Here is a tragic real life story that is every parent's nightmare.
Your baby is having trouble breathing. You call the pediatrician who tells you to go to the hospital. You rush to the emergency room.
The hospital doctors don't examine the baby, who is struggling to breathe. By the time they do, her body temperature has dropped and she is turning blue. After several days, they discover the baby was born with a heart defect and she is transferred to another hospital where they perform a successful surgery.
But the initial lack of oxygen causes permanent brain damage and the child is left with significant disabilities.
This was a real case that happened - and a jury determined the hospital, pediatrician and neonatologist involved were responsible for the child's damages. Click here to read the story
We've had several medical malpractice cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia where delay in examining the patient or in starting treatment was a critical factor and led to serious injuries.