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

There are few things more upsetting than placing your trust in a doctor when you’re feeling unwell, only to have your doctor not give you the care, respect, and dedication you deserve. In many cases, when doctors fail to live up to their duties, they are actually committing a form of malpractice, and when this happens, serious injuries and ailments often occur as a result. Our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys are here to help all those who believe they were wronged by their medical professionals, and if you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, you’ve come to the right place. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable firm to learn more about medical malpractice and how we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is medical malpractice?

To start, the first thing you will have to understand is that seeing a doctor and not having your condition improve is not necessarily malpractice. To prove a medical malpractice case, our firm will have to demonstrate that the doctor owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care by failing to observe the standard course of treatment and that your medical condition worsened, harming you and costing you significant damages as a result. As long as we can prove that a reasonable medical professional would not have made the same mistake, you should recover the compensation you deserve and need to get back on your feet again.

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

If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, you must understand that you will have to file your claim within Washington D.C.’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the deadline by which all those who have been wrongly injured will have to sue. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, meaning that you will have to file your lawsuit within three years of the date of the incident of malpractice. Do not make the mistake of waiting past the three-year mark, for if you do, you will most likely permanently lose your right to sue. Our firm is here to fight for your rights 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.