Can I Sue a Doctor For Medical Malpractice?

There are few things more frustrating, upsetting, and disconcerting than going to a physician for a medical issue, only to leave worse off than when you entered. Our firm understands how significantly these injuries can impact people and their families, which is why we are dedicated to fighting for the compensation these medical malpractice victims deserve and need. If you believe you were injured as a result of medical malpractice, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help you through the claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I sue a doctor for hurting me or making my condition worse?

You should first understand that a simple mistake is not necessarily enough to qualify for actual malpractice. To win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will have to first prove several things. You will have to verify that you were, in fact, the physician’s patient, and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. From here, you will have to demonstrate that he or she diverted from the accepted line of treatment, that you were harmed/your medical condition worsened, and that you sustained serious economic damages as a result.

To prove claims of medical malpractice, our firm will work to obtain medical records, pictures of the injuries you’ve sustained, other doctor’s opinions about your physician’s conduct, and more.

What are some examples of medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice comes in various shapes and sizes, however, the most common types of medical malpractice our firm sees are among the following:

  • Improper medication
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Hospital infections
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failing to order proper testing
  • Failing to diagnose
  • Premature discharge
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Misreading laboratory results
  • Failing to recognize symptoms

If you believe you were injured or your medical condition has worsened as a result of any of these acts of negligence, you most likely have a medical malpractice claim. Do not wait. There is a statute of limitations for these claims in Washington D.C., and if you wait too long to file, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen. The best thing you can do is pick up the phone or contact us online today so we can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve and need.

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.