WRONGFUL DEATH

MARYLAND WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER

The death of a loved one is a painful and devastating event for all involved. But, when that death is due to the medical negligence or error committed by a doctor, nurse or hospital, the emotional scarring is without parallel.

There is no way to bring back a loved one after death, but bringing closure to the event can help. The malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Bruce M. Robinson can help.

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Doctors, nurses and hospitals are charged with the responsibility to provide life saving care to patients in need. When the public trust is violated or misplaced, the patients and their families are the ones who pay the highest price.

The wrongful death of a loved one leaves families in the midst of grief and anger. They need to know why this needless death occurred. In many cases, the answers are vague and offer little help to the family of the loved one. Medical Malpractice personal injury lawyers can change that.

If you feel your trust in a doctor, nurse or hospital has been misplaced, that someone in your life has been the victim of a wrongful death, you need to call our medical malpractice lawyers immediately.

Much of the evidence surrounding the death can be quickly lost after a death; medical records can even change or disappear. Our medical malpractice personal injury lawyers will work in conjunction with our own medical investigators, and on-staff doctors and nurses to provide timely answers and help in this trying time.

Some examples of wrongful death cases that have been tried successfully include:

  • Misdiagnosis of cancer.
  • Emergency room negligence.
  • Complications involving the birth of a new baby.
  • Errors involving medication.
  • Surgical errors.
  • Improper treatment of an illness.
  • Failure to treat properly

We understand that the death of a loved one is a painful event. But, we also understand that the financial obligations, pain and suffering and loss of income related to the wrongful death of your loved one is something the family needs and is entitled to recover.

Medical malpractice cases involve fighting some of the toughest opponents in a court of law, the insurance companies. With the right personal injury malpractice lawyer, you can obtain emotional closer and appropriate financial recovery.

In your most difficult time of need, you need a personal injury lawyer who will fight hard to make sure your needs and the needs of your family are met. While no medical malpractice case will bring back the lost loved one, the closure provided by holding those responsible to blame for the death, can provide a little rest.

Call today and speak with one of our lawyers, get answers to your questions at no cost to you.

IMPROPER TREATMENT

“You have cancer” are some of the most dreaded words an individual will ever hear and some of the most difficult words a doctor ever has to share with a patient. The mind races, the heart beats uncontrollably, and the palms begin to sweat as the patient tries to wrap his or her mind around this diagnosis and what it means for their life. Fortunately, in many cases the cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence. Treatment options are now available for a number of different types of cancer, and cancer patients now have hope that their lives will not be cut short by this terrible disease. However, if these cancer treatments are not correctly administered, the patient’s health may be compromised. When this occurs, the patient may be the victim of medical malpractice.

There have been recent cases in which patients with prostrate cancer were given cancer treatments in an improper manner. While these treatments were designed to help patients in the early and treatable stages of prostrate cancer, many of the patients that were treated received either too much or too little of the radiation treatment for their prostrate cancer. This in turn lead to further health complications and in some cases allowed the progression of the patient’s cancer. While this may be just one example of medical malpractice involving the improper treatment of a medical condition, there may be many other cases of medical malpractice regarding improper treatment for numerous diseases that have not yet come to light.

Cancer is not the only disease for which improper medical treatments have been administered. Patients facing various types of illnesses have been improperly treated and their health has been negatively impacted as a result. When illnesses are not treated properly, the patient may face a lifetime of unnecessary pain and diminished quality of life. In some cases, the patient may suffer a wrongful death due to a lack of proper treatment.

Victims of medical malpractice or their families that live in Maryland or Washington D.C. may want to consider legal action against medical providers responsible for medical malpractice. Doctors have a standard of care they are to provide to all patients, and when this standard is not met the doctor can be held responsible for injuries to their patients. Because cancer and other diseases can be life-threatening if not treated in a timely and appropriate manner, a doctor’s failure to provide these life-saving treatments is inexcusable. It is also indefensible for a doctor to provide improper treatment to their patients as it is his or her job to know how to properly administer appropriate medical treatments for various diseases.

Victims in Maryland or Washington D.C. that have received improper treatments for their medical conditions can contact the law firm of Robinson and Associates for assistance with their medical malpractice claim. The attorneys of Robinson and Associates understand the precarious situation in which patients battling illnesses and diseases find themselves and are willing to work aggressively to pursue those medical providers responsible for administering improper treatments.

SURGICAL ERRORS

Surgical errors can have devastating and permanent effects on the life of the patient. In some cases, the effects are so severe that the patient is unable to recover and dies as a result. With so many physicians, nurses, and other medical assistants attending a patient’s surgery, it seems unlikely that a surgical error could occur. However, surgical errors do occur and, consequently, patients suffer various health ramifications. The most disturbing part of the occurrence of surgical errors is the fact that the majority these errors may be completely avoidable. If doctors are fully aware of their patient’s medical history, are free from distractions during surgery, and take time to ensure that all surgical protocols and procedures have been followed, surgical errors can be avoided. A great number of surgical errors occur to the negligence of the doctor or his or her attending medical staff.

There are countless situations in which a surgical error can occur. Surgical errors have been reported in transplant cases in which the wrong organ was transplanted or removed. When a pregnant woman needs to undergo a caesarean section to deliver her baby there is the potential that organs can be damaged or connections between organs may be severed. Patients have had the wrong limb or appendage amputated, and there have been instances in which the doctor has operated on the wrong part of the body. Individuals that are the victims of surgical error have suffered a nightmarish ordeal. Only in their wildest imaginations could they have conceived that something such as this could occur at the hands of a trained, medical professional. In many cases, the damage suffered by the patient is irreparable and the patient’s quality of life will be forever negatively impacted.

In an effort to combat surgical errors, protocols have been established in order to ensure that both the doctor and his or her attending staff have all of the information necessary to ensure a safe and successful operation or medical procedure. Even with all the safety precautions and measures in place, there is no way to guarantee that every surgical procedure will be carried out without error. Because doctors and their assistants are human, errors will occur during the course of a small percentage of surgical procedures. While surgical errors do not occur in great numbers, those affected by surgical errors would most likely say that even one surgical error is too many. Fortunately, patients can file a medical malpractice suit against the doctor and/or hospital responsible for the injuries suffered due to a surgical error.

Victims of surgical error need the representation and services of experienced medical malpractice attorneys. The law firm of Robinson and Associates has the experience and expertise for which victims of medical malpractice in Maryland and Washington D.C. may be searching. Robinson and Associates can negotiate, mediate, or litigate a satisfactory settlement for those injured by surgical errors in Maryland and Washington D.C.

FAILURE TO TREAT PROPERLY

Doctors and other licensed healthcare providers are expected to be experts in their field. When an individual has health concerns they schedule an appointment with a doctor just as an individual schedules an appointment with a plumber when they have concerns with the pipes in their home. Individuals just expect that those that are considered specialists in their chosen profession will be able to not only diagnose the problem but treat it as well. Unfortunately, there are many cases in which doctors do not provide treatment for an individual’s illness or disease. When a doctor fails to provide treatment to a patient and the patient suffers further injury or wrongful death, the doctor may be held accountable for medical malpractice. The patient may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

Although it seems impossible in this age of technology, medical advances, and sufficient medication, there are cases in which patients have suffered serious health consequences or died because doctors have failed to properly treat their condition. For example, there are many cases in which cancer patients have died because their condition was not treated properly. The doctor may have correctly diagnosed the disease but he or she failed to provide the patient with the necessary treatment. While the doctor can make multiple excuses as to why the correct treatment was not given to the patient, there is simply no excuse for neglect. Neglect is the primary focal point in cases such as these. When the doctor’s negligence results in injury or death to their patient, the doctor can be held liable for medical malpractice.

It is just unfathomable to think that a visit to the doctor can be detrimental to one’s health. Individuals highly regard doctor’s knowledge and professionalism. For these reasons, individuals expect that their doctor will be able to treat whatever it is that ails them. Most individuals never even consider that their disease or illness will not be treated in a timely and appropriate manner by their healthcare provider. When this does occur, individuals should seek experienced legal counsel to assist them with their medical malpractice claim.

The law firm of Robinson and Associates has been helping individuals and their families in Maryland and Washington D.C. that have been the victims of medical malpractice. Poor health can lead to a number of serious problems for both the individual and their family. When these health problems are exacerbated by a doctor’s failure to treat the individual’s medical condition, the family’s future can be adversely affected. Robinson and Associates can provide individuals in Maryland and Washington D.C with the expert guidance and counsel they need to successfully win their medical malpractice case.