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More than 25 Years of Legal Experience

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Sometimes, people do not understand that there are timelines and other statutory requirements that must be followed closely when pursuing a medical malpractice claim.

People who choose an inexperienced lawyer may experience a reduction, or complete loss of compensation for the injuries they suffered, regardless of the seriousness of those injuries.

Stephen J. Nolan is a Baltimore medical malpractice attorney with over 25 years of experience representing victims of medical negligence. We know that the statutes of limitations vary according to the type of injury and the age of the victim. For example, in most cases filed in Maryland, you have just 90 days after the date of the complaint to file a certificate of a qualified expert attesting to the fact that the health care provider departed from the applicable standard of care and that such departure was a cause of the injury or death. A failure to comply with applicable laws and procedures relating to medical malpractice cases can have a serious negative effect on your case.

The Need for a Maryland Attorney for Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose Cases

The team of skilled professionals at our law firm includes Kathleen Childs, R.N., a registered nurse with over 15 years of experience in hospital and clinical settings-experience that has proven to be of tremendous help in medical malpractice cases. Our law firm has extensive experience successfully resolving medical malpractice cases for people throughout Maryland who have been physically, emotionally and/or financially injured by the negligent actions of health care providers. We are selective about the cases we accept to ensure we have the time to personally attend to the needs of our clients and their cases. To discuss your specific circumstances, please contact us to arrange a confidential case evaluation without charge. You are under no obligation to retain our services.

Stephen J. Nolan has the experience to represent clients in a wide range of Maryland medical malpractice cases, such as:

  • Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Improper medication
  • Emergency room negligence
  • Negligence causing brain injury

Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, so they could begin restoring their lives and rebuilding their futures.

Important Information About Maryland Laws Regarding Compensation for Medical Injury Victims

There are two types of compensation: economic damages to pay for lost wages and medical bills, and non-economic damages, which includes compensation for such as pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, damage to the marital relationship and other non-monetary injury.

In 2004, a Maryland state law applicable to medical injuries was enacted that limits (caps) the amount of compensation that can be recovered for non-economic injuries and damages. For health care-related causes of action which arose between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2008, non-economic damages may not exceed $650,000. Maryland law provides that the limitation on non-economic damages for medical injury claims increases by $15,000 on January 1 of each year, beginning January 1, 2009. If there is a wrongful death action in which there are two or more claimants or beneficiaries, the total amount of non-economic damages for all claims relating to the medical injury may not exceed 125 percent of the cap for medical injury claims which do not result in death. Other important laws and procedures apply to medical malpractice claims in Maryland and the circumstances of each case are different and require a separate evaluation. Maryland's cap applicable to non-economic damages in non-health care cases of personal injury and wrongful death is less restrictive than the limits applicable to medical malpractice claims.

In medical malpractice cases, we know how to properly develop the evidence to attempt to obtain just compensation for your medical injuries.

The Law Offices of Stephen J. Nolan has a reputation for working very hard for our clients in extremely complex cases. If we accept your personal injury case and we are unable to obtain a recovery for you, there is no charge for our services.

Will Contributory Negligence Affect My Medical Malpractice Case?

Maryland is one of the few remaining states in the country in which the defense of contributory negligence can completely bar a claimant's right to recovery. If it is determined that your own negligence was a contributing cause to your injury, you will be unable to recover damages. It is important to fully discuss this and other issues during your free initial consultation with Steve Nolan. Contact us to arrange a convenient appointment.

We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you at our Baltimore offices, located within walking distance of the Baltimore County Courts Building in Towson. We are also available to meet at other locations in Maryland which may be convenient to you.

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