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Medical malpractice and holding the medical system accountable

When faced with an issue regarding our health, we trust our well-being to medical professionals. Much more often than not, this trust is well placed. However, there are instances where it is not. Health professionals are human, and they make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes have far-reaching repercussions, affecting victims of medical malpractice in life altering, severe and sometimes shocking ways.

Medical malpractice can come in many forms, including, but not limited to, surgical errors, brain injuries, incorrect treatment and failure to diagnosis. These types of errors are unacceptable because they have extremely critical, sometimes permanent effects on the victim's quality of life. Being harmed due to medical malpractice often brings with it a significant financial hardship to the victim and their family thanks to huge medical bills, and your life can be permanently changed due to circumstances such as permanent medical complications, reduced quality of life and even death.

There are limitations that you, as a victim, should be aware of. In the State of Maryland, for example, there is a statute of limitations during which claims must be made. There are some exceptions to these limitations. For example, in the case of minors.

When seeking help for a medical malpractice claim, it is imperative that you obtain legal representation immediately to handle your personal injury case. The right attorney will be educated on any limitations involved. They may consult medical experts to further substantiate your claim and they may be able to ensure that you are justly compensated. This won't reverse the impactful results of your injury, but it will allow you to focus on recovery while your attorney focuses on the legal issues at hand.

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