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Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Washington DC

Washington, D.C. Medical Malpractice Attorney with a Medical Background

The Statistics Are Staggering:

Injuries due to medical malpractice are the third leading cause of death in the United States after cancer and heart disease. As reported in the July 26, 2000 edition of Journal of the American Medical Association, there are:

  • 2,000 deaths annually from unnecessary surgery
  • 7,000 deaths annually from medication errors in hospitals
  • 20,000 deaths annually from other errors in hospitals
  • 80,000 deaths annually from infections in hospitals
  • 106,000 deaths annually from adverse effects of medications

More than 225,000 people in the U.S. die annually from iatrogenic (doctor-induced) causes, including the following:

  • Misdiagnosis / failure to diagnose
  • Delayed diagnosis which caused a permanent injury
  • Wrong anesthesia
  • Surgical errors
  • Labor and delivery injuries
  • Medical mistake
  • Prescription drug errors
  • Misuse of medical devices
  • Birth injuries or trauma
  • Failure to treat
  • Failure to monitor

When you place trust in our healthcare professionals, you have the right to expect a high level of expertise from them. When a healthcare professional harms you or a family member due to negligence or mistake, it is crucial you contact a Washington DC medical malpractice attorney to obtain compensation for your damages or the injuries to your loved one.

Proving Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

To prevail in a medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff must clearly demonstrate:

  • Negligence on the part of the medical professional
  • Misconduct, showing that the medical professional did not provide the standard of care that other professionals would have provided
  • Damages or injury
  • Proximate or immediate cause

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Washington DC

In the Washington, D.C. metro area, contact the medical malpractice law firm of Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. for experienced and quality representation. Dr. Wilson is not only an attorney with more than 25 years of medical malpractice experience, he is also a physician with a medical degree from Georgetown University. That combination makes Dr. Wilson uniquely qualified to investigate and evaluate medical malpractice cases. Dr. Wilson has obtained more than $88 million dollars of compensation for his clients.

For a free initial consultation with Dr. Wilson, call him at (202) 684-2889 or contact him online.

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