Quadriplegia

Birth Injury Attorneys Fighting for Patients in Baltimore

Caring for a person with quadriplegia can be extremely expensive. These expenses can become burdensome and stressful very quickly. Based in Baltimore, the birth injury attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt have over 100 years of combined experience and can help handle your case. We will seek compensation for you so that the financial expenses of quadriplegia become less overwhelming. Our motto is simple: compassionate and aggressive representation of the most seriously injured.

Birth Injuries Can Have Lifelong Medical Consequences

Quadriplegia refers to paralysis caused by injury or illness that results in the total or partial use of limbs and/or the torso. Many cases of paralyzing injuries such as quadriplegia are associated with catastrophic accidents like motor vehicle wrecks, sports accidents, and more. However, some cases of quadriplegia occur due to the negligence of a physician, anesthesiologist, surgeon or other type of healthcare professional when treating a patient who is pregnant or giving birth. Individuals with quadriplegia require extensive physical rehabilitation and therapy. Even once the therapy is complete, these persons need a lot of support to carry out basic day-to-day activities.

Maryland Medical Negligence Law

Medical malpractice claims are a type of negligence claim. Negligence law is designed to encourage individuals to be vigilant in their actions or omissions so as not to cause foreseeable harm. Medical providers are required to adhere to a certain standard of care. This standard of care refers to a level of professional attentiveness and knowledge that another healthcare provider would use in the same or similar situation. The standard of care will typically vary depending on the situation. Medical negligence occurs when this standard of care is breached and causes harm to the patient. In order to prevail in a medical negligence case, the plaintiff must establish the following elements:

  1. The healthcare provider had a duty to act according to the standard of care;
  • The healthcare provider violated that standard of care;
  • The violation of the standard of care caused the patient measurable harm.

Once the elements of medical malpractice are established, the negligent healthcare provider may be required to financially compensate the injured party. Like a number of other states, Maryland has a limit on non-economic damages that are allowable to a plaintiff who wins on a medical malpractice claim. The limit on non-economic damages under Maryland Law is $725,000. Non-economic damages include intangible damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and more. There is no similar limit on the amount of economic damages a plaintiff can recover. Economic damages include tangible damages such as medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, lost income, medication expenses, therapy bills, and more.

Lawyers Helping Medical Malpractice Victims in Prince George’s County

Quadriplegia is a condition that is devastating to almost every aspect of a person’s life. When you or your child suffers such a serious condition, medical bills can start to pile up very quickly. We understand the enormous strain that families often endure just to get by. This is precisely why we are committed to pursuing the compensation patients deserve for their injuries. Serving clients throughout Prince George’s County, our medical malpractice lawyers have the compassion and competence to handle cases involving quadriplegia.

To learn more, feel free to contact us online or call us at (410) 567-0800.

  • We have 100+ years
    cumulative experience.

  • All our lawyers know the
    medicine in their specialties.

  • $500 Million in verdicts &
    settlements total.

  • Over $100 Million in verdicts & settlements
    associated with birth injury cases.

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