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 the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC, 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.
Contact our firm today for a free consultation; call (301) 265-2220 to get started.
Working to Hold Negligent Medical & Nursing Care Providers Accountable
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.
No Recovery Until We Win
Since 1978, the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC 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.
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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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.
We are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.
We know how to skillfully navigate government bureaucracies to help our clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits.