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What is a conspiracy of silence?

When you are awaiting surgery, any number of concerns can go through your mind. Even though you know that everything is likely to go smoothly and there is no reason for there to be any kind of complication, you can still worry that something might go wrong. Sadly, such fears are confirmed for all too many people in Maryland each year, as they suffer the consequences of negligence, surgical errors or other forms of medical malpractice.

If you are harmed as a result of a medical professional's mistake, you might be able to claim compensation. The main thing you will need to prove is that an error was made by the medical personnel in question and that this error caused you injury or illness in some way.

As this article on surgical errors explains in greater detail, another challenge that you might face as you work to build you medical malpractice case is that some doctors are unwilling to give testimony that might incriminate their colleagues or associates. This is sometimes called a conspiracy of silence and it can even occur if the medical professionals in question operate in completely different parts of the country, as they may still be acquainted with one another.

This can all seem like a daunting process, especially when you are still trying to come to terms with the consequences of the mistreatment you have suffered. However, you do not need to handle these matters alone and an attorney may be able to help you gather the information you need to build your case. He or she may also be able to assist you in finding a second opinion to back up your claim. With this guidance, you can pursue the compensation you deserve, while still focusing the bulk of your energy on your recovery.

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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
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