When someone trusts a doctor to treat their medical condition, the last thing they expect is for the doctor to make a careless decision and harm them further. That being said, if you are someone who recently went to a doctor and you believe that your doctor made a medication error that harmed you in some way, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. medical malpractice attorney to learn more about medication errors and how our firm can help if you have wrongly sustained an injury because of one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:
What are some examples of common medication errors?
There are various ways in which a physician can make a medication error, though some of the most common types of medication errors are as follows:
- Neglecting to warn patients of a medicine’s potential side effects
- Neglecting to review a patient’s allergy history to ensure the patient does not have an allergy to the medication
- Administering an improper dose of medication to a patient
- Prescribing the wrong medication to a patient
Do I have a valid claim against my doctor for making a medication error?
If you believe that your doctor made a medication error, you are most likely now looking to hold him or her accountable. To do so, you must hire an experienced Washington D.C. medical malpractice attorney who can prove several things. First, we will have to prove that your doctor owed you a duty of care. We will then have to prove that your doctor breached that duty of care. Finally, we will have to prove that because of the breach of duty of care, your medical condition worsened or you were otherwise harmed, causing you to sustain significant damages as a result. Our firm has years of experience with these claims, and we are ready to put that experience to work for you.
What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Washington D.C.?
If you are harmed by a medical professional, you must take legal action within Washington D.C.’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, giving you three years from the date of the incident to sue. We are ready to help today.
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