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  • Law Offices of Joel Finkelstein

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  • The Garrow Law Firm

    Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Washington, DC
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  • Norton Rose & Fulbright LLP

    Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Washington, DC
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  • John Jacob

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  • Yang Elizabeth

    Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Washington, DC
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  • Lewis & Tompkins, P.C.

    Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Washington, DC
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    Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Washington, DC
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  • Dugan, Babij & Tolley, LLC

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  • Crowell & Moring LLP

    Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Washington, DC
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  • Watters Keith & Associates

    Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Washington, DC
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  • Abelson Law Firm

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Washington Medical Malpractice Information

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Hospitas, doctors, and other medical staff are supposed to help patients, not injure them. Unfortuantely, when something a healthcare professional does or does not do causes a patient to be injured, he or she likely has committed medical malpractice and you may have a case.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases come in many forms. Some common types of medical malpractice cases include failure to diagnose medical conditions or misdiagnosis, surgical errors, anesthesia negligence, birth injuries and hospital negligence.

If you or a loved one was injured due to the fault of a medical professional, now is the time to act. Not only could you be entitled to compensation, but you could also hold the care providers responsible for their negligence. Speaking with an experienced Washington medical malpractice attorney can help you determine if you have a case by reviewing your medical records and, if needed, he or she will hire a medical expert to get the additional evidence needed to evaluate your claim.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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Court Locations in Washington, DC

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

430 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 879-1010

Superior Court for the District of Columbia

500 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 879-1010

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

333 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 354-3080