If a patient was injured in the hospital, how do you prove a medical malpractice case against a hospital in D.C.?

Medical Malpractice Cases Against Hospital in D.C.


In medical malpractice cases in the District of Columbia, hospitals owe the same duty of care to their patients as doctors, HMOs and other health care providers.  They cannot violate patient safety rules.  And when a hospital employee - a doctor, nurse, resident, etc. commits medical malpractice, the hospital is responsible.   

Other times, there may be communication errors or system failures that cause a patient to "fall through the cracks."  For example, a radiologist does not communicate MRI findings to the doctor who ordered the patients test, or there is no system for checking the amount and type of medication a patient should get. 

If you think you have a medical malpractice case against a hospital in D.C., an experienced D.C. medical malpractice attorney will also review the actions of attending physicians and specialists who may not be employed by the hospital and would need to be separate defendants in any medical malpractice case.

The key is to get the best DC medical malpractice lawyers for your case against the hospital.  We're not for everyone - we only take cases for severely injured patients who can't care for themselves because of medical malpractice - those are the people we've dedicated our lives to helping.

So if someone in your family has suffered a severe injury because of medical malpractice - cerebral palsy, brain damage, paralysis - call us to see if we are right for you and your family.

Don't delay - these cases take time to investigate and analyze and we have a specific system and process for this analysis that we share with the families we work with - so call us at (202) 393 - 3320 to get started.