Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Preventable errors caused by medical malpractice can be life-changing. If you have been injured or lost a loved one, it can be difficult to find the resources and support needed to recover.
The Washington, D.C. medical malpractice lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan have decades of experience fighting for the rights of those injured by medical negligence. We have obtained more than $130,000,000 in successful verdicts and settlements and put our full resources behind every case.
There are no upfront costs, we will evaluate your claim through a free, no obligation consultation and we only get paid when we obtain a settlement or recovery for your claim.
Speak with someone from our team 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (888) 213-8140.
Hold Responsible Parties Accountable
Whether you suffered injuries during surgery, in a doctors office, while staying in a hospital or at a walk-in medical clinic, medical malpractice can happen anywhere. Any medical professional or medical entity can be held liable for medical negligence.
With decades of experience representing the injured, our team of experienced legal professionals has successfully represented cases on behalf of injured patients. Responsible parties often include:
- Nursing Homes
- Walk-in Medical Clinics
- Nurses Aides
Some of the most common forms of medical negligence include:
- Anesthesia Mistakes
- Birth Injuries
- Misdiagnosis of a Condition Like Cancer
- Surgical Errors
- Prescription Drug Errors
- Improper Use of Medical Equipment
- Failure to Monitor Patients
- Failure to Diagnose a Medical Condition
If you are suffering because of the negligence of a medical professional, contact our Washington, D.C., medical malpractice lawyers right away. Statute of limitations here require that malpractice cases be filed within 3 years of receiving the injury.
Proving Medical Malpractice
Our medical malpractice lawyers have a detailed knowledge of malpractice laws in D.C.
If you believe that your injuries were the result of a negligent medical professional, we will investigate your claim and establish a strong legal case to help you obtain the justice you deserve for your injuries.
There are four elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit that a plaintiff must prove:
Duty of Care: The patient must prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed and that a medical duty was owed to the patient. This happens when a doctor or a medical facility accepts responsibility for the care of a patient.
Breach of Duty: It must then be proven that that duty was breached. This means that the medical provider did not meet the standard of care that is expected from a health care provider, which means they did not act in a manner that is consistent with the way other practitioners would act under the same circumstances.
Causation: The patient must then prove that a medical professionals breach of duty caused the patient injury. This means that the plaintiff must prove through medical documents, affidavits and testimony that the injuries were caused by the defendant.
Damages: It must be proven that a medical professionals negligence caused an injury that resulted in damages to the patient. Damages can include both economic and non-economic, such as lost wages, additional medical bills and treatments, pain and suffering, or a loss in ability to earn future wages.
Contact Our Washington D.C Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
Medical malpractice lawsuits are more complex than other types of cases and require significant resources and attention to detail in order to be successful. Our attorneys have decades of experience litigating this type of personal injury case and are dedicated to helping the injured get the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
With an office in downtown Washington, D.C., Goldberg Finnegan proudly serves those throughout the city and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free consultation to review your claim.