I recently published a couple blogs about the closing of Georgetown University Hospital’s Lab and the rise in laboratory errors nationwide, which has caused patients tremendous physical and emotional anguish nationwide. I thought you might like to know about an article I read in Good Housekeeping that included some good advice about how to protect yourself from lab errors. Here are some suggestions taken from the article:
Obviously, you have every right to rely on your doctor and the labs used for testing. They should know what they are doing and take all steps necessary to ensure that your lab results are timely, accurate, and properly communicated to your physician and, if necessary, to you as well.
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About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He has been acknowledged by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all of the more than 80,000 lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also acknowledged him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in medical malpractice matters, product liability claims, and serious automobile accident claims. Mr. Zambri was recently (2011 edition) acknowledged as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers, and has also been repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine (2010)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in the country.
Mr. Zambri is regularly asked to present seminars to lawyers and doctors, as well as both medical and law students concerning medication errors, medical malpractice litigation, and safety improvements.
If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at [email protected] or call him at 202-822-1899.