Medical Malpractice Attorneys Providing Injured Victims in the Washington DC With The Legal Support They Deserve
Wallace Wason, PLLC, an experienced malpractice and injury law firm located minutes from Washington DC, represents victims in cases of malpractice or serious personal injury in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. Whether you or your family member have been injured or harmed by the malpractice of a doctor, dentist or attorney or have injuries caused by the recklessness, negligence or wrongful actions of others, you deserve our skilled help to find the best resolution for you and your family.
We start with compassionate legal evaluation of your medical and legal situation to find the maximum potential for compensation. Because the laws in the District of Columbia are unique, especially about malpractice lawsuits, it is vital that you consult with an experienced lawyer who is familiar with the various requirements in the DC area.
What are the Rules and Time Limits for Lawsuits in the District of Columbia?
In the District of Columbia you need to be aware of both the statute of limitations, which is the filing deadline, as well as a unique local rule for medical and dental malpractice cases that requires an earlier notice to the healthcare provider(s) against whom you plan to file suit.
The statute of limitations in the DC Superior Court system (the time limitation or deadline for filing a lawsuit) is generally three years, but the event triggering the three-year period can vary (i.e. it may start at the date of injury, or it may begin when the patient was last treated by the healthcare provider). This is somewhat different from the calculation of statutes of limitations in other locations we serve.
The rule requiring prior notification to defendants is designed to allow a defendant to consider early resolution before the legal system is engaged. In addition, there are case management and electronic filing requirements and facilities in DC that are not found in other local court systems.
Because there are so many unique rules in the District of Columbia that apply based on the specific circumstances and type of case, it is vital that you contact a practiced District of Columbia malpractice law firm to thoroughly review your case. We will provide you with a legal case evaluation and ensure your right to file a lawsuit is protected if it is the recommended course of action for you.
How Are DC Malpractice and Injury Claims Evaluated?
When you contact our malpractice law firm about your case, our skilled intake team will listen to your story, identify the responsible parties in order to recommend a course of action. We will review your injuries and their impact on your life, including aspects like your level of pain and suffering, emotional distress and mental anguish; as well as your medical bills and loss of future income in order to determine the most appropriate approach.
Sometimes the approach is to negotiate with the other parties ahead of bringing a legal action, or it may involve filing a formal Complaint for a jury trial.
Regardless, when we are retained to represent you in our Nation’s capital, Wallace Wason, PLLC and our team will fight to maximize your compensation and bring responsible parties to account for their wrongful actions.
Hire a Top Malpractice Attorney in the District of Columbia
As you can see, if you need a malpractice attorney it’s essential that you hire a law firm which has the specific knowledge to win these complicated cases. The malpractice and injury attorneys at Wallace Wason, PLLC have cumulatively spent decades offering legal support to clients facing complicated cases across our practice areas, including:
If you have a case in the District of Columbia involving malpractice or serious personal injury, including wrongful death, give us a call today to start your no-obligation case evaluation.
Prior District of Columbia Case Results
- Six figure settlement against a Washington DC practitioner for orthodontic malpractice
CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASES UNDERTAKEN