Medical Malpractice / Professional Negligence
Medical malpractice is defined as negligence by a medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse or physician assistant, and can occur inside or outside a hospital or other healthcare facility.
At Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White, we have an in-house team of medical malpractice specialists who dedicate the majority of their practice of law to medical malpractice cases. Led by veteran medical malpractice attorneys Andrew G. Slutkin and Jamison G. White, and assisted by medical legal nurse Ruth Stein, we personally handle a limited number of medical malpractice cases each year to ensure that each case is given our careful attention. As a result, Mr. Slutkin and Mr. White annually obtain multi-million dollar settlements and/or verdicts in their cases throughout the region.
According to the most recent Institute of Medicine study, medical negligence annually results in between 44,000 and 98,000 preventable deaths. The number of severe injuries due to medical malpractice has been estimated to be in excess of one million per year in U.S. Hospitals. Shockingly, according to a 2009 survey of physicians published in the journal Heath Affairs, nearly 20% of doctors admit that they had not fully disclosed their medical mistakes to patients over the previous year in order to avoid a lawsuit.
If you suspect you or a family member has been a victim of medical malpractice in Maryland or Washington, D.C. call or e-mail the Medical Malpractice attorneys at Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White, Andrew G. Slutkin or Jamison G. White, for a confidential and complimentary consultation. WE ARE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK FOR YOUR EMAIL OR CALL.
Of all the lawsuits pending throughout this country few are as complex, intellectually demanding and as highly contested as Medical Malpractice lawsuits . Every day negligent medical care in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C. Metro areas result in patients suffering severe injuries, unforeseen outcomes and wrongful-death. A high percentage of these cases are directly attributable to acts of medical negligence on the part of a doctor, physician, nurse, hospital, nursing home or other health care provider. The insurance companies that represent the various doctors, nurses, hospitals, birthing centers and nursing homes have unlimited resources to defend their interests and to avoid compensating the injured patient or family member who may have a valid medical malpractice claim . Indeed, when an act of medical malpractice causes an injury or death these insurance companies will come armed with specialized attorneys and a bevy of excellent medical experts to defend their interests - shouldn't you do the same?
At Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White, our highly trained trial lawyers have the legal skill, medical knowledge and experience to protect our clients' interests. Just as importantly, we have the financial resources to put our clients on equal ground with the powerful insurance companies. As leading Maryland and District of Columbia medical malpractice attorneys centrally located in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C., we will ensure that your medical malpractice case is reviewed by some of the most prominent medical experts in the country and is given the individualized attention your case deserves. We pride ourselves on having a reputation of providing exceptional legal representation on an individualized basis and our ability and compassion to help guide every client through this unfamiliar and difficult time in their life.
The Medical Malpractice attorneys at Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White have investigated and successfully litigated hundreds Maryland and District of Columbia Medical Malpractice cases in all areas of medicine resulting in multi-million dollar trial verdicts and out of court settlements. Our goal is to advance your interests and to ensure that you receive just and rightful compensation. The Medical Malpractice attorneys at Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White have litigated cases involving: birth injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Erbs Palsy, Klempke's palsy as well as shoulder dystocias; failure to timely diagnose and treat deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism; cancer misdiagnosis; spinal cord injuries; laser eye surgery malpractice ("Lasik"); nursing home negligence; managed care law suits; pharmaceutical negligence; negligent administration of medications; and failures to diagnose and properly treat other serious medical conditions including heart attacks, strokes, aneurisms and infections.
It is not uncommon for an act of medical negligence to go undiscovered. Often a patient or family member that suspects an act of medical malpractice has occurred has been reassured by a doctor, nurse, hospital or even a friend or colleague that everything possible was done in their case. While many times this may be true - many times it is not. Our Maryland and District of Columbia Medical Malpractice attorneys have uncovered countless incidents of medical malpractice after our clients have given us the opportunity to investigate their underlying suspicions, review their medical records and act on their behalf.
To determine if your Maryland doctor is properly licensed and has a history of malpractice claims, click here to search the Maryland Board of Physicians Practitioner Profile System. Please contact us or call our office at (410) 385-2225 or 1-800-385-2243 for a complimentary consultation or visit here for more information about medical malpractice.