Medical Malpractice / Catastrophic Injury
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a term for medical negligence that occurs when a hospital, doctor, nurse or other health care provider improperly treats a patient and causes injury. Common types of medical malpractice include:
- A failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a disease or medical condition
- The inability to provide sufficient or appropriate treatment for a medical condition
- An unreasonable delay in the treatment of a medical condition that has been diagnosed
Medical malpractice is synonymous with professional negligence and can result either by act or omission. It should be noted that the standards and regulations for medical mistakes vary by country and the jurisdiction within countries, necessitating professional liability insurance in order to offset the risk and costs of medical malpractice lawsuits.
What is Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injury is a term used for an extremely severe injury that involves extensive medical treatment. A catastrophic injury may result in a permanent disability or a long lasting medical condition. Some examples include: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burns, paraplegia, coma, cerebral palsy, and birth injury. Burdensome medical care expenses, for example with a severe burn case, may make a burn injury lawsuit the only recourse for recouping costs.
See Some of our Catastrophic Injury Verdicts & Settlements
- $12 million for malpractice
- Blue Cross, Blue Shield Held Liable In $10.25M Malpractice Case
- Crash victim awarded $7.39 million settlement
- Other medical malpractice verdicts and settlements
The law firm of Snyder & Snyder is experienced in all types of catastrophic injury and medical malpractice cases, and is considered among the most proven success Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers.
Areas of Practice
- Medical malpractice and catastrophic injury
- Brain Injury
- Cerebral palsy and birth injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
- Nursing home or assisted living facility
- Surgical injuries
- Failure to diagnose
- Hospital and nurse negligence
- Failure to properly read/interpret radiological films