The Medical Malpractice Claim Process
Washington, D.C. medical malpractice lawyer explains the claim process
The complexity of medical science makes filing an effective malpractice claim an exceptionally detailed and time-consuming process. With some exceptions, Maryland and Washington, D.C. claimants have three years to file a claim—and you and your Washington, D.C. or Maryland malpractice lawyers may need all that time to fully prepare your case.
Gathering the evidence
Naturally, your Washington, D.C. or Maryland malpractice lawyer needs all medical records associated with the case, but this is just a starting point. You need to make sure your attorney has full information of any action you took prior to treatment. If you specifically asked for certain tests that were not performed or were delayed, try to provide dates you made contact and the reasons for the delays.
As early as your initial consultation at the Law Offices of Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D., we review the evidence you supply and let you know what other information is needed. As a doctor and lawyer, Dr. Wilson can often help clients obtain medical records, identify witnesses, and gather other documentation needed to support their cases.
Selecting a claim method
The courtroom is not your only option in pursuing a claim. As an experienced Washington, D.C. medical malpractice attorney, Dr. Wilson carefully assesses your options and presents you with the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Filing a claim against the malpractice insurance policy of a practitioner may be a valid option for quick and fair recovery— particularly when you expect to fully recover from your injuries within a relatively short period of time. At the opposite extreme, anyone left with permanent scarring or disability may be best served by filing a lawsuit—even if the process can be a stressful and lengthy road to compensation. If you decide to take your case before a jury, the Law Offices of Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. handles the paperwork required to get your case on the court docket.
Pursuing your claim
Whatever method you choose, you need to expect resistance from insurance companies or from the opposing parties in your case. Dr. Wilson makes sure your case is built on a solid foundation of evidence. His own medical knowledge is a significant asset to every type of case—and he has impressive access to the local medical community to secure the expert witness testimony that may be required. Whether you need to handle interviews with insurance claims adjustors or if you need to testify in court, Dr. Wilson takes the time needed to carefully prepare you for anything that you need to do.
Contact Dr. Wilson, Washington DC medical malpractice attorney
Having a 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.