Services by The Law Office of Kelly Mulligan, Bel Air, MD

Medical Malpractice

 
Mistakes made by doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers can leave victims with significant pain and suffering, deformity, unending disabilities, and can even cause death. Making things more difficult is the fact that those healthcare providers are defended by large, powerful insurance companies and defense attorneys who work hard and expend tremendous amounts of money in an attempt to limit the compensation that you may receive for your injuries. In order to fight those powerful insurance companies and hospitals for the compensation you deserve you need an experienced and aggressive attorney who will work hard on your behalf and stand up for what is right. The Law Office of Kelly Mulligan and the attorneys in her network would be honored to guide you through this complicated process and to fight for compensation on your behalf.
 
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What Is It?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider “breaches the standard of care,” which is the term we used to describe negligence by doctors and other healthcare providers. The “standard of care” is what a reasonably competent healthcare provider, with similar training and experience, would do under the same or similar circumstances. When a healthcare care provider treats a patient negligently, and that negligence causes injury to a patient, the elements of a prima facie case of medical malpractice have been met.
What Damages Can I Recover?
Damages in medical malpractice cases can be catastrophic, having a far reaching impact on victims' lives. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, your damages might include:
 
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
 
  • Loss of ability to perform household duties
  • Loss of consortium (damage to a marital relationship)
 
What Types of Medical Malpractice Cases Do You Handle?
The Law Office of Kelly Mulligan, and the attorneys in her network, have handled many different types of medical malpractice cases. Regardless of your course of care, we are happy to review ANY potential case where a healthcare providers actions caused an unnecessary injury to a patient.
While the instances in which a medical malpractice case may arise are endless, here are a few examples of some of the types of cases and injuries that we have worked on:
 
  • Wrongful death (a medical mistake, in any circumstance, leading to death)
  • Spinal cord injuries and other injuries leading to paralysis
  • Surgical errors
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Injuries
  • Medication errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Infection/Sepsis/SIRS
  • Birth injury, including obstetrical and neonatal malpractice
  • Amputation
 
  • Kidney injuries and other injuries to internal organs
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Gentamicin toxicity and nephrotoxicity
  • Stroke and failure to administer tPA
  • Improper management of high blood pressure
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Transient Ischemic Attacks
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
 
If you have been injured as a result of receiving (or not receiving) medical care, call The Law Office of Kelly Mulligan for a free consultation.

Birth Injuries

 
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The birth of your child is supposed to be a joyous occasion. Unfortunately, many children are injured during pregnancy, the birthing process, and during the neonatal period, causing an otherwise joyous occasion to become one of the most difficult situations imaginable. Birth injuries are some of the most emotionally and financially devastating injuries possible. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy or another significant injury as a result of a negligence during your pregnancy, during labor and delivery, or in the newborn period, you likely have many questions that you would like answered, and you want to ensure that your injured child receives all the care that he or she needs. If you have found yourself in this difficult situation, you need an aggressive and competent lawyer who will thoroughly investigate the medical care that you received and fight for your child's rights. The Law Office of Kelly Mulligan and the attorneys in her network would be honored to guide you and your family through this complicated process and to fight for justice on your behalf.
 
What Type Of Injuries Can Occur To A Baby?
Children can be injured as a result of negligence during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or in the newborn period. These injuries can arise from many different medical errors, and can result in many different injuries to both mother and child. While the circumstances in which birth injuries cases arise are endless, here are a few examples of the types of birth injury cases that we have handled:
 
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Erb's Palsy and brachial plexus injuries
  • Failure to deliver in a timely fashion
  • Intrauterine and fetal death
  • Death during the newborn period
 
  • Negligently performed forceps and vacuum deliveries
  • Failure to prolong pregnancy
  • Chorioamnionitis and maternal infection
  • Maternal death
  • Birth Fractures
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhaging
 
If your child suffered an injury at birth, regardless of what you believe to be the cause or nature of the injury, The Law Office of Kelly Mulligan and the attorneys in her network would be happy to provide you with a free consultation and investigate any potential case on behalf of you and your child.
What Damages Are Available?
The financial and emotional toll which goes along with caring for a child with disabilities can be devastating. You want the best possible care for your child, and you would like to to provide your injured child with all of the opportunities he or she deserves to get better and to live the happiest, healthiest life achievable. We may be able to help you.
Damages in birth injury cases may include:
 
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
 
  • Attendant care for your child to allow you to return to work
  • Future lost wages/loss of earning capacity
 

Personal Injuries

Car accidents are notoriously one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Every year tens of thousands of people die in car accidents while millions more suffer serious or permanent injury. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of a car accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and plan a course of action.
 
What To Do If You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident
  • Stay at the scene of the accident unless medical exigencies require you to leave.
  • Call the police to file a report.
  • Seek prompt medical attention.
  • Make sure to preserve evidence (for example, take photos of damages if possible and keep copies of all important documents including medical records).
  • Do not admit fault or enter into negotiations with the other driver(s) or insurance company(s).
  • Contact an attorney to make sure your legal rights are protected.
  • If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident and suffered injured or death, a qualified attorney can help you to recover damages for your losses. You have the right to pursue a legal claim if you have been injured due to someone else's negligence. Because a statute of limitations applies to all car accident cases, it is wise to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
  • Contact us for a FREE consultation with a qualified personal injury attorney.
 
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Other Personal Injuries Include:
 
  • Slip & Falls
  • Wrongful Death
 
  • Dog Bites
  • Assaults
 

Social Security Disability

Some Common Questions Dealing with Social Security Disability Benefits
Following is a sample of commonly asked questions and their answers regarding Social Security Disability:
Q. What is Social Security Disability and SSI?
A- Social Security Disability is a benefit received from the Social Security Administration by disabled workers and/or their dependents, similar to that received by retired workers. SSI is an assistance type program, requiring that claimants have very limited assets.
Q. Do I Need an Attorney/ How Do I Pay for an Attorney
A-
Retaining an Attorney to assist you with the Social Security Disability/SSI Appeals process is not mandatory but strongly advised. The process can be a complicating and frustrating one. An Attorney is well schooled in the regulations and guidelines of the Administration and can increase your chances of obtaining a favorable decision. Fees are mandated by the Administration. You will not pay an Attorney Fee unless we are successful in obtaining you benefits.
Q. What must one prove in order to be eligible for Social Security Disability payments?
A- One must be prepared to prove he/she is disabled from performing any substantial gainful work activity found in the national economy, and that this disability has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months or lead to death.
Q. If I am receiving Workers' Compensation benefits, am I eligible for Social Security Disability benefits?
A- You may be, but remember, in order to receive Workers' Compensation benefits, you must have an injury while working, and your injury must prevent you from performing your usual job. To receive Social Security Disability benefits, you must be so disabled as to be unable to perform any work found in the national economy.
Q. How much money will I receive if found to be eligible for Social Security Disability payments?
A- A disabled claimant will receive the same monthly benefits that he would receive had he retired at age 65. The sum of money received will depend on one's previous work record, and often on one's other disability benefits.
Q. To whom does one apply for Social Security Disability?
A-
One may fill out an application for benefits at the local Social Security office. When making your application, you should be prepared to explain why you are unable to work, and be prepared to give a list of doctors who have treated you for the condition of which you are complaining. If your claim to these benefits is denied, you can contact our office to assist you in the appeals process.
Q. If it takes a long time to decide my case, will I receive a retroactive payment?
A-
Yes. Benefits are retroactive to the first day of the sixth month of your disability, or one year prior to the date which you have applied, whichever is later.

Workers Compensation

 
Work injury claim form — The Law Office of Kelly Mulligan in Bel Air, MD
 
Employers have a duty to provide a safe and secure workplace. If they fail to do so, workers' compensation laws exist to assist workers injured on the job in quickly collecting lost wages and benefits and to prevent lawsuits against employers.
The State of Maryland law requires all employers to protect their employees from work related injuries by providing worker's compensation insurance at no cost to the employee. All claims are filed with the State's Worker's Compensation Commission, and are paid by insurance. Keeping your job open for you until you are able to return to work and not penalizing you for filing a claim are two additional benefits provided by the State's workers' compensation laws in Maryland.
 
Workers' Compensation laws can be very difficult to understand, and they change very frequently, so getting legal advice from a skilled attorney will help you in getting fair compensation based on the law. Therefore, if you have suffered a work-related injury, contact our office for a free consultation to help you recover the maximum amount of workers' compensation available to you.

Criminal & Serious Traffic Offenses

These offenses can include:
 
  • DWI/DUI
  • Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Hearings
 
  • Criminal
  • Serious Traffic Offenses
 
 
In Maryland, when you are arrested for a DUI or DWI, you face a variety of potential punishments; the most serious is facing a year or more in jail. Additionally, if charged with a Maryland DUI or DWI, you can lose your privilege to drive for four months or more regardless of whether you are ultimately found guilty in court. Therefore, it is crucial that drivers be familiar with Maryland DUI Laws and their legal rights in this difficult situation so they will know how to effectively cooperate with the police while protecting their rights under the law. As a result of practicing in the specialized area of Maryland DUI Law, I am able to impart significant experience and proven results to help you understand our DUI Laws and to defend your charges in Maryland's Courts.
 
Police Officer reprimand female driver — The Law Office of Kelly Mulligan in Bel Air, MD
 
Contact me immediately for a free no-obligation consultation of your Maryland DUI or DWI charges – I will take the time to thoroughly explain all your charges to you, explain why you should not pay any tickets at this time, let you know what you can expect as a result of the arrest, let you know what you must do right now to protect your rights, and most importantly, what my office can do to help defend your driver's license, your freedom and your livelihood.

When arrested by the police for an alleged DWI/DUI charge, he/she may have taken your license and given you a temporary license to drive. Attached to that temporary license is a form which looks like a duplicate temporary license -- but it is not. It is a form which you must complete and submit in order to request an administrative hearing. You must mail or deliver that form to the Office of Administrative Hearings, 11101 Gilroy Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031-1301. You must send in the form within 10 days after your arrest or your driving privileges may be suspended without a hearing. You must also enclose a check or money order for $125.00, made out to the Maryland State Treasurer, as your filing fee. Failure to enclose the check or money order will invalidate your request. Do not send cash. Our office can assist you with this important process.
If you've been arrested:
Call an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. The attorney can advise you of your rights while in police custody and help protect you from hurting your chances in court. He/she can prepare for and appear at your arraignment, arguing against the prosecutor's request for the judge to set bail. He/she can thoroughly investigate your case and interview witnesses who may help you. Ultimately, he/she can challenge the evidence against you in court proceedings such as suppression hearings and trial.

Being arrested means that you are taken into custody and not free to go. You can also be legally detained for a short period of time for questioning if you are suspected of being involved in a crime.

If you are arrested or detained, you do not have to answer questions except to give your name and address and show identification if asked. However, if you do answer questions you must tell the truth as knowingly giving false information to a police officer is a crime.