Hospital & Doctor Negligence in Washington DC
When going to the doctor or to a hospital makes you worse instead of better
One of the fundamental principles of medical ethics is to do no harm. Unfortunately in many cases, doctors and hospital medical staff make mistakes or fail to take necessary action that results in harm to their patients, including injuries and complications such as—
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
- Loss of medical records
- Emergency room errors
- Food poisoning
- Brain Damage
- Cranial Pressure Injuries
- Bed sores
- Anesthesia errors
- Death of patient
There are several different types of misdiagnosis considered malpractice, including wrong diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and an incorrect diagnosis of a subtype (in which the overall condition is correctly determined, but the subtype of the condition is incorrectly diagnosed). A 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 to 40 percent. However, medical science has its limitations and some conditions are inherently harder to diagnose than others. To prevail in a medical malpractice claim for misdiagnosis, you must prove that your injuries were the result of a healthcare provider's negligent actions or failure to act according to the accepted standard of care.
Dr. Michael Wilson is both an attorney and a physician, well qualified to determine if you have a valid claim of misdiagnosis.
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
- Removal of the wrong organ
- Amputation of the wrong limb
- Operating instruments left inside of the body
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.
While you are healing, let Dr. Michael Wilson help you get the compensation you deserve
As a Washington DC attorney and as a physician, Michael M. Wilson has had more than 20 years of experience holding hospitals accountable for the medical negligence of the doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, radiologists, and administrative personnel who provide services on their premises. Hospitals must adhere to medical standard of care and are required to follow the rules and procedures set forth by the state licensing boards.
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 attorney in Washington, D.C.
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.