& Personal Injury Attorneys
Medical malpractice is a widespread problem throughout the country and many individuals are not aware of the rights they have. Our Washington DC medical malpractice attorneys focus on catastrophic cases that are often referred to us by other attorneys, doctors, or judges. We also provide strong representation in other areas of the law and are a highly distinguished law firm that you can trust.
We provide legal service in the following areas:
Medical Malpractice: Medical professionals can be negligent and can fail to deliver the quality of medical care that patients deserve. This can lead to serious ramifications for patients in their care. In many cases of medical malpractice, compensation may be owed to patient victims for additional hospital care and treatment, lost income, pain, or suffering.
Common Medical Malpractice Cases: Some forms of medical malpractice are more common than it is pleasant to acknowledge.
Hospital Malpractice: Sometimes medical errors occur due to hospital protocol, or as the result of actions taken by hospital administrators.
Urgent Care Malpractice: No one needs care more desperately than urgent care patients. With all of the excitement surrounding urgent care situations, mistakes undoubtedly occur.
Birth Injuries/Cerebral Palsy: Negligence on the part of medical staff may result in a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy. While there are a number of birth injuries that may be unavoidable in light of circumstances surrounding the pregnancy or the delivery of the child, in many instances, the medical staff can be held liable for the errors they commit during the pregnancy, delivery, and post-delivery care.
Causes & Types of Birth Injuries: There are just about as many causes of birth injuries as there are different types. Some common causes of birth injuries include:
Improper monitoring of the baby’s vitals during birth;
Improper prenatal or postnatal care;
Failure to recognize signs that the baby is struggling during childbirth;
Unnecessary use of medical implements to extract the baby during delivery; and
Improper use of force exerted on the baby during delivery.
Some common types of birth injuries are:
Broken or fractured bones;
Head and neck trauma;
Brain injuries due to insufficient oxygen levels;
Spinal cord and nerve damage;
Brain Injuries: A traumatic car accident or an injury during a sports game may lead to a brain injury, which can result in severe side effects. The extent of a brain injury is difficult to determine without a thorough medical evaluation. Victims with brain injuries or trauma may require compensation for necessary medical expenses, lost income, and more.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect: If you or a loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse and neglect, the victim deserve exceptional legal representation. Do not let you or your loved one suffer in silence.
Signs & Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse: There are many potential indications that your loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect. For instance:
Sudden weight loss;
The presence of bedsores;
Altered, secretive or scared behavior;
Indications of unexplainable injuries, such as bruising, or cuts; and/or
Indications that care is not being provided to your loved one, i.e., they are wearing unclean or soiled clothes, their bedsheets are soiled, their dental hygiene appears to be neglected, etc.
Choosing a Nursing Home: Choosing the right nursing home requires research and thoughtful consideration. Choose a place with a good reputation, good ratings, and happy residents.
Understanding Medical Records: If you or someone you love is in a nursing home and are concerned about the medical care you are receiving, it is important to understand your medical records before making a determination whether the care you are receiving is appropriate. The attorneys at Bertram & Amell can assist you with understanding your medical records.
Military Medical Malpractice: As a member of the United State military, you should be able to receive quality medical care—no matter where you are stationed. If you have been injured due to medical malpractice, we can help.
Common Military Medical Malpractice Cases: Many military members experience instances of medical malpractice, and some injuries are commonly associated with military service. We can help you if you have been the victim of military medical malpractice.
Military Medical Malpractice – Who Can Sue? As a general rule, military dependents, military retirees and veterans are able to sue for military medical malpractice for unsafe care received at a military medical facility or death/injuries caused by a military doctor.
Contingency Fee Business Litigation: Is your business facing a serious problem, but cannot afford to pay for an attorney? We offer business litigation services on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay our firm unless we win your case! Contingency fee arrangements make good business sense. Let us assist you with your business litigation issues.
Unsafe Drugs & Unsafe Products: If you have been injured by unsafe drugs or products, there are a number of legal options available to you as well as several actions you can take. Please contact our firm to get a better understanding of your rights and learn more about how our firm can help you.
Dangerous Drugs: No one ever takes a prescription or over the counter pharmaceutical drug thinking that it will cause them more harm than good. Yet defective drug claims are arising all the time. If you have been harmed by a medication that you have taken, contact our office today.
Defective Medical Devices: Medical devices are meant to enhance your life and to help you live better. When a medical device is defective, the consequences can be life-threatening. We can help you if you have a defective medical device claim.
Vaccine Injuries: Some vaccines are capable of producing very serious side effects, or rare and debilitating reactions. When you or a loved one has suffered a vaccine related injury, you need a lawyer who understands the unique aspects of a vaccine injury claim.
If you have question or would like more information please call 202-803-5800 or email Bertram Law Group to learn more. Our Washington D.C. medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys are prepared to help you today.