All health care professionals owe a duty to their patients to provide medical treatment that meets a recognized standard of care. Medical treatment that falls below this standard of care and results in injury is medical malpractice. Specifically, medical malpractice is when an injury or death is caused by the carelessness or negligent treatment by doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians, residents, or other health care professionals, or malfunctioning medical equipment.
If you suspect you are a victim of medical malpractice, you may have grounds for a lawsuit to recover damages. It is important to speak with an attorney to avoid having your lawsuit barred by the statute of limitations and to ensure that you have an adequate claim. Patients may die in surgery, nurses may make mistakes, and doctors may miss things on a x-ray, but this is not necessarily medical malpractice. For medical malpractice, there must be an adverse outcome and a specific breach of accepted medical standards. Furthermore, a qualified medical expert must support your claim.
The team of Washington, DC malpractice attorneys at Klaproth Law are highly trained lawyers ready to represent you in your case. In addition to legal resources and skilled trial lawyers, our medical malpractice lawyers work closely with medical experts to thoroughly evaluate your case to consult with which to consult on your behalf. Our malpractice lawyers will get you the results you deserve.
Our medical malpractice lawyers represent our clients in the following medical malpractice areas:
- Hospital errors
- Lack of informed consent
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical injuries
- Birth injuries
- Delayed diagnosis
- Improperly prescribed, dispensed, or filled medication
- Orthopedic surgical injuries
- Spinal cord stimulator injuries
- Patient neglect and nursing home abuse
- Unreasonable conduct of a physician or health care provider
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered a wrongful death due to inadequate medical care, please contact the dc medical malpractice lawyers at the law firm of Klaproth Law to find out how we can assist you in your medical malpractice case.