Find Lawyers in Baltimore, Maryland for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Christopher T. Casciano is a Partner with Brown & Barron, LLC. Chris has spent his entire legal career fighting for the rights of injury victims. As an experienced litigator and trial attorney, he helps clients who face health complications stemming from medical malpractice, birth injury, nursing home neglect and abuse, wrongful death, and other catastrophic personal injuries. He was ranked among the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40. Chris has extens...
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1996 - Present: Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC (JJS): Founding and Managing Partner of law firm concentrating in representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice, dangerous pharmaceuticals, defective medical devices, and environmental litigation. 1989 - 1996: Janet and Strausberg, P.A.: Founding and Managing Partner of law firm concentrating in representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice litigation. (The late Gary Strausberg withdrew from the firm following his appoint...
Andrew G. Slutkin is an experienced trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation primarily representing plaintiffs in catastrophic injury matters, such as medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, product liability cases, and cases involving major collisions, fires and drownings. He also handles a select number of business litigation matters. Mr. Slutkin annually obtains multi-million-dollar settlements and/or verdicts for his clients. In fact, he has been tri...
As a member of the JJS Sexual Abuse Division, with seven years of experience as a leading Special Victims Unit prosecutor, Brenda Harkavy’s practice is dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse. Brenda zealously advocates on behalf of clients throughout the country in cases against institutions that enable that abuse including: Representing of survivors of childhood sexual abuse committed by priests, members of religious orders, and other clergy members Advocating for hundreds o...
Andrew Janet joined Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC after serving as an associate attorney in the litigation department of Cleary Gottlieb, a preeminent international law firm. He practiced at Cleary’s headquarters in New York and worked on high-profile corporate litigation and investigations where billions of dollars were at stake. At JJS, his practice focuses on representing victims of negligence and other wrongful conduct in sexual abuse cases, high-stakes medical malpractice suits, en...
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Definition
To meet the legal definitions of malpractice, the poor care must be more than a mere mistake by a doctor or more than a health care provider’s simply “being human.” Malpractice occurs when the care or treatment falls below accepted community standards. Such substandard care is commonly referred to as “negligent” care.
Although medical malpractice most commonly is associated with inattention or carelessness on the part of doctors and other health care professionals, the term also includes reckless or intentional misconduct, ranging from discharging a patient prematurely for financial reasons to performing surgery for which the patient has not consented to sexual assault on unconscious patients.
If the victims of such conduct or inaction are able to prove that the provider’s wrongdoing caused their injuries, they will be entitled to a money award to compensate them for what they have lost as a result. Many attorneys will accept such cases on a “contingency fee basis,” that is, taking fees only out of the money they win for you.
This area of law is complex and difficult for injured patients because of numerous technical advantages held by the providers (and their insurance companies). It is therefore particularly important in medical malpractice cases to find an excellent attorney to represent you. It is also important to do so promptly because there are severe (and often arbitrary) time limits on when you may bring your case (“you snooze, you lose”).
There are many questions you should ask when selecting a medical malpractice attorney. Have they handled cases like yours in the past? Do they have a medical background or other medical resources to enable them to compete effectively against the vast resources possessed by the other side? How are they rated by their colleagues and peer organizations? What honors, awards, or other objective ratings of success have they received? Superior qualifications and successful track records are far more important to the outcome of your case than are flashy advertisements.
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