Posted on Dec 03, 2018

Wrongful Death From Medical Malpractice In DC, Maryland, And VirginiaDeath Case Leads To Massive Verdict Award

Wrongful death is a term that we use to describe a death that could have been prevented if not for the negligence and malpractice of a physician or hospital, HMO, or another type of healthcare facility in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia.  And here is a story of wrongful death due to medical malpractice and what happened to Carrie DeJongh, an Iowa woman who died of anaphylactic shock after coming to the hospital for a routine MRI.

She was forty years old and left a husband and four children behind.

Carrie was allergic to the contrast dye that they used in her MRI, which would not have been lethal but the doctor failed to administer epinephrine, which could have reversed the allergic shock. This is a violation of what is called "Patient Safety Rules."  They are rules or standards that govern medical treatment (what doctors, hospitals, HMOs, doctors, and nurses are supposed to do under the circumstances) and keep patients safe.

Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Have Experience In Wrongful Death Cases

We have had similar case results and seen tragic results of medical malpractice like this with some of our medical malpractice clients. We fight really hard for our clients in DC, Maryland, and Virginia because our clients have had catastrophic injuries and they need resources to afford their medical treatment, special-needs care, sometimes round-the-clock nursing, and other types of significant expenses they wouldn't be able to afford without the settlement or verdict. We fight hard for mothers who have experienced preeclampsia, children who have developmental delays and Cerebral Palsy, victims of sepsis and amputation, and other types of life-threatening injuries and deaths. And we only take cases where we think we can get a significant settlement or verdict in DC, Maryland, and Virginia that will help you and your family. 

So, if you have questions about medical malpractice, or think you might have a case against a physician, hospital, HMO, or other types of medical facilities, give us a call today. There's no risk or obligation, and you don't have to worry about whether or not you can afford an attorney because if we don't make a recovery, we don't get paid. 

Call Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today

Have you been a victim of a medical mistake in DC, Maryland, or Virginia and aren't sure what your next step might be? Call us today for a free, no-obligation confidential phone call, where we will listen to your story - just call our new case specialists at 202-393-3320. What have you got to lose? Call us today.

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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