Understanding Medical Malpractice In DC, Maryland, and Virginia


What Is Considered Medical Malpractice?

All medical professionals whether that be doctors, nurses, surgeons, hospice workers, and other trained medical caregivers are required to take an oath. This oath dictates the way they are to perform their duties. In other words, all acts they perform are to be performed in the best interest of their patient(s). When a medical professional drastically violates this oath it is called medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission of appropriate treatment or care by a medical professional due to negligence that causes serious harm, injury, or death to a patient.

How Do I Know If I’m A Victim of Medical Malpractice?

There are different types of medical malpractice. Surgical errors, birth injuries, misdiagnoses, and prescription drug errors are just a couple of the most common medical malpractice mistakes. In surgical errors, the doctor or surgeon might forget to remove tools from the body or operate on the wrong part of the body. In some cases, the doctor will even operate on the wrong patient. In birth injuries, the doctor may overlook something in prenatal care or an incident that happens during the birthing process which can lead to severe spinal injuries or even cerebral palsy in the baby. In a medical misdiagnosis, the health care provider can fail to diagnose life-threatening injuries and conditions which can have catastrophic outcomes for the patient. For prescription drug errors, doctors can often prescribe the wrong medication or dose and even overlook the interaction of the other prescriptions the patient is taking.

In each of these cases, the doctors, hospitals, and/or doctors’ offices all have certain procedures to follow and standards of care to uphold. When they fail to follow patient safety rules, it can lead to medical malpractice.

If You Think You Are The Victim Of Medical Malpractice, Call Our Experienced Attorneys Today

Are you at the point where you’re looking for a D.C. medical malpractice lawyer because you suspect a medical mistake? We have a rigorous evaluation protocol for our cases because we want to make sure any case we commit to will make a difference in your life. If you think you have been seriously harmed by the medical industry, give us a call today at 202-393-3320 or click here to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You will speak to a real person who cares about what you’ve been through, is interested in hearing your story, and wants to help.

Remember, hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies know the lawyers who specialize in medical malpractice and those who don’t.

What is medical malpractice in D.C. or Maryland? You might have heard the term, but do you really know what it includes?

There are many forms of medical malpractice. The legal definition of medical malpractice is a breach of the standard of care, which means that the hospital, HMO, or doctor didn’t do what a reasonable or prudent health care provider would have done in the same situation. However, to have a case, you also need to show that medical malpractice caused injury or death.

When a doctor or hospital makes a conscious decision to not be safe and you are injured as a result, you might have a medical malpractice claim. If you are trying to determine if you were the victim of medical malpractice, you need to first watch this video and then call a D.C. medical malpractice lawyer.

At Donahoe Kearney, LLP, we help patients and their families who have been affected by medical malpractice in D.C. or Maryland. We are very selective in the cases we represent, and if you want to learn more, simply contact our office for a free case evaluation.

Don’t hesitate to call a D.C. medical malpractice lawyer today at (202) 393-3320. Be sure to get a copy of our free book, Getting Everything Your Special Needs Child Deserves.

How do we go about hiring knowledgeable medical experts to testify in court? We seek out doctors that we know and trust and ask how they would testify for their own injured loved ones. Insurance companies and hospitals generally use the same experts over and over again, because they say what they want to hear. Whenever possible, we use published authors and academic scholars. We only want to pursue valid medical malpractice cases, so we, therefore, need unbiased experts to help us.

The more experienced the medical expert, the more the jury can relate. The desired outcome of a case is bringing justice to a family who has been wronged and making our community safer in the future. Our team is experienced, professional, and passionate about the work we do. If you think you have a case and would like more information, then please call Donahoe Kearney at 202-393-3320.

by Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law

Experienced DC Workers’ Comp, Long Term Disability & Accident Lawyer,

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