Seasoned Lawyers Offer Strong Representation for Victims of Doctor Negligence in Baltimore, Maryland Washington D.C. Attorneys Fight For The Rights Of Doctor Negligence Victims
Negligence is a legal term that refers to a person’s reckless or careless actions that cause harm to another person. In reference to medical malpractice, “doctor negligence” means that the doctor failed to adhere to certain standards of care that other competent doctors would reasonably adhere to. Doctors who make medical mistakes can cause a multitude of injuries to patients, from brain damage to death.
Schochor, Federico and Staton has handled cases of medical malpractice in the greater Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland region. Our attorneys have recovered more than one billion dollars for our clients during our firm’s 30-year existence. With a team of board certified medical experts, a large support staff, and a group of highly qualified attorneys who focus solely in medical malpractice, Schochor, Federico and Staton is the firm to turn to in times of legal crisis. If you suspect your doctor is guilty of negligence, contact our firm today.
What Is Considered Doctor Negligence?
A doctor who performs a negligent act—or negligently fails to act—could otherwise be a fine physician who made a mistake. Negligence does not necessarily equal incompetence. You may have even received adequate care from this health care professional before. However, one error could be particularly egregious and give rise to a malpractice action.
Doctor negligence comes in many forms such as:
- Failure to refer a patient to a specialist
- Giving a patient the wrong medication
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Making a surgical error
- Ignoring a patient’s symptoms
Specific examples of case might include delayed diagnosis of cancer, giving a patient a medication he or she is allergic to, or not ordering the right tests and scans to confirm or negate a diagnosis. Carelessness and lack of due diligence can lead to a failure to diagnose, reckless emergency room errors, and even wrongful death.