All health care professionals owe a duty to their patients to provide medical treatment that meets a recognized standard of care. Doctors, surgeons, medical technicians, nurses, and other health care professionals are all held to a national standard of care within their particular area of expertise. A medical malpractice case can be brought when this standard of care was not met and a serious injury occurs. If you or somebody you love was injured and you suspect malpractice, consult a qualified Washington D.C. medical malpractice lawyer at our firm as soon as you can. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC for a consultation to discuss your legal matter.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Serving Clients in Washington, D.C.
Most medical professionals here in Washington D.C. are highly skilled and dedicated to the well-being of their patients. Unfortunately, medical professionals don’t always do right by their patients. Physicians are only human, and they make mistakes as well. If you were harmed by physician negligence or malpractice, you need an experienced attorney in your corner. You can rely on the Washington, D.C. medical malpractice lawyers from Trombly & Singer, PLLC to fight for you.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in D.C. and Maryland
Some examples of serious malpractice and wrongful death cases involving negligent treatment include:
- Birth injuries to children, such as cerebral palsy, brain damage, and Erb’s palsy, and injuries to mothers. These are among the most tragic types of medical errors.
- Cancer misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose/promptly treat cancer: cervical, colon, breast, lung, prostate, skin, and other forms of cancer because of lab negligence with pap smears and radiology negligence in mammograms, CAT scans, MRIs, and x-rays. Unfortunately, cancer misdiagnosis is far more common than it should be. When cancer goes undiagnosed, it progresses, sometimes to a point where a patient has no hope of effectively treating it. This can result in severe illness or death.
- Failure to identify and promptly treat a heart attack or stroke can have grave impacts. If you or a loved one was harmed because of a medical professional’s failure to treat a heart attack or stroke, you can depend on our Washington, D.C. medical malpractice lawyers to fight for the justice you deserve.
- Medication errors are incredibly common. Whether you or a loved one was prescribed the wrong medication, a dosage too high, or were harmed as a result of any other type of medication error, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a valid claim.
- Surgical errors and anesthesiology negligence in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopy, and podiatry surgery are more common than you may think. We have significant experience handling surgical error claims, and we can put that experience to work for you.
- Emergency room errors and negligence leading to serious harm to patients are not uncommon. Emergency rooms are frequently bustling with activity as doctors and nurses scramble to treat patients in need. Sometimes, files are lost in the shuffle, or protocol gets overlooked. Unfortunately, an error in the emergency room can be the difference between life and death. If you or a loved one was harmed in the hospital, Trombly & Singer, PLLC is on your side.
- Nursing home malpractice and negligence, including pressure sores and sepsis, are far from rare. Nursing home residents often don’t receive the level of care they deserve and need, and families who trust nursing homes to treat their loved ones with respect and dignity are left feeling betrayed and unsure of where to turn or what to do next. We are here to help.
Proving a Medical Malpractice Claim
Unfortunately, it’s not easy for victims of medical malpractice to recover their rightful compensation. If you’re a victim of medical malpractice, you, along with your Washington, D.C. medical malpractice lawyer will have to prove several things. First, you will have to prove that you were the medical professional’s patient. You will then have to prove that the medical professional diverted from or fell below the medical standard of care. The “medical standard of care” is loosely defined as the level of care or course of treatment that an otherwise reasonable physician would have followed in a similar situation. If you can prove that your physician diverted from or fell below the medical standard of care and that you were harmed as a direct result of this action (or inaction), you should have a valid claim. Our firm has helped victims of malpractice recover their rightful compensation for decades, and we are here to help you as well.
Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in Washington, D.C.
In most cases, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Washington, D.C. is three years. This means that those who’ve been harmed as a result of medical malpractice are required to bring their malpractice claim within three years of the date the accident occurred. Waiting longer than three years will typically result in them losing their right to sue. Our legal team is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today. You just need to pick up your phone and give us a call so we can get started.
Hire a Skilled Washington, D.C. Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Trombly & Singer, PLLC, has extensive experience handling complex medical negligence cases. Our firm has helped countless families and children achieve justice for the injuries that they suffered because of medical treatment that fell below the standard of care. To schedule a free legal consultation with our legal professionals, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC.