Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Washington, DC
Injured By a Negligent Health Care Professional?
Amazing innovations in medical science and technology have allowed medical professionals to treat ailments for which there were once no cures, to alleviate pain, and to help patients live healthier and more productive lives. While these achievements have revolutionized the ways in which society heals the sick and injured, the fact remains that no amount of technology will eliminate the potential for human error, mistakes, and negligence.
When it comes to seeking medical treatment, patients have every right to believe that their physician and all attending health care providers will uphold a certain standard of care. Although there will always be a certain level of infallibility and a certain margin of error in all medical procedures and treatment, there is simply no excuse for carelessness. If you are harmed as a result of a medical negligence, you may have grounds to bring a claim.
If you or a loved one are a victim of medical malpractice, contact our firm. Our malpractice attorneys in Washington DC offer FREE consultations.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
If you or your loved one has been harmed by a medical professional who committed an act of negligence or failed to uphold their duty to provide reasonable care, then you may be eligible to recover your damages by filing a medical malpractice claim. These claims focus on establishing clear and convincing evidence that a medical professional breached their duty or failed to meet the accepted standards of their profession when providing care.
Medical malpractice claims are commonly filed due to:
- Birth injuries, including injuries to mothers and newborns
- Diagnostic errors, including misdiagnoses and failures to diagnose
- Emergency room errors
- Surgical errors
- Medication and prescription errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Fatal medical errors
Regardless of what your unique situation may entail, you can be confident that the Washington, DC medical malpractice lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. will invest the time, energy, and commitment needed to personally evaluate your case. Our legal team places an emphasis on individualized service, and we make sure to thoroughly clarify all aspects of your situation and your eligibility to pursue a medical negligence claim.
If I Signed a Consent Form, Can I Still File a Lawsuit?
Yes. Just because you signed a form allowing a healthcare provider to treat you does not mean that they can commit medical malpractice. Even though a consent form usually states the known risks that are associated with the treatment, it does not allow the doctor to deviate from the standard of care expected.
Why You Should Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you are hurt as a result of a healthcare provider, it is your right to be compensated for not only current, but also future medical bills. Also, you deserve to be compensated for any pain, inconvenience, loss of work, suffering, or grief that you have experienced as a result of medical negligence.
When you file a medical malpractice claim, an insurance adjuster will represent the healthcare provider. Their job is to provide you with as little compensation as possible. An insurance adjuster works for their insurance company, and will work hard to save the insurance company as much money as possible. This is why you need a medical negligence lawyer who will work to protect your interests and legal rights.
A medical malpractice attorney will work with the insurance adjuster in order to determine the most appropriate amount of compensation. Without a lawyer, however, the insurance adjuster could take advantage of you, and prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve.
How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland all have statutes of limitations that determine how much time you have to file a lawsuit. In order to find out what the statute of limitations is in your state, contact an experienced medical negligence lawyer at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel. During your free consultation they will not only help determine if you have a good case or not, but also inform you of how much time you have to file your case.
How Long Will It Take to Settle My Case?
It is hard to say how long it will take to settle your claim. Most claims, including medical negligence claims, are settled before they go to trial. The most important thing is that you recover from the medical negligence. Sometimes a claim takes many months or years to be settled; other times, it’s settled rather quickly. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can review the facts of your case and give you an idea how long the process will take.
Contact Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.
Proven trial lawyers, seasoned legal warriors, and compassionate, genuine people, our legal team has demonstrated that we always fight relentlessly on behalf of the victims and families we represent. We know that medical malpractice can physically, emotionally, and financially devastate victims and their loved ones.
We make it a point to always support our clients, guide them through their legal journey step by step, and fight for the best possible resolutions. Trust in a firm that brings more than 90 years of experience and hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation recoveries to the fight. Call Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.
Ready to get started on your case? Contact a Washington, DC medical malpractice lawyer at our firm to find out how we can help: (202) 659-8600. The lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. work on a contingency basis. This means you don’t have to pay unless you are compensated for your injuries.