often very difficult and expensive to litigate, but our team of experienced attorneys has ready access to some of the best advisors, medical experts, and other resources available.
We have earned a track record of successfully handling medical malpractice claims, resulting in several multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts across the country. Please contact us today if you think you have a case and would like to discuss the details with one of our medical malpractice attorneys.Ashcraft & Gerel can meet you at home, in the hospital, or at one of our office locations in Maryland or Virginia.