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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 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

  • 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;
      • Paralysis; and
      • Cerebral palsy.

Brain Injuries

  • 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 | Elder Abuse

  • 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 & Murphy can assist you with understanding your medical records.

If you have questions or would like more information please call 202-335-0185 or email Bertram & Murphy to learn more. Our Washington D.C. medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys are prepared to help you today.

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