Over the years, we've learned that medical malpractice doesn't discriminate. It can effect young, old, rich, poor, black, white you name it.
It happens when a hospital, HMO or physician doesn't follow established patient safety rules - and makes a choice not to put the patient's safety first. And you will hear a lot of excuses for it - inexperienced interns, a faulty hospital system, a doctor in a rush, etc. but the truth is, all medical malpractice is preventable.
That's why we published Picking Up the Pieces - a parent's guide to help families talk about this difficult subject. No one wants to think it could happen to them, and everyone reacts differently - with disbelief, anger, sadness, etc. Especially when your child is involved - when a child is seriously hurt by medical malpractice, you need to make sure you do everything you can so that your child has the resources for the medical care and help he needs, and to protect him in the future.
And like most things in parenting, if you are suspicious of medical malpractice at a DC hospital, or your intuition is telling you something is not right, you need to take action to investigate whether medical malpractice affected your family.
Call us today at 203-393-3320 to get started on your journey. It's free, no obligation and confidential, of course.