Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight for Victims of Negligence
Skilled litigators hold doctors and nurses accountable for their mistakes
An experienced advocate is a vital asset in medical malpractice cases. At Chapman & Bowling, Scott Bowling has successfully represented numerous plaintiffs in these complicated cases in courtrooms across the state. Scott knows how to litigate claims involving specific types of surgical errors, faulty diagnosis, and negligent treatment. When your health is at stake, you cannot afford to wait while novice counsel gets up to speed on professional standards of care and presenting medical expert testimony. For more than three decades, clients have trusted our Southern Maryland law firm as their partner in pursuing justice in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Pursuing justice after professionals fail to diagnose a medical threat
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
Chapman & Bowling has the experience not only to help prove that professional standards were breached, but also to develop a timeline to include all of the damage that resulted from the original failure.
Seeking compensation for the harm caused by misdiagnosis
Misreading symptoms or test results can prompt a doctor to prescribe treatment that harms their patient in addition to denying them the proper care for their actual condition. When someone presents with symptoms, medical professionals often engage in differential diagnosis — a process in which a group of possible causes is evaluated, with conditions being eliminated as more information is gathered. Medical professionals sometimes do not consider the true condition when they begin differential diagnosis. In other cases, the right answer will be mistakenly eliminated. If you or a family member has been harmed by medical misdiagnosis, Chapman & Bowling will seek compensation for the damage you’ve suffered.
Representing surgical patients damaged by operating room mistakes
We place enormous trust and faith in doctors, and we rightfully expect their years of training and experience to provide us with sound medical care and treatment. Sometimes, however, doctors make mistakes, and when those mistakes occur during surgery, the consequences can be tragic. Chapman & Bowling pursues justice for clients injured by surgical errors such as:
- Operating on the wrong side or 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
When you undergo a serious medical procedure such as surgery, you are placing your life in the doctor’s hands. It might seem impossible to bring a claim based on something that happened while you were under anesthesia, but we can get to the bottom of what occurred through a variety of investigative techniques.
Contact a Southern Maryland medical malpractice firm today
If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by negligent medical care, we can help. Call Chapman & Bowling, LLC at 240-349-6289 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with Scott Bowling. Our offices are in La Plata, Waldorf and Lexington Park.