Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis LLP
District of Columbia D.C. (202) 659-5500
Virginia VA (703) 218-4410
Maryland MD (301) 345-5700
se habla español
Call today for your free consultation
ES
se habla español
Back
Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Damages Caps: A State by State Examination

Posted on April 22, 2020 to
In a medical setting, malpractice occurs when a physician, health care professional or hospital causes an injury to a patient through a negligent act or omission.  Medical negligence can occur at any stage in a patient's care, from diagnosis...
Read More

How Often Does Medical Malpractice Happen in DC?

Posted on June 13, 2019 to
Medical malpractice in Washington D.C. happens much more often than most patients realize. Patients typically assume their physicians and hospitals will treat them fairly, in accordance with accepted medical industry standards. Unfortunately, human errors and equipment malfunctions occur daily...
Read More

A Failure to Diagnose Cancer: What Are My Rights?

Posted on December 13, 2018 to
Cancer is unpredictable. A person might develop cancer due to genetics, exposure, lifestyle, or pure bad luck. Cancer development is often out of everyone’s control. But when it comes to diagnosing cancer correctly and receiving treatments quickly, that is...
Read More

Top 10 Common Reasons for a Malpractice Lawsuit

Posted on November 24, 2018 to
Medical technology today is advanced, and it is explicitly designed to reduce the number of errors in the industry. Unfortunately, medical errors are still prevalent, despite technological advancements. Furthermore, medical errors are one of the leading causes of death...
Read More

Who Is Responsible for Injuries Sustained in the Hospital?

Posted on November 13, 2018 to
When you go to the hospital, you expect to leave feeling better. Whether you are there from an injury, illness, or recovering after surgery, you trust that the physicians, nurses, assistants, and administrators all have your best interests at...
Read More

When Are Doctors Responsible for Opioid Overdoses?

Posted on September 13, 2018 to
The Opioid Epidemic has called into question the practice of a physician prescribing pain meds for unnecessary situations or failing to follow up with patients while taking these highly addictive and dangerous substances. One question that has recently come...
Read More

$2.55 Million Dollar Award for Medical Malpractice Case

Posted on July 18, 2017 to
In February 2017, Peter DePaolis was part of the successful legal team representing a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case involving an injury during spinal surgery called posterior lumbar interbody fusion.  During the surgery, a physician inserted surgical instruments...
Read More

Polls Reveal Americans Against Non-Economic Damage Limits for Claims

Posted on June 5, 2017 to
Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Victims Recover in Cases with Non-economic Damages in Nursing Home Abuse and Medical Malpractice Cases in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland Medical malpractice and nursing home lawsuits are becoming common in the United States. It...
Read More

Howard University Hospital Showing Signs of Serious Crisis

Posted on April 3, 2017 to
Malpractice Attorneys Serving Victims of Hospital Errors and Injuries throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. Initially, when Howard University Hospital opened its doors in 1862, it was notorious for its prestigious doctors and excellent care offered to people from...
Read More

Why Is This Integrative Medicine Doctor Being Sued For Medical Malpractice?

Posted on October 31, 2016 to
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia Helping Medical Error Victims A family is suing an integrative medicine doctor for medical malpractice after he knowingly failed to treat lymphoma, which is a cancer that attacks the body’s...
Read More