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Maryland Lawyers Specializing in Medical Malpractice

Doctors are highly trained specialists, but they are also human.  There are times that doctors and hospitals fail to meet the standard of good medical care.  That is why we need committed medical malpractice attorneys, who are passionate about helping victims injured through medical negligence.

If you were injured, or a loved one suffered a fatal injury, due to medical malpractice, then you may be entitled to compensation for your loss.  That compensation could include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages.

The main questions with any medical malpractice case are:

(i) whether the hospital or doctor failed to exercise the reasonable degree of care required in that medical field; and if so,

(ii) whether that failure was the cause of your injury.

That inquiry can often be complex. It demands an understanding of important medical and scientific information.

Accordingly, if you believe that you suffered an unexpected medical result, your first step should be to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can comprehensively investigate your case, and consult with experts in the medical field.  We invite you to speak with one of our expert medical malpractice attorneys to learn more about whether you have a case. We can be reached at 410-324-2000.

Our Experienced Team of Medical Malpractice Attorneys

At D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC, we pride ourselves on providing both excellent representation in the courtroom, and excellent service to each and every one of our clients.

Our motto is that “we take your claims personally.”  At D’Amore Personal Injury Law, your fight for justice is our fight for justice.  We do not stop fighting for you until we know you are getting the best outcome in your case.

Holding fast to our guiding principles has resulted in extraordinary results for our clients.  Here are just a few examples of how we achieve justice for malpractice victims:

  • $4.5 Million for a father of two in Prince Georges County, MD, who became paralyzed as the result of hospital neglect
  • $6.6 Million in Baltimore City for a child who was the victim of a pediatrician’s negligence.
  • $7.5 Million in Baltimore City for a child who was the victim of malpractice in the pediatric ICU

The team at D’Amore Personal Injury Law has also been recognized professionally, winning many awards and accolades.  Here are just a few:

  • Winner – Best Medical Malpractice Firm 2017 & 2018 Maryland Daily Record Reader Rankings
  • Winner – Best Personal Injury Firm 2017 & 2018 Maryland Daily Record Reader Rankings
  • Lifetime membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Winner – Avvo Client’s Choice Award in Medical Malpractice
  • Mr. D’Amore has consistently been named a Maryland Super Lawyer, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and a Top 100 High Stakes Litigator.

While we appreciate these awards, what matters most to us is how our clients feel about working with D’Amore.  We have been fortunate to have our clients give us amazing feedback. Click here to see video and testimonials describing the positive changes we have brought about for our injured clients. These reviews are the result of our “family first” philosophy, When we take you on as a client, you are not alone anymore, you are family.

Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases

Under Maryland law, you only have a certain amount of time to bring a medical malpractice action.  If you wait too long to file a lawsuit, you may be unable to be compensated for your injuries, even if you have a strong case.  Be sure to consult a medical malpractice attorney to make sure that you do not lose your ability to sue in court.

The statute of limitations periods for Maryland and Washington D.C. are as follows:

  • Maryland requires that medical malpractice actions be filed within three years of the date the injury is discovered, but no more than five years from the date the injury occurs.  If the malpractice resulted in a fatal injury, the action must be filed within three years of death.
  • Washington D.C. requires that medical malpractice actions be filed within three years.  The time to file for wrongful death action is two years.

Medical Malpractice Cases

There are many types of medical malpractice claims relating to negligence by a doctor or a hospital.  Here is a list of some of the valid Maryland medical malpractice actions available to you:

  • Birth Injuries
  • Surgical Errors
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Medication Errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Hospital Infections

The medical malpractice lawyers at D’Amore Personal Injury Law have successfully represented and obtained millions of dollars for, clients in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

For example, D’Amore obtained over $6 million for a child when a major Baltimore medical system failed to diagnose fluid building up in an infant’s brain.  The child suffered permanent brain damage and needed a lifetime of medical care and services.

In another case, D’Amore Personal Injury Law obtained $4.5 million for a young man when a national medical center failed to diagnose and treat his cancer.

For a full description of these and other successful victories by the attorneys at D’Amore for their clients, click here.

Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Maryland

The State of Maryland has a fairly complex process for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.  It is typically not as easy as filing a complaint at the courthouse.

The Maryland Health Care Malpractice Statute is designed to make arbitration a mandatory step before going to court.  Therefore, if you are looking to file a Maryland medical malpractice lawsuit, you must first (with the help of your attorney, of course) submit your claim to the Maryland Health Claims Alternative Dispute Resolution Office. Once the claim is filed, you will need to provide the HCADRO with a signed certificate from a qualified expert, who can attest to the fact that the defendant breached the relevant medical standard of care and that said breach caused your medical injury. Once you have secured this certificate, you can choose to keep your case in Arbitration, or waive your case out to Circuit Court for a jury trial. As you can see, the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney is critical to help you navigate this complex legal arena.

Contact a Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice is a highly specialized legal field.  If you feel that you have been a victim of medical negligence, or a loved one died due to a medical mistake, you need to contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer right away.  The medical malpractice attorneys at D’Amore Personal Injury Law have the background, trial skills, resources, and compassion to help you through your medical malpractice lawsuit. We are here to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your loss.  Call today at 410-324-2000.