Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Helping malpractice victims every day with compassion, care, and high-quality representation
The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the happiest moments in life. As expectant parents, you do everything in your power to welcome a new life into the world safely and joyously. When doctors and hospitals don’t do everything they are supposed to do, the result can be a tragic birth injury, one that causes needless suffering, a permanent disability, or a fatal outcome. Our firm exists to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for their inexcusable mistakes, improve the quality of health care for future patients, and make sure injury victims and their families get the proper medical care and financial help they need to deal with and overcome the harm inflicted on them from medical negligence.
If your child suffered a birth injury, or if you or a member of your family may have been harmed by medical malpractice in a Maryland hospital, surgery center, doctor’s office or clinic, call the Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC for help.
Medical negligence at popular hospitals
While Baltimore boasts some nationally recognized medical facilities, these same facilities have occasionally found themselves at the center of medical malpractice cases. Institutions such as:
Johns Hopkins Hospital: A globally recognized institution, Johns Hopkins often tops rankings for medical excellence. However, like any medical facility, it has been involved in malpractice cases in the past.
University of Maryland Medical Center: As an integral part of the city’s healthcare network, this institution serves thousands of patients annually. But it too has faced malpractice allegations on occasion.
Mercy Medical Center: Known for its state-of-the-art facilities and patient care, it is essential to note that even the best hospitals can sometimes have instances of negligence.
Common medical malpractice cases in Baltimore
Across Baltimore, several common threads can be identified in medical malpractice claims:
- Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: Misreading or ignoring laboratory results can lead to patients not receiving the necessary treatment in a timely manner, potentially worsening their conditions.
- Surgical Errors: From operating on the wrong body part to leaving surgical instruments inside a patient, these are grave errors that can result in severe complications or death.
- Medication Mistakes: This could involve prescribing the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or failing to account for drug interactions.
- Childbirth Injuries: Negligence during the delivery process can result in lifelong conditions for the newborn, such as cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy.
Taking steps after a medical error
If you or a loved one believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice in Baltimore:
- Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Ensure that your health is stabilized and any complications are addressed.
- Document Everything: This includes medical records, conversations with healthcare providers, and any related expenses.
- Consult a Baltimore Medical Malpractice Attorney: An experienced attorney can help navigate the complex legal landscape and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
- Notify the Medical Licensing Board: Informing them ensures that they’re aware of potential negligence and can take appropriate action.
- Stay Informed: Laws related to medical malpractice may change. Staying updated can be vital for your case.
Medical malpractice is a grave concern, with potential lifelong consequences for patients. While Baltimore’s medical institutions strive to provide top-tier care, it’s crucial for patients to be aware of their rights and the necessary steps to take in the face of potential negligence.
We get results for malpractice victims and their families
At WVFK&N, we are serious about getting significant results for malpractice victims and their families who have been severely impacted by medical negligence. Our firm has achieved four of the five largest birth injury and medical malpractice verdicts in Maryland history, as well as the largest birth injury and medical malpractice verdict in the history of the United States. Over the last ten years, we have recovered more than $500,000,000 in verdicts and settlements. Our firm has the knowledge, skills, experience and resources necessary to take on any case and win. Of course, we can’t guarantee a result in your case, but we can promise to pursue your matter with the same dedication and spirit that we give to all our clients.
Malpractice defendants know we mean business
Our reputation precedes us in the Baltimore medical and legal communities. When hospitals and medical providers, and their attorneys and insurers, see our name on the complaint or their Caller ID, they know we have already done our diligence and believe we have a strong case and are ready to prove it. Our reputation helps us resolve your case more successfully and efficiently, averting the need for a trial in many instances but always ready to go to court in your best interests.
Clients know we care
Our 19-lawyer law firm is large enough to take on any case of any size, but we are still small enough to deal with all of our clients on a more personal level. Our clients know that we care about them as people, not case files. Every client is a new personal relationship our attorneys and staff build, and we keep in touch long after the case has been resolved through a verdict or settlement. The case may be over, but our relationship isn’t, precisely because we care and want to ensure our clients continue to get the care and support they need long after our official role in their case is completed.
Call WVFK&N for help after a birth injury or medical malpractice in Baltimore
Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC handles every type of birth injury or medical malpractice claim in Baltimore and throughout Maryland statewide. If you were harmed in a doctor’s office or the ER, were the victim of a misdiagnosis or surgical error, received negligent care, or were the victim of a medical mistake that could have been avoided had the medical providers practiced according to the required standard of care, then the responsible parties can and should be held responsible to you for the injury and harm they have caused you to suffer. This is what we are about at WVFK&N, making sure you get proper medical care and financial compensation after a medical error that shouldn’t have happened.
Call our Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation so we can get to know you, learn more about your needs, and let you know how we can help. We advance all costs of any litigation so you never pay a penny up front, and we only charge a fee after we have been successful in your case. Call 410-998-3600 or contact us online today so we can get started obtaining justice and compensation for you and your family.