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Medical Malpractice

VA Should Abolish Its Medical Malpractice Damages Cap

Sad doctor thinking on surgery errors.

As a medical malpractice attorney and physician working in Washington, D.C., and Virginia, I would like to offer my full support for a proposal to eliminate Virginia’s limit on medical malpractice damages. A recent article in the Washington Post makes...

What is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death in Washington D.C.?

A woman wondering if she should file a medical malpractice claim or a wrongful death claim after her husband dies during a medical procedure.

In some cases, medical malpractice leads to the patient’s death. When the deceased’s loved ones rightfully consider legal steps to hold the at-fault healthcare providers accountable, they may wonder whether they should pursue a medical malpractice claim or wrongful death...

What is the Most Common Cause of Malpractice Suits Against Physicians?

Doctors' giving bad news to a patient.

Injuries due to medical malpractice are the third-leading cause of death in the United States after cancer and heart disease. Family members grieving the loss of a loved one due to medical error may be able to pursue compensation for their losses, such...

Attorney Michael Wilson Quoted in Courthouse News About COVID-19 Liability Claims

Covid patient to file for liability claims from being infected through healthcare professionals.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has certainly raised medical questions nationwide, but also some unprecedented legal ones. One is whether doctors and other healthcare professionals can be held liable for patients that develop COVID-19 after being treated for unrelated conditions. Michael Wilson...

What are the Basic Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Worried doctor telling bad news on wife's patient.

Many patients are harmed by medical errors every year. But not every medical error involves malpractice by the doctor or other health care provider. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional injures a patient by failing to follow the recognized...

Maryland Caps on Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Group of surgeons inside the operating room helping patient to survive.

Most hospitals, clinics, and healthcare workers in Maryland help their patients by providing quality medical care. There are times, though, when doctors and other healthcare providers make mistakes and do not fulfill the duty they have to properly care for...

How to Find Complaints Against a Doctor or Hospital

Lawyer giving notice to doctor from patient who filed for medical errors.

Today, people like to do their research before they buy goods or services. For instance, they go online to sites like Edmunds and read reviews about a certain car they want to purchase, or they check out a site like...

How to File a Complaint Against a Doctor or Hospital

Frustrated doctor being sued for medical error.

When you visit your doctor or go to the hospital, you have a reasonable expectation that your doctor will treat you with a high degree of care. Unfortunately, doctors are often overworked, have little time to devote to personalized patient...

Suing a Hospital vs. Suing the Doctor for Medical Malpractice

Lawyer talking to the doctor for medical error lawsuit.

Your medical care can go wrong in a hospital. Instead of getting better, you may instead suffer harm due to a doctor’s negligence. If this occurs, you may be eligible to sue the hospital for medical malpractice. This may be...

Can You Sue the VA for Medical Malpractice?

a doctor discussing with a patient

You may have heard that the government cannot be sued. This is simply not true. The misconception may come from the doctrine of sovereign immunity, which harkens back to our nation’s English origins and which survived for centuries. That all...

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