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Call us to schedule your free initial consultation with our expert attorneys: (301) 934-9969

Call us to schedule your free initial consultation with our expert attorneys.

Failure to Diagnose

Failing to diagnose a condition is the most common type of medical malpractice. The damage from such negligence can continue for years without detection. Common claims of this kind include:

  • Misreading of a test result

  • Failing to account for a patient’s medical history

  • Ignoring patient complaints and concerns

  • Refusal to refer a patient to the proper specialist

Surgical Injuries

We place immense trust in doctors, relying on their extensive training and experience to deliver quality medical care and services. When undergoing significant medical procedures, such as surgery, we are essentially entrusting our lives to the hands of these medical professionals.


However, doctors can sometimes make mistakes. A few examples of common surgical errors include:

  • Operating on the wrong side of the body

  • Operating on the wrong area of the body

  • Performing a medical procedure incorrectly

  • Neglecting to accurately account for and understand a patient’s prior medical history

  • Using improper equipment

  • Leaving surgical instruments inside a patient

Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home administrators may request that you or an elderly loved one sign documents that release the administrators and their organizations from responsibility or even offer some form of compensation. In some instances, they might even attempt to charge your loved one extra for conditions created due to nursing home abuse. 


The signs of nursing home abuse span the mental, physical, emotional, and financial spectrum. Since there are many forms of elder abuse, we have listed some of the most prevalent:

  • Mental: Elder abuse of this kind may involve an aging loved one being insulted or demeaned.

  • Physical: Fractures, sprains, broken bones, scars, and bruises.

  • Emotional: Prolonged periods of isolation or lack of social stimulation can adversely impact the health and well-being of an elderly person.

  • Financial: Items of personal value cherished by your elderly loved one, or even the outright theft of cash, credit cards, and checking books.

Dental Malpractice

The majority of dentists are compassionate, approachable, and well-informed, applying their expertise to ensure the well-being of their patients. However, dental errors can occur, and in such cases, it is crucial to have a dental malpractice attorney on your side. Some typical examples of dental malpractice include:

  • Failure to refer to the correct specialist

  • Medication errors

  • Utilization of faulty materials or products

  • Failing to diagnose or remedy an infection

  • Failing to perform a thorough dental exam

  • Tooth loss resulting from a faulty restoration

  • Failed dental procedures, such as faulty root canals, crowns, implants, and veneers

  • Incorrect use of dental anesthesia

The injuries that result from dental malpractice are often long-lasting and painful. Some of these injuries include the following:

  • Loss of taste

  • Oral infection

  • Loss of teeth

  • Chronic pain and discomfort

  • Numbness and nerve damage in the face, including the lips, jaw, and tongue

Chapan & Bowling

Why is Having Chapman & Bowling on Your Side Important?

A skilled advocate is essential in medical malpractice cases. At Chapman & Bowling, Scott Bowling has a track record of successfully representing numerous plaintiffs in these complex cases throughout the state. He is well-versed in litigating claims involving various surgical errors, inaccurate diagnoses, and negligent treatment. He has achieved multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in cases involving surgical errors, failure to diagnose, nursing home neglect and hospital negligence.


In matters concerning your health, it is crucial not to rely on inexperienced counsel who may take time to familiarize themselves with professional care standards and present medical expert testimony. At Chapman & Bowling, we take pride in being your personal advocate, ensuring you don't face adversity alone. We are committed to fighting relentlessly to secure justice in medical malpractice lawsuits for both you and your loved ones.

Call us to schedule your free initial consultation with our expert attorneys: (301) 934-9969

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers

What is a Medical Malpractice?

In Maryland, "medical malpractice" refers to a situation where a healthcare professional or provider, such as a doctor, nurse, or hospital, deviates from the accepted standard of care, leading to injury or harm to a patient. The standard of care is defined as the level and type of care that a reasonably competent and skilled healthcare professional, with a similar background and in the same medical community, would have provided under the circumstances.

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