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Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Washington DC Hospital Negligence Attorney

Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Washington DC Can Fight for You

One of the fundamental principles of medical ethics is to do no harm. Unfortunately, in many cases, doctors and hospital medical staff commit errors or fail to take necessary action, which results in harm to their patients such as:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Blindness
  • Quadriplegia
  • Infections
  • Loss of medical records
  • Emergency room errors
  • Food poisoning
  • Brain Damage
  • Cranial Pressure Injuries
  • Bed sores
  • Dehydration
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Death of patient
  • Stroke
  • Amputation

If you or someone you love was harmed due to hospital negligence, contact our Washington DC hospital negligence lawyers today.

Types of Misdiagnosis

There are several different types of misdiagnosis that are considered medical malpractice, including:

  • Wrong diagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Incorrect diagnosis of a subtype

Failure to correctly diagnose a condition can cause the condition to worsen. In extreme cases, such as a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer, this negligence can result in the patient’s death. Emergency rooms and intensive care units are responsible for the largest number of medical mistakes, with misdiagnosis rates as high as 20 – 40%. Medical science has its limitations, and some conditions are inherently harder to diagnose than others.

In cases involving the incorrect diagnosis of a subtype, the overall condition is correctly determined, but the subtype of the condition is incorrectly diagnosed. To prevail in a medical malpractice claim for misdiagnosis, you must prove that your injuries were the result of a healthcare provider's negligence or failure to act according to the accepted standard of care.

Types of Surgical Error

A surgeon's error can have devastating and long-term effects. A surgical error can compound an existing problem or create new injuries to the patient. Such errors range from mistakes made during surgery to operating on the wrong body part. Common surgical errors and their results include:

  • Cut arteries
  • Perforated bowels
  • Operating on the wrong organ
  • Disfigurement
  • Paralysis
  • Removal of the wrong organ
  • Amputation of the wrong limb
  • Operating instruments left inside of the body

Understanding Medication Errors

Errors in prescribing medication are among the most common medical mistakes in the nation. According to a report by the Institute of Medicine, a department of the National Academies, nearly 1.5 million people are injured every year as a result of medication errors. The report also indicates that the extra cost of treating drug-related injuries stemming from medication errors amounts to $3.5 billion. The study found that nearly 400,000 drug-related injuries occurred in hospitals and 800,000 occurred in long-term healthcare facilities.

Let Dr. Michael Wilson Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve

As a Washington DC attorney and as a physician, Michael M. Wilso is backed by more than 20 years of experience holding hospitals accountable for the medical negligence of the following medical professionals:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nurses
  • Radiologists
  • Administrative personnel

When preparing your hospital or doctor negligence case, Dr. Wilson fully examines all available evidence, including medical records, charts, and reports. He evaluates all aspects of carelessness, failure to follow rules and procedures, and physician negligence. Dr. Wilson seeks to obtain compensation for your pain, suffering, lost wages, and other damages either by skillful negotiation with the hospital's insurance carrier or by presenting the evidence at a jury trial. In fact, Dr. Wilson has won every case he brought to a jury over the past five years.

Contact Michael M. Wilson, Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Washington DC

Located in Washington, D.C., the practice regularly assists clients in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, including Maryland and Virginia, Montgomery County, Baltimore County, Prince George's County, and Baltimore City. We also help clients throughout the state of Virginia, including Prince William, Loudoun, Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax counties.

For a free initial consultation with Dr. Wilson, call our firm to speak with a hospital negligence lawyer in Washington DC.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Not admitted in Maryland or Virginia.