Medical Malpractice Law

If you or a loved one believe you may have been injured by your healthcare system, contact us today (link to contact page). We will arrange a meeting with attorneys and medical experts who have the experience and medical expertise in handling these types of malpractice suits. We can assist by quickly determining if you should pursue your case.

Medical Negligence

Typical medical malpractice cases may involve:

  • Birth Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Wrong Diagnosis
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Prescription Errors
  • Surgical Errors
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Negligent Obstetrical Care
  • Doctor Mistakes
  • Hospital Errors
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • 2011 FDA WARNINGS: Vaginal / Transvaginal Mesh or Pelvic Sling Procedures

What Is Medical Malpractice?

A medical malpractice lawsuit simply means that a person believes it was a medical practitioner's fault for their injury. Their injury may or may not have occurred at a medical facility and may have taken some time to manifest itself.

Medical malpractice is not limited to deaths due to medical error, such as botched surgeries or bad working conditions. In fact, most medical mistakes occur when a doctor or some health practitioner absentmindedly prescribes the wrong medicine, does not check into a patient's medical background thoroughly, or fails to notice an obvious medical problem that could eventually turn deadly or seriously injurious.

Doctor mistakes can occur any time a physician fails to follow proper protocol; to act with care, skill and prudence; and or to protect patients from additional harm. If you or a loved one has suffered illness or injury as a result of doctor mistakes, you may wish to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Sometimes a medical malpractice problem won't manifest for a while after a medical procedure, making it difficult to prove it was actually medical malpractice. However, attorneys often will consult with medical professionals to see if your injury is the cause of medical malpractice problems. This process often involves the obtaining and review of medical records and other pertinent information. If it is determined that one has a good case, the next step is usually to give written notice of the claim to the healthcare providers that are believed to have created the medical malpractice problem.

Given the complexity of the medical and legal issues, one who suspects that they may have been the victim of medical malpractice should consult a qualified attorney who can, along with the assistance of medical professionals, analyze the merits of one's claim.

Medical malpractice lawsuits are settled out of court ninety six percent of the time. Medical malpractice lawsuits that enter the court system can be complex and costly. Out-of-court settlements can often result in fair compensation awards for victims in medical malpractice lawsuits. Most healthcare providers have malpractice insurance that protects them from financial ruin in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Insurance companies are often involved in the settlement proceedings. Some states have arbitration panels designed to resolve disputes between negligent doctors and their patients. This can result in decreased litigation time and cost, while still providing victims with an effective means to receive fair compensation.

While attorney Michael A. Mastracci does not personally litigate medical negligence (math and science never being of interest) the office has personal and professional relationships with medical malpractice attorneys and law firms, qualified experts, healthcare practitioners, members of The Health Arbitration Claims Board, The Maryland Physicians Board and numerous respected Medical Malpractice Arbitrators and Mediators.

Tranvaginal Mesh

Attorney Mike Mastracci has close professional relationships with Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers Serving Maryland and Beyond

July 13, 2011 - The FDA, which oversees medical devices in the United States, released a comprehensive medical alert after receiving reports of over 1500 cases where the use of transvaginal mesh and pelvic/bladder support devices caused serious injuries in women.

Attorneys with the skills needed to help you pursue compensation
Transvaginal mesh devices are permanent implants inserted into women's bodies to help those suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Once viewed as a viable means of treating these medical conditions, it is now known that transvaginal mesh implants have the ability to cause:

  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Infection
  • Urinary problems
  • Organ perforation
  • Scar tissue formation
  • Bleeding
  • Recurrent prolapse or incontinence
  • Emotional distress
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • An inability to have sexual intercourse
  • The narrowing of the vaginal wall

The mesh material may erode, shrink, migrate through nearby tissues or become exposed, drastically reducing a woman's quality of life. If this has happened to you or a loved one, a Baltimore transvaginal mesh attorney, after our initial screening, assistance and ongoing case monitoring can help you pursue compensation by filing a products liability or medical malpractice lawsuit against the parties responsible for your pain and suffering and losses.

Pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence
POP is a medical condition where weakened vaginal walls can no longer support the weight of nearby organs, causing them to shift and bulge into the vaginal cavity. It disrupts urinary and defecatory functions and causes extreme discomfort when a woman is performing mundane everyday activities. It is more likely to occur in women who have had children, older women, women with certain medical conditions and obese women.

SUI is a common condition many women experience to differing degrees of severity during their lives. Those who have SUI involuntarily release urine while exercising, standing, sneezing, coughing or laughing.

Our Services
We have teamed up with another leading Baltimore law firm dedicated to advocating for the rights of personal injury victims. Our attorneys understand the trauma women and their families undergo when transvaginal mesh implants are defective or improperly inserted, and we work with you to establish liability and collect damages based on the type of lawsuit filed. We do everything possible to secure compensation for your economic and intangible losses.

Our tranvaginal mesh team has filed over 72 vaginal mesh cases in Baltimore Federal Court and expects to file another 200 in the upcoming months. Our sister firm continues to work within the national Multi District Litigation (MDL), which has been consolidated in the Southern District of West Virginia, concerning the four main manufacturers of the defective transvaginal mesh products, including:

  • Johnson & Johnson (Gynecare & Ethicon)
  • C.R. Bard
  • AMS
  • Scientific
The MDL litigation process has just begun. If you believe that you have had any of the above manufacturer's transvaginal mesh products surgically implanted, contact our office immediately.

The choice of a transvaginal mesh attorney is yours, let us select the right attorney for your particular situation - we'll make it count.

Any lawyer can take your case. Don't settle for just any lawyer. We offer a free initial consultation, and we take personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we recover on your claim.

Real help for clients in Maryland, along the East Coast and across the country.

For a free medical malpractice consultation, contact attorney Michael A. Mastracci 410-869-3400

Clients are only responsible for fees and expenses when we win your case. If there is no recovery, you are not responsible for reimbursing our time, costs or expenses. When there is a financial recovery whether by trial or settlement the associated costs and expenses are deducted from the recovery. All terms and conditions of representation are be clearly spelled out in a written fee agreement once we agree to handle your case.