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

When you see a doctor, you trust that he or she will always provide you with the standard of care you deserve. Generally, this is the case, however, there are times where doctors behave negligently. If you believe you were harmed by a doctor’s wrongdoing, you must not wait. We are ready to help you file a medical malpractice claim against that doctor so you can receive the compensation you need to recover. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I know if a doctor’s actions qualify as medical malpractice?

First and foremost, a doctor’s treatment not going your way is not necessarily medical malpractice. To win a medical malpractice claim, you will have to prove that the doctor in question owed you a duty of care, diverted from the standard course of treatment, thus breached his or her duty of care, and that your medical condition worsened and you suffered significant damages as a result. If you can prove that you been under the care of another reasonable doctor, that doctor would not have made the same mistake and you would be in considerably better physical shape today. Unfortunately, winning medical malpractice claims is not always easy, as oftentimes, medical professionals have an aggressive team of legal professionals representing their best interests. For this reason, you need an experienced legal team of your own. That’s where we come in. We are ready to fight, tooth-and-nail, for your right to heal. All you have to do is ask.

How long do I have to sue a doctor for medical malpractice in Washington D.C.?

If you are someone who believes you have a valid medical malpractice claim, it is critical you do not wait too long to file one. Washington D.C. has a statute of limitations in place for medical malpractice claims, which is the legally acceptable window of time you will have to take legal action against a negligent doctor. Since the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim is three years, you have three years from the date of the incident to sue. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf to win you the compensation you deserve and need–all you have to do is ask.


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.