Dental and medical malpractice lawyers have to prove in court that their clients received substandard care that caused injury. That is why JD.MD offers lawyers case evaluations to determine if a case has merit, as well as dental and medical expert witness services. We want to help strengthen your clients’ cases in court for positive outcomes.
Specialists must practice medicine within the scope of their qualifications and according to what is required by national standards. Washington DC medical malpractice cases occur when doctors do not use the utmost care when treating patients. Negligence can cause injury, illness, and even death when a medical or dental professional makes an error.
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), it costs thousands of dollars to not only defend physicians in medical malpractice cases but to also pay medical liability claims awarded to victims. Medical malpractice is also responsible for more than 200,000 fatalities per year, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Health Care in the District of Columbia
The District of Columbia has approximately 6,000 primary care physicians and specialists to care for a total residential population of over 650,000. With a health care budget of at least $6.2 million, residents expect professional and standardized care when it comes to medical and dental care, including surgical procedures, hospital visits, diagnoses, and medical and dental check-ups.
Here are a few of District of Columbia’s latest health care statistics:
- 19% of adults still smoke
- 54% of people are considered obese or overweight
- Just over 50% of adults participate in 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activities per week
- Only 71% visit the dental clinic in a year
- There are 691 professionally active dentists
Services for Medical Malpractice in the District of Columbia
JD.MD has provided lawyers with case evaluations and expert witness services for over 35 years. We take pride in offering unbiased and expert analyses by outlining cases’ strengths and weaknesses. If your case has merit, JD.MD will offer a dental or medical expert witness in the same field as the health care professional, who committed malpractice.
We offer dental and medical expert witnesses in all specialties including, but not limited to:
- Cardiovascular Surgery
- Sports Medicine
Contact us today for more information about our services to help increase the likelihood of receiving compensation for your clients, who are the victims of medical and dental malpractice.