Medical Malpractice Claims in D.C. | What You Need to Know

If you recently saw a medical professional because you had a health issue that needed tending to, the last thing you would expect is to leave the doctor’s office worse off than when you entered. Unfortunately, this is something that happens to more people than you may think, and if you believe you were harmed as a result of a medical professional’s negligence, there is a very good chance that you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Continue reading and contact our Washington D.C. personal injury lawyers to learn more about how we can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some examples of medical malpractice?

Unfortunately, there are a wide array of ways in which a physician can commit an act of medical malpractice. Some of the most common examples of medical malpractice are as follows:

  • Surgical errors
  • Improperly administering anesthesia
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a medication
  • Certain birth injuries
  • Hospital staff negligence
  • Failure to diagnose cancer or a disease

What determines whether someone has a valid medical malpractice claim?

If you believe that you were harmed as a result of medical malpractice, you should hire a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can work to determine whether you have a medical malpractice claim. To prove your claim, you must show that the doctor owed you a duty of care, that he or she breached that duty of care by acting in a way that an otherwise competent and reasonable physician would not have acted, and that the breach of duty of care resulted in you sustaining harm, and that harm led to significant damages. This is not always easy, which is why you need an attorney who is truly ready to fight for your right to heal.

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, which means that if you’ve been harmed at the hands of a medical professional, you cannot wait any longer than three years from the date of the incident (or the date that you discovered your injury) to sue. Waiting any longer than three years will result in you being barred from suing. Our firm is here to assist you today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.