Can I Sue a Doctor For a Medication Error in Washington D.C.?

There are few things more frustrating, insulting, and damaging than being harmed by a medical professional. That is why if your doctor failed to properly medicate you, you may now be seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Fortunately, our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys are here to help. Please read on to learn more about medical malpractice and how our firm can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most frequent medication errors?

Some of the most frequent medication errors our firm sees include failing to warn patients of a medicine’s potential side effects, failing to ensure the patient does not have an allergy to the medication, improperly dosing a patient or prescribing a patient the wrong medication, and more.

How can I sue a doctor for making a medication error?

Fortunately, in many cases, those harmed by their doctors may file a medical malpractice lawsuit to help them win the compensation they need. However, these cases are notoriously difficult to win, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof. To win a medical malpractice claim, you will first have to show documentation that proves the doctor in question was, in fact, your doctor, and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. From here, you will have to prove your physician broke that duty of care, injuring you and causing you to suffer severe damages as a result. Oftentimes, a medical malpractice lawsuit can bar a doctor from practicing, so you can expect that doctor will hire experienced legal counsel to disprove your claim and deny you the compensation you need. That is why you must do the same. Our firm can help.

How long do I have to sue a doctor for medical malpractice in Washington D.C.?

In Washington D.C., individuals have three years from the date of their injury to sue a negligent doctor. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations, and if you wait past the three-year limit, you will lose your right to sue. Do not let this happen. Our firm is here to begin the claims process as soon as possible–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.