If you were recently harmed by a medical professional, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a knowledgeable St. Mary’s County medical malpractice lawyer today. Our firm has handled countless medical malpractice cases, and we are ready to fight for your right to compensation. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today.
Do I Need a St. Mary’s County Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
There is nothing worse than being harmed by someone who was supposed to help you. If you’ve been hurt by a medical professional, you can depend on our St. Mary’s County medical malpractice lawyer to effectively fight for the compensation you need to attain the justice you deserve.
Giving birth to a child is perhaps the most important and selfless thing a mother can do. Giving birth is notoriously painful, however, it can be all the more painful when a doctor fails to properly deliver the baby as a result of negligence. If the medical professional presiding over your child’s birth made a critical error resulting in harm to your child, it is critical that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Leonardtown personal injury lawyer who has significant experience handling birth injury claims. The Dorsey Law Firm is here to help.
Cerebral palsy is perhaps the most common type of birth injury caused by medical negligence. Cerebral palsy can have far-reaching implications to all children affected by it. Cerebral palsy is a chronic movement/posture disorder related to a child’s brain being unable to control its body. In certain cases, symptoms of cerebral palsy are noticeable upon birth, there are other cases where cerebral palsy symptoms do not manifest until a child turns one year old. Many medical conditions, cerebral palsy included, come in degrees, and some individuals have severer symptoms than others. The most common and apparent cerebral palsy symptoms are having difficulties with fine motor tasks, loss of balance, speech impairment, mental impairment, and more. You should also note that certain cerebral palsy cases are not the result of malpractice, however, many of these cases are. In certain cases where doctors miss certain infections, or when they do not detect signs of fetal distress and fail to perform a cesarean section, it can cause cerebral palsy. If your doctor missed any of these signs and your child now has cerebral palsy, you will most likely have a valid medical malpractice claim. Our St. Mary’s County medical malpractice lawyer is here to fight for the compensation you and your child deserve.
Erb’s palsy is another common birth injury that typically occurs as a result of a negligent medical professional. Erb’s palsy is usually the result of traumatic tearing or stretching of the brachial plexus during birth. In most cases, this trauma is preventable, and if your child developed Erb’s palsy as a result of a negligent medical professional, there is a chance that you will have a valid claim. Symptoms of Erb’s palsy include paralysis and challenges with fine motor skills, among others.
Other Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle
Our firm handles the gamut of medical malpractice claims, including those involving the following:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Rehabilitation negligence
- Nursing home negligence
Proving a Medical Malpractice Claim
Proving medical malpractice claims is often quite difficult. To win a medical malpractice claim, you will have to prove the following:
- That you were the medical professional’s patient.
- That the medical professional owed you a duty of care.
- That the medical professional breached that duty of care.
- That you were harmed and incurred significant damages as a result of the breach of duty of care.
Contact a St. Mary’s County Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Though winning a medical malpractice claim is seldom easy, our firm is ready to hold all liable parties accountable for their actions. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your initial free consultation.