Who is the top medical malpractice lawyer Washington DC?
For a top medical malpractice lawyer in Washington DC, contact Cohen & Cohen We have successfully been helping medical malpractice victims get the compensation they are entitled to for over 25 years. If you or someone you love has been injured by something a medical practitioner did not do correctly, you may find it helpful to discuss your situation with a reliable lawyer who is licensed to practice in Washington DC and the surrounding areas. If someone close to you has died because of something a physician did (or did not) do, it may be in your best interest to enlist the help of a medical malpractice lawyer who is experienced in helping victims of medical malpractice and their families get the compensation that they deserve.
Even though there is no guarantee that a physician is always going to be able to solve a patient’s problems, they are expected to provide their patients with a level of care that meets the medical industry’s standards. When a doctor or other health care practitioner fails to meet this basic standard of care, very often patients are left suffering from injuries or illnesses that could have been avoided had the health care provider done their due diligence. When a doctor fails to provide this standard of care, it is often considered to be negligence on the part of the doctor. If it can be proven that a medical practitioner (or practitioners) was negligent in their care of a patient, the victim of this negligence and their family, may be entitled to compensation for the victim’s injuries and problems that arise as a result of these injuries.
All medical procedures and treatments have some sort of inherent risk. Even taking an over the counter medicine comes with some amount of risk. It is a physician’s duty to warn his or her patients of any risks that come with a treatment or procedure they are recommending. It is also a drug manufacturer’s duty to warn consumers of any risks that may come with taking their medications. If a physician fails to inform their patient of the risks involved in a treatment or procedure, and/or makes an error, and the patient winds up injured or otherwise unwell, the patient may have a medical malpractice claim. When a patient goes to a physician and becomes his or her patient, the patient should have a reasonable expectation that he or she will receive adequate treatment. If a treatment leaves a patient with injuries or an illness that they did not have before the treatment, or a physician fails to recommend a standard treatment for what ails the patient, the patient and their family should seek the advice of a top medical malpractice lawyer in Washington DC.
A common cause of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis. This is when a doctor or other healthcare practitioner provides a diagnosis of a patient’s problems that does not actually represent what the patient is suffering from. Common misdiagnosed conditions that may give reason for a medical malpractice claim include but are not limited to: Cancers, heart disease, strokes, yeast infections, and internal bleeding.
If you think you may need a highly rated medical malpractice attorney or are not sure if you need one, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation. Someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone you love has been injured by something a doctor did or did not do, or if someone you love has died because of this, contact Cohen & Cohen today.