The Washington DC medical malpractice attorneys of Fay Law Group represent clients throughout the District of Columbia and Maryland on serious or fatal injury claims related to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or hospital. We have decades of experience with the proof of negligence and causation in a wide range of medical diagnosis and treatment scenarios, and we use this experience to secure the best result for every client we represent.
Our medical malpractice experience includes cases involving:
- Emergency medicine
- Prenatal care and childbirth
- OB/GYN treatment and surgery
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of heart disease, cancer, or stroke
- Surgery, anesthesia, and post-operative care
- Medication errors
To learn how our experience with the investigation and presentation of medical malpractice claims can help you and your family, call us at (202) 759-7833 for a free consultation.
The Challenges of Medical Malpractice Litigation
Medical malpractice litigation is a complicated process. There are two primary legal challenges that the plaintiff must overcome on the way to proving a defendant physician or hospital's liability. First, we need to show that what the defendant did or failed to do in a given case amounted to a particular kind of mistake, or what the law calls a departure from a recognized standard of care.
Debatable errors in judgment or honest mistakes in diagnosis, treatment, or surgery do not by themselves usually support a finding of medical malpractice. You also need expert testimony through other medical professionals that the error in your case was one that a reasonably careful doctor or nurse would know better than to have committed.
The second challenge can also be difficult to meet. We need to prove a causal connection between the defendant's error and the injury or death suffered by the patient. The defendants and their insurance companies are skilled at arguing that even if the doctor was negligent, another health problem or another professional's error was more directly connected to the outcome.
Your Washington DC medical malpractice lawyer needs to provide a clear explanation of the relationship between a particular mistake and the patient's injury or death. At the same time, your lawyer needs to show how and why the opposing defense theories of causation should be rejected.
Securing Fair & Complete Compensation
Just as important as proving the defendant's liability is providing a complete and accurate damages demand. Our attorneys work closely with each client and both treating and consulting experts to make sure that no component of your damages is overlooked in settlement negotiations or at trial.
For more information about our approach to client service in medical malpractice litigation, contact Fay Law Group in Washington, DC at (202) 759-7833.