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How This One Action Protected Her Future Medical Malpractice Investigation

How this one action protected her future medical malpractice investigation when time was of the essence. You are probably wondering what that action is that this person took before she contacted my office? I will get to that, but I want to stress that this caller, like many others I have spoken to in the past, did not want to initially move forward with a possible Maryland medical malpractice action.

What moved her to call was how her doctors treated her after her injury. She found it harder and harder to get clear answers from her medical professionals and that prompted her to educate herself regarding her situation.

So what was this action? She got copies of her medical records along the way…that’s it!


For many Maryland medical malpractice attorneys, myself included, a proper initial investigation must take place before a client can be given pretty good advice as to whether they have a viable claim. This investigation will consist of many things, one being the consultation with medical experts, as needed.

Maryland law requires that the plaintiff(s), the person(s) bringing the suit, prove that their treating doctor fell below the standard of care owed to them, and by falling below that standard of care, caused the injury. These elements of the law are testified to by qualified medical experts. If these things are not proven, then your Maryland medical malpractice claim will not be successful.


The caller in this case protected her medical malpractice investigation because she got her records beforehand. This is important because even though some time had passed since her injury, I could immediately review some of the issues at hand because she had some of her records.

Without these records, then I would have had to make a records request, and depending on how much time was left on the statute of limitations, I might not have had enough time to investigate the claim.


Hopefully now you understand how this one action protected her future medical malpractice investigation. Medical records are crucial during an initial investigation of these types of cases. Without the records, it is hard to have a good understanding of what may have transpired. On a side note, if you are requesting your medical records, see if you can get them on a disk/CD. This can sometimes be cheaper than having them printed out on paper, especially if there are a lot of records.

You can speak with me about your Maryland medical injury by calling me at 301-850-4832. I answer Maryland medical malpractice and wrongful death questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.

Marcus B. Boston, Esq.

Boston Law Group, LLC 2 Wisconsin Circle Suite 700 Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

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