Washington DC Medical Malpractice Attorney
At LawMD, our Washington DC medical malpractice attorneys have dedicated their lives to helping people who have been hurt by doctors and hospitals. The greater Washington, D.C. area is home to some of the most prominent medical institutions in the world. People from all over the globe seek out D.C. physicians and specialists to treat serious and life-threatening medical conditions.
Unfortunately, even the most highly skilled doctor can make a mistake. Even the finest hospitals can put a patient’s life in jeopardy. In a medical setting, even a small miscalculation or momentary lapse in concentration can mean the difference between life and death.
Our lawyers are highly trained litigators, and many of our attorneys are also doctors themselves. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for clients in the D.C. region. If you or a loved one has been injured due a doctor’s mistake or a hospital’s negligence, we can help you.
Medical Malpractice: A Bigger Problem than You Think
Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medical mistakes are outstripped only by heart disease and cancer. This means that more Americans die due to doctor and hospital errors than as a result of car accidents. Few people would think twice about pursuing a lawsuit for injuries caused by a car accident, but people are often hesitant to pursue compensation for harm caused by a doctor’s mistake.
One reason for this reluctance is that most people are raised to revere doctors. We are taught from a young age that doctors and other medical professionals are trustworthy and knowledgeable. This causes many people to doubt their own judgment when it comes to their health. They are told they are just imagining things, or that they’re being a pest or a complainer, even when they’re struggling with debilitating pain and mental stress.
The body is a remarkable machine. It is designed to notify the brain when something isn’t right. If you suspect you have been the victim of medical malpractice, don’t ignore what your body is trying to tell you. As physician-attorneys, we understand how difficult it is for patients to be persistent when they feel like something is wrong. Everything you have been taught tells you to keep quiet and follow the doctor’s orders. When you have been harmed by a doctor, however, your life could depend on speaking up.
The attorneys at LawMD are proud to be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves. We fight aggressively for the rights of patients. Too often, doctors and hospitals have a “circle the wagons” response when a patient suggests a doctor made a mistake. The medical community protects its own. Our lawyers know how to break through their defenses to expose negligence and substandard care. It’s what we have done for decades. We can do the same for you.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
A medical mistake can cause a lifetime of health problems. If you have been injured by a doctor, hospital, pharmacist, or other medical professional, it’s important to work with a lawyer who can help you calculate the damages you will need to cover the cost of your care and other expenses, both now and in the future. Common medical malpractice damages include money for:
- Lost wages
- Hospital bills
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of future earnings
- Emotional distress
- Costs related to special needs education
- Loss of relationship
In cases where a patient dies due to a doctor’s negligence or a hospital’s mistake, surviving family members can also receive funeral expenses and other damages.
Washington DC Medical Malpractice Attorney
Our team is made up of caring, compassionate people who believe strongly that everyone has a right to quality medical care. More importantly, we believe everyone has a right to be taken seriously. If you feel like doctors have dismissed your concerns, you don’t have to be silent any longer. Help is available.
Call LawMD today to discuss your case with an experienced Washington, DC. medical malpractice attorney. You can contact us by phone, email, or our online contact form. Help is available 24/7. We also offer free case evaluations. Call 888-MY-LAWMD ( 888-695-2963 ).