Medical malpractice refers generally to negligence claims against doctors, hospitals or other health care providers. For those injured in this manner, a lawsuit against the responsible party can result in the financial compensation they need to address their medical bills, lost wages and suffering.
However, it can be difficult for plaintiffs to win these claims. You need to prove that your injuries were the result of a doctor violating a standard of care or failing to do what a reasonably prudent health care provider would do under the same or similar circumstances.
There are typically known risks associated with many medical procedures, so not everyone who experiences an injury while under medical care is entitled to bring a claim.
If there is evidence to suggest that a standard of care was violated, we generally need the expert testimony of another doctor who works in the same area. Most medical malpractice cases boil down to a fight between the competing experts as to whether the health care provider did something contrary to acceptable standards. However it can often be difficult to find the appropriate doctor who is willing to testify against one of his or her own.
Resolving The Most Complex Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice cases can be complex. But just because there are complexities and challenges to overcome, it does not mean winning is impossible. If medical negligence caused your injury, the responsible party can and must be held accountable. At The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C., our attorneys are aggressive advocates for those injured by medical mistakes and negligence. We handle a range of medical malpractice claims, including:
- Doctor errors
- Nursing errors
- Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors
- Pressure wounds or bedsores
- Birth injuries
- Falls causing injury or fracture
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Mental, physical or sexual abuse
- Hospital malpractice
- Medical malpractice wrongful death
Attorney Jeffrey Downey spent many years of his legal career defending against medical malpractice claims. He has unique insights as to how the defense will think and act. Now, as a plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Downey can use this knowledge to your advantage to anticipate and defeat the tactics of the insurance company.
Do You Have A Valid Medical Malpractice Claim? Contact Us To Find Out.
Contact our medical malpractice lawyers at 800-695-8066 to schedule an initial consultation. We have two convenient office locations in Washington, D.C., and in Alexandria, Virginia. If you cannot come to us, we can come to you.
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