Medical Malpractice

Waldorf Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered Since 1978

Today, many hospitals and nursing homes seem to be more focused on their bottom lines than on healing the injured and caring for the sick and vulnerable. When the emphasis is on cutting costs and maximizing profits, errors and oversights are bound to happen.

Have you or a loved one been affected by a doctor’s error, a hospital’s oversight, or a caregiver’s negligence? Has a loved one been the victim of abuse, injury, neglect, or death in a Maryland nursing home? At Farmer & Klopfer, our Waldorf medical malpractice lawyers take an aggressive approach to medical malpractice and nursing home injury claims. We fight tirelessly to obtain results, justice, and compensation for our clients. Since 1978, our firm has filed lawsuits against some of the largest medical providers and insurance companies and their armies of attorneys—and won.

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Medical malpractice Cases We Handle

Whether you or a loved one was injured due to the errors of a doctor, nurse, or another member of a hospital or nursing home staff, you can count on us to fight for your rights and work diligently to help you receive the full amount of financial compensation to which you are entitled.

The Waldorf medical malpractice attorneys on our staff represent clients who have suffered injury, harm, and loss due to:

  • Misdiagnosis: Cancer, stroke, heart attack, infection, etc.
  • Nursing home neglect: Bedsores, dehydration, falls, malnourishment
  • Nursing home abuse: Physical and sexual assault, overmedicating, use of restraints
  • Medication errors: Incorrect medication, wrong dosage, overdose
  • Surgical errors: Wrong-site surgery, foreign instrument, artery, and nerve damage
  • Birth injuries: Failure to monitor, delayed C-section, hypoxia
  • Diagnostic errors: Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and delayed diagnosis
  • Anesthesia errors: Wrong medication, too much anesthesia, failure to monitor
  • Medication mistakes: Incorrect medications, incorrect dosage, medication theft

When the very people who are supposed to help and heal instead injure and harm, those who are adversely affected deserve answers and compensation for the physical pain and financial losses they suffer.

How do you find a medical malpractice attorney?

Finding the right medical malpractice attorney for your case can be daunting. To help get you started, here are the top qualities you should look for when deciding who you want to represent you:

  • A history of success - You want someone who has handled other medical malpractice cases (successfully) in the past and has made meaningful recoveries for past clients.
  • A medical background or resources - Due the complex nature of medical malpractice claims, you will want to ensure your attorney either has a medical background themselves, or that they have access to medical experts who can help build and support your case.
  • Someone who puts your interests first - Sometimes going to trial is in your best interest, and other times it may be in your best interest to settle outside of court. It's imperative that you and your medical malpractice lawyer are on the same page about what your priorities are and are willing to make decisions based on what's best for you.

No Recovery Until We Win

Since 1978, Farmer & Klopfer has dedicated its practice to protecting the rights of Maryland residents. Our personal injury lawyers have decades of combined legal experience, and we put this to work on behalf of our clients.

Put simply, we know how to get results. We have won tens of millions of dollars for injury victims and their loved ones, and we can help you.

If you think you or a loved one might have a medical malpractice case or a nursing home negligence claim, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can sit down with you at our law office in Waldorf or at a hospital or another location to discuss your options. If we take your case, we will do so on a contingency basis. This means we will not charge you any lawyer’s fees unless we win compensation for you.


Call us at (301) 265-2220 or contact us online today. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice

What are the four elements of medical malpractice?

For a medical malpractice claim to be considered legally valid, it must include four distinct elements. The first is a duty of care that must have been owed to the patient by the medical provider. The second is that the duty must have been breached by some sort of mistake or act of negligence that another medical provider would not have done in the same situation. The third is the breach of duty must have caused the patient to suffer an injury. Lastly, the fourth element is that the injury must have caused damages.

What are some common examples of medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice can come in many forms, but some of the most common include failures to diagnose an injury or illness, incorrect medical procedures, surgical errors, prescription mix-ups, overlooked laboratory test results, and discharging a patient from medical care too soon.

Who can be liable for medical malpractice?

The liable parties for medical malpractice claims can include any medical professional who failed to uphold the acceptable standard of medical care for a patient and ultimately contributed to their worsened injury or illness. Doctors, nurses, surgeons, pharmacists, support staff members, and entire medical groups and hospitals are commonly named as defendants in medical malpractice claims.

Is a nursing home abuse case considered medical malpractice?

Nursing home abuse and neglect can constitute medical malpractice if the harm is caused by a medical professional. Nursing homes are different from assisted living facilities because attendants at nursing homes can complete basic medical treatments like blood draws. If an attendant with a medical-related job description and duties is the one who hurts a patient, then it could be medical malpractice.

What is informed consent?

Patients must be given informed consent whenever possible before a medical procedure begins. Informed consent is established when a patient has a chance to discuss a medical procedure, its benefits, risks, and alternatives with a trusted medical provider. If this chance is not given but reasonably should have been, then informed consent is not established and harm done to the patient afterward could constitute medical malpractice.

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    Mr. Farmer and his team were impressive through their work effort and detailed approach in every phase the Civil Court Personal Injury case. They also were responsive to any questions/concerns, supportive and communicated well through out the process. In the end, a satisfactory settlement was achieved. Mr. Farmer would be a wise choice for anyone pursuing legal justice and/or a defense.

  • Keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with

    I just recently had James E. Farmer handle my second DUI and I received the best possible outcome I could've wished for. The judge I had could've really laid down the hammer on me but James worked his magic and did an incredible job. He knows what he is talking about and is very humble. He keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with, and he explains everything so you know exactly what is going on. This is my first time hiring James and without a doubt, I would hire him again. He would be the first person I'd call if another legal problem should ever rise-- though I've made a promise to myself to stay away from the law as much as possible. He will be highly recommended to anyone that asks me if I know a great lawyer.

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  • Thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning

    “From the initial consultation, I knew I needed James Farmer and his team on my side. He was thorough and attentive to my case from the beginning, prior to even hiring his firm. Once I officially hired his firm, he and his colleague Mr. Melvin Allen moved to strategically place me in the best position possible. They supported me throughout the process by making sure I understood what was happening and I felt extremely grateful to have them on my side! Long story short, my case was successfully completed with a favorable outcome! An outcome I couldn’t even imagine was possible but Mr. Allen’s expertise, strategy, and courtroom presence made it all possible! My wife and I are forever grateful and will always look to this firm on any future needs and you should, too!”

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  • Committed to Improvement

    We take pride in learning the latest strategies for maximizing damages, preparing our clients for trial & mounting an effective case.

  • A Record of Results

    Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for individuals & their families.

  • Renowned in Our Field
    We are well-regarded in the legal community & are even known & respected among insurance companies.
  • Fearless Advocacy
    We are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.
  • Valuable Insight
    We know how to skillfully navigate government bureaucracies to help our clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits.

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