Maryland Surgical Error Malpractice Attorneys
OUR EXPERIENCEAt Spector & Kopec, we represent victims of medical malpractice, including surgical errors. Our lawyers each has over 20 years of experience in handling cases. We are listed in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine for medical malpractice, based on a vote of other lawyers.
We have handled many cases involving surgical errors. A number of our cases involved injuries following heart procedures such as cardiac catheterizations and angiograms. For example, we represented the family of a woman who died during placement of a heart filter at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. We obtained a verdict of $1.3 Million. You can read a newspaper article about the verdict on our results page of this website, and also see other examples of settlements and jury verdicts we have obtained for clients.
SURGICAL ERROR CASESMany instances of medical negligence occur when a doctor makes an error during surgery. There are countless types of surgeries in which this negligence can happen. It can occur in many types of medical specialties, including:
- • heart procedures, such as cardiac catheterization, angiogram, stent placement, and bypass procedure
- • gynecological procedures, including hysterectomy
- • general surgeries, like removal of gall bladder or appendix, or hernia repair
- • orthopedic surgeries, such as back or neck fusion, or disc procedures
- • gastrointestinal surgeries, like removal of a portion of the colon
MONEY DAMAGESWhen a doctor makes a surgical error, there are a number of types of damages that can be recovered. In Maryland, a patient can recover money damages for pain and suffering in the past, and pain and suffering that will occur in the future. The cost of past medical bills can be awarded, and so can the cost of medical care that will be needed in the future. In addition, if the patient missed work, lost wages can be obtained. If the patient can no longer work, money can be recovered for what the patient would have made if there had been no injury.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)The following are questions that we are frequently asked about medical malpractice cases.
What Is Medical Malpractice?Medical malpractice is the failure of a doctor or hospital to treat a patient according to professional standards, and that failure results in injury or death of the patient. Doctors and hospitals have insurance for their errors, just like drivers have car insurance in case they don’t drive carefully and cause an accident.
What Went Wrong? The Doctor Won’t Tell Me. At Spector & Kopec, we hear this question from many clients. Unfortunately, when there is a bad medical outcome, many doctors don’t communicate with patients and their families. The good news is that we can get an answer to this question for you through medical research, review of the medical records, and consultation with expert doctors.
My Family Member Died. Should I Request An Autopsy? Yes! Sometimes an autopsy is required in order to obtain sufficient information to prove a medical malpractice case. There is no reason to not request one. If you are told that you cannot have one or that you have to pay for it, contact Spector & Kopec immediately.
When Do I Have To Sue? The time period to bring a lawsuit is called the statute of limitations. There are different statutes of limitations for different claims. Contact Spector & Kopec today to find out when you have to sue.
What Will This Cost Me? At Spector & Kopec, we advance the expenses of the lawsuit. There is no cost to you unless we get a recovery for you. The initial consultation is free.
Do I Have To Get My Medical Records? Some lawyers will tell you to get your medical records and then call them back. This can be a costly and time consuming process. At Spector & Kopec, we will get your medical records and evaluate your claim.
What Types Of Medical Malpractice Are There? Medical malpractice can occur during any type of treatment or procedure. At Spector & Kopec, we have handled medical malpractice cases in numerous areas, including:
- • Birth Injury (Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s palsy)
- • Wrongful Death
- • Surgical Errors
- • Emergency Room Mistakes
- • Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis
- • Anesthesia Errors
- • Failure to Treat Blood Infections (Sepsis)
- • Infectious Diseases
- • Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clots)
- • Pediatric Malpractice
- • Medication Errors
What Compensation Can I Get? There are different types of damages that can apply, depending on the case. They include compensation for pain and suffering, past medical bills, future medical costs, and lost wages. Contact Spector & Kopec now to discuss your potential compensation.