Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical professionals are trusted to uphold a standard of care for their patients.
When this standard of care is not met and injuries result, a medical malpractice case can help you collect compensation.
The top-ranked, multilingual medical malpractice lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev in Rockville, MD, provide free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. You will only pay for our services if we win your case.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
A medical malpractice case is a type of personal injury case. Medical malpractice can refer to a number of negligent acts a medical provider takes that lead to an injury or death. This can include misdiagnoses, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, and other negligent acts performed by a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other medical staff.
Requirements for a Malpractice Case
Duty of Care
A relationship and duty of care between you and the surgeon or doctor who treated you has to be established. It must be legally verified that the medical provider was obligated to provide treatment for you.
A negligent action has to have taken place. This means the actions or inactions of the doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional failed to meet the medical standard of care.
A medical malpractice case can only be established if injury resulted from the breach in care. If a mistake was made, but no injuries or death resulted, a malpractice case cannot be pursued.
A direct cause between the negligence of the healthcare provider and your injury has to be found. We work with experts to display to the court exactly how the negligent act led to the injury or death.
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The medical malpractice lawyers at our Rockville law firm work with you to provide a personalized approach to your case.
Our medical malpractice attorneys have been recognized as some of the best in the state. Attorney Lonnie M. Greenblatt received the distinction of "Super Lawyer" for three years in a row, an honor given to only 5% of attorneys in Maryland. Attorney Elnur Veliev has been selected as a "Super Lawyer Rising Star" for the past four years, a distinction given to only 2.5% or less of attorneys in each state.
Our team is curated to offer clients in Prince George's County, Washington, DC, Baltimore, and other areas around the DMV region with unmatched legal representation.
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Our Rockville Attorneys Are Fluent In Several Languages
We have medical malpractice lawyers and staff members at our Rockville law firm who are fluent in Azerbaijani, Russian, Spanish, and Polish. Having a multilingual team allows us to best communicate with our clients to understand the full extent of your case.
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Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
A medical professional that fails to diagnose you with the correct condition, delays the diagnosis to the point of complications, or fails to diagnose you at all may be liable to a medical malpractice claim. A misdiagnosis or failure to give a diagnosis can stall treatment, make your condition worse, and otherwise cause harm.
Prescribed medicine should benefit your health, rather than hurt it. Medication errors can occur when a medical professional fails to prescribe the correct medication or dispenses the wrong dosage of medication. This form of medical malpractice can result in injuries, some of which may be fatal.
Surgical errors can occur when the surgeon operates on the wrong area of the body, fails to use sterile surgical instruments, leaves behind medical equipment in the body, and performs other surgical errors on a patient. Surgical errors can result in serious injuries, infections, and even death.
A birth injury can occur to the mother or child before, during, or after the process of labor. Birth injuries can include spinal cord injuries, brachial palsy, cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, and death. A medical malpractice claim can help cover the costs of specialist or ongoing care.
Nursing homes, assisted living communities, memory care facilities, palliative care units, and hospice care homes are all places where nursing home abuse can take place. Abuse may be financial, physical, sexual, or emotional. If you suspect a loved one is being neglected, call our Rockville law firm.
The incorrect dosage of a sedative or improper monitoring of a patient while under general anesthesia can lead to life-long injuries and even death. If you've suffered injuries from an anesthesia error or have lost a loved one from this negligence, we can fight for fair compensation for your losses.
We Work With the Experts Required By Maryland's Courts
Maryland requires medical malpractice plaintiffs to file a "Certificate of Qualified Expert," in which a medical professional verifies under oath that they have reviewed your claim and believe the following:
- The medical standard of care was not met during your treatment or diagnosis.
- The hospital's failure to uphold their medical duty resulted in your injury.
We have a reliable and trusted team of medical professionals that we turn to for these cases. This certificate must be filed within 90 days after you file your medical malpractice claim. This is another due date that we'll help you reach in a timely fashion.
Time to File Is Limited Request a Consultation
The statute of limitations in Maryland requires patients to file a medical malpractice claim within five years after the injury or three years after the delayed discovery of the injury. Your medical malpractice lawsuit can easily be dismissed in court if you miss this deadline, which is why it's vital to get in touch with our attorneys right away.
We can help you through the legal process and ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner. For a free case review, call or contact our Rockville, MD, office serving clients across the DMV:
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What Damages and Losses Can a Medical Malpractice Case Recover?
In Maryland, there is a cap on how much compensation you can receive on non-economic damages. As of 2023, the cap on damages was $875,000. This limit increases by $15,000 each year, making the limit $890,000 for medical malpractice cases filed in 2024.
Economic damages are quantifiable, objective monetary losses. We can rely on past medical bills and future estimates of medical costs to determine your total economic losses. These economic losses may include:
- Medical bills
- Past wages lost
- Future wages lost if now suffering from a disability
- Future medical care cost
- Future financial opportunities missed
Maryland permits plaintiffs to collect compensation for non-economic losses from the medical malpractice case. While there is a cap on these damages, the compensation can help you get back on your feet if you've experienced any of these effects:
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Inability to pursue hobbies or participate in activities
- Effects of long-term or permanent disability
Can Punitive Damages Be Ordered?
Punitive damages are payments intended to punish the defendant for gross negligent behavior. Punitive damages are rarely given in medical malpractice cases, unless it can be proven that the defendant consciously acted in a malicious way.
The Right Lawyer Really Matters
Some patients are under the misconception that since they were wronged by a negligent medical professional, receiving compensation through a lawsuit with any attorney should be easy. It is very important to know that Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. all operate under the contributory negligence legal framework, making it more difficult to win lawsuits than in many other states.
Contributory negligence mandates that a plaintiff in a lawsuit cannot receive a single cent of compensation if they were in any way responsible for the harm that they suffered. For example, if the defendant’s attorneys successfully persuade the jury that you ignored a critical instruction from your doctor and your failure to follow this guideline contributed to your harm, you won’t win your case.
Our attorneys have spent decades winning medical malpractice and personal injury cases. We know how to effectively demonstrate that our clients played absolutely no role in the egregious harm they suffered at the hands of medical professionals they trusted.
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Starting your medical malpractice lawsuit sooner rather than later can be an incredibly wise move. Allowing our lawyers to get involved now lets us gather evidence while it is still fresh.
Hiring proven attorneys can also provide peace of mind that makes recovering from the medical malpractice you suffered easier. Knowing that you may receive significant financial compensation for your harm can encourage you to look forward with hope instead of focusing on your injuries. Call or write now so we can help you.
Our Rockville Lawyers
Make You Their Priority
Our Rockville attorneys have over 65 years of combined time in practice. During their careers, they have become known for making themselves highly available to their clients. They know a medical malpractice lawsuit can be stressful and confusing. If they take you on as a client, they will answer calls and emails around the clock.
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The sooner you start the process of filing a medical malpractice claim, the sooner you can receive compensation to cover the financial and other costs of your injury. Our medical malpractice lawyers help you through every step of the legal process and work with you on a personalized basis. Start the process of seeking justice by calling our Rockville office for a free consultation:
Have You Lost a Loved One From Medical Malpractice?
If you're the surviving spouse, child, or parent of a person who passed away due to medical malpractice, our Rockville law firm can help you file a wrongful death claim. In Maryland, you have three years from the date of your loved one's death to file a wrongful death claim.
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