Silver Spring Medical Malpractice Lawyers
The Experience and Skill to Help You Sue for Medical Negligence
Healthcare professionals all take the pledge to do no harm, but sometimes they break this promise, either knowingly or when they make mistakes. Patients may find their trust shattered and, worse, face medical challenges that could have been prevented by a different doctor. Full of confusion, anger, and other difficult emotions, people in this situation may not know where to turn.
Our attorneys at Ashcraft & Gerel want to help patients who have been wronged by doctors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals. Filing a medical malpractice claim may not be able to reverse a doctor’s bad advice or decisions, but it can help you learn more about why you were injured and make sure other patients aren’t affected by the same sort of negligence. With over 65 years in business, our team has the complex technical knowledge needed to handle these cases. We are here to help you understand your options in a free legal consult.
Our Silver Spring medical malpractice lawyers want to help you find a way forward. Call us at (301) 683-5472 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
Proving Medical Malpractice
Because building a medical malpractice case requires technical knowledge and a robust support team, making sure you have the best attorney for the job matters. Between our vast network of medical professionals to provide consultations and testimony for your case and our firm’s considerable resources, we have what it takes to put together a thorough investigation and build a strong case for you.
When arguing medical malpractice, you must be able to prove four points:
- You and your care provider(s) had a contractual doctor-and-patient relationship
- The care provider(s) involved did not meet the standard of care anyone in their position would be expected to
- This negligence on the care provider(s)’ part led to your injury
- You faced tangible or other damages from these injuries
Establishing that your care provider(s) did not meet the expected standard when diagnosing or treating you often requires an understanding of complex medical concepts. This is why having a strong team like ours on your side matters before you file your medical malpractice case.
Spotting Medical Malpractice
Given the vast range of medical needs and treatments a patient may have, malpractice can occur in numerous ways. It can be active—borne of negligence during a patient/care provider interaction—or latent—inherent to the policy, management, or even equipment a healthcare team uses. Sometimes the causes may overlap; a latent error may lead to an active misstep. Therefore, even if you know an error has been made, it can be difficult for many patients to pinpoint all the liable parties.
Our team can investigate your injury to find all the points where negligence played a role. It’s important to note that not every bad outcome is a result of malpractice; therapies, treatments, and medications of every sort come with the potential for complications and side effects. However, often it is human error rather than medical unknowns that cause adverse patient events.
Common Medical Malpractice Claims
Our attorneys can help with many serious medical malpractice claims such as:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injury
- Diagnostic error/failure to diagnose
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Failure to treat
- Medication errors
- Missed/delayed diagnosis
- Surgical error
Whether your claim is listed above or unique, we want to hear from you to see how we can help.
Helping You Find Answers in Medical Malpractice Cases
The victims of medical malpractice may face extreme disruption to their lives because of one person’s mistakes. Filing a claim can help you understand why you have been through everything you have. It can also help you recover compensation for expenses like medical bills, additional medical treatment, and more. In some cases, shining a light on malpractice can even reveal problematic facility processes and procedures, leading to large-scale change that can help many.
If you are looking to fight for justice, our team is ready to help. We are experienced in taking on high-powered opponents in high-profile cases, meaning even if we find ourselves facing an entire hospital system, we are confident we have the skill to represent your claim.
There’s a reason our team has recovered over $1 billion for past clients. Reach out to us today if you think you have experienced medical malpractice to learn about your rights and whether filing a claim is the best choice for you.
Schedule a free consultation by calling us at (301) 683-5472. We’ve proudly served patients and families in Silver Spring for over 65 years.
Pharmaceutical Negligence $46 Million
Brain Injury Due to Defective Medical Device $16 Million
Injuries Caused by Mining Disaster $11 Million
Injuries to Foster Child From Abuse - Gov’t Agency $10 Million
Injuries Due to Negligent Operation of Train $6.1 Million
Child Injured at Birth - Umbilical Cord Compression $5.4 Million
Injured by Defective Helmet & Negligent Track Employees $3.5 Million
Child Injured at Birth – Deprived of Oxygen $2.9 Million
Injured Forklift Operator $2.5 Million
Burns from Flammable Bathrobe $2 Million
Our legal team understands what you are going through and is committed to defending your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.
Committed to the Community
Our advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through our extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within our industry.
Fearless Advocacy When You Need It
Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial in order to maximize the recovery that our clients desperately need and rightfully deserve.
Respected within the Legal Field
Our esteemed attorneys are highly regarded within the legal community and even command respect from adjustors and defense counsel.
At the Forefront of Major Litigation
Our legal team has spearheaded litigation on behalf of injured clients in many high-profile cases, including major disasters, explosions and sexual abuse cases.
A Long Legacy of Successful Results
Since its founding in 1953, Ashcraft & Gerel has obtained more than a billion dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.