Personal Injury

Accidents: (Automobile, Slip & Fall):

I fight to get you as much money as I possibly can.  If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident in Maryland, you want to receive compensation.  If I can get you a quick, out-of-court settlement I will, if not we will fight it out in court.

Car Accident Claims & Lawsuits

When you are injured in an auto accident you are legally entitled to get monetary compensation from the at-fault driver.  In Maryland auto accident victims are entitled to recover damages for the following:

          1. Property Damage: This generally covers the cost of repairing or replacing any vehicles damaged in the accident.

          2. Lost Income: Victims are entitled to compensation for any wages or income that they lost as a resulting from injuries sustained in the accident. This includes both past and future lost wages/income.

          3. Medical Expenses: Victims can recover damages for any past or future medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident. It is important to note that Maryland follows the collateral source rule which allows plaintiffs to recover damages for all medical expenses even if the bills were actually covered by insurance.

          4. Pain & Suffering: This category allows victims to get money to compensate them for the amount of physical and mental suffering caused by their injuries. The more serious and painful the injury the more pain & suffering damages will be. 

 

If you have been injured call my office at 202-802-6551

Medical Malpractice/ Negligence

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse or other health care professional injures a patient with negligent or inappropriate medical care.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice regularly occurs in all medical fields and clinical settings.  Some common categories of medical malpractice are:

Diagnosis Errors

Diagnostic malpractice includes misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose  Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and delayed diagnosis are the most common type of medical malpractice claims. 

Surgical Errors

Surgical malpractice includes any type of mistake or medical negligence related to a surgical procedure or post-operative care.

Medication Errors

Medication errors involve administering or prescribing incorrect medication and related forms of medication related negligence

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Nursing Home/Elder Abuse

 

If you suspect your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, contact our nursing home lawyers today for a free consultation. There may be a time limit in your state for filing a nursing home abuse case, so do not hesitate to fill out the form on the right for a no cost, no obligation case review .  

When Is a Nursing Home Liable for Elder Abuse and Neglect?

 

When a nursing home or its employees have acted negligently, they can be held liable for any resulting damages. Damages available in a nursing home abuse lawsuit may include medical bills, pain and suffering, disfigurement and disability. Possible Grounds for filing a nursing home abuse claim:

 

Negligent Hiring: Nursing homes have an obligation to their residents to hire personnel who are properly qualified, have the requisite academic degrees for the position for which they are hired, and have no record of abuse or violence. When a nursing home hires employees without conducting background checks, it is the nursing home residents that are put at risk.

 

Understaffing:  When a nursing home fails to employ a reasonable amount of staff members, residents may be neglected because there is no-one to look after them.  Nursing homes can be found liable if a resident suffers an injury or dies as a result of the failure to have an adequate number of caretakers.

 

Inadequate Training:  Nursing homes can be held accountable when inadequate training of their staff leads to the injury of a patient.

 

Third-Party Responsibility Claim: Nursing homes can be held responsible for any abuse caused by third parties within the residence.   If a resident is injured by another resident or a guest of another resident, the nursing home can be found liable if they failed to provide adequate security to prevent such an incident.

 

Medication Errors:  If the resident is injured by a prescription drug error, the physician, pharmacy, or pharmacist can be held accountable.

 

Physical Abuse: Not limited to battery or other physical contact, this type of nursing home abuse can also be seen in force-feeding, overmedication and excessive use of chemical or physical restraints.

Emotional Abuse: Mental abuse in a nursing home can refer to verbal degradation or threats, isolation, sarcastic remarks or insults.

 

Neglect: Neglect refers to the failure of a senior's caretaker to execute the degree of care expected from a person in their position.

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