DC medical mistakes can occur when doctors fail to accurately diagnose and treat a patient’s condition in a timely and effective manner.
DC medical mistakes can result in permanent or catastrophic injury to patients.
DC Medical Mistakes
According to the GW Hatchet, one woman is alleging she sustained permanent injuries and suffered excessive pain and bleeding for two days after her surgery. The unnamed woman alleges that her doctors failed to inform her of the damages that could occur as a result of this surgery, deviated from the standard of medical care, and acted with ‘ill-will and disregard for her rights.’ The woman was admitted to GW Hospital with nausea, extreme pain, and bleeding. A doctor diagnosed this as ulcerative colitis, a bowel disease, and immediately performed surgery on her in the emergency room. After the surgery, the woman continued to experience extreme pain and bleeding. Ten hours later, the surgeon came back to ‘briefly’ inspect the surgical site but did not try to correct or stop the bleeding. The bleeding did not stop until two days after her surgery, causing her to lose so much blood that she needed a blood transfusion. Now, she still experiences extreme fatigue and other side effects as a result of these events, she alleges.
If you or a loved one experiences a DC medical mistake, our attorneys can help you hold the treating physicians accountable, to prevent future mistakes from occurring. Our attorneys have decades of trial experience handling these cases, so we are well equipped to take on your medical malpractice case.
For more information on your options after experiencing a DC medical mistake, contact our attorneys at (703) 291–6650.
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