At your first meeting, one of our medical malpractice attorneys will explain the steps of your medical malpractice case. You will also learn what standards of proof and evidence are needed to win your case.
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys have built relationships with top medical experts and expert witnesses who are willing to help our clients prove their claims and win their case.
We understand all of the ways your life has been impacted. We have the skill and experience to prove your damages in court and get you the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Holding fast to our guiding principles has resulted in extraordinary results for our clients. Here are just a few examples of verdicts for our malpractice cases:
D’Amore Personal Injury Law represents injured victims and families in a wide range of personal injury cases and related legal matters – and we have recovered life changing compensation for them. Whether you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, by corporate negligence, or by a medical professional, our personal injury lawyers are prepared to fight to get you the JUSTICE you deserve to not only cover your medical expenses, medical bills, but to rebuild your life.
The votes for 2018’s best law firms are in and D’Amore Personal Injury Law is at the top! For the second year in a row D’Amore Law has been named one of the top Medical Malpractice Firms in Maryland, and this year, has also ranked as one of the top Personal Injury Firms in the Daily Record Reader Rankings!
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Most experienced medical malpractice attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means there is no cost to you unless there is a recovery. If there is a recovery, then a legal fee will be charged as a percentage of the gross amount recovered. After the fee is deducted, the costs to bring the malpractice lawsuit against the healthcare provider will then be paid back to the law firm from the remainder of the recovery.
These cases are usually complicated and require significant time to properly develop and litigate. Generally, you can expect that it will take several months just to gather the medical records and other information we need to evaluate the case.
Instead, the law firm only receives a fee on cases that resolve in the client’s favor. Furthermore, because clients with unsuccessful cases are not expected to repay the firm for case expenses, those cases not only fail to earn a fee, but also result in a financial loss to the firm.
The costs associated with the investigation of a medical malpractice case are usually between $5,000 and $15,000. If the investigation results in the case being filed, the costs to prosecute the case is usually between $30,000 and $100,000. If the case can not be settled, it will proceed to trial. Trial of a medical malpractice case can cost an additional $20,000 to $50,000. These amounts do not represent legal fees. They are not the amount of money being paid to the lawyers working on your case. They are the expenses that must be incurred to properly handle your case. They include the cost of medical record copying, expert witness fees, court reporters, transcripts, court fees, exhibit preparation and travel. Contingency fee clients are not expected to pay these costs. The risk of recovery of these costs, and of obtaining a legal fee is borne solely by the law firm.
This business model has the benefit of allowing clients to retain an attorney to investigate their case who could not otherwise afford to pay the costs and fees up front. However, it is evident that the model also requires lawyers who want to stay in business to select cases that have a significant probability of success. We sincerely try to help everyone who calls us. However, the reality of economics gets in the way at times.
In Maryland, victims of medical malpractice are entitled to recover the value of their past and future lost wages, past and future medical and care expenses, and past and future lost household services. Medical malpractice victims are also able to recover an amount of money for their conscious pain and suffering. However, there are laws in Maryland that place a limit (“cap”) on pain and suffering damages. The cap came into effect in 1985. Since then, it has been both increased and modified by the Maryland State Legislature. The cap that applies to each case is based upon the date of the injury.
In Washington, D.C., victims of medical malpractice are entitled to recover the value of their past and future lost wages, past and future medical and care expenses, and past and future lost household services. Medical malpractice victims are also able to recover an amount of money for their conscious pain and suffering. The District of Columbia, unlike Maryland, does not place a limit on conscious pain and suffering damages.
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