Medical Malpractice

Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher represents persons injured as a result of medical malpractice and their surviving families throughout Southern Maryland. SCB has experience with many types of medical malpractice claims.

Our attorneys have handled thousands of injury claims, including trials and appeals involving large and complex cases.

Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher takes on a wide variety of medical malpractice claims.

Medical malpractice claims may arise from:

  • Labor and delivery events causing birth injuries (such as certain types of cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathies). These include claims for failure to perform a timely c-section, the use of forceps or vacuum extraction, failure to diagnose or treat pre-eclampsia, failure to identify and treat signs of fetal distress and failure to anticipate and take appropriate action when a shoulder dystocia occurs.
  • Emergency room and trauma center errors, including failure to admit a patient to the hospital who is having a heart attack or needs a specialist.
  • Hospital negligence, including negligent supervision, nursing actions, medication errors, bedsores, and preventable or treatable infections.
  • Failure to diagnose various cancers including breast, skin, lung, or colon cancer.
  • Critical care or ICU errors
  • Cosmetic surgery failures

Was there Medical Malpractice?

Not every tragic outcome results from medical negligence.  Not every hospital error merits a malpractice claim. If you suspect a medical error contributed to a serious injury or death of a family member, our attorneys will review your case and help you determine what happened and if you have a good claim. Please contact our Upper Marlboro office to arrange a consultation.

What Constitutes Medical Negligence?

When any member of the health care profession — a doctor, a nurse, a therapist, a dentist — fails to provide care that meets the standard of care established by the profession and as a result causes injury, it constitutes medical malpractice. If medical malpractice occurs, it may entitle the patient (or the patient’s estate) to bring a claim.

Consultation & Claim Evaluation

If you have medical malpractice questions, we invite you to call 301-627-5500 or e-mail our office to arrange a consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers. We serve clients throughout Maryland from offices in Upper Marlboro and La Plata.

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