Washington D.C. medical malpractice attorney Michael M. Wilson offers medical and legal expertise
Maryland has many medical malpractice attorneys, but few can claim extensive medical knowledge as well as over 20 years of experience as a legal practitioner. Michael M. Wilson has the rare combination of being both a licensed physician and a practicing attorney. This allows him to understand medical conditions and procedures first-hand without the aid of medical consultants. His depth of understanding of these issues has allowed him to compile an impressive record of success as an advocate for patients in the Maryland area over the last 20 years.
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Negligence and injury during the delivery process are all too common. And because of the vulnerability of the patient, these injuries can have far-reaching consequences. Birth injury malpractice can include failure by hospital staff to anticipate or detect problems during birth, medication errors, improperly manipulating the baby during birth, diagnostic errors, and infections. These mistakes can cause fractures, nerve damage, paralysis, brain damage, and disorders such as cerebral palsy. When this occurs, a Maryland birth injury attorney can help recover the compensation necessary to provide the care that an injured baby requires.
Medical malpractice can turn even a simple procedure into a life-changing injury. Surgical mistakes can cause nerve damage. Diagnostic failures can allow minor ailments to become life-threatening diseases. Incorrect treatment can exacerbate medical conditions. Negligently prescribed medications can conflict with other drugs. Improperly administered anesthesia can cause lasting injury.
Medicine is complicated and even good doctors make mistakes every day. But when those mistakes result in injury to patients, the law entitles them to compensation. Maryland medical malpractice lawyers can help injured patients recover for past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, and past and future pain and suffering. While money can never reverse your injury, it can help you maintain financial security in spite of it.
Medical negligence also occurs outside of medical procedures and treatment. Every year, thousands of patients face infection during hospital stays due to inadequate sanitation procedures. Others may find their treatment hampered by poorly kept medical records. Food poisoning from improperly prepared meals can easily exacerbate a medical condition. Immobile, incapacitated, and elderly patients can suffer bedsores and dehydration due to negligence by hospital staff.
Failure to exercise proper care in these tasks can cause as much harm to a patient as a surgical or medication error. Hospitals remain legally responsible for errors by their employees. An experienced attorney can help patients in DC and Maryland who have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice or hospital negligence recover the compensation to which the law entitles them.
Contact Michael M. Wilson, medical malpractice attorney in Maryland & Washington, DC
Having a medical malpractice lawyer who is also a physician can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. For a free initial consultation with Dr. Wilson, call him at (202) 684-2889 or contact him online. Located in Washington, D.C., the practice regularly assists clients in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, including Maryland and Virginia, and throughout the United States.