Washington DC Medical Mistake Attorneys
If you or someone you love feels that you have been harmed by something a physician did or did not do, you may find some peace of mind when you explain your situation to a top rated team of medical mistake attorneys Washington DC residents have found relief from talking to in the past.
As devastating as the death of a loved one is, if you think that their death was caused by something a medical practitioner did wrong, or something that they should have done but failed to do so in a timely manner, talking to a compassionate legal team may help with some of the devastation. While it will not likely help with your grief, it may help you to let a legal team worry about the legal aspects of what a medical malpractice claim entails- while you focus grieving and trying to get back to your daily routines from before this tragedy occured.
Being able to talk about your situation to a group of personal injury lawyers Washington DC medical malpractice victims’ families and friends have gotten help from in the past, may help you to make informed decisions about what your next steps should be. If you know you have lawyers you trust on your team, you may feel like you have more time and energy to focus on healing your body and/or emotional self.
A medical mistake, which can often be known as medical malpractice, is a legal description for a professional negligent action or failure to take action, which directly causes injury to a patient.
In order to be considered medical malpractice, the action or failure to act must violate the acceptable “standard of care,” which is what other reasonable medical professionals under the same circumstances would do. In order for something to be medical malpractice, the negligent action must directly the patient’s injury, and the injury must have resulted in damages such as pain, suffering, disability, loss of income or other losses.
There are many types of medical malpractice that result in serious injury or death, including misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, medication errors, operating while under the influence, anesthesia errors, unnecessary surgery and/or an inadequate assessment of patient medical history.
How safe are the hospitals in your area? There is a Hospital Safety Grade, which gives Internet users the ability to view safety ratings for hospitals. Many of the hospitals in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area have multiple issues, like infection rates, surgical errors, safety problems, doctors, nurses and hospital staff. Some hospitals have very low grades, while others have higher grades.
2019 Washington DC Hospital Safety Grades:
-Howard University Hospital: D
-George Washington University Hospital: C
-MedStar Georgetown University Hospital: B
– Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital: B
University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center: D
-United Medical Center: F
-Virginia Hospital Center–Arlington Health System: A
If you had a medical mistake occur at a hospital, especially one with a low safety grade, you may want to speak with a medical mistake lawyer Washington DC to see if you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering and/or losses.
Common Medical Mistakes:
Failure to diagnose/misdiagnoses: Medical issues are literally life and death. A proper diagnosis could mean the difference between life and death. Conversely if your doctor or medical specialist fails to diagnose correctly or in a timely manner, it may result in loss of life, or negatively impacted life. If something like that has happened to you or a loved one, speaking to a medical mistake Washington DC attorney may help you decide if you want to pursue legal action.
Anesthesia errors: Improper anesthesia could make a patient slip into a coma. If you or a loved one has suffered due to local or general anesthesia errors, you can speak with an expert medical mistake lawyer to get support on your case.
Surgical errors: There is great risk involved in surgery, even in the best of situations. However, sometimes surgical errors lead to illness, revision surgery or death.
Medication Error: Prescriptions are not to be toyed with. But some pharmacies may give out medications that have incorrect dosages and the illegal prescription problem is rampant right now. If you or a family member was injured due to a medication error, speaking to a Washington DC lawyer at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. may provide the help you are looking for.
Emergency Room Errors: Things can get out of control in an emergency room and medical professionals and doctors are literally operating under extremely stressful circumstances and on top of that are often fatigued. If you or a loved one’s condition got worse because of an emergency room mistake, you may want to speak with a knowledgeable medical mistake lawyer.
Healthcare providers under the influence: Unfortunately, prescription drug abuse is a growing problem both the United States and in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, doctors, nurses and health care providers are not immune to addiction issues. If you or someone you love was treated by a medical professional who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and were injured or suffered as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for pain, suffering and/or damages.
If you, a family member or a loved one has been injured or a loved one died because of a medical mistake, don’t hesitate to consult with an expert Washington DC medical malpractice lawyer so that you can know your rights. It is important to act quickly, as there are strict time limits for filing medical malpractice cases in Washington, DC. For all your medical mistake legal questions, you can rely on at Cohen & Cohen today.
To find out if you have a medical malpractice claim that you may be entitled to compensation for, the dedicated team at Cohen & Cohen is available for a free case evaluation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By contacting them, you will be contacting a top-rated team of medical mistake attorneys Washington DC medical malpractice victims have gotten help from before.
Compensation is Not Greed
To say that there is money involved when someone suffers as the result of medical malpractice is putting it very mildly. Every individual’s situation is unique and will be considered calculable in different ways. There are many factors that need to be considered when determining how much compensation an individual and/or their family is entitled to. These may include but are not limited to:
- Doctor bills
- Medication bills
- Therapy bills
- Current loss of income
- Potential doctor bills
- Potential medication bills
- Potential therapy bills
- Potential loss of future income
- Potential short or long-term rehabilitation facility bills
- Potential home-care bills
If any one of the above is causing you anxiety over money, or something else not mentioned here that is related to a medical mistake is causing you to worry, an experienced office of medical mistake attorneys Washington DC residents trust, may help you to understand if your situation warrants a medical malpractice claim that may entitle you and your family to monetary compensation.
Establishing a Case
There are many factors that come into play when one is trying to establish a medical mistake or malpractice claim. Seeking legal counsel right away can help attorneys to build a stronger case compared to if you wait and evidence and people’s memories have had time to fade and disappear.
The statute of limitations on when you must bring a medical malpractice claim forward varies from state to state. It is important to seek the advice of lawyers who know the laws of your particular state and jurisdiction.
In order to protect the health of your potential case and to potentially protect your family’s fiscal future, call a reputable team of medical mistake attorneys Washington DC residents can rely on at Cohen & Cohen today.