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Every year thousands of people are injured, or even die, because of mistakes made by their medical care providers. Medical malpractice mishaps are preventable and can take place in hospitals, private surgery centers, medical clinics or even when receiving treatment from any other kind of health care provider. Mistakes in healthcare can become life-changing or even life-ending. These mistakes often lead to loss of income, pain and suffering, ongoing medical needs, and long-term care needs. These medical mistakes can also cause significant emotional distress. A Waldorf medical malpractice attorney at our firm is here to help you in your time of turmoil. 

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The medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. has represented many clients in Maryland who have been injured at the hands of others. By holding the doctor or physician responsible for their actions, our Maryland medical malpractice law firm can help you recover your losses and harms and help you move forward with your life. In Maryland, medical errors can occur in a number of ways and become the basis of a malpractice claim. Your Waldorf medical malpractice attorney may look at possible mistakes when determining whether you have a valid cause to sue for compensation. Grounds for medical malpractice can include the following circumstances:

  • Performing surgery on the wrong patient or the wrong body part
  • Leaving surgical instruments inside of a patient
  • Failure to diagnose medical conditions such as cancer
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Wrongfully administering prescription dosages
  • Birth Injuries; such as Cerebral Palsy

These are just a few of the common errors of malpractice lawsuits but there are numerous others. If you believe or suspect that the standard of the care given by your medical professional has fallen short of what they should have provided then the doctor or physicians might be held responsible for all damages suffered. 

What is Considered Medical Malpractice in Maryland? 

Malpractice is a type of negligence; it is often called “professional negligence.” It occurs when a licensed professional (like a doctor, lawyer, or accountant) fails to provide services as per the standards set by the governing body, which is known as the standard of care, subsequently causing harm to the plaintiff. Cases of negligence or malpractice are filed usually in civil courts to get monetary compensation for mental or physical injuries caused.


Medical malpractice lawsuits can be brought in cases where the hospital, doctor or other healthcare provider is considered legally liable when the standard of care they delivered to a patient fall short of what is reasonable. This can include errors of drug admiration and mistaken lab results, just to name a few. Making the individuals responsible to judgement, however, depends on the victim or their family’s ability to prove medical negligence which would include the following:

  • That the hospital, doctor or other healthcare provider had a professional duty to their patient
  • That the hospital, doctor or other healthcare provider violated a standard of care within the medical field
  • That their actions caused injury to their patient.
  • That the harm incurred is compensate, meaning that harm to the patient must have caused some financial or physical loss

Proving a medical malpractice claim is usually quite difficult for those involved, whether the patient or the relatives of the deceased victim. Many doctors may argue that a patient already had an underlying medical condition which contributed to the cause of harm and that no matter what the care giver did the prognosis would have been the same. This is why you need a skilled and experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Maryland.

Visit One of Our Three Locations for Help with Your Malpractice Claim

You need to retain an experienced, professional medical malpractice attorney to help assist you in gathering evidence and finding expert witnesses to support your case. The Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. has over 25 years of experience handling negligence lawsuits in the state of Maryland. Our firm is aggressive and experienced when it comes to taking care of the needs of our clients. Contact us today at 301-705-5006 to set up a free consultation at our Laurel, Waldorf or Leonardtown offices.