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Proving Medical Malpractice in Maryland

The Higher Standard of Care for Medical Negligence

Proving Medical Malpractice in MarylandWhen you seek medical treatment for an injury or illness, you expect, at a minimum, that your healthcare provider won’t make your condition worse through their own negligence. It unfortunately happens, though, whether by human error, understaffing, or other carelessness.

When you file a legal claim to recover losses caused by someone else’s wrongful act, the lawsuit is usually based on the principle of negligence. To prove negligence, you must show three things:

  • the at-fault party did not meet the standard of care expected in society,
  • the failure to meet the standard of care caused an accident, and
  • the accident caused actual loss.

In most negligence claims, the standard of care is measured by comparing the conduct of the defendant to what an ordinary person of average prudence would have done in similar circumstances. In a medical malpractice claim, though, the standard is higher. To prove medical negligence, you must show that the defendant’s actions were not consistent with the conduct expected of a reasonably competent and skilled medical professional with the same training and experience practicing in the same medical community.

Experienced Ellicott City Personal Injury Lawyer

Maryland SuperLawyer Jonathan Scott Smith has protected the rights of personal injury victims, including people injured by medical carelessness, for more than three decades, representing clients across the state of Maryland. He has an AV-rating (the highest possible) from his colleagues in the legal community under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System and has been awarded the prestigious Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of (the highest rating possible). He’s also been named a Top-Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and carries a perfect 10.0 (Superb) rating from AVVO as a trial attorney.

Proven Medical Malpractice Attorney in Maryland

If you suffer loss because of the wrongful acts of a medical professional in Maryland, Jonathan Scott Smith can help. Send us an e-mail or call our offices at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is without cost or obligation. We represent injured people in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County in Maryland.

Motorcycle Accident Claims in Maryland

The Unique Challenges of Recovering Damages

Motorcycle Accident Claims in MarylandMotorcycle accidents are almost always the result of negligence by another driver, the manufacturer of the bike (or some component of the bike), or the person or entity responsible for maintaining a roadway. Though the principles of negligence remain the same, certain unique issues that can make it more difficult to fully recover for losses caused by a motorcycle accident, as opposed to other vehicle accidents, which is why you want an experienced attorney to protect your rights.

  • Cultural bias against “bikers” — Motorcyclists are, in general, a different breed and may be subject to stereotyping by jurors and opposing counsel. You want an attorney who knows how to minimize that.
  • Special challenges establishing the cause of the accident and injuries — Questions can arise regarding the extent to which failing to wear a helmet aggravated injuries or whether the crash was caused by gravel or potholes.
  • Injury types can be significantly different — Because there’s little between you and the road, chances are your injuries will be serious and likely to include road rash or permanent scarring or disfigurement.

Experienced Baltimore County Motorcycle-Accident-Injury Attorney

A Maryland SuperLawyer, Jonathan Scott Smith has fought for the rights of personal injury victims, including people hurt in motorcycle wrecks, for more than 35 years, representing clients across the state of Maryland. He has an AV-rating (the highest possible) from other attorneys under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System and has received the prestigious Client’s Choice Award from AVVO, with an average client review of 5 stars(the highest rating possible). He’s also been named a Top-Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and carries a perfect 10.0 (Superb) rating from AVVO as a trial attorney.

Proven Motorcycle Crash Lawyer in Maryland

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle wreck in Maryland, Jonathan Scott Smith can help. Send us an e-mail or call our offices at 410-740-0101 to schedule an appointment. Your first consultation is without cost or obligation. We represent injured people in Howard County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County in Maryland.

ADDRESS :

  • Jonathan Scott Smith 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 200 ,Columbia, MD 21044-4960

  • Call for consultation 410-740-0101