Who is the best medical malpractice lawyer in Washington DC?
If you need one of the best medical malpractice lawyer in Washington DC, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. In their 30+ years of practicing law and successfully protecting their client’s rights, Cohen & Cohen, P.C. has developed a good reputation which makes them highly recommended by the DC community. The firm and individual lawyers in it have received numerous awards and accolades since they first opened their doors in 1993. They have won many high profile cases along with countless cases that did not come into the public spotlight.
The United States is undergoing a new Age of Information. We have made many breakthroughs in the science of medicine. Our ways for disseminating this information have them traveling at speeds they did not have the capacity to move at in previous decades. Even though people are living longer, healthier lives because of our advances in the medical field, people are still getting injured and dying because of medical malpractice. Even though we hear about problems people have had with doctors, on the news and through friends and family on a fairly regular basis, most of us do not expect to be the subject of this kind of story.
An unfortunate reality is that many people who go to a doctor for a routine procedure or surgery, wind up worse off than they were before a doctor (or other health practitioner) “treated” them. As well, many people who go to a doctor are misdiagnosed and undergo unnecessary treatments. Other similar scenarios include when a patient is not diagnosed at all and their problem goes untreated. People who have this experience can wind up with lifelong health problems and complications. In the worst case scenarios, people die because of their doctor’s “treatment”.
As defined in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission by a physician or other healthcare practitioner during the treatment of a patient, that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community; and causes injury to the patient. Medical malpractice is a specific subset of tort law that deals with professional negligence. In legal terms, when the word “negligence” is used to describe a doctor’s behavior it is a failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to their patient. Another way to define medical malpractice is, a doctor’s failure to exercise the care towards others which a reasonable or prudent person would do in the circumstances, or taking action which such a reasonable person would not. Negligence is accidental and is distinguishable from “intentional torts” and crimes (even though a crime can also constitute negligence.)
In simpler terms, if a doctor does something to a patient that they should not have done, or does not do something that they should have done, the patient and their family may be entitled to compensation for the patient’s injuries and complications that are a direct result of the doctor’s actions.
If you are looking for one of the best medical malpractice lawyers in Washington DC and the surrounding areas, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation, today.