The Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Maryland
At Warnken, LLC, we are NOT the best medical malpractice lawyers in Maryland. We’re not even the best medical malpractice lawyers in Baltimore, or Towson, or Pikesville. In fact, we never handle a medical malpractice case without co-counsel. That’s our value. We find the right medical malpractice lawyer for you.
Each med mal lawyer has different experience and expertise. Medical malpractice isn’t just about the law, it really is about medicine as well. An attorney who’s had a cancer misdiagnosis case before is far more likely to understand the nuances with the medicine involved. Breaking it down even further, a lawyer who’s had a colon cancer misdiagnosis case might be even better suited.
You might not want a birth injury lawyer handling a wrong-site surgery. More importantly, you don’t want a lawyer who only actually focuses on car accidents handling your medical malpractice case. The landscape of lawyers can be confusing and, unfortunately, you can’t always get the full picture just through advertising or a lawyer’s website. That’s why we do what we do.
How Do We Know
We make it our business to study injury lawyers in Maryland, including medical malpractice lawyers. Through the website InjuryLawyerDatabase.com, firm attorney Byron B. Warnken compiles statistics on lawyers derived from real cases in Maryland courts. These statistics provide a unique window into a lawyer’s true practice.
How Does It Work
We handle med mal cases as secondary counsel. We find the right primary counsel for you. Our advantage is we don’t limit ourselves. We truly find who we deem to be the best medical malpractice lawyer for you.
Do You Have a Case?
Medical malpractice cases involve breaches of the standard of care and/or failure to obtain informed consent. Determining a violation of the standard of care is not black and white. There is not a standard of care manual. Instead, there are thousands of manuals in the form of books, guides, guidelines, policies, or scholarly articles. By and large, a medical malpractice action needs to have a certification by a doctor essentially “vouching” for the validity of the case. The certifying doctor must state the previous doctor did, in fact, violate the standard of care.
Like any tort action, a medical malpractice case has the elements duty, breach, causation, and damages. Standard of care, in essence, equals duty. The breach is a violation of the standard of care. Causation seems simple, but can be infinitely more complex. Did that injury cause that harm, ie those damages. Damages can take the form of future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and others.
Determining whether you have a viable medical malpractice action is not easy, nor black and white. Something that might seem like an obvious, easy to prove case may be missing part of one element, and therefore be unwinnable. Moreover, not every harm is a violation of the standard of care. Doctors are not expected to be gods. They are expected to meet standards.
Some cases rejected by one med mal lawyer might be taken and won by another. Just because a particular attorney doesn’t take your case doesn’t mean we can’t find the right primary counsel for you. It’s always at least worth a conversation.
We would be more than happy to take a look at your case at no charge. Call us now. 443-921-1100