Upper Marlboro Attorneys:
Medical Malpractice Claims
At Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher (SCB) our personal injury attorneys assist clients with claims for serious injuries resulting from medical malpractice. Our lawyers have the extensive experience, access to medical experts, and substantial resources necessary to effectively pursue these difficult cases.
Was my case medical malpractice?
Not every tragic outcome results from medical negligence, and not every hospital error merits a malpractice claim. If a member of your family was seriously injured or died in connection with medical treatment, and you suspect a medical error contributed to the injury, our attorneys will review your case and help you determine what happened. Please contact our Upper Marlboro office to arrange a free consultation.
What constitutes medical negligence?
When any member of the health care profession — a doctor, a nurse, a pharmacist, a laboratory technician — fails to provide care that meets the standard established by the profession, it constitutes medical malpractice. If that negligence results in a serious injury or death, the victim (or victim's estate) is entitled to a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Successful claims will be paid by the professional's liability insurance. Examples of medical malpractice claims include those involving the following circumstances:
Preventable birth injuries, including those resulting from obstetrical negligence in failure to perform a c-section in a timely manner, forceps injuries, and failure to diagnose pre-eclampsia or identify signs of fetal distress; and including shoulder dystocia, cerebral palsy, and hypoxia
Emergency room and trauma center errors, including failure to admit a patient to the hospital, failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke, and failure to refer a patient to a specialist
Hospital negligence, including negligent staffing and failure to observe hand washing procedures, resulting in falls out of bed, bedsores, and infections
Failure to diagnose breast, skin, testicular, or colon cancer
Intensive care errors
Cosmetic surgery failures
If you would like one of our lawyers to discuss a possible medical malpractice claim, please call 301-627-5500 or e-mail our office to arrange a free consultation. We meet with clients in offices in Upper Marlboro and La Plata.
Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher
Prince George's County, Maryland
Phillip R. Zuber is a partner at the firm of Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher. He has devoted much of his thirty years practicing law to the complex areas of medical malpractice (especially obstetrical, neonatal and emergency medicine issues), legal malpractice, electric utility accidents, catastrophic personal injury, and attorney disciplinary matters. He has also acted for over twenty-five years as general products liability counsel for an international industrial manufacturer.
Mr. Zuber is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization for which fellowship is extended only by invitation - after careful investigation - to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Although there are currently more than 5,700 Fellows across the U.S. and Canada, membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Mr. Zuber currently serves on the Maryland State Committee for the American College. (www.actl.com)
For several years, Mr. Zuber has been named one of Maryland's "Super Lawyers," or one of the area's top professional liability defense attorneys.
Mr. Zuber currently serves with judges and lawyers on the Maryland Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions - Civil. He is also a frequent speaker to doctors, nurses, risk managers, and insurance companies, on a wide range of medical and attorney malpractice related subjects. In conjunction with the American College's State Committee, he has participated in teaching a Litigation Skills Course to law students at the University of Baltimore Law School.
While based in Upper Marlboro, Mr. Zuber has had cases and trials throughout the State of Maryland. During his career, Mr. Zuber has handled more than a hundred cases involving multi-million dollar claims.
Among his many community activities, Mr. Zuber serves on the Board of Trustees for Bryn Athyn College as the Chairman of its Legal Advisory Committee. (www.brynathyn.edu).
Mr. Zuber attended the University of Maryland College Park, graduating with high honors. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law with honors, where he served on the student editorial board of the Maryland Law Review.