Washington DC Hospital Malpractice Attorney
Hospitals are meant to be a place of remedy and healing. However, there are occasions where hospital patients suffer great injury and even death due to the mistakes or negligence of a hospital employee. For these individuals and their families, a legal claim against the hospital can result in fair compensation for their injuries, suffering and losses.
Challenges In Hospital Malpractice Claims In Virginia, Maryland And Washington, D.C.
Not all injuries sustained in a hospital can be considered malpractice. For example, if you undergo a risky surgery, the hospital will generally not be held responsible for any complications that arise.
In addition, your ability to bring a hospital malpractice claim will depend upon whose negligence caused your injuries. The hospital is only responsible for the actions of its own employees, such as EMTs and nurses. Most doctors are not actually employed by hospitals, they are contracted. If a doctor’s error caused your injury, there may be other avenues of remedy through a general medical malpractice claim.
Building Your Hospital Malpractice Case
At The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C., our first job is to assess your case and give you an honest opinion as to the merits of your claim. Once we decide to proceed, we will work with the necessary medical experts to establish hospital liability. While the insurers will likely deny hospital responsibility, attorney Jeffrey Downey knows how to overcome these arguments. He spent many years defending insurers in medical malpractice claims. Now, serving plaintiffs only, he has the knowledge and experience to advise his client on the defense tactics and how to challenge them. The first step in any medical malpractice case is to obtain and review the medical record of the health care provider in question.
Claims against hospitals can also be filed for nonmedical negligence such as when a patient or visitor slips and falls on a slippery floor. Learn more about premises liability claims.
Contact Our Lawyers For Help With Your Claim
If you were injured in a hospital due to a staff or nursing error, contact our law firm at 703-564-7318. Our hospital malpractice lawyers offer free, no-obligation consultations for all prospective clients. For your convenience, we have office locations in Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Virginia. If you can’t come to us, we can come to you.