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Pre-existing Condition Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Washington, D.C.

Do You Have a Pre-existing Condition? Would You Like to File a Medical Malpractice Claim? Call Us!

To prove that a doctor or other medical professional committed an act of medical malpractice, a plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant failed to provide them with the care they needed and that they suffered an injury as a result. Doing this can be slightly complicated if you have a pre-existing condition. It is likely that the defendant will attempt to claim that the injuries caused by their negligence were actually a result of your pre-existing condition.

At LawMD, our pre-existing condition medical malpractice lawyers in Washington, D.C. are prepared to represent you against negligent doctors and hospitals. With our team, there is no need to seek the assistance of medical experts — we are the experts.

For assistance from our legal team, send us a messageor call (888) 695-2963 to schedule a free consultation.

What is a Pre-existing Condition?

The term “pre-existing condition” is used in the health insurance industry to describe a medical condition that a policyholder had before they purchased a policy or began collecting their benefits. Although “pre-existing condition” is primarily an insurance term, it can also be applied in cases of medical malpractice.

In relation to medical malpractice, a pre-existing condition may be a health issue that the injury victim was living with before the malpractice occurred. A defendant (such as an injured patient’s doctor) may point to a pre-existing condition as the alleged cause of a plaintiff’s injuries, rather than their negligence.

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit if I Have a Pre-existing Condition?

Yes, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit if you have a pre-existing condition. As a victim of medical negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. It is true that having a pre-existing condition can complicate a medical malpractice claim, but this is only because negligent parties attempt to use this knowledge to their advantage. With the LawMD legal team on your side, you can be sure your rights are represented and that our lawyers are fighting for you.

How Will My Pre-existing Condition Affect My Medical Malpractice Claim?

If you have a pre-existing condition and were harmed by a negligent doctor, it’s possible that they may use your pre-existing condition as a way to discredit your medical malpractice claim. Often, defendants will try to disprove a plaintiff’s claims of negligence by saying that the injuries they experienced were actually a symptom of their pre-existing condition.

Our legal team is prepared to take on defense strategies like these and help you recover the compensation you deserve. We are more equipped than other firms to handle pre-existing condition medical malpractice claims. As certified physicians ourselves, we understand the medical aspects of these cases and can match the knowledge of other doctors. We have the education that is necessary to fight defendants' claims and prove the link between their negligence and your injuries.

Contact Us to Discuss Your Case

We understand how confusing it can be to pursue a medical malpractice claim, and how living with a pre-existing condition can complicate your claim. With the help of the physician-attorneys of LawMD, you don’t have to feel intimidated by the legal process. We will guide you through every step of your case and communicate our legal strategy to you to ensure you are familiar with your rights. Contact us today to learn more.

To schedule a free consultation with our pre-existing condition medical malpractice attorneys in Washington, D.C., complete our contact formor call (888) 695-2963.

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WHY YOU MAY BENEFIT FROM A DOCTOR IN YOUR COURTROOM

  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

  • TIME- AND COST-SAVINGS FOR YOUR CASE

    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

  • RAPID RESPONSE WITH SOLID ANSWERS TO YOUR SERIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CASE

    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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