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Medical Malpractice

Upper Marlboro Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Real Legal & Litigation Experience Since 1978

Few things can be as dramatic, startling, and painful as learning that your own medical provider caused you to suffer a serious injury or illness, rather than treating one. Yet medical mistakes and hospital errors continue to be one of the nation’s leading causes of death, according to several studies, including a prominent report from The John Hopkins University School of Medicine.

If you or a loved one have been harmed due to medical malpractice, then please know that you are not alone and that you have your legal options to set things right. The Law Office of James E. Famer, LLC in Upper Marlboro is here to provide comprehensive legal guidance and genuine moral support for your medical malpractice claim. Our lawyers are famous throughout Maryland for being able to put our clients’ minds at ease with honest representation while also taking the fight to the opposition when necessary, including in court.

Come see what decades of legal experience can do for your case. Call (301) 265-2220.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice as a generalized idea is an avoidable mistake made by a medical professional that hurts a patient by creating a new injury or by prolonging a current ailment. Under this broad definition, medical malpractice can come in many forms and cause all types of harm. Our team has seen a wide variety of medical malpractice claims throughout the years and we can network with reputable medical experts when necessary. No matter what is at the center of your case, you can trust us to be able to handle it for you.

We can represent your case if you were harmed due to:

  • Misdiagnosis that incorrectly identified your symptoms, such as a caner or stroke misdiagnosis
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse that put you or an elderly loved one in danger
  • Medication errors that gave you the wrong dosage or an incorrect medication
  • Surgical errors, like operating on the wrong body part or injuring a nerve
  • Birth injuries that hurt you and your child during, before, or after labor
  • Diagnostic errors, such as taking too long to order tests to make an accurate diagnosis
  • Anesthesia errors, like too much anesthesia causing permanent damage

Our decades of legal experience also allow us to track down and accurately calculate all of your financial damages. From total medical costs and lost wages to years of future medical care and emotional trauma, we can fight tenaciously for every penny of compensation you truly deserve.

Let’s discuss your medical malpractice claim together. Please call (301) 265-2220 at your first opportunity.

Four Ds of Medical Negligence

In order to win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will need to overcome many hurdles. Specifically, there are four elements – the four Ds – present in any medical malpractice case. If one of those elements cannot be proven convincingly, then the claim could flounder or, at the least, your damages could be minimized.

What are the four Ds of medical malpractice?

  • Duty: The defending medical professional must have owed you a duty of care when you were their patient, described as a doctor-patient relationship.
  • Dereliction: The defendant must have gone outside generally accepted standards of medical care when treating you.
  • Direct causation: The abnormal or incorrect medical care must have been the cause of your injury, illness, or continued suffering.
  • Damages: Your ailments must have caused actual damages, such as continued hospitalization, additional surgeries, and so forth.

Are Medical Malpractice Cases Hard to Win?

The average defendant in a medical malpractice case has a strong insurance company and a large medical or hospital group standing behind them in support. Furthermore, local, state, and federal laws tend to protect medical practitioners more than they do patients. In realistic terms, it is difficult to win a medical malpractice case, which is why it is so important to only work with an experienced and honest medical malpractice attorney, like those you can find at Farmer & Klopfer.

Our team of Upper Marlboro medical malpractice lawyers offers free case evaluations to discuss the key details of your case. If we do not think your case is worth pursuing due to a lack of evidence, low actual damages, legal wrinkles that invalidate your claim, and so forth, then we will be honest with you then and there, rather than drag your case on as some other law firms might. If your case is worth the fight, then you know you can lean on us from start to finish, and that we will give it our all – and then some!

The opinions that matter Most

  • “Thank you, Mr. Farmer, and may God bless you in your future endeavors.”
    “You and your team have given my family our son back. No amount can adequately compensate for that gift! I can only hope our heart-felt thank-you and 'God bless you' will somehow offset the imbalance.”
    - Father of Defendant in Murder Trial
  • “A family member was in a bad situation and they resolved it with ZERO drama.”
    “Don’t mess around when it’s your money on the line. Go with these guys if you want excellent, competent attorneys.”
    - Miguel P.
  • “Truly cared about my case and how the accident affected me.”
    “I have used James Farmer office for two accidents I have been in; both times they were exceptional.”
    - Ashley B.
  • “He got me the best possible sentencing I've could have asked for.”
    “I've had several lawyers over the last decade and James Farmer has been the absolute best.”
    - Karl S.
  • “The staff at the office was very friendly and professional.”
    “I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone who is in need of an attorney.”
    - Tanya M.
  • “Showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck”
    James Farmer and his team exceeded all expectations! I had a very serious criminal case and his firm was recommended to me by a family member. I was incarcerated during this time and he and his associate Stephanie came to update me on multiple occasions on the progress of my case. They were not only professional but the amount of time and energy they put into my case showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck! They prepared for trial, but in the end was able to work out a plea deal that did not include any jail time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend Mr. Farmer and his team for any criminal case!
    - Previous Client
  • “Kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable”
    I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from this law firm. I felt comfortable from the minute I first walked through the door. I had less than two weeks before the expiration of my personal injury filing date and was overwhelmed. My first appointment was with Elizabeth who took my huge stack of papers with a smile and said, “Let me take care of this for you.” Although all of the staff that I encountered were wonderful, my main experience was with Mr. Farmer and Elizabeth who were both kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable. My case was handled professionally and in a timely fashion. My case was recently concluded and I am very happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to my friends and family in the future. Need a good law firm, no need to look further.
    - Donna
  • “A wise choice for anyone pursuing legal justice and/or a defense”

    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.

    - Previous Client
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  • $1,800,000 | Car Accident - 2022
  • $1,250,000 | Car Accident, Confidential - 2022
  • $966,000 | Car Accident - 2019
  • 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.

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


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