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Medical Malpractice in Washington, DC

Between 15,000 and 19,000 medical malpractice lawsuits are filed in the United States each year. But that just scrapes the surface of the country's medical malpractice problem. It's estimated that about 195,000 people are killed each year as a result of medical errors. If you've been the victim of a medical mistake and that error injured you, then you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Speak to a Washington, DC, medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible, because you have a limited window in which to file a lawsuit.

Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

Before hiring a Washington, DC, medical malpractice lawyer, you'll want to learn more about his or her experience, skills and qualifications to handle your case. You can typically learn more about the attorney at a preliminary meeting, also known as an initial consultation.

Bring to the meeting copies of your medical records or any other documentation related to your injury. You'll also want to bring a list of questions to ask the lawyer. Typical questions to ask include:

  • How long have you represented victims of medical malpractice?
  • Do you only represent medical malpractice victims or do you practice other types of personal injury law, too?
  • Do you think I have a viable medical malpractice claim?
  • How much money can I expect to receive if my case is successful?
  • Can you estimate how much I'll have to pay in legal fees and expenses?

Find & Hire a Washington, DC, Medical Malpractice Lawyer

You should hire a Washington, DC, med mal attorney as soon as possible after you've been injured while under a doctor's care. And can help you if you need assistance locating an attorney. Complete the form on this page or call us at 877-913-7222 to use our free service. After answering a few easy questions, we'll match you with Washington, DC, med mal lawyers in your area.