Maryland Jewish Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Whether it takes the form of an incorrect diagnosis, a failure to provide appropriate care for a patient’s unique condition, or any other reckless or careless act, medical malpractice is a serious problem that can cause immense physical, financial, and emotional harm to anyone impacted by it. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can be just as complicated to file suit upon as it is damaging, especially if you try to pursue a claim without the help of a trusted legal professional.

Seth Price, an experienced Maryland Jewish medical malpractice lawyer could be the ally you need to effectively protect your best interests. Seth is an active member of Congregation Beth El and he supports the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.

Once retained, Seth could ensure you understand your rights, help you meet all the legal requirements for this unique type of claim, and tenaciously pursue compensation for every one of your damages.

Rules for Medical Malpractice Claims in Maryland

Maryland Code, Courts & Judicial Proceedings §5-109 requires prospective plaintiffs to file their claim either three years after discovering that they suffered harm due to medical malpractice, or five years after that malpractice actually occurred, whichever comes earlier. However, there are some exceptions to these standard deadlines under certain circumstances. For example, if a victim of medical malpractice is under 18 at the time they discover or sustain their injuries, MD Code, C&JP §5-201 allows the applicable deadline for medical malpractice claims—as well as for all other types of personal injury cases—to be paused until that person turns 18.

Additionally, MD Code, C&JP §3-2C-02 requires malpractice plaintiffs to submit a “certificate of a qualified expert” either with their initial complaint or within 90 days of filing that complaint. This document must contain a statement from a qualified medical professional that affirms—under penalty of perjury—that the plaintiff has valid grounds for their case based on the defendant’s failure to meet an applicable standard of care.

As per MD Code, C&JP §3-2C-01, a “qualified expert” in this context is a medical professional licensed to practice in Maryland who has relevant expertise about what a reasonable professional in the defendant’s field should have done under the circumstances in question. A Maryland Jewish medical malpractice attorney could explain these requirements in more detail and provide crucial help seeking out a trustworthy medical expert to help with a claim.

Is There a Limit to Recoverable Damages in Malpractice Lawsuits?

Like many other states, Maryland restricts how much total compensation medical malpractice plaintiffs can recover for non-economic losses through a successful claim. Non-economic damages are losses like lost enjoyment of life and lost consortium with a spouse that do not have objective financial values, often referred to by the catch-all term of “pain and suffering.”

According to MD Code, C&JP §3-2A-09, the maximum amount that a plaintiff filing suit in 2021 can recover for non-economic damages stemming from malpractice is $845,000, with the cap set to increase by $15,000 each ensuing year. Importantly, though, there is no limit on the amount of compensation a Jewish medical negligence lawyer could help a plaintiff in Maryland recover for economic damages like medical expenses, lost work income, and lost future earning capacity.

Learn More by Talking to a Maryland Jewish Medical Malpractice Attorney

Getting good results from civil claims against medical professionals is never a simple process, even if fault for your injuries seems immediately obvious. Fortunately, guidance from seasoned legal counsel may go a long way towards boosting your case prospects and helping you recover the restitution you need.

A Maryland Jewish medical malpractice could answer your questions and address any concerns you may have during a private consultation. Schedule a consultation with Seth Price today.

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