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Washington, DC Failure to Treat Lawyer

Patient-doctor relationships are anchored by confidence in the doctor’s competence to do their job. If you or your loved one has seen a medical practitioner to get answers and solutions, you’ve trusted that practitioner to treat the symptoms and ultimately the condition.

When medical personnel fails to treat the condition, the result is a breach of trust. Failure to treat can lead to delaying lifesaving treatment, further suffering, or even death for a patient. If a medical practitioner has failed to treat a condition for you or your loved one, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Washington, DC failure to treat lawyer can help you with your malpractice claim.

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What Happens When Doctors Fail to Treat?

A medical professional’s failure to treat may leave you or your loved one struggling to cope with a new reality of pain, loss, and financial burden. Bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit—which can be challenging to win—may seem daunting, but at Regan Zambri Long PLLC, our medical malpractice attorneys in Washington, DC are ready to help you get the justice you deserve.

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The legal team at Regan Zambri Long PLLC has more than 100 years of combined experience in creating personalized case strategies to win you the compensation you deserve for your medical injury case. Our team will walk you through every step of the process of your medical malpractice claim. Our track record of success speaks for itself and you can rest assured that we will work hard to achieve the most favorable results for your failure-to-treat case.

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How Do I Know if My Doctor Has Failed to Treat an Illness or Injury?

A medical professional’s failure to treat a serious condition can touch a patient’s life in many ways, from mental and physical pain to death in some cases. Failure to treat can also become a financial burden through lost wages and increased medical expenses as the patient continues to search for solutions for the medical condition.

Failure to treat hinges on proving the provider’s negligence; the negligence can either be very specific or it can be more general. Some failure to treat examples include:

  • Failure to assess or monitor a condition
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Missed or delayed diagnosis
  • Ignoring a potential diagnosis
  • Failing to order or perform required tests
  • Not properly conducting or interpreting tests, leading to diagnostic error
  • Does not refer the patient to a specialist
  • Fail to recognize the urgency of the condition and the need for treatment
  • Does not disclose treatment options and/or treatment risks
  • Failure to treat a patient because of insurance questions or lack of insurance
  • Failure to adhere to accepted standards of care
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Why Do Failure to Treat Cases Occur?

A medical practitioner may commit malpractice without malicious intent. A lawsuit does not imply that the healthcare provider meant to harm you or your loved one, rather than the quality of care received was not following the standards of care recognized by the law and substandard care caused direct damage to the patient — usually in the form of physical or mental pain or lost wages or work capacity.

Many failure to treat cases stem from human error, which includes confirmation biases or giving preference to one symptom at the dismissal of other symptoms, leading to a medical professional failing to treat the condition.

If any of these failure to treat examples apply to your situation or you have otherwise been neglected or dismissed by a medical professional, schedule a free consultation with our experienced Washington, DC accident lawyers.

Why Choose Regan Zambri Long as Your Failure to Treat Attorneys?

The Washington, DC failure to treat lawyers at Regan Zambri Long can help you receive the compensation you need for your failure to treat injuries. For over three decades, Regan Zambri Long has been the go-to firm for misdiagnosed and mistreated patients and their families. We have a deep understanding of medical malpractice laws and have earned national recognition for our work on behalf of injured claimants.The firm has been named among the Best Lawyers in America, the top 1 percent in the country, Super Lawyers, and one of the Best Law Firms by the U.S. News and World Report.

Our medical negligence team is led by nurse attorney Jacqueline T. Colclough, who has the experience necessary to handle these types of claims. As a registered nurse, Jackie relies on her years of experience to help our clients achieve compensation for their claims.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know if My Care Was Up to Standard?

Standard of care is a legal term, not a medical term, and one that encompasses the skill and care the average provider has while accounting for available knowledge in the field or specialty. The standard of care is “typically based on the hypothetical practices of a reasonably competent health care professional in the same or similar community.”

While ordinary negligence hinges on reasonableness, medical malpractice considers customary practices of similar providers. Receiving care you are unhappy with isn’t grounds for a malpractice suit, but if the average competent medical care provider would have provided different care for your condition leading to better results you may be entitled to compensation.

Who Can Be Held Responsible for Failure to Treat a Medical Condition in Washington, DC?

The party or parties responsible for malpractice can vary from case to case, but any medical personnel acting in an official capacity can be responsible for their own negligence if that care has directly damaged the patient. The provider could be a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, or surgeon. In some cases, hospitals can be held responsible for allowing unqualified professionals to provide care or for failing to maintain adequate staffing levels to ensure quality care.

The Washington, DC failure to treat attorneys at Regan Zambri Long can help you determine the best course of action for the mistreatment or misdiagnosis you or your loved one has experienced.

How Do I Prepare for My Free Consultation?

Preparing a list of healthcare providers you’ve seen for the condition in question, a summary of prescribed treatments, relevant correspondence and documents, and a list of questions will help you have the most comprehensive consultation possible. Some information you may want to ask your attorney includes:

Your consultation is the first step on the journey, but Regan Zambri Long is your partner for justice, no matter how long it takes. We work on a contingency basis. What this means is that our clients do not have to pay a lawyer’s fee for their case until it is resolved. If we are successful in getting you the compensation you deserve, then we will take a small percentage out of your settlement or verdict. However, if we are not successful, you do not owe us a fee.

Our Washington, DC personal injury lawyers have handled hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits in the Washington, DC area. As a registered nurse and a practicing lawyer, Partner Jacqueline T. Colclough has both the experience and the medical knowledge that’s needed for a failure to treat negligence case. Regan Zambri Long has received some of the largest settlements and verdicts for medical malpractice victims, and we are ready to speak with you today to learn more about your claim and to see how we can help. Schedule a free consultation today.

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Have you or your loved one sustained injuries in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia? Regan Zambri Long PLLC has the best lawyers in the country to analyze your case and answer the questions you may have.

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