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Posts made in September 2019

You’ve Been Affected by Medical Malpractice: What’s Next?

Medical ErrorThroughout the years, many people have suffered fatal and non-fatal injuries that are due to medical malpractice in Baltimore, MD. If you suspect that you’ve been affected by the carelessness or error of a medical team or professional, you need to know what to do next. Below, we have outlined what you should do if you think you are a victim:

Find a New Doctor – Your health is very important and should be your first priority. For this reason, you must find another doctor quickly to assess and correct (if possible) the medical mistake of your previous physician.

Request Your Medical Records – You will need these records as they will play a critical role in your malpractice case.

Keep a Journal – For added evidence, write down any changes to your health that are due to the medical error of your physician, as well as other impacts on your life. Make your entries as detailed as possible.

Contact an Attorney – You will need representation to help hold the responsible party accountable for their professional negligence.  Your attorney will also speak to the other party on your behalf. You should avoid making contact with them to avoid unnecessary stress and legal complications. The professionals at Mallon LLC are happy to assist you and look into your case.

Who Is and Isn’t Covered by Worker’s Compensation Benefits?

Injured WorkerSuffering an accident on the job can not only be a scary experience, but also a stressful one. After you’ve spent time seeking medical help and receiving treatment, you then have to deal with paying for your medical bills. These, along with other bills, add up, especially if you can’t return to work right away. For their business and employees’ protection, many employers have workers compensation insurance in place. However, not every worker who experiences an on-the-job accident is covered.

To be eligible for workers’ compensation in Baltimore, MD, your injury or illness must have resulted from an accident and occurred during or in the course of employment. If you meet these criteria, you can then file a claim.

 

Covered Injuries and Illnesses

There are many occupational injuries and diseases that are covered by workers’ compensation. For instance, if you sprain your ankle due to a slip and fall while completing a work task, it is compensable. Illnesses that are covered included those that are caused by workplace conditions, such as exposure to a toxic chemical or substance.

If you need help with proving your ailment was caused by an on-the-job accident or ongoing condition, consult a knowledgeable attorney from Mallon LLC. We’ll review your case and determine if you’re due compensation.