Medical negligence DC can occur any time a doctor has provided sub-standard care to a patient, often leading to permanent injuries or even death.
When incidences of medical negligence DC occur, it is important to hold individuals or institutions accountable, to prevent future incidences from occurring.
Medical Negligence DC in USA Today
Perry Charnoff is proud to represent the wonderful Leonard family as they fight to obtain justice in this medical negligence DC case. USA Today describes how Carol Leonard, grandmother of six, underwent minor thyroid surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Carol and her family were told that this surgery was routine and that she would be out of the hospital the next morning or even the same day. However, she contracted a strep infection and then sepsis while in the hospital, which led to her unexpected death.
This simple thyroid surgery took place only five months after Washington’s health department issued an August 2016 report describing sewage leaks in several operating rooms. These problems continued through August 2017. Employees were said to have described these sewage leaks as ‘black water’ leaks. Furthermore, USA Today states, “The recent report, which was not provided after USA TODAY filed a Freedom of Information Act request last fall, shows the hospital was placed in ‘immediate jeopardy’ of losing its Medicare and Medicaid funding, because of its failure to protect patients.” MedStar Washington Hospital Center denies negligence and that the sewage leaks occurred in the operating room where Mrs. Leonard’s surgery took place.
Do You Have a Case?
If you believe that you may have a medical negligence DC case, it is important to reach out to an experienced attorney. At Perry Charnoff, our lawyers have significant experience with trying these cases. We work closely with experts in the medical field to fully comprehend the nuances of each of these cases. And named partner, Scott Perry, was recently voted medical malpractice lawyer of the year for Washington, DC.