When we go to the doctor, we expect to be treated with as much care, understanding, and expertise as our condition demands. And yet medical errors continue to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States. If a doctor has harmed you or your family member, a Lanham medical malpractice lawyer from GDH Law is prepared to fight for you.
Understanding Medical Malpractice
According to an article from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), medical malpractice can be defined “as any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes injury to the patient.”
In simpler terms, medical malpractice is when a doctor deviates from the standard of care and harms a patient.
But what is the standard of care? This is a legal term that sets a baseline for how a doctor, physician, nurse, surgeon, specialist, or medical facility should have acted in a given situation. When establishing the standard of care, we examine what another medical professional placed in the same or a similar circumstance would have done.
If your provider’s actions fell outside the standard of care and you were injured or suffered a preventable worsening of your condition, you may have legal standing to move forward with a medical malpractice claim.
Experienced Legal Representation for Life’s Most Difficult Times
Going to the doctor shouldn’t be scary. But for many people, mistreatment, criticism, and unfair assessments have made the simple act of scheduling a doctor’s appointment a difficult and frightening experience. And if a physician’s actions or omissions have directly harmed you, then seeking timely medical care can feel impossible.
We can’t undo the harm you’ve already suffered. But we can be part of the solution.
At GDH Law, we know that helping medical malpractice victims recover compensation for their injuries, bills, and other related damages can heal some of the trauma they’ve been through. Our experienced team of medical malpractice lawyers handle all types of claims, including those involving:
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesiology errors
- Medication errors
- Diagnostic errors
- Failure to treat
Our dedication to the physical, financial, and emotional well-being of our clients is unrivaled. If your doctor or another medical professional harmed you, we want to be your advocates. Your only job right now should be to rest and focus on your recovery. Our job is to make sure you have access to the compensation you need to be made whole again.
Doctor Errors—a Leading Cause of Death in the United States
Researchers with Johns Hopkins analyzed medical death data over a period of eight years and came to a shocking conclusion—medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. Every year, medical errors kill approximately 250,000 people. Many more suffer serious or life-altering injuries.
Some of the most common causes of medical errors include:
- Communication problems
- Inadequate patient assessment
- Technical failures
- Staffing and workflow issues
We want to be clear—these are preventable causal factors of medical errors. If you believe a doctor or medical facility acted negligently and made an error in your care, it’s time to speak with a Lanham medical malpractice lawyer about your rights.
Can I Get Compensation for My Medical Bills?
Yes, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you’ve suffered as a result of medical malpractice. Types of damages include economic (financial) and noneconomic (non-financial).
At GDH Law, our team of medical malpractice attorneys have the skill, resources, and experience needed to correctly value the worth of your claim. We’ll account for both your economic and noneconomic damages to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for everything that you’ve been through.
This includes past, current, and future medical bills for:
- Diagnostic testing (like MRIs, CT scans, bloodwork, and more)
- Appointments with specialists
- Hospital fees
- Surgical bills
- Physical or rehabilitative therapy
- Prescription medications
- Mobility aids
- Medical adaptive equipment
- In-home nursing care
- Travel costs to and from appointments
Your injury, illness, or worsened medical condition wasn’t your fault, so you shouldn’t have to foot the bill for treatment. GDH Law is committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Meet With a Lanham Medical Malpractice Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Most physicians recite or even write their own oaths when graduating from medical school. While every oath is different, they often touch on the same or similar topics. “Gratitude, humility, honesty, the shedding of biases,” and a commitment to protecting patients are popular themes in these public promises.
When medical professionals violate the oaths they took at graduation and harm patients under their care, GDH Law is standing by to help make things right.
We are a boutique law firm with the services, results, and reputation of a larger office. For an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a Lanham medical malpractice lawyer, call or contact us online. We’ll match you with a compassionate and understanding attorney for a free case evaluation.