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Is it ever too late to report a surgical error?

Many residents of Maryland require surgery at some point in their lives. This is often a daunting prospect as it can involve anesthesia and invasive procedures. When you go for surgery, you place your trust and even your life in the hands of medical professionals. Usually this is absolutely fine and everything goes smoothly, but sadly this is not exclusively the case.

Worse still, when something goes wrong with a surgical procedure, the consequences can be extremely serious. In some cases people are poorly monitored under anesthesia, others have items left in their bodies or the site of the operation becomes infected. In other cases, surgeons ha ve been known to operate on the wrong part of the body altogether.

If this happens to you, it is understandable that you would want to take legal action against those responsible. After all, why should you suffer for their mistakes? However, you may initially be overwhelmed by the reality of what has happened to you. It can take considerable time to adapt to consequences of malpractice, yet you need to act quickly.

As this article on surgical errors explains, there is a time limit, known as the statute of limitations, which governs how long you have to report an instance of malpractice. If you miss this window, you may not be able to file a claim, no matter how worthy your case may be. If you have been the victim of surgical malpractice, do not miss your chance to file. An attorney can advise you on the steps you need to take and may be able to assist you through the process.

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2990
Annapolis, MD 21401

Maryland: 410-793-4554
Toll Free: 866-517-4037
Baltimore/Annapolis: 410-269-5011
DC: 202-628-2226
Fax: 410-269-5022

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