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Identifying And Exposing Errors In Maryland Hospitals
Few relish the thought of visiting the hospital. Whether you visit often for treatment and routine checkups or are facing an emergency situation, your health and safety should be a top priority. Unfortunately, due to various reasons, errors can occur.
Have you or someone you love been injured due to negligent or substandard care at a hospital in Maryland? The Law Offices of Thomas Maronick Jr LLC is here to protect your interests as we pursue economic and noneconomic damages for the injuries you have endured. We can help you in Baltimore, Ocean City, Hartford, Anne Arundel County, or anywhere else in the state.
Our attorneys are known for our skill in handling complicated medical malpractice cases involving hospital errors, and Thomas Maronick Jr is a recognized authority in the legal field, frequently featured on major news outlets. We have the skill to handle complex hospital error cases to benefit our clients and their families.
Call our firm for a free consult at 410-885-1775 to find out more about your hospital error case and how we can help.
Insurance Coverage And Medical Care At Hospitals
Hospitals are places of business. Whether they are for-profit or not-for-profit organization, they must maintain a bottom line in order to keep their doors open. Insurance companies contribute to the majority of the income at a hospital. Your insurance plan should have absolutely nothing to do with what kind of treatment you are given. However, this can sometimes dictate the kind of care a patient receives.
Our Baltimore hospital error lawyers investigate and litigate cases involving:
- Wrongful discharge from a hospital
- Emergency room errors and malpractice
- Delayed stroke or heart attack diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Misdiagnosis of an illness or injury
- Surgical errors
- Post-operation infections and illness
- Lack of informed consent
- Birth injuries and obstetrical malpractice
- Negligent hiring practices
- Overworked medical professionals and understaffed hospitals
- Nurse errors and malpractice
How Common Are Surgical Errors?
When it comes to surgical procedures, you often have no choice but to trust your physician. While you may feel nervous going into the operation, the fact that the doctor may make a life-threatening mistake might never cross your mind. The truth is that surgical errors are made across the country every day. No state, even Maryland, is immune from this danger.
While efforts are continually being made to reduce the number of mistakes, these continue to occur. Common reasons for errors include assistants who are too scared to speak up, inattention, improper marking of surgical sites and communication lapses.
How Do Hospital Errors Occur?
Some hospitals may choose to cut corners on staffing in order to increase profits. This leads to tasks being performed by unqualified or under-qualified nurses, doctors, surgeons, or other professionals. If one is not qualified to complete a task, the margin of error exponentially increases. Errors also occur when staff members and medical professionals are overworked and fatigued.
If you think you have been injured due to a hospital error or medical mistake, do not hesitate to contact our firm. Our attorneys will carefully examine the circumstances surrounding your injury and determine liability, after which point we will assertively advocate for your right to fair compensation. We understand how frightening this may be for you, so we will give you the information and support you need to make educated decisions about your future while you focus on getting well.