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Preventable Mistakes in Hospitals

DC Medical Malpractice Lawyers & Settlements

That old saying, “To err is human” can apply just about anywhere in life, but not when it comes to medical procedures.  When someone is injured by a doctor or someone on medical staff, there is pain involved, and also the utter disbelief that something like this could have happened.

If you or a loved one is injured or passed away because of the negligence of a doctor or someone on the hospital medical staff, a DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm can help.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases

You can only imagine the long list of possible scenarios that could lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit.   Some of the most common medical malpractice cases include:

Prescription Errors – While it may seem that a doctor or other medical professionals should know what kind of medication to prescribe and the correct dosage, there are those rare occasions when the wrong medication is prescribed, or the dosage is incorrect.  This can lead to grave consequences for the patient or serious injuries.

Birth Injuries – Childbirth is supposed to be a joyous occasion for families, but tragedy can strike when a doctor or other medical professional makes a mistake.  Common childbirth injuries that lead to medical malpractice cases can include failure to diagnose medical conditions for the mother or the child.

Surgical Errors – It may seem hard to believe, but there are times when a doctor operates on the wrong area of a patient, or leaves instruments used during surgery inside the patient’s body.  These occurrences are, indeed, rare, but when it does happen, a DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer should be contacted immediately.

Misdiagnosis – Getting the wrong diagnosis or a delayed diagnosis happens more often than you may think. It may not always be easy to diagnose a patient’s ailment, but when a serious disease or ailment goes undiagnosed for a long period, the patient misses treatments that could prolong their life or cure the ailment.

Anesthesia Errors – Mistakes in anesthesia, in many cases, lead to permanent injuries or death.  Many medical malpractice claims related to anesthesia problems include failure to diagnose a patient’s medical history prior to administering the anesthesia.

There are many other DC medical malpractice claim scenarios.  Some of the other common claims are related to chiropractic care, dental treatment, emergency room errors, and many more.   Your DC Personal Injury Lawyer will look at each detail of your case and let you know if you could receive a settlement for your injuries.

Should You Pursue a DC Medical Malpractice Claim?

When you have been injured because of the negligence of a medical professional, whether it be in a hospital, an urgent care clinic, in an emergency room or any other medical setting, don’t wait to contact your DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm.   With four decades of winning millions of dollars in settlements in medical malpractice claims, your DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer will fight tenaciously to make sure you get a fair and reasonable settlement for your injuries. 

Call us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation so we can get started on your DC Medical Malpractice case immediately at (202) 785-5111.  We are here for you!

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