Washington D.C. Hospital Malpractice Attorneys
Hospital malpractice can occur in any division of a hospital. The attorneys at Bertram & Amell are experienced Washington D.C. hospital practice attorneys who are recognized by their peers and often sought after to lecture on medical errors. Located in Washington D.C., Bertram & Amell have successfully litigated various types of hospital malpractice cases, securing favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of their clients.
The critical care nature and split-second decision making required of the emergency room can result in errors and poor judgment on the part of doctors and hospital staff. Although doctors and nurses often have the best intentions, their failure to recognize certain conditions and prevent foreseeable injuries makes them liable for malpractice. Examples of emergency room error include failure to diagnose conditions, misdiagnosis, administering incorrect medication, and failure to correctly interpret lab or other test results.
Surgical and Anesthesia Error
Surgery can save life and limb, but sometimes surgery can go horribly wrong. Patients in surgery, often under anesthesia, are particularly vulnerable to infection or other injuries. A wrong knick of a scalpel or an incorrect procedure can leave patients in comas, with spinal cord injuries, strokes, or lead to death. Orthopedic surgeries also require additional attention because these surgeries involve a patient’s nerves and joints. A mistake in an orthopedic surgery can render a patient immobile with a lifetime of pain.
Damages Recoverable in Malpractice
In hospital malpractice or other medical malpractice cases, you can recover costs and expenses incurred such as past and future medical bills, lost income (including past and future income), and pain and suffering. You and your family’s health is important to us, and we understand that no amount of money can replace the loss of health. However, compensation can help pay for outstanding medical bills and alleviate pressure resulting from loss of income.
Experienced Medical & Hospital Malpractice Attorneys
Catherine Bertram and Laurie Amell (Bertram & Amell) are experienced medical malpractice attorneys who will aggressively pursue your case. Hospital malpractice cases require thorough investigation and understanding of medical errors. Bertram & Amell have the resources to successfully litigate your case. Working with medical experts and consultants, Bertram & Amell will ensure that you present the best case possible so that you can recover money damages. If you have been injured as a result of hospital or medical malpractice, it is important that you seek advice of a qualified attorney quickly. There are time limits in which to file your claim, and only an attorney can advise you on your rights. Contact Bertram & Amell today for a free initial consultation.