Legal representation for victims of medical mistakes and medical malpractice in Prince Georges County, Charles County, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland/DC/Metro area.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a doctor, nurse or other health provider’s medical malpractice, you could benefit from the extensive experience and skills of Potter Burnett Law. We fight to protect the rights of patients who have fallen victim to medical malpractice including:

  • Brain Damaged Babies
  • Birth Injury and Birth Trauma Infants
  • Wrongful Death
  • Surgical Errors
  • Hospital Errors
  • Doctor Mistakes
  • Nursing Mistakes
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Cancer Misdiagnoses
  • Paralysis
  • Medication Mistakes
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Hematomas

Brain Damaged Babies

Every brain damage case is different, making it difficult to determine how your child will be affected and what they will experience. Medical negligence during childbirth can cause permanent brain damage that can leave your child severely disabled and your family with lifelong expenses and long-term care responsibility.   Infant brain damage can be due to many different causes including lack of oxygen, physical trauma and infections, all of which can result in a wide range of physical and psychological disabilities.  One common type of infant brain injury is Cerebral Palsy– A congenital disorder of muscle tone, movement, or posture.

In addition to severe brain injuries, infants can also sustain physical injury during the birth process, including, Shoulder Dystocia- When a baby’s shoulder gets stuck within a mother’s body causing significant risks for both baby and mother; and Erbs Palsy- An injury to the main nerves in the upper arm that typically affects three of every 2,000 babies.

Our experienced team can help your family determine whether your child was a victim of medical malpractice. If your baby was harmed because of negligent medical care, you have the right to compensation to help provide the financial resources that will be needed to care for your child in the future.

Birth Injuries and Birth Trauma

Many preventable issues can transpire during pregnancy or delivery that are hazardous to an infant. There are many different types of birth injuries that have temporary to long term damaging effects. Common birth injuries include: paralysis, brain swelling, Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, brain damage, and fractures. Whether a doctor misuses a medical device or performs a delivery procedure incorrectly, you may be able to pursue legal action.

Wrongful Death

Grieving the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult times that most will ever face.  Deaths resulting from the negligence of another person, company, or entity can be an even harder loss to process. Whether the wrongful death was the result of a car crash, nursing home abuse or medical malpractice, you should seek the legal advice of an attorney immediately. If you wait too long you may risk losing your right to financial compensation. We want to provide you the security, justice, and compassion to aid you in your journey to find closure.

Surgical Error 

If a surgeon violates a standard of care or makes a mistake on the operating table, the patient can suffer serious injuries. Determining whether a surgical error is the result of an unsuccessful procedure can be a difficult task. Typically, problems that occur during surgery are the direct result of the following:

    • Anesthesia errors
    • Incorrect surgical site
    • Damage to surrounding tissues and organs that goes unnoticed
    • Surgical instruments left inside a patient
    • Infection

If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of a medical professional you should speak to an attorney immediately.

Hospital Errors 

Patients typically turn to hospitals in times of emergency. Unfortunately, not all hospitals provide the highest quality of care 100% of the time, which can put a patient at risk of serious injuries or even death. Whether you or a loved one experienced a prescription error, bedsores and ulcers, a misdiagnosis or other major complication, the lawyers at Potter Burnett Law can help you determine whether or not the injury or death could have been prevented.

Doctor Mistakes

A patient’s well-being can be greatly impacted by a doctor’s mistake, misdiagnoses or failure to properly identify and treat the problem.  Medical malpractice cases arise when a doctor fails to provide—or recognize—proper health care treatment. Whether you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice is a complicated question and the knowledgeable medical malpractice attorneys at Potter Burnett Law are here to help.  Call us today for a free consultation.

Nursing Mistakes

According to studies, nurses attempting to complete a task are typically interrupted up to 6 times in one hour making them easily distracted, which can lead to harmful mistakes. If a nursing error has caused you or a loved one harm, then it is time to get in touch with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Let Potter Burnett’s pride protect yours.

Anesthesia Errors

If you or a loved one has experienced unnecessary harm as a result of an error caused during the administration of anesthetic drugs, you may have a medical malpractice case. Anesthesia is used before surgeries and medical procedures to put a patient in a medically induced state and prevent them from feeling the trauma or distress that would occur if they were awake or conscious. There are several forms of anesthesia errors that can occur including:

    • Administrating too much of anesthetic drugs
    • Administrating too little of anesthetic drugs
    • Administering an incorrect anesthetic drug
    • Late delivery of Anesthesia
    • Administering anesthetic drugs to a person with allergies
    • Defective medical devices and equipment used during anesthetic administration

If you or a loved one suffered from an anesthesia error please contact Potter Burnett Law today.

Cancer Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis of cancer—or a complete failure to diagnose cancer—can deny a patient of the critical medical treatment they deserve. If a doctor’s wrongful or failure to diagnosis results in incorrect treatment, delayed treatment, or no treatment at all, this can affect a patient’s ability to get better, or worse, lead to an untimely death. Cancer is a common medical malpractice claim and unquestionably requires an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Potter Burnett has demonstrated experience and success in malpractice litigation.


Paralysis is a life altering circumstance defined as: an injury of voluntary muscle function. Paralysis can be caused by internal and/or external forces including strokes, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, motor vehicle accidents, falls, injuries, etc.If you have a paralysis claim we can assist you in protecting your rights while you work on healing and rehabilitating.

Medication Mistakes

Medication errors include overdosing patients on their prescribed medicine, administering incorrect medicine, administering medicine at the incorrect time, or failure to order the correct medicines under the circumstances. If you or a loved one has experienced an injury or death due to a medication error, please contact Potter Burnett Law immediately.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can have a tremendous impact on the lives of the victim and their families. A spinal cord injury is when damage occurs to the spinal column, otherwise known as the backbone resulting in full or partial loss of motor control and sensation. If you have experienced a spinal cord injury due to a motor vehicle accident, fall, medical mistake or other cause, you should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.


Hematoma describes the combining of blood outside of the blood vessels, but is more commonly known as a bruise. While a regular bruise on your arm or leg might not be anything to worry about, bruising of the brain can be extremely dangerous. If you have experienced a head injury that resulted in a hematoma, contact Potter Burnett today.